Grupo RBS is a Brazilian Media group serving the area of Rio Grande do Sul. Grupo RBS was started in 1957 by Mauricio Sirotsky Sobinkho. Today, the group also includes radio and television stations as well as newspapers and online news groups. Over 6,000 are employed by Grupo RBS. Grupo RBS is the second largest employer of journalists in Brazil. It is the larges media group that is affiliated with Rede Globo, a Brazilian free to air television network.
Grupo RBS owns 12 television stations which are affiliated with RBS TV, two local television stations, twenty four radio stations, and eight newspapers. The group also owns a digital company caled e.BricksDigital. This company covers technology digital media, and mobile e-commerce. Grupo RBS also operates an education company, a media company, a digital product development unit, a book publishing division, a record company, a printing company, a logistics company, and a social trust company. To know more about RBS visit linkedin.com
In 1969, the company started its first regional broadcasting network. In the early 1970’s, RBS began to develop its radio network division. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, the company expanded its presence in the radio and television industries. In 2000, Grupo RBS made its mark on the digital world, and launched a logistics company in southern Brazil. It also started a music company and a tabloid newspaper. Shortly after celebrating its 50th anniversary, Grupo RBS began operating in HDTV. It also expanded its television presence into the Itajai micro-region.
In recent years, RBS has voiced its concerns on a variety of public health issues such as road safety, the protection of children, and the prevention of drug abuse. In a recent public health campaign, the group highlighted the importance of caring for children. RBS also launched a campaign in 2012 to show the importance of primary education.