Bad news for viewers in Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory with ABC set to screen the Paralympics delayed.
For viewers in Perth the events will be two hours after they have taken place in London.
While viewers on the East Coast will be watching live events from 4am most mornings, in WA they will have various state-based football matches. Similarly while ABC2 has live coverage from 7pm in WA it’s Rastamouse, Shaun the Sheep and Bananas in Pyjamas.
UPDATED: ABC TV Head of Sport, Justin Holdforth said “We have gone with national times to try and make access to the Paralympic Games as viewer friendly as possible. For those viewers in central and western time zones who would like to watch us live they can see a live stream of all our programming on abc.net.au/grandstand.”
Opening Ceremony ABC1 Thursday, August 30 at 5:20am AEST (5:20am – WST)
Hosted by Adam Hills, Stephanie Brantz and Beijing triple gold medallist, Heath Francis.
Daily LIVE coverage on ABC1 Friday August 31 to Monday, September 10
4am to 8:30am AEST– ABC1 Morning Show. Hosted by Karen Tighe
(4am to 8:30am WST)
Daily Highlights on ABC1 Thursday, August 30 to Monday, September 10
6pm to 7pm AEST– ABC1 Nightly Highlights Show. Hosted by Stephanie Brantz.
(6pm to 7pm WST)
Daily LIVE coverage on ABC2 Thursday, August 30 to Sunday, September 9
7pm to 11pm AEST – ABC2 Evening Show. Hosted by Stephanie Brantz, Lawrence Mooney, Adam Zwar and Sam Pang
(7pm to 11pm – WST)
Closing Ceremony ABC1 Monday, September 10 at 5:20am (5:20am – WST)
Hosted by Adam Hills, Stephanie Brantz and Beijing triple gold medallist, Heath Francis