MediaCorp is pleased to announce that it will celebrate the Paralympic spirit with its upcoming broadcast of the London 2012 Paralympics Games, held from 29 August till 9 September 2012. With MediaCorp’s appointment as the Official Broadcaster of the London 2012 Paralympics Games, Channel 5 and HD5 will air the Opening and Closing Ceremonies live and commercial-free, with same-day Primetime encores.
Furthermore, it will carry 2-hour highlights daily at 5.00pm that captures the best of daily action. MediaCorp platforms Today, Channel NewsAsia and radio stations will also provide updated coverage through sports news bulletins. Those who miss the coverage on TV can also watch it on xinmsn Catch-Up TV.
The London 2012 Paralympic Games will see 4,000 athletes from 162 nations competing in 20 different sports. Singapore will be represented in four sports – Boccia, Paralympic Swimming, Paralympic Equestrian and Paralympic Sailing. Team Singapore’s Yip Pin Xiu, who has Muscular Dystrophy, won a Gold Medal and set a new World Record in the 50m Backstroke (S3) at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.
MediaCorp will release any updated broadcast information through xinmsn.com/london2012, Facebook (www.facebook.com/MediaCorpCh5 ) and Twitter (MediaCorp Channel 5).