Televisa is a leading multimedia company in Spanish speaking countries. The company also operates cable television services to the Mexicans and direct-to-home satellite TV services.
The company was founded in 1973 by Emilio Azcarraga Vidaurreta. Televisa also serves the United States market through Univision Company and has control of over 66% of 465 televisions operating in Mexico.
Since its launch, the company has been under Azcarraga family where up to date, has been led by three generations of this family. Each is passing the leadership of the company to his son after his death.
Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is Televisa’s managing director and Executive Vice President since 2009.
Televisa’s assets and services
Televisa is the leading media conglomerate ( a company with more other smaller often unrelated companies) in Latin America followed by Grupo Globo. The company is involved in the following industries;
Television broadcasting services
Distributing Television programs globally
Satellite services such as direct-to-home satellite
Newspapers, magazines and books publishing and distribution.
The subsidiary company involved include; Vanidades, TVyNovelas, Rolling Stone Mexico among others
Cable TV called Televisa Networks which brings together more than ten companies and internet portals
Film production and marketing such as Telenovelas are the most popular worldwide and run for one season.
The TV shows created and distributed by the company include;
Alma de Hierro
Amigo and Friends
Mar de Amor
Real Love among others.
The company has employed over 25,000 people and posted a profit of over US$672.7 million (2012).
About Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega
Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is a name you won’t miss when you ask about Televisa. He has been in management position since 1997 when he first joined the board. After that, he was elected as the CFO and later the Executive VP of the Largest Media Company in Latin America.
Before this epic rise, Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega worked as a lawyer at White & Case LLP in New York City which later inspired him to launch his own law firm Minajares, Angoitia, Cortes y Furntes, S.C.
He is also a philanthropist and offers his services to the community. He chairs the board of Trustees of Kardias A.C.