Economy of Mexico

  1. Televisa Launches Televisa USA

    July 16, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Mexican media giant Televisa is launching a U.S.-based production company, called called Televisa USA, to create English-language content for American television. The venture follows in the footsteps of Pantelion Films, launched in 2010 by Lionsga ...

  2. Mexico's Televisa and Univision Ink Billion-Dollar Extension Through 2025

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mexico's Televisa and its stateside partner Univision have closed a billion-dollar deal that extends their long-term program license agreement to 2025. Additionally, the Spanish-language media titans said Monday that they have agreed to a PLA ...

  3. Mexico's Televisa To Take 5% Stake In Univision

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mexican broadcaster Grupo Televisa has agreed to take a 5% stake in U.S. Spanish-language media company Univision Communications, which it can grow in the future, and to extend and expand the companies' long-term program license agreement. Th ...

  4. BILLBOARD Q AND A: VICTOR MANUEL MORENO VALADEZ

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Earlier this year, Televisa Networks named Victor Manuel Moreno Valadez executive producer of its regional Mexican music and lifestyle channel Bandamax. The 23-year Televisa veteran spoke with Billboard ahead of his scheduled appearance as a panel ...

  5. Univision Wins Case Barring Televisa Online Shows

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A judge Friday barred Mexican TV program producer Televisa from making its shows available in the U.S. over the Internet because of an exclusive distribution deal it has with the country's top Spanish-language broadcaster, Univision. U.S. Dis ...

  6. Televisa Execs Testify in Univision Internet Trial

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Televisa executives testified on Thursday they kept the right to stream popular Spanish-language shows to U.S. audiences over the Internet in a licensing agreement with Univision, and said the arrangement would benefit its U.S. licensee's rat ...

  7. Televisa, Univision Spar Over Internet Rights

    June 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mexico's top broadcaster, Televisa, and its U.S. licensee Univision returned to federal court in Los Angeles on Tuesday to litigate which has rights to post Televisa-made programs on the Internet. The two companies earlier this year settled a ...

  8. Latin Briefs: Internet Usage Growth, Telemundo, Televisa

    March 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Internet use by Hispanics between 2004 and 2008 grew by 43% in Phoenix, Ariz., according to a study by Scarborough Research . The study looked at rates of Hispanic Internet use in 13 markets, of which Phoenix had experienced the highest growth, fo ...

  9. Hispanic TV Landscape Could Shift In L.A. Trial

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST In a trial that could change the landscape of Hispanic television in the U.S., broadcasting giant Univision Communications Inc. squares off Tuesday against the supplier of its popular telenovelas, Grupo Televisa SA. The courtroom battle, brewing s ...

  10. Mexican Tycoon Sets Eyes On Circuit City

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mexican retail and media tycoon Ricardo Salinas Pliego owns 28 percent of Circuit City and could buy more of the troubled U.S. electronics chain, a Salinas spokesman said on Tuesday. "Up to date, Mr. Salinas has purchased just under 28 percen ...

  11. TV Azteca's Profit Up 12% On Olympics

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca said Thursday that third-quarter net income rose 12% on increased sales generated from coverage of the Olympic Games. Mexico's No. 2 network reported a net profit of 492 million pesos ($45 million), up from 447 m ...

  12. Televisa Launches Video Portal

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT TV viewers who enjoy the vicarious thrill of torrid romances, family feuds and scandalous business deals can now relive 50 years of Mexico's famous soap operas. Televisa CEO Emilio Azcarraga Jean says the Mexican media giant is posting 600,00 ...

  13. Televisa, Univision Headed Back To Court

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish language broadcaster Televisa and its partner Univision Communications Inc. are headed back to federal court for a trial over royalty payments, court documents showed. The Los Angeles trial judge ordered the two sides to file jury screenin ...

  14. Fonseca Show To Launch Univision Concert Site

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Univision.com is premiering its new concert micro site , "En Directo," this week with a free Fonseca show. Thursday's concert at 7 p.m. ET will feature the Colombian artist performing 10 songs from his latest album on EMI Televisa, ...

