Badminton will make debut at the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics at the Yoyogi National Stadium. There will be a total of fourteen events taking place: seven male events – six singles, one doubles, six female events – five singles, one doubles and one mixed doubles event.
Dates: 1-5 September 2021
Venue: Yoyogi National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Competitors: 90 from 28 nations
Event: Badminton at Tokyo Paralympics 2021
Tokyo Paralympics 2021 Badminton Live Streaming + TV Channels Details, Broadcasting Rights
NBCUniversal will present a record 1,200 hours of programming for the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games and 200 hours of television coverage across NBC, NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. On cable, NBCSN will televise the Tokyo Paralympics from 9 PM to 9 AM ET daily, with additional original hours and extensive replays on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. More than 1,000 hours of Tokyo Paralympic coverage will stream across NBCOlympics dot com, the NBC Sports app and Peacock.
NBCOlympics dot com and the NBC Sports app will live stream all television coverage as well as coverage of Archery, Badminton, Boccia, Canoe, Cycling, Equestrian, Goalball, Judo, Marathon, Rowing, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Soccer 5-a-side, Swimming, Table Tennis, Track & Field, Triathlon, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, and Wheelchair Tennis.
Reddentes Sports secured a broadcast deal with Mediacorp, for the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games. Under the agreement, Mediacorp will bring viewers daily highlights on Mediacorp’s YouTube channel, as well as coverage of Team Singapore events, where available. The event coverage will be made available free on its MeWATCH streaming platform and free-to-air TV station Mediacorp Channel 5. Reddentes will manage media coverage of IPC events for Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan and India.
Channel 7 hold the exclusive broadcast rights for the Paralympics 2021 games and the coverage will be spread across the network’s channels — 7, 7TWO and 7mate. The coverage will also be streamed via 7plus, with a 24/7 live stream and a dedicated Olympic channel throughout the games.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is to provide free-to-air (FTA) coverage of the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games in Sub-Saharan Africa as part of its efforts to raise awareness of Para sport and its athletes in the region.
Channel 4 has multi-platform broadcast rights within the UK and will live streams on its Paralympics Microsite, showing over 1,000 hours of programming will be available For the UK audience. Channel 4 will broadcast the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in 2021.
A record 16 disciplines from 14 sports will be available for Rights Holding Broadcasters to show live from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, according to the International Paralympic Committee. So how and where to watch Paralympics 2021 live coverage in you country, here is the full list:
Note: This is a tentative list, will be updated when all broadcasters partner revealed by organising body.
TV Channel/Broadcasting Rights
|USA||NBC Sports (NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel, Peacock)|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||BHRT|
|Brazil||Grupo Globo, BandSports|
|Canada||CBC/Radio-Canada, Sportsnet, TSN, TLN|
|Caribbean||International Media Content Ltd., SportsMax|
|Chinese Taipei||Chunghwa Telecom, EBC, ELTA, PTS|
|Europe||Discovery, Inc., Eurosport|
|France||France Télévisions, Eurosport|
|Hong Kong||i-Cable, PCCW, TVB|
|Indian subcontinent||Reddentes Sports|
|Latin America||América Móvil, DirecTV|
|Malaysia||Astro, RTM, Unifi TV|
|Mexico||Televisa, TV Azteca, Imagen Televisión|
|New Zealand||Sky, TVNZ|
|South Africa||SABC, SuperSport|
|South Korea||Coupang, KBS, MBC, SBS|
|Sub-Saharan Africa||Infront Sports & Media, SuperSport|
|Thailand||AIS, GMM25, Plan B, JKN18, PPTV, TV Pool, True4U|
Sub-Saharan Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Men’s singles WH1
Men’s singles WHH2
Men’s singles SL3
Men’s singles SL4
Men’s singles SU5
Men’s singles SH6
Women’s singles WH1
Women’s singles WHH2
Women’s singles SL4
Women’s singles SU5
Men’s doubles WH1–WH2
Women’s doubles WH1–WH2
Women’s doubles SL3–SU5
Mixed doubles SL3–SU5
WH1 – Athletes who have impairment in both lower limbs and trunk and/or have high spinal cord injuries. They may also have impaired hand function which could impact the ability to manoeuvre in their wheelchair. Their playing style is by holding their wheelchair with one hand while the other hand is moving the racquet; they will push or pull themselves to a neutral wheelchair sitting position after the stroke.
WH2 – Similar to WH1 athletes, WH2 athletes have one or more impairments in their lower limbs, one or more loss of legs (above the knee) and would have minimal or no trunk impairment and/or lower . They would move their wheelchairs quicker than WH1 athletes and they will hold onto their wheels less to maintain their balance.
SL3 – Athletes would have impairment in one or both lower limbs and have poor walking/running balance: to reduce their impairment, they would often compete on half-court (lengthwise). These athletes would have cerebral palsy, bilateral polio or loss of both legs below the knee.
SL4 – Athletes would run faster and have better balance than athletes who are in the SL3 class, they would have an impairment in one or both lower limbs, unilateral polio or mild cerebral palsy. These athletes would play on full-court.
SU5 – Unlike the SL3 and SL4 sport classes, SU5 have impairments in their upper limbs such as a missing thumb which restricts grip and power of the stroke or loss of an arm due to amputation or nerve damage. Also, athletes may have a severe impairment to their non-playing arm which can affect balance movements, trunk rotation and ability to serve.
SS6 – Athletes who have achondroplasia and short stature.