06/09/2012

Channel 4 Paralympics Terrible Coverage

Who ever gave Channel 4 the rights to broadcast the Paralympics should be strung up by the short and curlies. Coverage up until now has been nothing short of atrocious.

I have tried to watch wheelchair rugby on three occasions now but Channel 4 does not appear to be showing it or if they are certainly not telling us the viewer when it will be shown! After searching through the television listings, on the Channel 4 website and through the so-called Paralympic blog my blood got to boiling point and I decided to call them up on the phone this is a reply to why we cannot watch individual sports such as wheelchair rugby. 

I was told that there are no scheduled times for the programmes to be shown and that even though the TV synopsis tells us that for example swimming will be shown what they actually mean is it is a combination of sports and if you are prepared to sit through around 3 to 4 hours you may eventually find the program comes on albeit a clip rather than the full coverage. 

Apparently the Channel 4 website will not be repeating any of these sports online, so basically if you are looking to watch a specific sport you are stuffed! It would seem that the Paralympics is more about how much advertising Channel 4 can generate rather than giving us the viewer anything short of a second rate service!

1 comment:

  1. Its also impossible to set your recorder to record a certain event because crappy CH4 does not publish schedules!

    A bunch of amateurs only interested in advertising fees! Sod the viewer.

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