  15. EMI, SACM Team For Editora San Angel Deal

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a move that breaks rank with normal publishing agreements, EMI Music Publishing has signed a deal to administer the catalog of Editora San Angel, in conjunction with Mexico's Society of Authors and Composers (SACM). Editora San Angel is th ...

  16. TV Show 'El Takonazo' To Debut In April

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billing itself as the first regional Mexican TV program produced in New York City, "El Takonazo" debuts Friday, April 4 on Azteca America channels in New York and Chicago. The weekly show -- produced by Navarro Entertainment -- airs Frid ...

  17. EMI Televisa Taps Bulla For Marketing Role

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Lyda Bulla has been appointed marketing manager for EMI Televisa. Bulla was previously in charge of media and public relations for event promotion company/label Roptus. Bulla will be based out of Miami, reporting to EMI Televisa president Rodolo L ...

  18. Univision Agrees to Record FCC Fine

    February 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST The nation's largest Spanish-language broadcaster has agreed to a record $24 million fine for failing to meet government rules for educational children's programming, a Federal Communications Commission official said Saturday (Feb. 24). ...

  19. Warner Music, Televisa Form Mobile Pact

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST WMI mastertones to be available via Esmas.com. Warner Music International has pacted with Televisa to make Warner Music mastertones available to mobile customers in Mexico through Televisa's online portal, Esmas.com. The service launches with ...

  20. Emi/Televisa Reshuffles U.S. Operation

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Several key staffing changes are coming. Emi/Televisa is in the process of reshuffling its U.S. operation, Billboard.biz has learned. Several key changes are expected to be announced within the company this coming week, all designed to sustain EMI ...

  21. Univision Reports Strong Q4, Year Results

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Net revenue up 9% in 2005. Univision Communications reported an increase of 9% in its net revenue for 2005 for a total of $1.95 billion, up from $1.79 billion for 2004. Total income for 2005 was reported as $669.3 million. The numbers - reported i ...

  22. Spanish Media Giant Univision For Sale

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST A late afternoon announcement from Univision today (Feb. 8) confirmed that the Spanish language media company is on the block. Univision has retained UBS Investment Bank as a financial advisor to help After months of speculation, Univision Communi ...

  23. Steckel Named CEO Of Azteca America TV

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca has named Adrian Steckel president/CEO of its U.S. Spanish-language broadcasting network Azteca America. MEXICO CITY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca has named Adrian Steckel president/CEO of ...

  24. TV Azteca Pursues Slander Case

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the latest chapter of a long-standing legal dispute between two Mexican broadcasters, TV Azteca has pressed criminal charges against Canal 40 legal counsel Javier Quijano for alleged slander. MEXICO CITY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In the lates ...

  25. EMI, Televisa Join Forces

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Televisa EMI Music will launch in September. Televisa EMI Music will launch in September. News ...

  26. Televisa, Univision Legal Fight Heats Up

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The clash of Spanish-language media titans has intensified following an announcement from Mexican broadcaster Televisa that it has filed two more claims against its U.S. partner Univision over royalti MEXICO CITY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The cl ...

  27. Televisa Sues Univision As Row Escalates

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A showdown between Mexico's largest broadcaster, Grupo Televisa, and Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications reached new heights May 10 when Univision said that Televisa chairman Emilio (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A showdown bet ...

  28. Mexican Gov't Fines Azteca

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mexico's securities regulator has slapped broadcaster TV Azteca and two of its top executives with fines totaling $2.3 million for committing fraud in a complex debt-refinancing deal at its mobile tel MEXICO CITY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- M ...

  29. SEC Charges TV Azteca With Fraud

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Jan. 4 charged Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca and its chairman, Ricardo Salinas Pliego, with fraud, saying he swindled $109 million by conducting business NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The U.S. ...

  30. New Tour Promoter Vivelo! Takes On Chayanne Outing

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Vivelo! -- the tour-promotion joint venture between Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) and Televisa -- has signed Chayanne to an exclusive deal. Vivelo! -- the tour-promotion joint venture between Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) and Televisa -- h ...