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Canal 21 / Rede 21
The Canal 21 (literally Channel 21 in English) was founded in 1996 by the Grupo Bandeirantes de Comunicação president João Jorge Saad in the São Paulo city. The channel was renominated as "Rede 21" (Network 21 in English).
In 2006, after a agreement between Grupo Bandeirantes and the Oi's subsidiary Gamecorp, Rede 21 was replaced by a retransmission of the pay-TV channel PlayTV from 6pm to 12am. However, in 2008, this agreement was broken, causing Rede 21 to return, while PlayTV continued normally on pay-TV.
In the same year, the channel sells 22 hours of your programming for the World Church of the Power of God (IMPD), leaded by the apostle Valdomiro Santiago. In 2013, the rival church of IMPD, the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (IURD), leaded by the bishop Edir Macedo, owner of Rede Record, rents the same 22 hour of the channel programming, after IMPD have not paid what was provided in the contract.
Free-to-air networks: Band | Terra Viva | Rede 21
Former business: Alpha FM Rio7 | Bradesco Esportes FM | Brasil Radio8 | Enter | Metro Plus | Primeiramão Plus | Mit FM | MPB FM | One Brasil | OnePay | Payleven | PlayTV | Rádio São Paulo | Rdio9 | Sim TV | TkT1
1Available only outside of Brazil, in Paraguay, United States, Angola, Mozambique and Argentina.