NBC has announced they will show nearly 250 hours of coverage of the Paralympics at Pyeongchang 2018 on their various platforms ©NBC

NBC Olympics will present unprecedented coverage of the Paralympic Games, due to take place here next month, in the United States they have announced. 

Coverage will include 94 hours on television, nearly doubling the amount shown from Sochi 2014.

In all, NBC Olympics plans to present more than 250 hours of coverage across NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app, beginning with the Opening Ceremony on March 9. 

The coverage of the Games, due to open on March 9 and conclude on March 18, will be sponsored by International Parlalympic Committee (IPC) worldwide sponsor Toyota. 

"There is arguably no event in the world more inspiring than the Paralympics, and it’s our privilege to tell the captivating stories of these world-class athletes," Gary Zenkel, President of NBC Olympics, said. 

NBC plan to nearly double their coverage for Pyeongchang 2018 of that from Sochi 2014 ©Getty Images
NBC plan to nearly double their coverage for Pyeongchang 2018 of that from Sochi 2014 ©Getty Images

"It is fantastic news for sports fans that NBC, with the support of Toyota, will be showcasing 94 hours of television coverage from the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, the most comprehensive US coverage to date for a Paralympics,” Andrew Parsons, President of the IPC, said. 

"The amount of TV coverage has almost doubled since Sochi 2014, underlining the growing appeal and interest in Para sports, especially with the LA 2028 Paralympic Games on the horizon."

American viewers will be hoping for more success to cheer than at Sochi 2014.

The US finished only eighth in the overall medals table, their worst performance since the first-ever Winter Paralympic Games at Örnsköldsvik in Sweden in 1976.

The team won 18 medals in Russia, with only two of them gold.