Canal Brazil programs local pix

Initial stock of 350 films

RIO DE JANEIRO — Several years in the works, a channel showcasing the best in Brazilian film will launch here in June.

Canal Brasil, with an initial investment of $3 million, will have a 12-hour slate of new and classic Brazilian films, plus docus, interviews, musical clips and short films, all produced locally. It will have an initial stock of 350 films.

Canal Brasil will be distributed as a premium net on Globo-owned and affiliated systems, including satcaster Sky Brazil.

Globo cable programming arm GloboSat is a partner in the net, along with GCB, a grouping of six producers and directors including leading film producer Luiz Carlos Barreto (“Four Days in September,” “O Quatrilho”).

An initial version of Canal Brasil was launched on April 28 in Portugal, as result of Globosat’s partnership with TV Cabo Portugal, signed last September.

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