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Rede Manchete

Broadcasting network
NameRede Manchete de Televisão
TypeTelevision network
CountryBrazil
AvailabilityNational (In Brazil)
Foundedby Adolpho Bloch
SloganVocê em primeiro lugar
OwnerGrupo Bloch
Key peopleAdolpho Bloch
Launch dateJune 5, 1983
DissolvedMay 10, 1999
Picture format480i (SD)
Replaced byRedeTV!

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Rede Manchete (Headline Network, tranlated in English) was a television network from Brazil. It first aired on June 5, 1983 in Rio de Janeiro and simultaneously in other 5 Brazilian cities, like São Paulo on Rede Exclesior's old channel 9 frequency. In Brasília, it was transmitted by TV Brasília.

The successor network not only to Rede Tupi but to Rede Exclesior, two former Brazilian television networks, it was owned by Adolpho Bloch, Ukrainian naturalized Brazilian, founder of the publishing group called "Bloch Editores", from half of the defunct Rede Tupi (the other half became SBT in 1981). Its Slogans in 1983 is the unofficial slogan "A Televisão do ano 2000" (The Television of the year 2000) and the official "A TV de 1ª Classe" (First Class Television).In the beginning, the network broadcast various shows and operas, like TV Record in 60s, bringing the focus for the A and B Classes. In 1984, Xuxa, early model and actress, presented the Clube da Criança program in 1984, beating sometimes TV Globo's morning show, Balão Magico.

By 1987, for the first time, Rede Manchete and Rede Globo jointly broadcast the Brazilian Carnival to all over the country.


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