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Televisa is the largest Spanish-speaking media company (or if you decide to add up the other companies owned by Grupo Televisa or by any of the Azcárragas, a MegaCorp) was initially founded as Telesistema Mexicano in 1955, in Mexico City, by unifying three different channels under said banner and then exerting control over several smaller TV stations in the rest of Mexico as time went by. Its four over-the-air channels (those available without suscription to any cable company) are:
* Canal De Las Estrellas (Channel of the Stars, Channel 2): Its flagship network, airing {{SoapOpera/soap operas}}, news, variety programs, soccer matches, game shows and Mexican movies.
* Foro TV (Channel 4): Local channel for Mexico City, but available nationwide via cable and satellite. For most of the 1990s and 2000s it was filled with variety shows, Mexican movies, less-popular sports and reruns of American series, but since 2010 it became a news-oriented channel, originally launched for cable only.
* Canal Cinco (Channel 5): Provides mostly foreign programming such as popular cartoons and live-action series from Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and others, sitcoms, and movies, but they also air some in-house programs in the primetime slot. Also airs matches of the Mexican soccer team.
* Gala TV (Channel 9): Rerun farm of foreign {{Soap Opera}}s (mostly from Telemundo) and from those already shown in Channel 2; but also airs reruns of past comedy programs of Televisa, soccer matches, NFL and MLB games, Mexican wrestling and ''also'' Mexican movies. Known as ''Galavisión'' from 2001 until 2013, but not related at all to the American cable channel of the same name.
* And in many Mexican cities there will always be a local channel operated by Televisa.
Its cable channel lineup (which is available practically in ''every'' cable system on Mexico) goes as this:
* Music channels:
** Telehit: Originally a Pop and Latin rock focused network, established in 1993, founded as a Latin American alternative to MTV, with more emphasis on Rock en Español (a blessing to said genre, as back then it got screwed over by them after the [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll Avándaro]] fiasco). {{N|etworkDecay}}owadays it's filled with combinations of comedy and talk shows (that at least are better than those from [=MTV=], although [[CreatorProvincialism too Mexican]] to be understood clearly by anyone outside of the country) but they still air a higher amount of music-related programming and music videos than MTV.
** Ritmoson Latino: Created in the late 90s, basically a channel where only Latin American-made music is aired.
** Bandamax: Norteño, Mariachi and Banda music. The genres are almost endemic to Mexico, though they find their appeal outside of the country (mostly in Southwestern USA due to the large amount of Mexican expatriates over there).
* News channels:
** [=TDN=]: Sports news network: In a rather ironic twist, this one doesn't get to air the Mexican national soccer team matches, but it does show a lot of documentaries about sports, and some underrepresented sport events. Sadly, they don't showcase the Mexican baseball league.
** Noticias Eco: The first Spanish-language 24-hour news network, which was created nearly a decade before CNN launched its Spanish-language version. It existed from 1988 to 2001.
* Entertainment channels:
** Tiin: A channel targeted at older children and teenagers, showcasing original programming for this public, reruns of some youth-oriented soap operas, as well as foreign cartoons, TV series and movies.
** [=TLNovelas=]: Showcases old soap operas (although not older than the mid-1980s).
** Distrito Comedia : Reruns of former Televisa-produced comedy series like LosPolivoces, {{Chespirito}} and Chiquilladas. Known as ''Clásico TV'' until October 1, 2012.
** Cinema Golden Choice (1 and Edge): International movies.
** De Película: Mexican movies.
** Unicable: Univisión programming dump and original programming consisting of comedic talk shows which are not censored in language, with most of its daytime schedule filled with programs like [[MightyWhitey Gringo En México]], IronChef and a few B-movies shown every now and then.
In addition to all of this, they also own the ''W Radio'' group, one of Mexico's most popular soccer team (Club América), a few media networks outside of Mexico, a few other businesses not related to media at all, and formerly a low-cost airline.

In TheSixties and TheSeventies, during the heights of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, Televisa was the government's mouthpiece and received a lot of flak regarding the Tlatelolco massacre (this, like the Mexican-American War, is a delicate issue amongst Mexicans, so avoid discussing it unless you are acquainted enough with anyone), which was completely covered up. Also, during the 1970s, it spawned one of its most beloved shows -- ''{{Chespirito}}'', which in turn spawned ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' and ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'', both producing their fair [[MemeticMutation share of memes]] that are still preserved into Latin American pop culture.

TheEighties were the network's GloryDays, many of their most known celebrities were launched in this era, and their best -and worst- programming was shown. Telenovelas such as ''El Abuelo y Yo'', ''Carrusel'', ''Bodas De Odio'', and ''Cuna de Lobos'' being the most talked-about shows during TheEighties, and in TheNineties many telenovelas such as ''Esmeralda'', ''María La Del Barrio'', ''Corazón Salvaje'', and ''La Usurpadora'' raved to the point that many of them [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff were incredibly popular in Eastern Europe]], and it is said that during the Kosovo War, militias used to make truces only to watch these telenovelas. Also prominent of this period were the "Historical Romance" telenovelas, holding love stories in the midst of the important events of Mexican history; examples of these works were "El Vuelo Del Aguila" (Mexican Revolution), "La Antorcha Encendida" (Mexican Independence) and "El Carruaje" (post-French Intervention), and perhaps they were more known due to their [[ShownTheirWork attention to detail]] back then.

