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Canal Brasil

Canal Brasil is a Brazilian subscription TV channel with programming focused on the country's audiovisual productions.

It's the result of an association of Grupo Globo's cable TV division Canais Globo with the company Grupo Consórcio Brasil (GCB), formed by Luiz Carlos Barreto, Zelito Vianna, Marco Altberg, Roberto Farias, Anibal Massaini Neto, Patrick Siaretta, André Saddy and Paulo Mendonça.

The channel premiered on September 18, 1998, with the exhibition of the film Sonho sem fim (Dream Without End), by Lauro Escorel, and was developed based on Decree 2206, of 1997, which required all Brazilian cable TV service providers to include in their programming at least one channel with 12 daily hours dedicated to Brazilian cinematographic and audiovisual works of independent production.

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