IPC criticizes US Paralympic coverage
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
In the United States, United Kingdom, , and other countries.is running only four one-hour highlights packages. Canada's is doing only slightly better, with one hour of highlights each night of competition. This contrasts with extensive coverage in the
Sir Philip told the fifty-plus attendees which included, "some people feel that North America lead on everything, and on this they don't. And it's about time they caught up." He said he was very disappointed for the athletes, the people, and the organizations. The Paralympic Committee has tried to fill the void with streaming video over the internet.
According to Tony Naar from the Australian Paralympic Committee, his American counterparts were "defensive" about the arrangement whereby they bought the television rights and sold them on to NBC. Referring to previouscoverage he said, "[t]hat is where we were back in 1996, so they are that far behind."