However, during TheNineties, as the Mexican government approved a broadcasting license grant on the Salinas Pliego family, Televisa found itself having to change to adapt. Add to this the fact that Emilio Azcarraga II died, and you had a major turning point not only in the company, but also in tv entertainment in Mexico. This included profoundly dumbing down even more its content to compete in the ratings war with young upstart TV Azteca, a trend that continues to this day.

Televisa was also, during the 1990s, one of the main contributors to the Anime Boom of the Nineties in Mexico (alongside the other main channel, TV Azteca), showing ''Manga/DragonBall'', ''Manga/DragonBall Z'', ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'', and ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' (though seemingly, like {{TV Azteca}}, they [[AnimationAgeGhetto failed to notice]] the amounts of violence and {{U|nresolvedSexualTension}}ST in some of these cartoons.

The 2000's are ambivalent regarding their results: They started to diversify their entertainment options by starting to make American and British-styled series, which were good but unfortunately they had failed due to bad management and ratings. Their news department has lost some credibility after they decided not to report on the kidnapping of the politician and former candidate Diego Fernández de Cevallos (to the point that even Jacobo Zabludovsky, former star anchor of the network, called them out on it). Their soapies aren't nearly as good as they were in the past[[note]] a notable example here is the 2009 remake of Corazón Salvaje, which due to ExecutiveMeddling, two very disliked actors getting the leads and sloppy writing, tanked so hard that people in Esmas.com (Televisa's official public portal) celebrated when it was announced that they would pull the plug on it earlier than expected.[[/note]], and with the advent of the Internet, they have become extremely overprotective of their intelectual properties, to the point of handing legal threats to people who posted even a single clip of their programming to the internet[[note]]A notable, if [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilarious example]], was their threat to the Spanish sport streaming website [[http://www.rojadirecta.org/ Rojadirecta]], where the legal threat was so sloppily written that Rojadirecta's webmaster just laughed it off.[[/note]] and they also tried to press into the Mexican Congress the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney infamous "Ley Televisa"]] (which was fortunately revoked due to public and independent media outrage). Most of those aspects are blamed on Bernardo Gómez Martínez, who became vicepresident of the company after Emilio Azcárraga Jean became its CEO (as a matter of fact, Emilio Azcárraga Milmo - Father of the current CEO and previous CEO before dying - really disliked Gómez Martínez, and thought of him as being a greedy SmugSnake). On the flipside, the good thing of said diversification is that they have been pressing for the use of HDTV in all of Mexico's public channels, given that most of the cable channels have not succeeded into going there, their other services getting better, and the seemingly unending stream of subpar soapies ended with the release of the miniseries "Gritos de Muerte y Libertad", in celebration of two centuries of Mexican independence, which was very well made and well researched for a change (although, like virtually all historically themed soaps, it got dismal ratings).

But on a more positive note regarding this media conglomerate, at least their sports commentators are really good (especially "El Perro" Bermúdez), managing to generate their own {{meme|ticMutation}}s -- [[LargeHam "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!"]] is just one of the many. They also popularized soccer in all of Mexico, since before the sixties most of the teams were located in Central Mexico, and the dominating sport was Baseball. This due to the fact that Televisa had controlling stakes on some of the football league's teams and so had an interest of promoting the sport over all others.

And that's Televisa in a nutshell.

