Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. is a media company based in Mexico. It is not only the largest media company in Latin America as it is also the largest in the entire Spanish-speaking world. It also airs content in the United States on the channel Univision. Grupo Televisa was founded in 1973 by Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta. Its stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker TV.
Grupo Televisa has four television networks that it operates in Mexico. The list includes Las Estrellas which is dedicated to sports, telenovelas, news, and general programming. The next network is Canal 5 which specializes in programming for younger people and includes tv shows and movies from the United States. Gala TV shows sports, comedy programming, news, and reruns of telenovelas. Finally, FOROtv is a news channel that specializes in news talk and debates.
One of the top executives at Grupo Televisa is Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega who is the company’s executive vice president and director. He is a graduate of UNAM which is where he earned his Bachelor of Laws degree. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega joined Grupo Televisa in 1997 when he joined their board of directors. Later, in 1999, he was named the company’s chief financial officer and he was named to his current positions in 2015.
Besides his roles at Grupo Televisa, Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega also has other leadership positions in the corporate world. He sits on the board for a number of companies including Empresas Cablevision, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, Sky, and the Pepsi Bottling Group. Before joining Grupo Televisa, Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega worked in New York City for the law firm White & Case LLP. While at Grupo Televisa Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega played the key role in the huge $1.2 billion deal that was signed between his company and Univision.