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SBD Global/November 14, 2012/Media

Brazilian Broadcaster Faces Dilemma With Brasileiro, U.S. Grand Prix Scheduled For Same Time Slot

With the Brasileiro in its final stages and the F1 season coming to a close, Brazilian broadcaster Globo "faces a dilemma on Sunday," according to FOLHA DE S. PAULO. The U.S. Grand Prix, the second to last race of the year, is scheduled for 5pm local time. Unfortunately for Globo, five of the Week 36 Brasileiro matchups are scheduled during the same time slot, including the game between legendary Brazilian clubs Palmeiras and Flamengo. The game is of even more interest for Brazilian fans as "it could consolidate" Palmeiras' relegation to the second division. Meanwhile, the U.S. Grand Prix could see Sebastian Vettel win his third consecutive World Championship. Globo has come out and revealed that "it has not defined" its programming schedule for Sunday yet. The broadcaster also did not say whether there was a clause in its contract with F1 that forces them to air races live (FOLHA DE S. PAULO, 11/12).
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