Televisa programming is seen in the U.S. on Univision, and at times on Telemundo.
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Televisa is the largest Spanish-speaking media company (or if you decide to add up the other companies owned by Grupo Televisa or by any of the Azcárragas, a MegaCorp) was initially founded as Telesistema Mexicano in 1955, in Mexico City, by unifying three different channels under said banner and then exerting control over several smaller TV stations in the rest of Mexico as time went by. Its four over-the-air channels (those available without suscription to any cable company) are:
* Canal De Las Estrellas (Channel of the Stars, Channel 2): Its flagship network, airing {{SoapOpera/soap operas}}, news, variety programs, soccer matches, game shows and Mexican movies.
* Foro TV (Channel 4): Local channel for Mexico City, but available nationwide via cable and satellite. For most of the 1990s and 2000s it was filled with variety shows, Mexican movies, less-popular sports and reruns of American series, but since 2010 it became a news-oriented channel, originally launched for cable only.
* Canal Cinco (Channel 5): Provides mostly foreign programming such as popular cartoons and live-action series from Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and others, sitcoms, and movies, but they also air some in-house programs in the primetime slot. Also airs matches of the Mexican soccer team.
* Gala TV (Channel 9): Rerun farm of foreign {{Soap Opera}}s (mostly from Telemundo) and from those already shown in Channel 2; but also airs reruns of past comedy programs of Televisa, soccer matches, NFL and MLB games, Mexican wrestling and ''also'' Mexican movies. Known as ''Galavisión'' from 2001 until 2013, but not related at all to the American cable channel of the same name.
* And in many Mexican cities there will always be a local channel operated by Televisa.
Its cable channel lineup (which is available practically in ''every'' cable system on Mexico) goes as this:
* Music channels:
** Telehit: Originally a Pop and Latin rock focused network, established in 1993, founded as a Latin American alternative to MTV, with more emphasis on Rock en Español (a blessing to said genre, as back then it got screwed over by them after the [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll Avándaro]] fiasco). {{N|etworkDecay}}owadays it's filled with combinations of comedy and talk shows (that at least are better than those from [=MTV=], although [[CreatorProvincialism too Mexican]] to be understood clearly by anyone outside of the country) but they still air a higher amount of music-related programming and music videos than MTV.
** Ritmoson Latino: Created in the late 90s, basically a channel where only Latin American-made music is aired.
** Bandamax: Norteño, Mariachi and Banda music. The genres are almost endemic to Mexico, though they find their appeal outside of the country (mostly in Southwestern USA due to the large amount of Mexican expatriates over there).
* News channels:
** [=TDN=]: Sports news network: In a rather ironic twist, this one doesn't get to air the Mexican national soccer team matches, but it does show a lot of documentaries about sports, and some underrepresented sport events. Sadly, they don't showcase the Mexican baseball league.
** Noticias Eco: The first Spanish-language 24-hour news network, which was created nearly a decade before CNN launched its Spanish-language version. It existed from 1988 to 2001.
* Entertainment channels:
** Tiin: A channel targeted at older children and teenagers, showcasing original programming for this public, reruns of some youth-oriented soap operas, as well as foreign cartoons, TV series and movies.
** [=TLNovelas=]: Showcases old soap operas (although not older than the mid-1980s).
** Distrito Comedia : Reruns of former Televisa-produced comedy series like LosPolivoces, {{Chespirito}} and Chiquilladas. Known as ''Clásico TV'' until October 1, 2012.
** Cinema Golden Choice (1 and Edge): International movies.
** De Película: Mexican movies.
** Unicable: Univisión programming dump and original programming consisting of comedic talk shows which are not censored in language, with most of its daytime schedule filled with programs like [[MightyWhitey Gringo En México]], IronChef and a few B-movies shown every now and then.
In addition to all of this, they also own the ''W Radio'' group, one of Mexico's most popular soccer team (Club América), a few media networks outside of Mexico, a few other businesses not related to media at all, and formerly a low-cost airline.

In TheSixties and TheSeventies, during the heights of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, Televisa was the government's mouthpiece and received a lot of flak regarding the Tlatelolco massacre (this, like the Mexican-American War, is a delicate issue amongst Mexicans, so avoid discussing it unless you are acquainted enough with anyone), which was completely covered up. Also, during the 1970s, it spawned one of its most beloved shows -- ''{{Chespirito}}'', which in turn spawned ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' and ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'', both producing their fair [[MemeticMutation share of memes]] that are still preserved into Latin American pop culture.

TheEighties were the network's GloryDays, many of their most known celebrities were launched in this era, and their best -and worst- programming was shown. Telenovelas such as ''El Abuelo y Yo'', ''Carrusel'', ''Bodas De Odio'', and ''Cuna de Lobos'' being the most talked-about shows during TheEighties, and in TheNineties many telenovelas such as ''Esmeralda'', ''María La Del Barrio'', ''Corazón Salvaje'', and ''La Usurpadora'' raved to the point that many of them [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff were incredibly popular in Eastern Europe]], and it is said that during the Kosovo War, militias used to make truces only to watch these telenovelas. Also prominent of this period were the "Historical Romance" telenovelas, holding love stories in the midst of the important events of Mexican history; examples of these works were "El Vuelo Del Aguila" (Mexican Revolution), "La Antorcha Encendida" (Mexican Independence) and "El Carruaje" (post-French Intervention), and perhaps they were more known due to their [[ShownTheirWork attention to detail]] back then.

However, during TheNineties, as the Mexican government approved a broadcasting license grant on the Salinas Pliego family, Televisa found itself having to change to adapt. Add to this the fact that Emilio Azcarraga II died, and you had a major turning point not only in the company, but also in tv entertainment in Mexico. This included profoundly dumbing down even more its content to compete in the ratings war with young upstart TV Azteca, a trend that continues to this day.

Televisa was also, during the 1990s, one of the main contributors to the Anime Boom of the Nineties in Mexico (alongside the other main channel, TV Azteca), showing ''Manga/DragonBall'', ''Manga/DragonBall Z'', ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'', and ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' (though seemingly, like {{TV Azteca}}, they [[AnimationAgeGhetto failed to notice]] the amounts of violence and {{U|nresolvedSexualTension}}ST in some of these cartoons.

