Band adds Série C to Brazilian football portfolio

Brazilian broadcaster TV Bandeirantes (Band) has agreed a sublicensing deal with OTT streaming service DAZN for rights to Campeonato Brasileiro Série C, the third tier of domestic club football.

The length of the agreement was not disclosed but it commences with the ongoing 2019 season. Band will broadcast one match per round on its stations in north and northeastern Brazil.

The matches will be broadcast at 5pm local time on Saturdays, with the first game under the agreement being Remo-PA’s 2-1 win over Volta Redonda at the weekend.

Band will broadcast the matches in the following states: Amazonas, Alagoas, Amapá, Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Pará, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, Rondônia, Roraima and Sergipe.

DAZN acquired rights to Série C through an agreement with the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol in April.

Band last month reached an agreement with the CBF for rights to a host of women’s and youth competitions.