Where to watch Winter Paralympics 2022: UK coverage of Beijing Games - TV channel, live stream and highlights

The Beijing games take place in March as Team GB look to bring home more medals from China’s capital.

With the conclusion of the 2022 Winter Olympics attention now turns to the Winter Paralympics in Beijing.

The XIII Paralympic Winter Games will take place in China’s capital from Friday, March 3 till Sunday, March 13 with Team GB hoping to add to the one gold and one silver medal won by their Olympic counterparts in February.

It will be a historic event with Beijing, having previously hosted the 2008 Summer Paralympics, becoming the first city to host the Summer and Winter Paralympics.

Here is everything you need to know about how to catch all the action on TV or online:

What channel is the Winter Paralympics on?

The 2022 Winter Paralympics take place from March 4 till March 13
The 2022 Winter Paralympics take place from March 4 till March 13
The 2022 Winter Paralympics take place from March 4 till March 13

Channel 4 has exclusive broadcast rights within the UK to show the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics.

In a global first for a broadcaster at a world-class sporting event the free-view channel will have an entire all-star disabled presenting team for the games.

Making up the presenting team are:

  • Presenter Ade Adepitan
  • Former rugby player Ed Jackson
  • Paralympic champion triathlete Lauren Steadmen
  • Retired Paralympic swimmer Ellie Robinson
  • British racing car driver Billy Monger as on-screen reporters and
  • Former sit-kier Sean Rose as pundit
  • Tokyo 2020 presenter Arthur Williams

2022 Winter Paralympics live stream and highlights

Online viewers can stream the 2022 Winter Paralympics though Channel 4’s Youtube platform.

Highlights shows will be carried on Channel 4’s sister channel More 4 (channel 18 on freeview).

Channel 4 continues to champion Paralympic coverage

A statement from he official Paralympics website said that since 2012, Channel 4 has showcased more hours of Paralympic sport than any other broadcaster in history.

Channel 4’s Director of Programmes Ian Katz said, “Channel 4 is incredibly proud to announce a stellar presenting team and - in a first for any broadcaster around the world - an entire presenting team who are disabled. This is testament to the brilliant disabled presenting talent we have in the UK and underlines our commitment to providing opportunities for people with disabilities and making our output truly representative of the entire population. “We are looking forward to once again bringing a global audience to the Paralympic Games and are proud of what we have achieved since London 2012, shifting perceptions of disabled people and bringing world-class sporting drama to our viewers through our significant investment in coverage and award-winning marketing campaigns. “We will bring the best coverage possible to the British public, live from China, so we can all get behind ParalympicsGB and celebrate their success in Beijing.”

Andrew Parsons, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President, said: “When I heard that all of Channel 4’s presenting team at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games will be persons with disabilities I was stunned, but not surprised because they are a world-leading organisation in disability inclusion. The IPC has been working on the Paralympic Games with Channel 4 since 2012 and at every Games they have improved the broadcast landscape on Para sports.

“They are exactly what public sector broadcasting is all about, having the bravery to say: ‘we will be the first to do that’. And this latest landmark decision is important because representation matters. There are over 15 per cent of persons in Great Britain with a disability and they should be able to switch on a TV and see wonderfully ordinary persons with disabilities like them in front of the camera. This is change starting with sport.”

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