Alfonso De Angoitia And The Top Media Firms In Mexico

There are five media companies of note as among the top media companies in Mexico:

1) América Móvil. This is a massive telecommunications corporation that has its headquarters in Mexico City. It is so big, in fact, that it is widely recognized as one of the biggest corporations in the world. It provides its considerable wireless services to 289.4 million subscribers.

2) MVS Comunicaciones This company is a media conglomerate owns MASTV, MVS Radio and operates four national radio networks. Of these, their primary company is MVS.

3) TV Azteca. This is the second largest mass media company after Grupo Televisa. It operates two national television networks and two nationally distributed services, all of which have transmitters in most of the cities in the country.

4) Grupo Televisa. This is the largest mass media company in Hispanic America. Most of its programming airs in the U.S. on Univision. Grupo Televisa is led by Alfonso de Angoitia who serves as its director and executive vice president. He has served on its board since April 1997. Before joining the Televisa team, Angoita worked for White and Case in New York Then before becoming a co-founder of the leading Mexican law firm, Mijares, Angoitia, and Cortes y Fuentes. It was during these years that his relationship began after he became the personal legal representation of Emilio Azcarraga, the current CEO of Televisa.

Although Alfonso de Angoita Noriega is not the CEO, he is considered the financial mastermind behind the organization. He was key to instigating and enabling the massive $1.2 billion deal between Univision and Televisa. As a result of this deal, he was made a member of the Univision board of directors. Angoita is able to be this kind of mastermind because he keeps a very close track of the pulse of the entire business world. To this end, he always attends the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, which often plays host to some of the most important personalities on the business, political, and philanthropic scenes. Although Televisa has had a somewhat trying year in its revenue, it remains dominant in Hispanic American cable and satellite television.

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