Roberto Irineu Marinho
Estevam Avellar/Grupo Globo
Brazil
2020

Grupo Globo

Roberto
Irineu
Marinho

Co-Owner / Chairman

Bulwarked by its still massive grip on free-to-air primetime, no large company in Latin America has embraced the SVOD revolution with as much energy as Brazil’s Globo. In January, Globo merged all operations — TV Globo, Globosat, Globoplay — into one company simply called Globo, repositioning as a direct-to-consumer giant offering integrated ad sales. It powered up its international production division with Sony Pictures Television (English-­language show “The Angel of Hamburg”) and Mediapro Studio (“Submarine”) and launched a U.S. streamer while modernizing hit telenovelas including “A Life Worth Living” with less traditionalist takes on gender. SVOD audiences grew 567% in viewership between March and June. Globo continues to turn out top-notch standard-­format series, such as the fourth season of medical drama “Under Pressure.”

Career

  • Grupo Globo
  • Rede Globo
  • International Emmy Awards

Education

  • FGV Brazil (Fundacao Getulio Vargas) (Brazil)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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