Brazilian TV station to air Chinese Super League

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GUANGZHOU, CHINA - MAY 27:  Supporters for Guangzhou Evergrande cheer during the AFC Champions League Round of 16 match between Guangzhou Evergrande v Seongnam FC and at Guangzhou Tianhe Sport Center on May 27, 2015 in Guangzhou, China.  (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

Brazilian television station BandSports has announced that it has acquired the Brazilian rights for the Chinese Super League for the rest of 2016 and 2017, following a string of high-profile transfers from the country’s top flight to .

BandSports will begin broadcasting one game per week, starting with Guangzhou R&F vs Jiangsu Suning at 4.30am local time on April 23, QQ Sports reports.

Jiangsu Suning are one of a number of CSL sides with a large contingent of Brazilian talent.

In the last transfer window alone, the likes of Jo, Ramires, Alex Teixeira, Gil, Gervinho, Ralf and Renato Augusto all moved to the Middle Kingdom, where former national team coaches Mano Menezes and Luis Felipe Scolari already ply their trade.

Last week Ma Chaine Sport became the first European television station to secure rights to the CSL, with two live games per day each weekend set to be aired from this weekend.

Via: GB Times