Canal Brasil launches

Channel's content 80 percent Brazilian

RIO DE JANEIRO — All-local film net Canal Brasil has launched in Brazil, five months after a test bow in Portugal.

Brazilian films account for 80 percent of the cabler’s programming, which also includes short films, clips, news and coverage of local film events.

Available in Brazil on Globo-affiliated systems and via satcaster Sky, Canal Brasil has a portfolio of about 300 films, including 1995 Oscar nominee “O Quatrilho” and some of the country’s top classics.

Canal Brasil is 50-50 owned by Globo’s pay-TV production arm GloboSat and an association of five of the country’s top directors and producers: Luiz Carlos Barreto, Anibal Massaini, Marco Altberg, Roberto Faria and Zelito Vianna.

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