The 2000's are ambivalent regarding their results: They started to diversify their entertainment options by starting to make American and British-styled series, which were good but unfortunately they had failed due to bad management and ratings. Their news department has lost some credibility after they decided not to report on the kidnapping of the politician and former candidate Diego Fernández de Cevallos (to the point that even Jacobo Zabludovsky, former star anchor of the network, called them out on it). Their soapies aren't nearly as good as they were in the past[[note]] a notable example here is the 2009 remake of Corazón Salvaje, which due to ExecutiveMeddling, two very disliked actors getting the leads and sloppy writing, tanked so hard that people in Esmas.com (Televisa's official public portal) celebrated when it was announced that they would pull the plug on it earlier than expected.[[/note]], and with the advent of the Internet, they have become extremely overprotective of their intelectual properties, to the point of handing legal threats to people who posted even a single clip of their programming to the internet[[note]]A notable, if [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilarious example]], was their threat to the Spanish sport streaming website [[http://www.rojadirecta.org/ Rojadirecta]], where the legal threat was so sloppily written that Rojadirecta's webmaster just laughed it off.[[/note]] and they also tried to press into the Mexican Congress the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney infamous "Ley Televisa"]] (which was fortunately revoked due to public and independent media outrage). Most of those aspects are blamed on Bernardo Gómez Martínez, who became vicepresident of the company after Emilio Azcárraga Jean became its CEO (as a matter of fact, Emilio Azcárraga Milmo - Father of the current CEO and previous CEO before dying - really disliked Gómez Martínez, and thought of him as being a greedy SmugSnake). On the flipside, the good thing of said diversification is that they have been pressing for the use of HDTV in all of Mexico's public channels, given that most of the cable channels have not succeeded into going there, their other services getting better, and the seemingly unending stream of subpar soapies ended with the release of the miniseries "Gritos de Muerte y Libertad", in celebration of two centuries of Mexican independence, which was very well made and well researched for a change (although, like virtually all historically themed soaps, it got dismal ratings).

But on a more positive note regarding this media conglomerate, at least their sports commentators are really good (especially "El Perro" Bermúdez), managing to generate their own {{meme|ticMutation}}s -- [[LargeHam "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!"]] is just one of the many. They also popularized soccer in all of Mexico, since before the sixties most of the teams were located in Central Mexico, and the dominating sport was Baseball. This due to the fact that Televisa had controlling stakes on some of the football league's teams and so had an interest of promoting the sport over all others.

And that's Televisa in a nutshell.

Televisa programming is seen in the U.S. on Univision, and at times on Telemundo.
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20th Apr '15 11:43:53 AM nombretomado
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In TheSixties and TheSeventies, during the heights of the ColdWar, Televisa was the government's mouthpiece and received a lot of flak regarding the Tlatelolco massacre (this, like the Mexican-American War, is a delicate issue amongst Mexicans, so avoid discussing it unless you are acquainted enough with anyone), which was completely covered up. Also, during the 1970s, it spawned one of its most beloved shows -- ''{{Chespirito}}'', which in turn spawned ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' and ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'', both producing their fair [[MemeticMutation share of memes]] that are still preserved into Latin American pop culture.

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In TheSixties and TheSeventies, during the heights of the ColdWar, UsefulNotes/ColdWar, Televisa was the government's mouthpiece and received a lot of flak regarding the Tlatelolco massacre (this, like the Mexican-American War, is a delicate issue amongst Mexicans, so avoid discussing it unless you are acquainted enough with anyone), which was completely covered up. Also, during the 1970s, it spawned one of its most beloved shows -- ''{{Chespirito}}'', which in turn spawned ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' and ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'', both producing their fair [[MemeticMutation share of memes]] that are still preserved into Latin American pop culture.
4th Jul '14 1:23:59 PM LTM402
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The cable channel lineup goes as this:

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The Its cable channel lineup (which is available practically in ''every'' cable system on Mexico) goes as this:



** Telehit: Originally a Pop music and Rock En Español focused network, established in the 90's, originally founded as a Latin American alternative to MTV, with more emphasis on Rock en Español (a blessing to said genre, as back then it got screwed over by them after the [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll Avándaro]] fiasco). {{N|etworkDecay}}owadays it's filled with talk shows (that at least are better than those from [=MTV=], although [[CreatorProvincialism too Mexican]] to be understood clearly by anyone outside of the country) and either electronic music or hip hop, after it branched out their Spanish music to Ritmoson Latino (and screwing the Rock en Español fandom again).
** Ritmoson Latino: Created after Telehit's decay, it's now a pop music channel with some Reggaeton and whatever genre can be used in Spanish with the exception of regional music.

