ITN Productions to make Channel 4 highlights programmes for Para Athletics and Para Swimming

Channel 4 has commissioned ITN Productions’ Sport division to make two 1x60min highlights shows to showcase the best of the World Para Athletics European Championships in Berlin and the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships in Dublin this summer.

Both shows will be hosted by British TV presenter Sophie Morgan, after the completion of the competitions, bringing together expert pundits from different disciplines as well as showing the most dramatic elements of the competition. The programmes will also incorporate interviews and user generated content from athletes themselves.

The shows will provide a summary of both events in two separate programmes broadcast on Sunday mornings.

The World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships is hosted in Dublin from 13-19 August and the hour-long highlights show will broadcast on August 26 at 8.30am.

The Berlin World Para Athletics European Championships takes place from 20-26 August with the one-hour highlights show to tx on September 2 at 8.30am.

Stephen Lyle, Head of Sport, Channel 4 said: “Channel 4 is immensely proud of the quality and creativity associated with our para-sport programming.  We are very excited to be working with ITN Productions Sport division to bring our audiences the best of these international events.”

Tim Godfrey, Partnerships Director, Sport – ITN Productions said: “We are delighted to showcase our credentials as a creative sports programme maker bringing not only the excitement of these competitions through the highlights but also insights and distinctive content from the athletes themselves.”

The shows will be produced by Paralympic specialist Anneka Radley and Mark Fulton, Executive Producer, ITN Productions.

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Contact:

Laura Roberts, ITN – 020 7 430 4825 / laura.roberts@itn.co.uk

About ITN Productions:

We produce bespoke creative and commercial content for broadcasters, businesses, brands, rights holders and digital channels. ITN Productions Sport team offer multimedia sports services from concept to delivery to distribution, supported by technology-leading infrastructure. Our sports team provide broadcasters and federations exceptional customer service aligned with editorial and technological expertise.

ITN Productions is the worldwide joint venture production partner for the IAAF and the long-term production partner for the EFL.

We produce live and non-live content for the biggest sports federations and broadcasters in the world including the English Premier League, International Cricket Council, IOC, Team GB, News UK, Channel 4 and CBS.

For more information visit: itnproductions.com

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