Brazil has launched a Portuguese-language television channel for Africa that operates out of the Brazilian capital Brasilia via Maputo in Mozambique.

TV Brasil Internacional is aimed primarily at audiences in the Lusophone countries of Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde and Sao Tome and Principe. However it broadcasts to 49 African countries in total and officials say it will also become available to audiences in Latin America, Canada, Europe and the United States in due course.

The content comes from domestic television in Brazil with a focus on information and culture and is distributed via cable by the South African pay-TV operator Multichoice.