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BBC HD sets sight on Brazil

The BBC is coming to Brazil for the first time, starting this Monday.

Subscribers of NET Serviços in that country will have access to the BBC’s drama, documentaries, factual, entertainment and natural history, in high definition.

The deal also includes a branded VOD service agreement which will provide content from BBC Entertainment and the preschool channel, CBeebies.

Global events will be part of BBC HD in the month of June, beginning with London Calling, a unique season of programming to celebrate the people, music, fashion, art, culture and history of Britain’s capital city in the run-up to the London Olympics.

BBC HD programming will be broadcast in English with Portuguese subtitles, and a few titles will be dubbed in Portuguese.

The Brazil launch expands a 17-country presence for the BBC in Latin American, where it runs 3 channels, including in Mexico.