Taking place on 12 March, the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games will be officially opened by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and promises to be a world-class celebration that will capture the unique spirit and heritage of Canada and the Host Region of the Games as well as show the amazing spirit of Paralympic athletes and great Canadians. More than 4,000 volunteer performers including dancers, singers, acrobats, athletes, and musicians will celebrate the compelling achievements of 506 athletes from more than 40 countries around the world at the Winter Paralympics in Vancouver.
At the end of the Opening Ceremony, the lighting of the Paralympic Cauldron will signal the official start of the Games and the end of the 10-day Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Torch Relay, which began on 3 March in Ottawa.
Rightsholders ZDF from Germany, SBS from Korea, TVE from Spain, France 2 from France and Sky New Zealand will also offer a live broadcast of the Opening Ceremony, whereas RTR (Russia), NRK (Norway) and NTU (Ukraine) will have a delayed coverage on 13 March. Canada’s CTV will be broadcasting the Opening Ceremony the following day on 13 March at 14:00ET. NBC (USA) and ABC (Australia) will show highlights of the event.
Approximately two hours after the Opening Ceremony ends, the coverage will be available as Video on Demand (VOD) on ParalympicSport.TV for those who will not be able to watch it live.
ParalympicSport.TV will broadcast from the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games everyday from 12-21 March 2010. All Paralympic sports will be covered in the programming, either live or delayed. This coverage will also be made available as Video on Demand (VOD) after the events on www.ParalympicSport.TV.
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