TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games Coverage To Be Most Extensive
in Canadian History
TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am
Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) announced the selection of
CBC/Radio-Canada as the official Host Broadcaster and Domestic
Broadcaster of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.
The agreement ensures the most extensive broadcasting of the Pan Am and
Parapan Am Games in Canadian history. In fact, it will be the most
extensive Canadian broadcast package ever for a non-Olympic multi-sport
event. Live broadcast schedules on the main CBC and Radio-Canada
television networks will also ensure unprecedented levels of
free-to-viewers OTA (over the air) Pan Am and Parapan Am coverage in
both official languages in every part of Canada. Specific broadcast
details will be released at a later date.
Highlights of the deal:
More live broadcast hours on the main CBC/Radio-Canada network than any
previous Pan Am Games including the last Canada-hosted Games in 1999.
The first ever Canadian broadcasting of the Parapan Am Games in both
English and French.
Six hundred hours of digital coverage on both the CBC and Radio-Canada
websites—another Canadian first.
A comprehensive CBC/Radio-Canada multi-year promotion of the TORONTO
2015 Games, profiling Canada's Pan Am and Parapan Am hopefuls, and
building excitement and enthusiasm for the Games.
Multi-platform coverage on television, radio and online ensuring
Canadians will be able to enjoy the Games whenever and however they
"These are 'the People's Games'," said TO2015 Chief Executive Officer,
Ian Troop. "And our agreement with CBC/Radio-Canada will make them
accessible to more people in every single region than ever before."
Troop also singled out the successful CBC/Radio-Canada bid in an
aggressive host broadcaster/domestic broadcaster competition:
"CBC/Radio-Canada's commitment to bringing Canadians together and to
promoting amateur sports makes them the ideal domestic broadcaster. And
their unsurpassed reputation around the world makes them the perfect
host broadcaster. "
"On behalf of TO2015, I'd like to acknowledge our government partners at
both the federal and provincial levels, as they support the planning of
a successful Games," added Troop. "The financial contributions of the
Government of Canada towards Games' infrastructure will ensure a
lasting sports legacy throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe, while
the Government of Ontario's commitment to financing the Games'
operations will enable TO2015 to host a truly world-class sporting
event. With today's announcement of CBC/Radio-Canada as the official
broadcaster of the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, we will realize the shared
goal of TO2015 and its government partners to ensure that the Games are
accessible to all Canadians, from coast-to-coast-to-coast, and that
sends out a strong message about Toronto, Ontario and Canada all
through the 41 countries of the Pan Am family."
About the TORONTO 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games
The Pan American Games are one of the world's largest international
multi-sport events, held every four years for athletes of the 41 member
nations of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). The Games
comprise all Olympic Summer Games sports, as well as traditional Pan
American sports. The TORONTO 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games
will draw 10,000 athletes and officials and feature 48 sports in
municipalities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe area. The TORONTO
2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10-26 and the Parapan
American Games August 7-14. For more information about the Games,
please visit toronto2015.org.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its
largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching
Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio,
television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in
the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer
diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight
Aboriginal languages, plus five languages for international audiences.
In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada celebrated 75 years of serving Canadians and
being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of
SOURCE: Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
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