Type of site
|Video on demand, OTT, live streaming|
|Headquarters||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Area served|| Brazil|
|Founder(s)||José Roberto Marinho|
|Registration||Limited free access, Monthly subscription required to access exclusive content|
|Launched||November 3, 2015|
Globoplay offers video streaming or on-demand content of programs from Rede Globo's archived library as well as original programs and exclusive international programs. In addition, Globoplay also offers live streaming of Rede Globo free-to-air channel.
The service has already announced that it intends to invest in projects focused solely on the digital platform, with exclusive content. The first sample was the release of a special of the telenovela Totalmente Demais in 2015 and a spin-off of it in 2016.
Since 2017, to promote the reality television show Big Brother Brasil, Globoplay streams - in conjunction with the website GShow - the program #RedeBBB and the following year, after the ending of the 18th season, the special BBB18: Fogo no Parquinho.
In August 2018, it was announced that Globoplay would distribute original content series commissioned by Rede Globo exclusively for the service. The first slate of series released that year under the "Globoplay Originals" banner included Além da Ilha, Assédio and Ilha de Ferro.
In August 2020, Globo made Premiere (Brazilian TV channel) available through an exclusive deal (no cable TV needed). In September, announced that all Globosat (now, Canais Globo) channels would become available on the platform even for those without a cable TV deal. The exclusive package guarantees access to all Globoplay and Globosat content with the option the buy add-ons like Premiere and Combate.
Exclusive television distributionEdit
Globoplay has bought exclusive and non-exclusive distribution rights to stream international shows in Brazil. The ABC medical drama television series The Good Doctor was released on August 22, 2018 as the first international exclusive show of the service.
- "Globo Play é lançado; conheça nova plataforma digital de vídeos da Globo". G1 (in Portuguese). October 26, 2015.
- "Globo "antecipa estreia" e exibe capítulo zero de "Totalmente Demais"". Universo Online (in Portuguese). November 11, 2015.
- Escudeiro, Leo (August 1, 2018). "Globoplay terá mudanças para concorrer com a Netflix, com conteúdo próprio e séries gringas". Gizmodo (in Portuguese).
- Hopewell, John (January 22, 2019). "NATPE: 5 Takes on Brazil's Globo and Its 2019 Lineup". Variety.
- "Brasil tem recorde de séries originais nos maiores serviços de streaming em 2018". Istoé (in Portuguese). October 25, 2018.
- "Globoplay anuncia parceria com Disney". G1 (website) (in Portuguese). November 7, 2020.
- Sacchitiello, Bárbara (September 19, 2018). "Globoplay planeja estrear 100 novos títulos até o fim do ano". Meio & Mensagem (in Portuguese).
- "'The Good Doctor', sucesso do criador de 'House', vai estrear no Globoplay". Veja (in Portuguese). August 21, 2018.