Inspiration and Inclusion: The Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
Every two years, the country comes together to witness one of the biggest celebrations of inclusion in the world: the Paralympic Games.
Tonight’s Opening Ceremony will kick off that moment in Tokyo and our incredible Team USA Paralympians will finally have their chance to compete on the world’s biggest stage after an unprecedented delay. As the athletes parade into the Paralympic Stadium, I feel so proud to be part of the company that will bring their stories of hard work, dedication, and determination home to millions.
Like so much that we’ve experienced over the last year, this will be a Paralympic Games like no one ever anticipated. But as I was cheering on Team USA and marveling at the incredible acts of sportsmanship during the Olympics ... and as I get ready to enjoy the stories of grit, resilience, and determination the Paralympics will surely bring ... I’m struck by how much we all need a little bit of inspiration.
So it has been our goal to bring that inspiration to the widest audience possible by delivering the most inclusive Olympic and Paralympic Games viewing experience ever.
NBCUniversal will showcase an unprecedented 1,200 hours programming of the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 including its first-ever primetime broadcasts, more than 200 hours of TV coverage among NBC, NBCSN, and the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, select events on Peacock, and over 1,000 hours of live streaming across 19 sports on NBC’s digital platforms, via authentication. U.S. service members and honorably discharged Veterans worldwide will be able to stream all 1,000 hours for free.
It’s our goal to bring that inspiration to the widest audience possible by delivering the most inclusive Olympic and Paralympic Games viewing experience ever.
NBC Olympics is providing more accessibility to its coverage of this summer’s Paralympic Games than ever before, giving viewers the opportunity to enjoy the excitement of the Paralympic Games with closed captioning, audio description, and digital content accessibility. All of this coverage will be available on the Xfinity X1 platform, Xfinity Stream, and Xfinity Flex.
To easily access the action, customers can simply say “Show me the Paralympics” into their X1 voice remote to access a dedicated Paralympics destination. To turn on Closed Captioning or Audio Description on X1 and Stream, simply say “Closed Captions” or “Audio Description” into the voice remote, or “Accessibility” on Flex. Or, press the “B” Key on the remote to activate the accessibility settings. You can learn how to turn on Closed Captioning and Audio description here.
I hope you’ll join me in celebrating our U.S Paralympians as they compete to achieve their dreams. You can get to know our extraordinary Team Comcast athletes and their incredible stories below. Because witnessing greatness inspires more greatness – and we can’t wait to bring every heart stopping moment of athleticism and humanity home to the Team of Tomorrow.