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** Telehit: Originally a Pop music and Rock En Español Latin rock focused network, established in the 90's, originally 1993, founded as a Latin American alternative to MTV, with more emphasis on Rock en Español (a blessing to said genre, as back then it got screwed over by them after the [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll Avándaro]] fiasco). {{N|etworkDecay}}owadays it's filled with combinations of comedy and talk shows (that at least are better than those from [=MTV=], although [[CreatorProvincialism too Mexican]] to be understood clearly by anyone outside of the country) but they still air a higher amount of music-related programming and either electronic music or hip hop, after it branched out their Spanish music to Ritmoson Latino (and screwing the Rock en Español fandom again).
videos than MTV.
** Ritmoson Latino: Created after Telehit's decay, it's now in the late 90s, basically a pop music channel with some Reggaeton and whatever genre can be used in Spanish with the exception of regional music.where only Latin American-made music is aired.



** Foro [=TV=]: Recently founded to fill in the gap caused by competition by Milenio Televisión (another Mexican news network) and oddly enough, classic movies every Sunday noon.
** Noticias Eco: An offshoot of its news show "Eco". It existed from 1987 to 2001.

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** Foro [=TV=]: Recently founded to fill in the gap caused by competition by Milenio Televisión (another Mexican news network) and oddly enough, classic movies every Sunday noon.
** Noticias Eco: An offshoot of its The first Spanish-language 24-hour news show "Eco". network, which was created nearly a decade before CNN launched its Spanish-language version. It existed from 1987 1988 to 2001.



** American Network: Showcases American shows, soap operas, and series.
** [=TLNovelas=]: Showcases old soap operas.
** Clásico TV: Old series like LosPolivoces, {{Chespirito}} and Chiquilladas.
** Cinema Golden Choice (1 and Edge): Movies.

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** American Network: Showcases American shows, Tiin: A channel targeted at older children and teenagers, showcasing original programming for this public, reruns of some youth-oriented soap operas, as well as foreign cartoons, TV series and series.
movies.
** [=TLNovelas=]: Showcases old soap operas.
operas (although not older than the mid-1980s).
** Clásico TV: Old Distrito Comedia : Reruns of former Televisa-produced comedy series like LosPolivoces, {{Chespirito}} and Chiquilladas.
Chiquilladas. Known as ''Clásico TV'' until October 1, 2012.
** Cinema Golden Choice (1 and Edge): Movies.International movies.



** Unicable: Univisión programming dump, with a few exceptions such as [[MightyWhitey Gringo En México]], IronChef and a few B-movies shown every now and then.
In addition to all of this, they also own the ''W Radio'' group, three soccer teams, a few media networks outside of Mexico, a few other businesses not related to media at all, and a low-cost airline.

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** Unicable: Univisión programming dump, dump and original programming consisting of comedic talk shows which are not censored in language, with a few exceptions such as most of its daytime schedule filled with programs like [[MightyWhitey Gringo En México]], IronChef and a few B-movies shown every now and then.
In addition to all of this, they also own the ''W Radio'' group, three one of Mexico's most popular soccer teams, team (Club América), a few media networks outside of Mexico, a few other businesses not related to media at all, and formerly a low-cost airline.



Televisa programming is seen in the U.S. on Univision, and at times on Telemundo. However, they are going to launch El Canal de las Estrellas USA in 2017.

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Televisa programming is seen in the U.S. on Univision, and at times on Telemundo. However, they are going to launch El Canal de las Estrellas USA in 2017.
4th Jul '14 1:08:29 PM LTM402
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Televisa is the largest Spanish-speaking media company (or if you decide to add up the other companies owned by Grupo Televisa or by any of the Azcárragas, a MegaCorp) was initially founded as Telesistema Mexicano in 1955, in Mexico City, by unifying three different channels under said banner and then exerting control over several smaller TV stations in the rest of Mexico as time went by. The "Air" channels (those available without subscritpion to any cable company) are:
* Canal Cinco (Channel Five): Provides anime, sitcoms, and movies on the weekends. Also airs matches of the Mexican soccer team.
* Canal De Las Estrellas (Channel of the Stars): Prime-time SoapOpera channel and news. Also airs matches of the Mexican soccer team.
* Galavisión: Rerun farm of foreign {{Soap Opera}}s and from those already shown in the channel mentioned above; occasionally shows a soccer match and the Lucha Libre every now and then. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment It also airs matches of the Mexican soccer team.]] Not related at all to the American cable channel of the same name.

