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TV ignoring NZ's Paralympians: Labour

Wednesday 05 Sep 2012 2:00p.m.

TV ignoring NZ's Paralympians: Labour

Television networks are being accused of ignoring New Zealand's Paralympians.

Medals are being won in London but viewers are missing out on the action, says Labour's broadcasting spokeswoman Clare Curran.

"Coverage of the London 2012 Olympics and the corresponding Paralympics couldn't be more dissimilar," she said today.

"Sky TV pay wall subscribers are only being provided with the highlights of Paralympic events, while coverage for analogue or digital freeview audiences is limited to items on the six o'clock news."

Ms Curran says the failure to showcase the "enormous talent" is a lost opportunity to provide positive role models for the almost one in five New Zealanders with a disability.


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