TV Azteca

Mexican multimedia group

TV Azteca, is a Mexican multimedia conglomerate owned by Grupo Salinas. It is the second-largest mass media company in Mexico after Televisa.[1][2] As of 2017, it competes in Mexico with Televisa.

TV Azteca, S.A.B. de C.V.
Company typeSociedad Anónima Bursátil de Capital Variable
IndustryMass media
PredecessorImevisión (1983-1993)
FoundedAugust 2, 1993; 30 years ago (1993-08-02)
FounderRicardo Salinas Pliego
Key people
Benjamín Salinas Sada (CEO) Ricardo Salinas Pliego (President)
ProductsTelevision broadcasting, radio and multimedia
RevenueIncrease US$ 3900million (2012)
Increase US$ 1850 million (2012)
Number of employees
ParentGrupo Salinas

It operates two television networks in Mexico: Azteca 7 and Azteca Uno. It also operates repeaters and affiliate stations in most major and minor cities.


Imevisión's Logo

In the 1990s, during the presidency of Carlos Salinas de Gortari, several companies were privatized, including Imevisión (Spanish: Instituto Mexicano de Televisión; English Mexican Television Institute), which owned two channels (Red Nacional 7 and Red Nacional 13), which after its privatization, it would be renamed Televisión Azteca, S.A de C.V (except Canal 22 would pass under the power of Conaculta).[3]


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  2. "Editorial Televisa, Worlds Largest Spanish-Language Publisher, Goes Live with K4 | MEI". Archived from the original on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
  3. Peschard-Sverdrup, Armand B.; Rioff, Sara (2005). Mexican Governance: From Single-party Rule to Divided Government. CSIS. p. 281. ISBN 978-0-89206-457-1.

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