Channel 12 (Curitiba) Channel 18 (São Paulo) Channel 29 (Rio de Janeiro) Channel 33 (Belo Horizonte) Channel 21 (Brasília) Channel 33 (Fortaleza) Channel 29 (Salvador) Channel 36 (Recife) Channel 34 (Porto Alegre), Globe Network), or simply Globo, is a Brazilian free-to-air television network, launched by media proprietor Roberto Marinho on 26 April 1965.It is owned by media conglomerate Grupo Globo, being by far the largest of its holdings.
It is composed of 122 owned and affiliate television stations throughout Brazil Rede Globo is one of the largest media companies in the world, and produces around 2,400 hours of entertainment and 3,000 hours of journalism per year in Brazil.
Through its network, the broadcaster covers 98.6% of Brazil's territory.
Recognized for its production quality, the company has already been presented with 14 international Emmys.
The international operations of Globo include seven pay-per-view television channels and a production and distribution division that distributes Brazilian sports and entertainment content to more than 190 countries around the world.
In Brazil, Globo TV presently reaches 99.5% of potential viewers, practically the entire Brazilian population, with 122 broadcasting stations that deliver programming to more than 183 million Brazilians.
The network has been responsible for the 20 most-watched TV programs broadcast on Brazilian television, including Avenida Brasil, a 2012 record-breaking telenovela that reached 50 million viewers and was sold to 130 countries.
On 30 December 1957, the National Council of Telecommunication (Portuguese: Conselho Nacional de Telecomunicações, or CONTEL) published a decree which granted a channel in Rio de Janeiro to TV Globo Ltda.
Globo then started preparing the beginning of its television broadcasting operations.
Globo began broadcasting on 26 April 1965 in Rio de Janeiro on channel four.