More than 150 hours of all-day coverage will be shown by Channel 4 during the 12 days of the London 2012 Paralympic Games this summer. The live coverage will be shown on Channel 4, More4 and online at Channel4.com.
Alongside the core TV coverage, Channel 4 will broadcast three further streams of uninterrupted live coverage of a range of sports from the Games.
The three dedicated channels will be available on Sky in standard and high definition versions (launched in the Sports section), as well as online at Channel4.com. The broadcaster said that the channels are "also expected to launch on Virgin Media".
Alongside the TV and online coverage, Channel 4 said that it will launch dedicated Paralympics apps for iOS and Android mobile and tablet devices.
Free to download, these apps will enable users to access the latest Paralympic action, including comprehensive catch-up on video clips.
The tablet app will allow users to watch live streams of the events, along with text commentary, news, results and medal tables.
Clare Balding and former Paralympian Ade Adepitan will present the peaktime TV coverage, while Daraine Mulvihill and That Paralympic Show presenter Rick Edwards will host the breakfast show.
Georgie Bingham and Arthur Williams will oversee the afternoon action, after former Olympian Jonathan Edwards and Kelly Cates have guided viewers through the morning
News presenter Jon Snow will front coverage of the opening and closing ceremonies, and Australian comedian Adam Hills will present a nightly highlights show "with a difference".
Half of the presenters and reporters in the Channel 4 lineup will be disabled, including eight new faces recruited from a UK-wide talent search in 2010.
Commentary and analysis will come from John Rawling and Rob Walker, while former Paralympic sprinter Danny Crates, ex-Paralympic wheelchair racer Jeff Adams and former British sprinter Katherine Merry will cover the athletics.
Bob Ballard, Paul Noble, Giles Long and Karen Pickering will be at the aquatics centre; Phil Liggett and Jon Norfolk will oversee the cycling; Ronald McIntosh and Dan Johnson on basketball; Andrew Cotter and Justin Frishberg for wheelchair rugby; Don Parker on table tennis; Tony Jones covering the football; Simon Golding on volleyball, powerlifting and fencing; Neil Adams and Simon Jackson on judo; and Chris Dennis covering the Tennis.
In the run-up to the Games, Channel 4 will broadcast a fourth series of That Paralympic Show, along with showing feature documentary series, Best of British, following Team GB hopefuls on their road to the Games, and a number of short films commissioned by Channel 4's commercial partners Sainsbury's and BT.
To mark the Paralympic coverage, Channel 4's chief executive David Abraham today unveiled the latest installation on the "big 4" outside of the broadcaster's London headquarters on Horseferry Road.
The installation, entitled 'Monument to the Unintended Performer', was created by disabled sculptor and artist Tony Heaton, using the classical Greek sculpture of 'Discobulus', the discus thrower, as his inspiration.
"I wanted to use the structure of the Big 4 as one of four elements that would fuse together to form a new cohesive piece - which would provoke thought and celebrate Channel 4's involvement and commitment to the Paralympics," said the artist.
"The subtext of the piece is the assertion that disabled people are almost always the object of scrutiny and curiosity."
David Abraham added: "This new installation by Tony Heaton is a striking addition to the iconic Big 4 and is a bold representation of Channel 4's commitment to changing attitudes to disability with our coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games."