The media television industry in Mexico is one of the most competitive television industries in the world with media giants such as TV Azteca and Televisa which focuses more on supporting the official government view. Mexico’s media market has evolved rapidly over the last 20 years.
Televisia has placed itself far ahead of the rest. It is the chief media corporation in the Spanish-speaking region and is also a major player in the global entertainment sector with a good deal of its programs being aired on Univision in the United States.
The company’s executive vice president is Alfonso de Angoitia. Angoitia has worked for several businesses in the food and telecommunications industries. He studied Bachelors of Law at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Before joining the Televisa group, Alfonso worked at White & Case in New York. He then became a founding partner at Mijares which is one of the top law company’s in Mexico. Angoitia has been part of the group since 1997. He was the personal legal representative of Emilio Azcarraga Milmo who is the present CEO of Televisa group.
Azcarraga decided to enlist the help of Angoitia to restructure the company both financially and legally after the death of his father so that he could regain operating control. Angoitia was made the chairman of the company’s finance committee. He is considered the financial mastermind behind Televisa as he has been involved in many strategic decisions. He was instrumental in putting together the deal between Univision and Televisa which significantly improved Televisa’s access to the US Hispanic market.
Angoitia is one of the four top heads of Televisa who are responsible for the running of the company and making any big decision. It is their actions that make Televisa remain the most prominent Spanish-language media company, and that it maintains its financial strength. Angoitia is also involved in other organizations, for example, he is a member of the board of directors of Univision Communications.