Brazilian public-service broadcaster TV Brasil has been awarded rights to the fourth-tier of Brazilian football in a new deal with the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).
The deal signed this week gives the broadcaster – which is managed by government-run broadcasting company Empresa Brasil de Comunicação (EBC) – rights to 42 matches from the 2020 season.
TV Brasil will produce the matches, which will also be available to stream via the TV Brasil website. The first match of the new deal will be today’s tie between Bragantino and Fast Clube.
The public-service broadcaster last showed domestic football in 2016, having acquired rights from 2014 to exhibition matches from the third-tier Série C and Série D.
Football streaming platform MyCujoo also broadcasts matches from Série D. As well as the fourth-tier, Mycujoo broadcasts up to six fixtures per match round from Série C, having agreed a deal with OTT streaming service DAZN last month.
DAZN will retain control of the rights it first acquired in April 2019, and will maintain match picks and continue to show four exclusive matches per round, in addition to all games from the second phase of the league.