Globo to launch HD across the US, Canada

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 19 May 2015

From October, Globo's international signal will be available in HD throughout the US and Canada, via the countries' main cable service providers.

globohdLaunched in 1999, Globo's international channels are the first Brazilian channels to be transmitted to Brazilian- and Portuguese-speaking viewers abroad, with digital quality, 24 hours a day. There are currently six pay-TV channels on air, with over 2.2 million subscribers around the world.

The international channels are transmitted via satellite, cable, IPTV and over-the-top (OTT), delivering real-time news, live sportscasts, telenovelas, miniseries, children's programming and variety shows as well as exclusive content geared towards the Portuguese-speaking communities.

Across the Americas, the channel airs Planeta Brasil, news show Globo Notícia Américas and Boletim Globo Notícia Américas - news flashes presented during programming breaks. In Portugal, in addition to its Premium Channel, Globo also offers a basic channel featuring soap operas, series and variety programmes.