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Rede Horizonte is a Brazilian television network launched on October 20, 1978 by the Armenian-Brazilian impresario & music producer Wágner Malyan. The channel is known for it's presenters, known by the French term comédiens. The network is headquartered in the Centro de Televisão de Horizonte in Guarulhos, São Paulo in the Greater São Paulo area.

The network is the only Brazilian Associate Member of the European Broadcasting Union that participates in the Eurovision Song Contest and Junior Eurovision Song Contest. It is also the official Brazilian broadcaster of the two contests since 1980.

History

Wágner Malyan, an Armenian-born music & TV producer, had gained interest in starting his own TV network. In 1978, Wágner acquired the licenses for six new TV stations in Brazil - in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brasília, Manaus, Florianópolis, and Belo Horizonte. The official launch of the new Rede Horizonte on October 20, 1978 was broadcast live from the Campo de Marte Airport and beamed to the six new stations via satellite, a first for Brazilian television.

In 1989, Rede Horizonte inaugurated it's CDT Horizonte studios in Guarulhos, the first purpose-built multimedia broadcasting & media complex in Brazil.

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