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Azteca Uno (Canal 13 XHDF-TV)

In January 2018, the formerly known Azteca Trece turned into Azteca Uno. The channel keeps its programmes focused on entertainment and news. In 2017 the directors of Canal 13 and 7 were relieved from their positions and in their place Alberto Ciurana was appointed. He was the former Vice President of Televisa, which is the direct competition of Azteca.

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Grupo Salinas


Ownership Structure

T.V. Azteca S.A.B de C.V owns the brand Grupo Salinas. The company operates the channel, while its subsidiary, Televisión Azteca S.A. de C.V. owns the concession. The company T.V. Azteca S.A.B de C.V is ownership of Comunicaciones Avanzadas S.A de C.V (53.42%) and of the businessman Ricardo Benjamín Salinas Pliego (8.36%). Except for Ricardo Benjamín Salinas Pliego there are no members of the Managing Board or other staff member that own more that 1% of the shares of TV Azteca.

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Around 64.7% of the share capital of TV Azteca S.A.B de C.V. is in direct or indirect ownership of Ricardo Benjamín Salinas Pliego and his family. Salinas Pliego has the authority to choose the majority of the members of the Managing Board of TV Azteca.

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Ricardo Salinas Pliego - President and founder of Grupo Salinas. The Group unites the television network TV Azteca, two brokerage firms, one brokerage subsidiary, banks, nonprofit foundations and different companies in the financial service sector, telecommunications and credit sales of household appliances and furniture. In 2016 Panama Papers relates it to the Panamanian firm Mossack Fonseca. He is the fifth richest Mexican, according to the 2018 Forbes magazine.

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Benjamín Salinas Sada - Son of the founder of Grupo Salinas, Ricardo Benjamín Salinas Pliego. General Director of T.V Azteca S.A.B de C.V. since October 2015. Before that he was member of the Executive Committee for Strategy of Grupo Salinas.

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Alberto Ciurana - General Director of Contents and Distribution of Televisión Azteca since the end of 2017. He is in charge of the programming, operation and production of the channels of Grupo Salinas TV station. Former Vice President in Televisa during 15 years and former President of Programming and Contents of Univision Networks.


Address: Periférico Sur 4121, Col. Fuentes del Pedregal, CP 14141, Ciudad de México.

Telephone: (+52 55) 5447 8844 / (+52 55) 1720 1313 

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According to the glossary of the anual report for investors of TV Azteca S.A.B: “TV Azteca” refers to “TV Azteca, S.A.B. de C.V., its subsidiaries and affiliated companies according to the context in which they engage”. However, in different parts of the report it is not clear to which company it is referred to when speaking of “TV Azteca”.

TV Azteca S.A.B de C.V. in its anual 2016 report, discloses that Banco Azteca S.A. (institution of Banca Múltiple in its character as trustee under the Trust Fund contract F/710 and F/555) and Grupo Elektra S.A.B de C.V are the majoritarian shareholders of Comunicaciones Avanzadas S.A de C.V. Whereas for shareholders who are private individuals it only reports that Esther Salinas Pliego and Gabriel Roqueñi have a total of 0.0003% of the shares.

The presenation of the companies of Grupo Salinas (on its official web page) does not have a publication date and does not include Comunicaciones Avanzadas S.A de C.V, neither does it link TV Azteca with Banco Azteca or Grupo Elektra.

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