Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega-The Rupert Murdoch of The Spanish Speaking Universe

If at all there is anyone who can be called the Rupert Murdoch of the Spanish-speaking world of South America, it has to be media mogul Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega. His organization Groupo Televisa, S.A., of which he is Managing Director, and Executive Vice President straddles the Spanish media universe like a Colossus.

That being stated there are some other leading companies, particularly in Mexico, who apart from Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega led Groupo Televisa, S.A., are doing quite well. TV Azteca, for example, is a pretty formidable TV company as well, second only to Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega’s Televisa. Among magazines, Nexos and Proceso have long been the frontrunners. But of late the competition had hotted up with the entry of worthy contenders like Gatopardo, Chilango, and Emeequis.

Coming back to Televisa the force behind its tremendous success has got to be Alfonso de Noriega. An LLB from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico he became Executive Vice President of Group Televisa in 2000. Before that, he ran the law firm Mijares, Angoitia, Cortes, y Fuentes, which he had founded for five years.

Quite a thoroughbred corporate honcho Noriega is on the boards of many companies; likewise, he is a director of many businesses. All of this is a result of his sterling business abilities. It is not surprising therefore to discover that he is extremely well regarded by his industry peers.

To look at the Mexican magazine market once again, it is quite interesting to note that local content is of the essence. This is especially true of Vertigo and Zocalo. Letras Libres on the other hand, as the name possibly suggests has artistic pretensions. The fact of the matter is that the Mexican media landscape is undoubtedly very exciting with plenty of vibrancy and verve. It really is a good place to be with so much happening.

Of course, regarding transnational appeal and sheer scale of size, you have to hand it to Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega, and Groupo Televisa, S.A. who hold unchallenged sway over the Spanish-speaking parts of South America and in all likelihood will continue to do so.


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