Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega, Mexican Media Heavyweight

     The media landscape in Mexico City is very different from what it was 20 years ago. 20 years ago all newspaper were dependent on the government for printing paper and advertisement revenue. The two largest media houses in Mexico are Televisa and TV Azteca. Even though these two media houses have dominated the market for a long time, there is more competition. In 2010 there was only one 24 hour news channel. In 2017 there are up to 10 cable news channels. This is not limited to television only. The magazine market has had an explosion of newcomers such as Chilango, Gatopardo and Emeequis. Some of the magazines are Mexican versions of American magazines such as Esquire and GQ, but most magazines produce local content regarding cultural affairs and politics. The magazines are popular for their in depth stories on crime, security and corruption.

Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is a Mexican media executive. Currently he is the Vice President at Grupo Televisa, S.A.. Televisa is the biggest media company among all Spanish speaking countries. Alfonso is also a member of the board at Grupo Televisa. Before taking his post as Executive Vice President Alfonso was the CFO of the company. He has served on the board of the company from 1997 and he headed the board’s financial committee. Many players in the industry consider Alfonso as the financial brains at Televisa. He is a key ally of the chairman and owner Emilio Azcarraga. He helped Televisa sign a $1.2 billion deal with Univision. This deal was instrumental in improving Televisa’s access to the valuable American Hispanic market. Alfonso is also a member of other boards in companies such as Pepsi Bottling Group, Univision, Sky, Empresas Cablevision and Bolsa Mexicana de Valores. Alfonso is also an active philanthropist, donating money to various causes that he supports.

Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega, Mexican Media Heavyweight

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