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Televisa is the largest Spanish-speaking media company (or if you decide to add up the other companies owned by Grupo Televisa or by any of the Azcárragas, a MegaCorp) was initially founded as Telesistema Mexicano in 1955, in Mexico City, by unifying three different channels under said banner and then exerting control over several smaller TV stations in the rest of Mexico as time went by. The "Air" Its four over-the-air channels (those available without subscritpion suscription to any cable company) are:
* Canal De Las Estrellas (Channel of the Stars, Channel 2): Its flagship network, airing {{SoapOpera/soap operas}}, news, variety programs, soccer matches, game shows and Mexican movies.
* Foro TV (Channel 4): Local channel for Mexico City, but available nationwide via cable and satellite. For most of the 1990s and 2000s it was filled with variety shows, Mexican movies, less-popular sports and reruns of American series, but since 2010 it became a news-oriented channel, originally launched for cable only.
* Canal
Cinco (Channel Five): 5): Provides anime, mostly foreign programming such as popular cartoons and live-action series from Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and others, sitcoms, and movies on movies, but they also air some in-house programs in the weekends.primetime slot. Also airs matches of the Mexican soccer team.
* Canal De Las Estrellas Gala TV (Channel of the Stars): Prime-time SoapOpera channel and news. Also airs matches of the Mexican soccer team.
* Galavisión:
9): Rerun farm of foreign {{Soap Opera}}s (mostly from Telemundo) and from those already shown in the channel mentioned above; occasionally shows a soccer match and the Lucha Libre every now and then. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment It Channel 2; but also airs matches reruns of the past comedy programs of Televisa, soccer matches, NFL and MLB games, Mexican soccer team.]] Not wrestling and ''also'' Mexican movies. Known as ''Galavisión'' from 2001 until 2013, but not related at all to the American cable channel of the same name.
5th Nov '13 4:54:36 PM MyFinalEdits
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In TheSixties and TheSeventies, during the heights of the ColdWar, Televisa was the government's mouthpiece and received a lot of flak regarding the Tlatelolco massacre (this, like the Mexican-American War, is a delicate issue amongst Mexicans, so avoid discussing it unless you are acquainted enough with anyone), which was completely covered up. Also, during the 1970s, it spawned one of its most beloved shows -- ''{{Chespirito}}'', which in turn spawned ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' and ''[[ElChapulinColorado El Chapulín Colorado]]'', both producing their fair [[MemeticMutation share of memes]] that are still preserved into Latin American pop culture.

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In TheSixties and TheSeventies, during the heights of the ColdWar, Televisa was the government's mouthpiece and received a lot of flak regarding the Tlatelolco massacre (this, like the Mexican-American War, is a delicate issue amongst Mexicans, so avoid discussing it unless you are acquainted enough with anyone), which was completely covered up. Also, during the 1970s, it spawned one of its most beloved shows -- ''{{Chespirito}}'', which in turn spawned ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' and ''[[ElChapulinColorado El Chapulín Colorado]]'', ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'', both producing their fair [[MemeticMutation share of memes]] that are still preserved into Latin American pop culture.
5th Nov '13 4:54:13 PM MyFinalEdits
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In TheSixties and TheSeventies, during the heights of the ColdWar, Televisa was the government's mouthpiece and received a lot of flak regarding the Tlatelolco massacre (this, like the Mexican-American War, is a delicate issue amongst Mexicans, so avoid discussing it unless you are acquainted enough with anyone), which was completely covered up. Also, during the 1970s, it spawned one of its most beloved shows -- ''{{Chespirito}}'', which in turn spawned ''ElChavoDelOcho'' and ''[[ElChapulinColorado El Chapulín Colorado]]'', both producing their fair [[MemeticMutation share of memes]] that are still preserved into Latin American pop culture.

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In TheSixties and TheSeventies, during the heights of the ColdWar, Televisa was the government's mouthpiece and received a lot of flak regarding the Tlatelolco massacre (this, like the Mexican-American War, is a delicate issue amongst Mexicans, so avoid discussing it unless you are acquainted enough with anyone), which was completely covered up. Also, during the 1970s, it spawned one of its most beloved shows -- ''{{Chespirito}}'', which in turn spawned ''ElChavoDelOcho'' ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' and ''[[ElChapulinColorado El Chapulín Colorado]]'', both producing their fair [[MemeticMutation share of memes]] that are still preserved into Latin American pop culture.
29th Aug '13 6:32:39 PM Chytus
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The 2000's are ambivalent regarding their results: They started to diversify their entertainment options by starting to make American and British-styled series, which were good but unfortunately they had failed due to bad management and ratings. Their news department has lost some credibility after they decided not to report on the kidnapping of the politician and former candidate Diego Fernández de Cevallos (to the point that even Jacobo Zabludovsky, former star anchor of the network, called them out on it). Their soapies aren't nearly as good as they were in the past[[hottip:*:a notable example here is the 2009 remake of Corazón Salvaje, which due to ExecutiveMeddling, two very disliked actors getting the leads and sloppy writing, tanked so hard that people in Esmas.com (Televisa's official public portal) celebrated when it was announced that they would pull the plug on it earlier than expected.]], and with the advent of the Internet, they have become extremely overprotective of their intelectual properties, to the point of handing legal threats to people who posted even a single clip of their programming to the internet[[hottip:*:A notable, if [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilarious example]], was their threat to the Spanish sport streaming website [[http://www.rojadirecta.org/ Rojadirecta]], where the legal threat was so sloppily written that Rojadirecta's webmaster just laughed it off.]] and they also tried to press into the Mexican Congress the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney infamous "Ley Televisa"]] (which was fortunately revoked due to public and independent media outrage). Most of those aspects are blamed on Bernardo Gómez Martínez, who became vicepresident of the company after Emilio Azcárraga Jean became its CEO (as a matter of fact, Emilio Azcárraga Milmo - Father of the current CEO and previous CEO before dying - really disliked Gómez Martínez, and thought of him as being a greedy SmugSnake). On the flipside, the good thing of said diversification is that they have been pressing for the use of HDTV in all of Mexico's public channels, given that most of the cable channels have not succeeded into going there, their other services getting better, and the seemingly unending stream of subpar soapies ended with the release of the miniseries "Gritos de Muerte y Libertad", in celebration of two centuries of Mexican independence, which was very well made and well researched for a change (although, like virtually all historically themed soaps, it got dismal ratings).

