Tuesday, June 3, 2014

BBC World News is in Brazil for 2014 FIFA World Cup news coverage with various correspondents and reporters; has special documentaries.

BBC World News (DStv 400 / StarSat 400) will report on news events in Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup with regular reports and has special documentaries.

The BBC's Jon Sopel and Peter Okwoche will be anchoring live from Rio de Janeiro and report on the big news stories and events together with the BBC's Rio de Janeiro correspondent Wyre Davies and others.

BBC World News also appointed Katy Watson as a new South American business correspondent based in São Paulo.

BBC World News will roll out interviews and stories on Brazil's economy, national identity, arts and film as well as sport and current affairs.

Brazil And The Beautiful Game is a 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.

Brazil and the Beautiful Game will be broadcast from Saturday 14 June on BBC World News, Sunday 15 June, Saturday 21 June and Sunday 22 June.

Soccer Cities is a documentary that 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.

Soccer Cities will give international audiences a preview of some of the host-cities and broadcasts from 14 June and Sunday 15 June.

BBC World News will also broadcast special editions of Football Focus, hosted by Dan Walker live from Brazil from 12 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.

Sport Today 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 Olly Foster with reporters Alex South, Seth Bennett, John Bennett and correspondent Alex Capstick who will report daily.