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|Subsidiary of Grupo Globo|
|Founded||19 October 1991|
|Founder||Joseph Wallach · Roberto Irineu Marinho · José Bonifácio Sobrinho|
|Alberto Pecegueiro (CEO)|
Number of employees
Canais Globo (previously called Globosat) 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.
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. On September 15, 2020, Globosat merged its operations with Rede Globo, following Grupo Globo's "Uma sola Globo" ("One Globo") restructuring; the merger made Globosat being renamed that day to Canais Globo.
*Technically, Rede Globo was merged into Canais Globo. However, the brand is still used for the national network in Brazil.
*Operated by Grupo Globo's Fundação Roberto Marinho.
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.