Globosat

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Globosat
Subsidiary of Grupo Globo
Industry Entertainment
Cable Television
Interactive Media
Founded 19 October 1991
Headquarters Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Number of employees
1,480
Parent Grupo Globo
Divisions Globo News
Telecine
GNT
Multishow
Canal Viva
SporTV
Megapix
+Globosat
Website canaisglobosat.globo.com

Globosat is a multichannel cable and satellite TV service in Brazil, created in 1991, after the creation of cable and satellite TV services. It has also operated a channel in Portugal, TV Globo Portugal, having earlier operated a similar channel, GNT Portugal, until 2006. Globosat belongs to Grupo Globo.

In 1993, Globosat split its content generation and distribution businesses. Cable TV sales and distribution were assigned to Net Brasil, which was also responsible for installing cable networks in selected cities. Nowadays Net Brasil is responsible for the cable network in those cities. Content production and programming remained with Globosat, renamed to Globosat Canais.

Today, with 29 channels and over 1,000 employees, Globosat leads the Brazilian Pay-TV market. Its audience comprises 45 million viewers distributed among more than 15 million households in the country. Globosat programmer is the largest pay TV in Latin America and market leader in Brazil.

Globosat networks[edit]

Current networks[edit]

  • Mais Globosat (HD)
  • Canal Brasil (HD)
  • GNT (HD)
  • Gloob (HD)
  • Multishow (HD)
  • Bis (HD)
  • Canal OFF (HD)
  • Rede Globo (HD) (4K and 8K in the works)
On Demand
  • Forman
  • Globo Play (HD)
  • Globosat Play (formerly known as MUU) (HD)
      • Big Brother Brasil Play (HD)
      • Bis Play (HD)
      • Canal Brasil (HD)
      • Canal OFF Play (HD)
      • Combate Play (HD)
      • Globo News Play (HD)
      • Gloob Play (HD)
      • GNT Play (HD)
      • Mais Globosat Play (HD)
      • Megapix Play (HD)
      • Multishow Play (HD)
      • SporTV Play (HD)
      • Syfy Play (HD)
      • Telecine Play (HD)
      • Universal Channel Play (HD)
      • Viva Play (HD)
  • Philos (HD)
  • Premiere Play (HD)
  • Receitas GNT (HD)
  • Sexy Hot 360°
  • Sexy Hot Play
Adult content
Association with TV Globo
Films and Series
  • Rede Telecine
    • Telecine Action (HD)
    • Telecine Cult (HD)
    • Telecine Fun (HD)
    • Telecine Pipoca (HD)
    • Telecine Premium (HD)
    • Telecine Touch (HD)
  • Megapix (HD)
  • Universal Channel (HD)
  • Studio Universal
  • Syfy
Sports
  • SporTV (HD and 4K)
  • SporTV 2 (HD)
  • SporTV 3 (HD)
  • Combate (HD)
  • Premiere (HD)
  • PFC Internacional

1 - Joint-venture with 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Paramount Pictures.

2 - Joint-venture with Comcast/NBCUniversal-owned Universal Networks International. Half of the shares belongs to Organizações Globo.

3 - Joint-venture with a group of Brazilian filmmakers.

4 - Playboy do Brasil is a joint-venture created from the association between Globosat and Playboy TV Latin America.

Former networks[edit]

  • Shoptime (currently owned by Lojas Americanas, via its e-commerce division, B2W) - home shopping
  • Premiere Filmes (pay-per-view) new film releases
  • Canal Rural (formerly a joint-venture with Grupo RBS, later owned only by RBS, now part of J&F) - agrochannel
  • Premiere Rural (pay-per-view) rodeos and agrochannel
  • Telecine HD - (premium channel) - movies in high definition
  • Private (joint-venture with Playboy do Brasil) - adult content
  • ForMan (joint-venture with Playboy do Brasil) - adult content
  • +Bis (on demand)
  • Telecine Zone (on demand)

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