Brazilian giant Globo strikes Disney+ deal & unveils $250m investment plan

Brazilian giant Globo has struck a deal to offer Disney+ via its streaming service Globoplay and unveiled plans to invest $250m in original content. The agreement with Disney means Brazilian viewers are now able to subscribe to both streamers for R$37.90 ($6.69) over a 12-month plan, or for R$43.90 ($7.75) on a rolling monthly contract. Content […]

TBI In Conversation: Globo director Patricia Pedrosa on female-driven drama

Patricia Pedrosa, director of Brazilian scripted series All Women In The World (aka Todas As Mulheres Do Mundo), talks to TBI about the newly launched female-driven drama and what it brings to screen for Globo audiences. Globo’s latest scripted series All Women In The World is inspired by characters from the eponymous movie from the 1960s, but […]

Exclusive: Brazilian streamer Globoplay preps launch in Europe, Asia

Brazilian media giant Globo is preparing to build on the recent launch of its streaming service Globoplay in the US by rolling out across Europe and Asia, TBI has learned. The SVOD service debuted with a fremium business model in Brazil in 2015 and has about 22 million users per month. It launched into the […]

NATPE: Is Brazil’s format market set to surge?

Think of Brazilian original content and the likelihood is your mind will turn to scripted fare. Telenovelas have long been a staple of the traditional broadcast industry, filling up schedules with long-running storylines of love and passion that have tended to provide relatively little room for unscripted ideas. It is a point made by Laurens […]

Brazilian streamer Globoplay plots international expansion 

Brazilian streaming service Globoplay is to launch in the US this month, marking the start of a planned international expansion. Owed by Brazilian media giant Globo, the SVOD debut in the US on Sunday 19th January, allowing American audiences to stream Brazilian series, limited series, telenovelas, original productions, films, and children’s shows. Globoplay is charging […]

Alberto Pecegueiro to step down as chief at Brazil’s Globosat

Alberto Pecegueiro is to step down as chief of Brazilian pay TV operator Globosat after almost 25 years in the role. Pecegueiro will take up a new position working across joint ventures at Grupo Globo, the pay operator’s parent company, from January next year. The veteran exec oversaw a shift in strategy for the pay […]

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