MXZN will provide remote mixed zones to support coverage of the Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium at Tokyo 2020 ©MXZN

The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) has announced MXZN has been added to the Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium as an official partner.

MXZN are a Canadian company focused, it claims, on delivering high quality video content.

The company was developed by Keith Wells, who said he had the idea after seeing multiple athletes go through an empty mixed zone interview area at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

MXZN are expected to support coverage of Tokyo 2020 by setting up remote "MXZN stations" in multiple venues.

These stations will work as remote digital content capture hubs.

Athletes will be able to use an interactive touchscreen, with the remote stations having high quality cameras, external microphone, lighting, and an adjustable height.

The athletes can speak directly into the camera after their competition, with the videos produced able to be shared on a variety of social media platforms or with broadcast and media outlets across the country.

Canadian athletes will be able to record video messages after their competitions ©Getty Images
Canadian athletes will be able to record video messages after their competitions ©Getty Images

"The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be like no other Games in history," said Martin Richard, executive director of communications and brand at the CPC.

"We have had to adapt significantly in order to keep our athletes safe and healthy at the Games, while still working towards providing world-class coverage and shining a spotlight on the team.

"Even though we are not able to have as much of an onsite media presence in Tokyo, MXZN will allow us to still hear directly from Canada’s remarkable Paralympians and share their performances and personal stories with audiences across the nation through a variety of channels."

Wells claimed the mixed zones will help to increase the profile of athletes and provide crucial content for media.

"Giving all athletes a voice is really what the Mixed Zone Stations are all about," Wells said.

"If reporters or cameras aren’t available, it’s still possible to deliver live or recorded video comments directly to media from anywhere in the world."

The Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium is the official broadcaster of the Paralympic Games in Canada.

MXZN joins a family of partners, including broadcasters CBC, Radio-Canada, AMI and Sportsnet, and digital partners Twitter and Facebook.

The Paralympic Games in the Japanese capital are due to take place from August 24 to September 5.