IRISH ATHLETES have been enjoying tremendous success at the 2012 Paralympic Games – though many have complained about the poor coverage of the games, particularly on free-to-air TV channels.
Labour senator Mary Moran yesterday criticised RTÉ for not showing the games live – the domestic TV rights are owned by Setanta Sports – and for limiting its highlights to a half-hour package often aired late at night.
RTÉ has defended its coverage, saying it’s streaming the games live online and that its highlights shows are delayed by late sporting action. The fact that the games aren’t live on RTÉ TV, however, means those without Setanta or Channel 4 can’t see the games live on telly.
Given that debate – and the fact that the Irish athletes are doing so well – we thought we’d simply ask: Have you been watching the Paralympic Games?