“The Azteca goal is to be the largest producer in Latin America,” Ricardo B. Salinas Pliego

Enrique Peña Nieto

Enrique Peña Nieto, president of Mexico

In the presence of the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, Azteca gathered its artistic talent, executives, customers and personalities from politics and business to celebrate its 20th anniversary and TVMAS was present. The event held in Mexico City on September 18 at the Azteca Novelas installations, was in charge of journalists and television pioneers, Paty Chapoy and Javier Alatorre, the latter began with a remembrance of the two decades of the company, stressing that 20 years after its birth, Azteca is the second largest content producer in Spanish, with over 18,000 hours of programs in the air that are exported to 90 countries.

With the arrival of the president of Mexico, the celebration began, where the second largest television network in the country, presented part of its musical talent, prior to the speech of the president of Grupo Salinas.

“20 years ago we fulfilled a dream and we joined the media transformation, we now have 300 stations in the country with coverage in the United States, Guatemala and Honduras. Currently we have 40% of the daily TV audience in Mexico and a third of the advertising investment. We were the first to broadcast production in HD and 3D TV. Azteca in 1993 was a proposal and today is a world-class company,” said Ricardo Benjamin Salinas Pliego, chairman of Grupo Salinas.

For his part, the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, highlighted the efforts and achievements Salinas Pliego and his team have achieved with Azteca after the fierce competition of the democratic and pluralistic country. “Mexico has level information needs of first world countries and companies must take the lead. I know Azteca will comply as a communication media with the Mexican nation and know how to confront the opening of new companies in telecommunications, with the new reform approved,” he concluded.

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