Mariana Rudan will bring fans a full run down of what happened in Brazil overnight with FIFA World Cup Morning News (from 7am Friday 13 June to Monday 14 July), including match highlights, interviews and the latest reactions from around the world.
SBS’s new daily prime-time entertainment show will see comedian and football tragic Jimeoin go The Full Brazilian (nightly, 7:30pm from Friday 13 June on SBS ONE and SBS Radio 4) with funny clips, sketches and in-studio challenges in front of a live studio audience. Jimeoin will be joined by comedian Nazeem Hussain, the show’s man on the ground in Brazil, as well as musical acts, celebrities, sportspeople and daily catch-ups with SBS football presenters Les Murray and Craig Foster from Brazil.
SBS’s 2014 FIFA World Cup season gets a whole lot sexier as Sam Pang goes on a journey into the heart of what makes Brasilians the coolest race on the planet in the two-part comedy series, A Pang for Brasil (7:30pm Monday 2 June and 9 June on SBS ONE). Gorgeous, sexy, bold, passionate, great dancers, love makers and incredible footballers, Brasilians are everything that Sam is not.
Fernanda de Paula rediscovers the food and people she grew up with and uncovers Brazil’s soul in This is Brazil! (7:30pm Fridays on SBS ONE). From the pounding drums of the Afro-Brazilian capital, Salvador, to the floating villages of the Amazon, Fernanda meets the people that infuse everyday life in Brazil with passion.
Fernanda also shares her love of Brazilian cinema with the 31 Days in Brazil (nightly, 11:00pm from Friday 13 June on SBS 2). Fernanda introduces 31 Brazilian films over 31 days with titles including Lower City, City of God and City of Men.
Also on SBS 2 is the reality series Brazil’s Next Top Model (5:35pm Saturdays from 14 June on SBS 2). Hosted by Brazilian model Fernanda Motta and based on the American series, it sees women take part in various challenges, photo shoots and meetings in the hope of becoming Brazil’s next top model.
The best international films go head-to-head across five nights in June when World Movies presents Sex Before Soccer (nightly from Monday 2 June to Friday 6 June on World Movies, Channel 430 on Foxtel). Each salacious film originates from a country competing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
SBS takes a look at the Socceroos’ historic 2006 FIFA World Cup campaign in the SBS-produced documentary Two Weeks in June (8:30pm Thursday 12 June on SBS 2). Told by the players themselves, including Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka, Jason Culina, John Aloisi and Lucas Neil, it features extensive interviews with the squad and never before seen behind-the-scenes vision.