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Globosat
TypeSubsidiary of Grupo Globo
IndustryEntertainment
Cable Television
Interactive Media
Founded10 November 1991
FounderJoseph Wallach · Roberto Irineu Marinho · José Bonifácio Sobrinho
DefunctDecember 31, 2019 (own corporate name)
September 30, 2020 (brand)
Successor
  • Canais Globo (incorporated into Globo)
  • Globo (programmer)
  • NET (distributor)
Headquarters,
Brazil
Area served
Brazil
Key people
Alberto Pecegueiro (CEO)
Number of employees
1,480
ParentGrupo Globo
DivisionsTV Globo
Globo News
Telecine
GNT
Multishow
Canal Viva
SporTV
Megapix
Modo Viagem
Gloob
Gloobinho
Websitecanaisglobosat.globo.com
Headquarters of Globosat in Rio de Janeiro.
Headquarters of Globosat in Rio de Janeiro.

Globosat, was a Brazilian pay television content service, part of Grupo Globo. Established in 1991, after the creation of subscription television services in Brazil, with 29 channels and over 1,000 employees, it is the largest pay television content provider in Brazil, as well as of Latin America, comprising a domestic audience of 45 million viewers distributed among more than 15 million households.

History

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 is responsible for the cable network in those cities. Content production and programming remained with Globosat, renamed to Canais Globosat.

It has also operated a channel in Portugal, TV Globo Portugal, having earlier operated a similar channel, GNT Portugal, until 2006.

On September 15, 2020, Globosat merged its operations with Rede Globo, following Grupo Globo's "Uma só Globo" ("One Globo") restructuring; the merger made Globosat being renamed that day to Canais Globo.

Canais Globo's networks

Current networks

Streaming
Adult content
In association with Globo

*Operated by Fundação Roberto Marinho.

Films and Series
Sports

1 - Joint-venture with Disney, Universal Studios, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Paramount Pictures.

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

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

Former networks