World Cup/Brazil Documentaries & Series Coming to BBC World News TV in USA

World Cup/Brazil Documentaries & Series Coming to BBC World News TV in USA

As Brazil takes centre stage as host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup?, the BBC's global news services on TV, radio and online are launching a special series of reports and documentaries premiering from May 2014. Getting to the heart of the country, its people, economy and cultures, the BBC will be focusing on Brazil in 2014, with ongoing sporting analysis, news coverage and documentaries on TV, radio and online.

Content will feature exclusive interviews with star players, intimate recording sessions with Brazilian musicians and specials on Brazil's economy and national identity. Part of the BBC's enhanced coverage also includes the appointment of a new South America Business Correspondent based in Sao Paulo.

BBC announces new South America Business Correspondent:
The BBC is launching new business and economic programming as part of this increased focus on Brazil in 2014, with the appointment of a new South America business correspondent Katy Watson based in Sao Paulo. Alongside the business coverage, the BBC will continue to report on news events in Brazil, including preparations for the tournament, with regular reports and online blogs by the BBC's Rio correspondent Wyre Davies (@wyredavies).

New content across TV, Radio and Online: will be offering an array of digital content in 2014 focused on Brazil, from the arts and film to business, sport and current affairs. Video highlights include:

My World Cup Dream ? a 15-part video series from June, featuring some of the world's top footballers each giving a very personal insight into the FIFA World Cup?, explaining what it means to them and what it would be like to be part of a team that wins. The series will feature players and managers including: Wayne Rooney (England), Cesc Fabregas (Spain), Vincent Del Bosque (Spain), Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast), Luka Modric (Croatia), Kevin Prince Boateng (Ghana), Carlos Queiroz (Iran), Tim Cahill (Australia), Diego Forlan (Uruguay) and Sebastien Bassong (Cameroon).

LatAm Beats is a new 8 part series from 6 June featuring performances and interviews with up-and-coming bands and singers. The series showcases musical talent from across Brazil and Latin America. <>
During the 2014 FIFA World Cup? (Thursday June 12th to Sunday July 13th) a bespoke section of the website - will bring fans all the latest results and news 24 hours a day, including breaking news, match previews, top stories, live text commentary, photo galleries, team indexes and blogs from BBC journalists, including BBC Sport's Tim Vickery's South American football blog. There will be a series of video specials in the lead up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup? including highlights from the 21 qualifiers, as well as special 90 second animated guide to the tournament. In addition the site will feature 32 team pages, with details on each country's path to the 2014 FIFA World Cup?. There will also be special interactive areas where fans can contribute their voices to events through mobile and social media.

Real Fans - from 9th June, a new 12-part series of first-person style portraits will feature fans from around the world who have travelled to Brazil to support their nation. The series will Capture the passion, colour and commitment of fans from around the world.

Soccer Cities, LatAm Beats and Real Fans will broadcast on the English language services including BBC World News TV, and on<> .

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The BBC's global 24 hour news channel will broadcast a variety of content in the countdown to the FIFA World Cup? including:

Brazil and the Beautiful Game, a new two-part series presented by former English football international and 1986 Golden Boot winner, Gary Lineker. The series explores the mystique of Brazilian football and features some of the country's biggest stars - it goes from the Favelas of Rio to the Estádio do Maracanã where local hero Neymar hopes to be crowned World Champion in July. The series broadcasts from Saturday 14th June 02.10, 15.10 GMT

Soccer Cities ? this documentary will focus on some of the Brazilian cities which will host the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil? including: Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Brasília, Manaus, Salvador and Recife. Using experimental filming techniques, including the BBC's hexacopter camera ? a small aerial camera ? to provide shots of the stadiums and cities, the programme also relies on local insight from BBC Brasil. This documentary will give international audiences a preview of some of the host-cities and broadcasts from 14th June 09.10, 21.10 and Sunday 15th June 02.10, 15.10 on BBC World News. Soccer Cities will also be available online at<> and BBC Brasil from Wednesday 7 May as a new 6 part video series

During the FIFA World Cup? on BBC World News TV:
The BBC's Jon Sopel and Peter Okwoche will be anchoring live from Rio, and reporting on the big news stories and events for BBC World News.

The channel will also be broadcasting special editions of Football Focus, hosted by Dan Walker live from Brazil from 12th June with all the latest news, results and updates.

Sport Today will have reporters across the country bringing audiences pre and post-match build up. The programme will feature expert analysis in the studio from the BBC's global football experts and former professionals, and cover the impact of the FIFA World Cup? on Brazil and the legacy it will leave behind. The show is presented by Ollie Foster with reporters Alex South, Seth Bennett, John Bennett and correspondent Alex Capstick live daily, from 15:30 GMT

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The Documentary: Being Brazilian - in this two-part series for BBC World Service, Julia Carneiro explores what it really means to be Brazilian. With a population of 200 million, Brazil is now the 6th largest economy in the world. In this two-part documentary for BBC World Service, Julia Carneiro explores what it really means to be Brazilian. Being Brazilian on BBC World Service from Tuesday 6 May 2014.

A new six part radio documentary, The Managers, turns the spotlight on the role of coaches and managers in international sport and explores the methods, the motivation, and the inspiration that enables elite coaches to excel. The series features a range of international sports managers including football coach Jurgen Klinsman who won the trophy with West Germany in 1990 and now coaches the United States national team, tennis coach Sven Groeneveld, football managers Pia Sundhage and John Harbaugh, swimming coach Teri Mckeever and Nigerian football manager Steve Keshi. The Managers broadcasts on BBC World Service fromSaturday 10 May and Sunday 11 May.

During the FIFA World Cup? on BBC World Service:
On 12th June, the flagship news and current affairs programme Newshour (@bbcnewshour) on BBC World Service will be anchored live from Brazil by James Menendez as the opening game of the FIFA World Cup? kicks off. Throughout the tournament, Newsday will be providing daily updates from Brazil, at 02:00 and 03:00 GMT. In addition a special half-hour global debate show, featuring pundits, and fans from around the world will broadcast daily on BBC World Service from 1730 GMT.

Sportsworld with Lee James will be live from Brazil each week during the FIFA World Cup?, with a round-up of all the action, news and results as well as a range of special guests ?Sportsworld from 1400 GMT Saturday and 1500 GMT on Sundays. In addition World Football's Mani Djazmi will be reporting live from Brazil, looking at the teams and stories that will define the tournament. Each weekday at 1530GMT, Sport Today will link up with its correspondents and footballing greats in Brazil to look back on the impact of all the day's results as well as preview the action ahead with global football reporter John Bennett, alongside Eric Camara, and Seth Bennett.