It was founded by Paulo Machado de Carvalho in São Paulo, as a competitor for then-dominant Rede Tupi from Diários Associados.It broke the three-year-old monopoly the station had in the city.
Under Macedo, the new owners started to rebuild Record's public image, identifying as Rede Record and signing broadcasting affiliates throughout Brazil.
Through most of the 1990s and the first half of the 2000s, Record invested in popular programming, signing stars such as Ana Maria Braga (who left to go to Globo in 1999 and had a long career in other networks) and Carlos "Ratinho" Massa (in SBT since 1998).
Brazilian public tastes began to be attracted to the telenovelas of Rede Globo.
The station sold 50% of its shares to Silvio Santos in 1972, but Record did not regain its higher ratings.
It changed its programming in several ways, adding more sports coverage (for instance, broadcast the World Cup 1998); investigative journalism (with Câmera Record) and many others.
It added several United States series, such as Star Trek, The X-Files, Millennium and The Three Stooges (also including, in later years, House, M.
However, the channel scored a victory in 1984 with Jornal da Record's 2-hour telecast (the first station to do so), broadcast in select Brazilian cities, as well as in the promotion of Brazilian country music though Marcelo Costa's Especial Sertanejo.
Record also began its transition into a national network with the 1982 opening of its Rio station.
The station also has a complex located in the neighborhood of Vargem Grande, in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, known as Rec Nov.
TV Record started its transmissions on September 27, 1953.
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