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The 2000's are ambivalent regarding their results: They started to diversify their entertainment options by starting to make American and British-styled series, which were good but unfortunately they had failed due to bad management and ratings. Their news department has lost some credibility after they decided not to report on the kidnapping of the politician and former candidate Diego Fernández de Cevallos (to the point that even Jacobo Zabludovsky, former star anchor of the network, called them out on it). Their soapies aren't nearly as good as they were in the past[[hottip:*:a past[[note]] a notable example here is the 2009 remake of Corazón Salvaje, which due to ExecutiveMeddling, two very disliked actors getting the leads and sloppy writing, tanked so hard that people in Esmas.com (Televisa's official public portal) celebrated when it was announced that they would pull the plug on it earlier than expected.]], [[/note]], and with the advent of the Internet, they have become extremely overprotective of their intelectual properties, to the point of handing legal threats to people who posted even a single clip of their programming to the internet[[hottip:*:A internet[[note]]A notable, if [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilarious example]], was their threat to the Spanish sport streaming website [[http://www.rojadirecta.org/ Rojadirecta]], where the legal threat was so sloppily written that Rojadirecta's webmaster just laughed it off.]] [[/note]] and they also tried to press into the Mexican Congress the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney infamous "Ley Televisa"]] (which was fortunately revoked due to public and independent media outrage). Most of those aspects are blamed on Bernardo Gómez Martínez, who became vicepresident of the company after Emilio Azcárraga Jean became its CEO (as a matter of fact, Emilio Azcárraga Milmo - Father of the current CEO and previous CEO before dying - really disliked Gómez Martínez, and thought of him as being a greedy SmugSnake). On the flipside, the good thing of said diversification is that they have been pressing for the use of HDTV in all of Mexico's public channels, given that most of the cable channels have not succeeded into going there, their other services getting better, and the seemingly unending stream of subpar soapies ended with the release of the miniseries "Gritos de Muerte y Libertad", in celebration of two centuries of Mexican independence, which was very well made and well researched for a change (although, like virtually all historically themed soaps, it got dismal ratings).
23rd May '13 10:47:28 AM Angeldeb82
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* Galavisión: Rerun farm of foreign [[SoapOpera Soap Operas]] and from those already shown in the channel mentioned above; occasionally shows a soccer match and the Lucha Libre every now and then. [[{{Redundancy}} It also airs matches of the Mexican soccer team.]] Not related at all to the American cable channel of the same name.

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* Galavisión: Rerun farm of foreign [[SoapOpera Soap Operas]] {{Soap Opera}}s and from those already shown in the channel mentioned above; occasionally shows a soccer match and the Lucha Libre every now and then. [[{{Redundancy}} [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment It also airs matches of the Mexican soccer team.]] Not related at all to the American cable channel of the same name.



** Telehit: Originally a Pop music and Rock En Español focused network, established in the 90's, originally founded as a Latin American alternative to MTV, with more emphasis on Rock en Español (a blessing to said genre, as back then it got screwed over by them after the [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll Avándaro]] fiasco). [[NetworkDecay Nowadays]] it's filled with talk shows (that at least are better than those from [=MTV=], although [[CreatorProvincialism too Mexican]] to be understood clearly by anyone outside of the country) and either electronic music or hip hop, after it branched out their Spanish music to Ritmoson Latino (and screwing the Rock en Español fandom again).

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** Telehit: Originally a Pop music and Rock En Español focused network, established in the 90's, originally founded as a Latin American alternative to MTV, with more emphasis on Rock en Español (a blessing to said genre, as back then it got screwed over by them after the [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll Avándaro]] fiasco). [[NetworkDecay Nowadays]] {{N|etworkDecay}}owadays it's filled with talk shows (that at least are better than those from [=MTV=], although [[CreatorProvincialism too Mexican]] to be understood clearly by anyone outside of the country) and either electronic music or hip hop, after it branched out their Spanish music to Ritmoson Latino (and screwing the Rock en Español fandom again).



