Grupo Globo largest symbols are their terrestrial televison channels (5) which, with the market leadership they obtained, was able to build the worldâ€™s second largest TV network, only behind North-american ABC (owned by the Walt Disney group). Roberto Marinho, after 1965 (and now his sons), has always had as his holdingâ€™s pillars the open signal stations in Rio de Janeiro and SĂŁo Paulo, his main headquarters, besides Recife (Pernambuco state), BrasĂlia (Distrito Federal) and Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais state). The holding has its origins in two newspapers - â€śA Noiteâ€ť (1911) and â€śO Globoâ€ť (1925) â€“ , the latest still exists as the major print vehicle, without interruptions.
Besides O Globo, the group also owns the newspapers Extra (a â€śpopular newspaperâ€ť, or tabloid) and Expresso (with a more local character). O Globo and Extra also have flip (online e-reader) versions, besides their own websites. The three newspapers are managed under the umbrella company Infoglobo, 100% controlled by Grupo Globo. Editora Globo, on the other hand, founded in 1952 with the name Rio GrĂˇfica (RGE), produces 14 magazines, 16 websites and over 40 yearly events. Roberto Marinho only acquired Editora Globo in 1986 because a company with the same name already operated in that sector.
In Sistema Globo de RĂˇdio (SGR), the holding has the networks RĂˇdio Globo (the first one, since 1944), CBN and BHFM, along with other 50 affiliates within that structure all over the country. In the phonographic industry, Globo operates through the publisher, producer and recording company Som Livre (created in 1969), which has over 100 member artists through the companyâ€™s â€śstar systemâ€ť.
Globosat, the groupâ€™s branch in the production and programming phases for cable TV began operating in 1991, has 33 channels, 22 of them with an HD (high definition) version, 9 in PPV (pay-per-view), 1 international (focused on soccer for the audience outside Brazil), besides 8 on-demand content services. Besides the content producing companies, Grupo Globo also has branches in other media sectors. The Globosat channels reach the entire national territory, around 54 million people, distributed in over 17 million homes.
In 1986 Roberto Marinho acquired NEC do Brasil, communication equipment manufacturer, but in 1999, in face of the acute exchange crisis, he sold its control to NEC Corporation of Japan. In 1992, he acquired 15% of SIC â€“ Sociedade Independente de ComunicaĂ§ĂŁo, first private TV channel in Portugal, but sold his shares to the Portuguese Investment Bank in 2003. The channel still broadcasts Globoâ€™s series and soap operas. In 1985 he also bought Italian channel TV Internazionale, owner of the Italian rights for transmission of Tele Monte Carlo, based in the Principality of Monaco, in a society with Italian state-owned RAI, but after the projects failure he sold his shares to the Italian group Ferruzzi in 1994.
The group had a relevant shareholding control of two cable TV operators for a while, NET (cable) and Sky (satellite), but sold their quotas of the former to Telmex (AmĂ©rica Movil Brasil) and the second to DirecTV AmĂ©rica Latina (AT&T) in 2012, retaining a small percentual of the companies; in 2001 they bought the hundred year old SĂŁo Paulo newspaper DiĂˇrio Popular and changed itâ€™s name to DiĂˇrio de S. Paulo, but then sold it in 2009 to the Traffic group, owned by JosĂ© Hawilla (who also owns Rede TEM, a group of affiliates of Rede Globo in the SĂŁo Paulo state interior). Also in 2001 he signed a five year contract with Telemundo (hispanic branch of american network NBC) for the production of soap operas in spanish.
After 1999, the holding faced its the most acute economical crisis, declaring a moratorium on the payment of debts in October 2002. The groupâ€™s recomposition lasted until 2006 and benefited with the direct participation of the operational branch of BNDES (National Bank for Economical and Social Development), which raised their participation quota to rehabilitate NET, one of the companies that anchored the crisis â€“ an operation that was only closed in 2010. Despite not being directly affected, TV Globo, the groupâ€™s main vehicle, was mortgaged in the negotiation process with international creditors.
In 2005 the group makes a programming distribution agreement with Buena Vista Television International, distribution division of Walt Disney Television International, for the exclusive exhibition rights of Disneyâ€™s attractions. In 2010, in a partnership with RBS, an affiliate of Rede Globo and CBN in Rio Grande do Sul, they founded the Geo Eventos company, which produced music festivals (such as Lollapaluza and the gospel festival Promessas) and events such as the FIC (International Christian Fair), but closed their doors in 2013. In 2012 the group decides to sell part of the social capital they had in the telecommunication operators NET (AmĂ©rica Movil) and Sky (DirecTV AmĂ©rica Latina, controlled by AT&T).
