Channel 4 to show Paralympic World Cup

BT Paralympic World Cup Underwater PhotoshootTo mark the launch of the 2011 BT Paralympic World Cup, wheelchair basketball player Simon Munn, Paralympic swimming champion Liz Johnson and recent IPC Athletics world champion Richard Whitehead took part in an underwater photoshoot at the Manchester Aquatics Centre.

The BT Paralympic World Cup, which takes place in Manchester from 23rd to 28th May, will be broadcast on Channel 4. Channel 4 is also the host broadcaster for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

The announcement will provide the BT World Cup with the strongest broadcast coverage ever received on UK television.

Channel 4 has revealed they will show a two hour live programme on 28th May, with daily highlights on 26th and 27th, and live streaming from each sport will be available on the Channel 4 website.

Deborah Poulton, sports editor for Paralympics at Channel 4, said: ‘alongside the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the BT Paralympic World Cup is another opportunity to help increase awareness of Paralympic sport and make the British viewing public the best informed and most engaged in the world’.

‘We believe the combination of online streaming and TV highlights coverage will attract new audiences to the BT Paralympic World Cup and give the event and its competitors the profile they deserve’.