Record agreed on Monday (22) to hire former player Ricardo Rocha. Speaking at SporTV, the commentator, four-time world champion with the Brazilian team, was hired to work in the games of the Carioca Championship. The broadcaster won the SBT and will broadcast the state competition for the next two years.
Ricardo Rocha joins journalist Lucas Pereira, who worked for 15 years at SporTV, has been at Record since 2012 and will be the main narrator of the station in the broadcasts of the Campeonato Carioca. The channel did not say which will be the first game in which the professionals will work. The tournament starts on March 3rd.
A very successful defender, with spells in São Paulo, Vasco, Santos, Fluminense, Flamengo and Real Madrid, in addition to being a four-time champion with the Brazilian team, the former player began his television career on SporTV in 2012.
He left the channel at the end of 2017 and accepted the invitation to become São Paulo’s football coordinator, a position he held for less than a year. In 2018, he commented on games of the Russian World Cup on Fox Sports, where he also participated in the Sacred Game program. Last year, he was one of the commentators of SBT in the broadcasts of Libertadores da América.
Currently, the former player also makes appearances on a board at UOL Esporte, Fim de Papo, in which he comments, with other professionals, some games of the Brazilian Championship rounds.
Record Carioca Championship
Record’s proposal to show the Carioca Championship games in 2021 and 2022 on open TV was approved by the Ferj Arbitral Council (Rio de Janeiro State Football Federation) earlier this month. SBT and Globo, who were also interested, were “bored” by the rival.
The green light for signing the contract was given at a meeting held at Ferj with representatives of the 16 clubs competing in the Serie A of the State, who chose to accept the agreement.
The channel made the deal official only last week. The idea is to rival the walls of BBB21, Globo’s reality, since, by demanding commercials, it will display matches on Tuesdays, at 9:30 pm. There will also be games on Saturdays.
According to columnist Rodrigo Mattos, from UOL, Edir Macedo’s broadcaster made a proposal of R $ 11 million for the broadcasting rights of Carioca only for open TV, 10% of what Grupo Globo paid before choosing to terminate contract in the last year.
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