Grupo Globo figures in the ranking of major thirty media owners in the world, the Zenith Top Thirty Global Media Owners, published since 2007. In 2017, the group fell from the 14th to the 19th place in the ranking. In this edition only the advertisement revenue was considered, which represents only a part of large conglomerates businesses. In 2016 the group had gone up from the 17th to the 14th place.
OrganizaĂ§Ăµes Globo ParticipaĂ§Ăµes S.A.
Other Print Outlets
Newspapers: O Globo (share 9,02%), Extra (share 3,91%), Valor EconĂ´mico (share 1,80%), Expresso da InformaĂ§ĂŁo
Magazines: Ă‰poca (4,86%), Ă‰poca NegĂłcios, Marie Claire, Quem, Glamour, Casa & Jardim, Auto Esporte, GQ, Galileu, Globo Rural, Monet, Casa e Comida, Vogue, Casa Vogue, Crescer, Pequenas Empresas & Grandes NegĂłcios
Other TV Outlets
Other Radio Outlets
Rede CBN (2,2%)
RĂˇdio Globo AM/FM (3,1%)
RĂˇdio BH FM
Other Online Outlets
Portal Globo.com (including G1, GloboEsporte, Gshow, Globosat etc.)
Portal Meus 5 Minutos (meus5minutos.com.br)
Portal Techtudo (techtudo.com.br/)
Portal Zap ImĂłveis - classificados (zapimoveis.com.br)
Portal Zap Pro - corretores de imĂłveis (www.zappro.com.br/)
Portal Globo RĂˇdio (globoradio.globo.com/)
Portal MemĂłria Roberto Marinho (www.robertomarinho.com.br/)
Portal MemĂłria Globo (memoriaglobo.globo.com/)
App Globo Mags (globomags.com.br)
VOD GloboPlay (globoplay.globo.com/)
VOD GlobosatPlay (globosatplay.globo.com/)
AgĂŞncia O Globo
EdiĂ§Ăµes Globo CondĂ© Nast (joint venture - Editora Globo and the CondĂ© Nast Publications/USA)
Gravadora Som Livre
Globo Sat Play
Endemol Globo S/A (joint venture - Rede Globo and Endemol Shine Group)
International distribution of Sports content
Globo TV Sports
Content development for digital platforms
Education, Sports and Social Action
FundaĂ§ĂŁo Roberto Marinho
Data Intelligence in the Real Estate Market
Playboy Brasil Entretenimento - joint venture: Globosat (60%) and Playboy Brazil (40%) on Playboy TV, Sexy Hot, Sextreme and Venus paid channels.
Telecine - joint venture Globosat (50%) and 20th Century Fox (12.5%), Paramount Pictures (12.5%), Universal Studios (12.5%) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 12.5%) on â€śRede Telecineâ€ť paid channels: Megapix, Telecine Action, Telecine Cult, Telecine Fun, Telecine Pipoca, Telecine Premium and Telecine Touch. It also has Disney's premium viewing rights in Brazil.
NBC Universal Brasil - joint venture: Globosat (47.5%) and Comcast NBC Universal (52.5%) in the Universal Studio, Syfy Brasil and Universal Channel channels;
Globe editions CondĂ© Nast - joint venture with CondĂ© Nast Publications for the publication of Glamour, GQ, and Vogue magazines;
Sky Brasil - minority stake in Sky Brasil, a company managed by DirecTV Latin America. Globo still participates in important Sky decisions and has access to sensitive business information such as new product launches and customer service data.
Irineu Marinho â€“ He founded the newspaper â€śO Globoâ€ť together with Herbert Moses and Justo de Morais. His son, Roberto Marinho, worked as an apprentice to his father since he was a teenager. Irineu Marinho died 21 days after the launch of the newspaper.
Tax/ ID Number
CNPJ 03.953.638/0001-35 (OrganizaĂ§Ăµes Globo ParticipaĂ§Ăµes S.A.)Other important CNPJ: 10.739.386/0001-01 (EdiĂ§Ăµes Globo CondĂ© Nast); 04.067.191/0001-60 (Editora Globo SA); 01.007.021/0001-000 (G2C Globosat); 27.865.757/0001-02 (Globo ComunicaĂ§ĂŁo e Particip
Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)
2016: R$ 17,007
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
2016: R$ 2,314
Advertising (in % of total funding)
Roberto Irineu Marinho, Jorge Luiz de Barros NĂłbrega, Paulo Tonet Camargo, Antonio ClĂˇudio Ferreira Netto, ClĂˇudia FalcĂŁo da Motta, Cristiane Delecrode Ribeiro, Renata Frota Pessoa, SĂ©rgio LourenĂ§o Marques.
Roberto Irineu Marinho, JoĂŁo Roberto Marinho, JosĂ© Roberto Marinho, Jorge Luiz de Barros NĂłbrega, Pedro Ramos de Carvalho.