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GolTV Scores Exclusive Television Rights to Brazilian Soccer Leagues

The Prestigious Campeonato Brasileiro and Campeonato Paulista Televised Only on GolTV in the United States and Canada; Matches to Start Airing Jan. 31

MIAMI, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- GolTV, the only live bilingual channel delivering 24/7 soccer, announced today that it has scored the exclusive U.S. and Canada broadcast rights to Brazil's most prominent soccer league, Campeonato Brasileiro. Starting in April, GolTV viewers will be able to enjoy live coverage of the best Brazilian soccer teams as they begin their quest for the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A league title.

The 2009 season of the Campeonato Brasileiro will provide soccer fans in North America a great opportunity to see premier international talents like Rogerio Ceni, Ze Roberto, Andres D'Alessandro, Gustavo Nery, Amoroso and other players as they star in one of the most competitive soccer leagues in the world. Twenty teams annually vie for the title that in recent years, has been dominated by Sao Paulo.

To whet the appetites of viewers craving a taste of Brazilian soccer, GolTV will also exclusively follow the 20 regional teams challenging for the Campeonato Paulista trophy. The most famous soccer tournament within the state of Sao Paulo, the 2009 edition of the Campeonato Paulista will feature reigning champ Palmeiras fending off favorites Corinthians, Santos and Sao Paulo for the championship cup. Many of the country's top soccer stars will take part in this year's competition, including world-famous striker Ronaldo as makes his debut with Corinthians.

"Bringing the unparalleled play of the Brazilian soccer leagues to North American audiences further demonstrates GolTV's extensive reach within the international soccer scene, and our unwavering commitment to providing fans exclusive access to the best matches in the world," said Constantino Voulgaris, Executive Vice President of Programming at GolTV. "GolTV viewers can now experience the passion and spirit that drive the world's most successful soccer nation."

The Campeonato Paulista will kick off on GolTV on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 4:00 p.m. EDT. A complete schedule of all dates and times for both tournaments will be available online at www.goltv.tv.

GolTV viewers can also feed their need for more coverage of the top international soccer championships with the exclusive live coverage of the 2009 U-20 and U-17 CONMEBOL South American Youth Championships, Copa Del Rey, 2010 World Cup Qualifiers and much more.

About GolTV

GolTV is where soccer lives in the US 24/7, 365 days of the year. Founded in 2003 and led by Chief Executive Officer and former international futbol superstar, Enzo Francescoli, GolTV is the only bilingual US soccer network and the first channel conceived by professional athletes. GolTV is the only all-soccer network with unsurpassed exclusive soccer broadcast rights and an unmatched programming mix that speaks the universal language of soccer. The network brings viewers action from some of the world's most competitive leagues and elite tournaments, offering over 8,000 hours of soccer action each year and more unique soccer matches than any other network. For more information, visit www.goltv.tv.

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