Top Media firms in Mexico and Mr. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega
The landscape of media companies has evolved over the last 20 years in Mexico. Most of these companies are emerging with the objective of changing the interpretation of political trends in Mexico. Below are the top two media companies in Mexico.
Televisa is a Mexican media company and one of the biggest in Hispanic America. It was established in 1955 by linking the first three television stations in Mexico. The three stations include XHGC-TV, XHTV-TV, and XEW-TV. In 1963, Televisa was the first channel to be aired in color. However, when it was still known as Telesistema Mexicano, the channel was broadcasting in color in the selected cities along US-Mexico border.
Apart from Grupo Globo, Televisa is the second largest media corporation in Latin America. It has interests in television programs for rent, television broadcasting, distribution of international television program, radio broadcasting, cable television, and publishing distribution. It also operates a subsidiary television cable known as Televisa Networks. The role of the subsidiary network is to distribute Televisa programs through satellites
TV Azteca is the second largest media company in Mexico owned by Grupo Salinas. It competes with Televisa as well as other local media companies. The company owns two television networks, which are Azteca Trece and Azteca 7. It also operates two nationally distributed services, a+ and adn40. All of these networks have transmitters in minor and major cities of Mexico.
Also, Azteca Trece International is operated under TV Azteca, and it is reaching more than 13 countries in South and Central America. There is also part of TV Azteca network known as Azteca América in the United States of America. The media company also own two soccer clubs, which are Monarcas Morelia and Atlas.
About Mr. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega
Mr. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is the Vice President and Executive Director of Grupo Televisa. In 1997, Mr. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega was named the board member to the Board of Directors of Televisa. Before joining Grupo Televisa, Mr. Alfonso worked as the Chief Financial Officer of White & Case LLP. Mr. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is also regarded as the financial mastermind of Televisa and a key ally to the owner, Mr. Emilio Azcárraga Jean. He was very instrumental in putting together the 1.2 billion dollar deal between Televisa and Univision.
Mr. Alfonso is also a regular attendee of the annual conference hosted by investment firms such as Allen & Company. The conference typically features philanthropic, political, business, and cultural heavyweights. Mr. Alfonso is also an active philanthropist. He is involved with charitable organizations such as American School Foundation and Kardias A.C.