BBC Secures London 2012 Radio Rights
09 Feb 2011
The London 2012 Organizing Committee (LOCOG) has awarded radio rights to the London 2012 Paralympic Games to the BBC.
BBC Radio 5 live sports extra will broadcast live commentary and analysis of the Paralympic Games, which take place from 29 August to 9 September 2012. In addition, BBC Radio 5 live will carry around 25 hours of programmes and news from the Games, with key stories and highlights. BBC World Service and local BBC radio stations will also be used to provide coverage.
LOCOG Chair Seb Coe commented: “The BBC has been a great champion of the Paralympic Movement, and many of our iconic sporting memories are from the BBC's radio coverage of the world's biggest sporting events. Radio 5 live is a brilliant sports broadcaster and a perfect radio partner.”
Adrian Van Klaveren, Controller of Radio 5 live, said: “There's unprecedented interest in the Paralympics taking place on home soil and we're delighted to be providing the radio coverage. We're committed to bringing our listeners all of the sporting stories, capturing the human drama and raising awareness of Paralympic sport.'”