Alfonso De Angoitia Noriega: A Major Force In Mexico’s Media

Mexico offers a wide range of media sources from which natives and visitors alike can get all the news, sports, entertainment and general information choices they want. Two companies, TV Azteca and Televisa, dominate the free broadcast television market. The government broadcasts cultural programming like dance, music and theatre on channels 11 and 22 while a network of small, local broadcasters serve different areas of the country.

Mexico has over 4 million cable subscribers and 1.5 million people that subscribe to satellite television. While there some large cable companies and several hundred cable TV operators, most areas of Mexico is served by only one company. Sky Mexico is the country’s only satellite TV service provider. Some companies offer both media and communication services. Mexico’s phone company and main internet provider Telmex will soon offer television services. Telephone companies Axtel and Maxcom also offer internet service.

Radio is a popular medium in Mexico with programs broadcast in both Spanish and English. Some well-known broadcast stations are Radio Centro, Radio Formula Radio Acir, Radio Unam and Televisa Radio. The country also has many newspapers and magazines. They include Reforma, El Norte, El Universal, La Jornada, Milenio, El Financiero, El Economista and the English language paper The News. Some popular magazines are Proceso, Vertigo, Milenio, Letras Libres, Tiempo Libre and Mexico Desconocido.

Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is a major force in media in Mexico and worldwide. He is Grupo Televisa’s director and executive VP. Grupo Televisa is the Spanish-speaking world’s largest media company. Since 1997 Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega has been on the company’s board. He’s also on the board of Grupo Modelo SAB de CV, SKY, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, PBG Mexico, Empresas Cablevision, Univision and many others.

Before joining Grupo Televisa Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega worked with New York based White & Case LLP. Later he helped found Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C., one of the top law firms in Mexico. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega was Grupo Televia CEO Emilio Azcárraga’s attorney and helped him negotiate a $1.2 billion deal with Univision and gain access to America’s lucrative, growing Hispanic market.

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