Britain's Channel 4 Begins Search For Production Partner For Rio Paralympics
Britain's Channel 4 "has opened the tender process" for the contract to produce the 2016 Rio Paralympics, according to Peter White of BROADCAST NOW. C4 "has kicked off its search after seeing off competition from the BBC to retain the rights to the event earlier this year." C4 is "planning round-the-clock coverage of the Games including live coverage and highlights packages." Producers are "expected to have experience in high quality sports production and the ability to build on the initiatives launched by the broadcaster last year which included its innovative graphics system, Lexi Decoder, and its work with disabled talent." Full details of the production tender "are available on the 4producers site." Submissions should be made by Jan. 6 (BROADCAST NOW, 12/13).