Band picks up rights to Brazil’s top-tier women’s football league

Brazilian broadcaster TV Bandeirantes (Band) has reached an agreement with the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) for rights to a host of women’s and youth competitions.

The three-year deal grants Band rights to the top-tier Brasileiro Feminino A-1, as well as the second-tier Brasileiro Feminino A-2.

It will mark the first time that the top tier of women’s football in Brazil has been broadcast in the country since 2017. Band will broadcast one match per round from the A-1 and A-2 as part of the deal.

Band will also broadcast action from the U20 Men’s Cup, U20 Brasileiro, Brasileiro de Aspirantes and U20 Men’s Supercopa.

The broadcaster will have the option of one match per round in the U20 Brasileiro and the Aspirantes, while from 2020 the U20 Men’s Cup will see eight matches broadcast. Band will show both legs of the U20 Supercopa.

The deal represents a further boost for women’s football in Brazil, with social media platform Twitter having picked up rights for the A-1 in March. Twitter’s deal with the CBF covers the 2019 and 2020 seasons.