After giving up on TV Brasil at last – he called him TV Lula in the electoral campaign -, Jair Bolsonaro (No party) turned the public broadcaster into a den to please supporters in the allied media.
As of this Monday (5), TV Brasil starts to broadcast daily the soap opera Os Dez Mandamentos, which aired on TV Record in 2015.
For each of the 242 episodes, Bolsonaro will pay R $ 13,252.35 to Bishop Edir Macedo’s station, from the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (Iurd).
The contract for licensing the work, available on the ComprasNet system, made available on the Transparency Portal by CGU (Comptroller General of the Union), has a gross value of R $ 3,207,067.92. The agreement allows the exhibition of the 1st and 2nd season of the soap opera, from March this year to September 15, 2022.
In addition to Record’s soap opera, TV Brasil will start broadcasting this Monday a new programming schedule that includes the local newscasts Repórter DF, Repórter Rio and Repórter SP, broadcast at noon.
Chosen with the promise to end “TV Lula”, Bolsonaro equipped the station, which is part of the Empresa Brasil de Comunicação (EBC), and now intends to redesign the channel, with graphic and visual reform, changing scenarios and creating new regional news programs and editions in the Federal District, Rio and São Paulo.
In addition to the new program, the federal government will spend R $ 10 million to give the station a “bath in the store”.
A contract signed in 2019 between the Special Communication Secretariat (Secom) and Empresa Brasil de Comunicação (EBC), the public company responsible for TV Brasil, provides for a fine if the state-owned company does not follow the government’s editorial line.
In addition, the broadcaster is required to cover football matches at the inauguration of highways by the president. In December 2020, TV Brasil broadcast live, for 10 minutes, Bolsonaro waving to drivers at the inauguration of a 27-kilometer stretch of BR-116, in Barra do Ribeiro, in Rio Grande do Sul.
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