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Globosat Channels is a pay television service in Brazil, created in 1991, after the creation of subscription television 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.

Globosat Programadora Ltda.
Subsidiary of Grupo Globo
Cable Television
Interactive Media
Founded19 October 1991
FounderJoseph Wallach · Roberto Irineu Marinho · José Bonifácio Sobrinho
Area served
Key people
Alberto Pecegueiro (CEO)
Number of employees
ParentGrupo Globo
DivisionsGlobo News
Canal Viva
Mais Globosat

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.

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 networksEdit

Current networksEdit

On Demand
  • Forman
  • Globoplay
  • Globosat Play (formerly known as MUU)
      • Big Brother Brasil Play
      • Bis Play
      • Canal Brasil
      • Canal OFF Play
      • Combate Play
      • Globo News Play
      • Gloob Play
      • Gloobinho Play
      • GNT Play
      • Mais Globosat Play
      • Megapix Play
      • Multishow Play
      • Premiere Play
      • SporTV Play
      • Syfy Play
      • Telecine Play
      • Universal TV Play
      • Studio Universal Play
      • Viva Play
  • Philos
  • Sexy Hot Play
Adult content
Association with TV Globo
Films and Series
  • SporTV
  • SporTV 2
  • SporTV 3
  • Combate
  • Premiere
  • PFC Internacional

1 - Joint-venture with Disney, 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 networksEdit

  • 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)
  • Receitas GNT (on demand)
  • Sexy Hot 360° (on demand)

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