|Type||Broadcast television network|
First air date
|September 27, 2007|
|Availability||National and international via Record International|
September 27, 2007 |
by Edir Macedo
|Slogan||A líder em notícias|
|Owner||Central Record de Comunicação|
TV Morada do Sol|
In 1953, Rede Record de Televisão started as the second Brazilian TV channel (the first was the extinct Rede Tupi). As the network celebrated its 54th anniversary, a new channel has been launched. This is the first Brazilian free-to-air and terrestrial news channel. The on air button was pushed at 8:15pm (Brasília time) by the then president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Edir Macedo, the network's owner.
Through the Record Europa subsidiary, Record News is widely available across digital platforms in Portugal. It is mostly a simulcast of Record News in Brazil, with some local content.
Two days before the launch of Record News, the Vice-President of Organizações Globo, Evandro Guimarães, went to Brasilia to meet government officials, including the Communications Minister, Hélio Costa, accusing Rede Record of owning two television networks, Rede Record and Record News, inside the city of São Paulo. In Brazilian Law, it is illegal to own more than one television station in a city.
When Guimarāes trip to Brasilia was revealed in a blog owned by the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo, Rede Record attacked Rede Globo in an editorial in its national news broadcast, Jornal da Record, accusing Rede Globo of trying to rescue its monopoly on the media and news, and also claiming that Rede Globo was afraid of Record News because Rede Globo, which owns its own news channel Globo News only a payable cable channel, would lose advertisement revenue from Globo News to Record News. Rede Record also said that Record News was located outside the city of São Paulo, so Record News was broadcasting legitimately. Rede Record also mentioned Rede Globo's past dealings which could be considered illegal and a crime in Brazilian law, and Rede Globo's relationship with Brazil's Military Dictatorship. Rede Globo also claimed it was representing another television rival, Rede Bandeirantes, but Rede Record responded that Rede Bandeirantes owns two channels in Sāo Paulo.
Rede Globo responded to Rede Record's attack by saying it had no merits, it had no proof that Rede Globo had done anything illegal in the past, and Rede Record was just angered of Rede Globo's high ratings.