|Launched||1991 (original Telecine channel)
1997 (Telecine Action, Touch, Pipoca and Cult, as Telecine 2-5)
October 22, 2010 (Telecine Fun)
|Owned by||Globosat (Grupo Globo), 20th Century Fox (21st Century Fox), Paramount Pictures (Viacom), Universal Pictures (NBCUniversal/Comcast), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM Holdings)|
|Picture format||1080i (16:9 HDTV)
(HD feed downgraded to letterboxed 480i for SDTV sets)
|Slogan||O melhor do cinema chega primeiro aqui.
("The best in cinema comes first here.")
|Sister channel(s)||Megapix, SporTV, SporTV2, GNT, Globo News, +Globosat, Multishow, Gloob|
|SKY Brasil||Channels 61-66 (SD)
Channels 261-265 (HD)
|Claro hdtv||Channels 61-66 (SD)
Channels 561-565 (HD)
|Oi TV (satellite)||Channels 60-65 (SD)
Channels 560-565 (HD)
|Vivo HDTV||Channels 675-680 (SD)
Channels 893-898 (HD)
|GVT TV||Channels 111-114 (HD), 115 (SD)|
|Vivo TV Plus/Fibra||Channels 95-99|
|NET||Channels 59 and 61-65 (SD)
Channels 559 and 561-564 (HD)
Rede Telecine ("[the] Telecine Network[s]") are six premium television channels in Brazil, jointly owned by Globosat, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures and MGM, also airing content from Walt Disney Pictures, DreamWorks Animation and Brazilian distributors Imagem Filmes, Califórnia Filmes, Paris Filmes, Europa Filmes and Vinny Filmes.
The Telecine Networks
The flagship channel, one of the first four Globosat channels (as Telecine, with Multishow, GNT and TopSport – now SporTV), focused on recent film releases of many genres. Renamed Telecine 1 in 1997, with the launch of the other four channels, and several years later, was renamed once again to its current name.
Originally Telecine 2, dedicated to action, adventure, thriller, horror and some adult films, also featured series such as Numb3rs. Starting in February 2011, the channel started offering dual-audio (original audio by default and dubbed in Portuguese as an option) and electronic subtitles. Later that year, the channel changed its language options to Portuguese audio and subtitles turned off by default and original audio with subtitles as an option.
Originally Telecine 3 and later Telecine Emotion, was dedicated to dramatic and romantic films, until it was renamed Telecine Light, when the channel started featuring some comedy films, previously featured on Telecine 4/Happy. On October 22, 2010, the channel was once again renamed to Telecine Touch, featuring films that "touch" the channel's audience. Basically, the channel reverted to Telecine 3/Emotion's format of drama and romance.
Originally Telecine 4 and later Telecine Happy, was dedicated to family and comedy films. Its current incarnation, Telecine Pipoca ("pipoca" is Portuguese for "popcorn"), is based on recent releases, dubbed in Portuguese.
On its original incarnation, Telecine 5 and later Telecine Classic, it was dedicated to classic film. Currently, the channel features independent, alternative and "cult" films, also running some classic films.
The sixth standard-definition Telecine network, Telecine Fun was launched on October 22, 2010, featuring comedy films, romantic comedies and animated films, previously featured on Telecine 4/Happy (now Telecine Pipoca) and Telecine Light (now Telecine Touch).
Five of the networks feature dual-audio and electronic subtitles. Telecine Premium has original audio and Portuguese subtitles turned on by default, with the dubbed version as an option. Telecine Pipoca, Action, Touch and Fun have audio dubbed in Portuguese with subtitles turned off by default, with the original audio with subtitles as an option. The exception is Telecine Cult, which only features the original audio, subtitled in Portuguese.
In April 2009, Telecine launched its first high-definition channel, Telecine HD, featuring recent releases, and most premieres were simulcasted on Telecine Premium, but Telecine HD wasn't a full simulcast of Telecine Premium, instead having an all-HD lineup, with 5.1 audio. On October 22, 2010, Telecine HD was replaced with a high-definition simulcast of Telecine Premium. On January 31, 2010, the HD version of Telecine Pipoca was launched, following the same all-HD and simulcasted premieres model, though it became a full simulcast on October 22, 2010. An HD simulcast of Telecine Action was launched on November 1, 2010. HD simulcasts of Telecine Touch and Telecine Fun were launched on December 8, 2011. With the launch of an HD simulcast of Telecine Cult on December 4, 2012, now all six Telecine networks are available in high-definition.
Video on demand services
Telecine offers two video on demand services:
- Telecine On Demand: Offers pay-per-view film rentals as soon as the titles are released on home video platforms, such as DVD and Blu-ray Disc. Available for NET, SKY and GVT subscribers.
- Telecine Play: Included with the Telecine subscription for NET, CLARO TV, SKY, GVT and Vivo customers, offers most films to which Telecine has the rights, on desktop and notebook computers with Silverlight installed, iOS-based devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad) and Android-based smartphones. A selection of Telecine Play films, including most recent titles, is available on the television providers' VOD services. New titles are added to Telecine Play as soon as the next day of its Telecine premiere.
Four of the six Telecine Networks, Action, Touch, Fun and Pipoca, offer a "toilet break" halfway through each film. These breaks are, at most, 2 minutes long and have exclusively promotions for that channel's programming.
- Rede Telecine website (Portuguese)