Televisa was also, during the 1990s, one of the main contributors to the Anime Boom of the Nineties in Mexico (alongside the other main channel, TV Azteca), showing ''DragonBall'', ''DragonBallZ'', ''RanmaOneHalf'', ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'', and ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' (though seemingly, like {{TV Azteca}}, they [[AnimationAgeGhetto failed to notice]] the amounts of violence and [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]] in some of these cartoons.

The 2000's are ambivalent regarding their results: They started to diversify their entertainment options by starting to make American and British-styled series, which were good but unfortunately they had failed due to bad management and ratings. Their news department has lost some credibility after they decided not to report on the kidnapping of the politician and former candidate Diego Fernández de Cevallos (to the point that even Jacobo Zabludovsky, former star anchor of the network, called them out on it). Their soapies aren't nearly as good as they were in the past[[hottip:*:a notable example here is the 2009 remake of Corazón Salvaje, which due to ExecutiveMeddling, two very disliked actors getting the leads and sloppy writing, tanked so hard that people in Esmas.com (Televisa's official public portal) celebrated when it was announced that they would pull the plug on it earlier than expected.]], and with the advent of the Internet, they have become extremely overprotective of their intelectual properties, to the point of handing [[strike:badly written]] legal threats to people who posted even a single clip of their programming to the internet[[hottip:*:A notable, if [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious example]], was their threat to the Spanish sport streaming website [[http://www.rojadirecta.org/ Rojadirecta]], where the legal threat was so sloppily written that Rojadirecta's webmaster just laughed it off.]] and they also tried to press into the Mexican Congress the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney infamous "Ley Televisa"]] (which was fortunately revoked due to public and independent media outrage). Most of those aspects are blamed on Bernardo Gómez Martínez, who became vicepresident of the company after Emilio Azcárraga Jean became its CEO (as a matter of fact, Emilio Azcárraga Milmo - Father of the current CEO and previous CEO before dying - really disliked Gómez Martínez, and thought of him as being a greedy SmugSnake). On the flipside, the good thing of said diversification is that they have been pressing for the use of HDTV in all of Mexico's public channels, given that most of the cable channels have not succeeded into going there, their other services getting better, and the seemingly unending stream of subpar soapies ended with the release of the miniseries "Gritos de Muerte y Libertad", in celebration of two centuries of Mexican independence, which was very well made and well researched for a change (although, like virtually all historically themed soaps, it got dismal ratings).

But on a more positive note regarding this media conglomerate, at least their sports commentators are really good (especially "El Perro" Bermúdez), managing to generate their own [[MemeticMutation memes]] -- [[LargeHam "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!"]] is just one of the many. They also popularized soccer in all of Mexico, since before the sixties most of the teams were located in Central Mexico, and the dominating sport was Baseball. This due to the fact that Televisa had controlling stakes on some of the football league's teams and so had an interest of promoting the sport over all others.

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Televisa was also, during the 1990s, one of the main contributors to the Anime Boom of the Nineties in Mexico (alongside the other main channel, TV Azteca), showing ''DragonBall'', ''DragonBallZ'', ''RanmaOneHalf'', ''Manga/DragonBall'', ''Manga/DragonBall Z'', ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'', and ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' (though seemingly, like {{TV Azteca}}, they [[AnimationAgeGhetto failed to notice]] the amounts of violence and [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]] {{U|nresolvedSexualTension}}ST in some of these cartoons.

The 2000's are ambivalent regarding their results: They started to diversify their entertainment options by starting to make American and British-styled series, which were good but unfortunately they had failed due to bad management and ratings. Their news department has lost some credibility after they decided not to report on the kidnapping of the politician and former candidate Diego Fernández de Cevallos (to the point that even Jacobo Zabludovsky, former star anchor of the network, called them out on it). Their soapies aren't nearly as good as they were in the past[[hottip:*:a notable example here is the 2009 remake of Corazón Salvaje, which due to ExecutiveMeddling, two very disliked actors getting the leads and sloppy writing, tanked so hard that people in Esmas.com (Televisa's official public portal) celebrated when it was announced that they would pull the plug on it earlier than expected.]], and with the advent of the Internet, they have become extremely overprotective of their intelectual properties, to the point of handing [[strike:badly written]] legal threats to people who posted even a single clip of their programming to the internet[[hottip:*:A notable, if [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilarious example]], was their threat to the Spanish sport streaming website [[http://www.rojadirecta.org/ Rojadirecta]], where the legal threat was so sloppily written that Rojadirecta's webmaster just laughed it off.]] and they also tried to press into the Mexican Congress the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney infamous "Ley Televisa"]] (which was fortunately revoked due to public and independent media outrage). Most of those aspects are blamed on Bernardo Gómez Martínez, who became vicepresident of the company after Emilio Azcárraga Jean became its CEO (as a matter of fact, Emilio Azcárraga Milmo - Father of the current CEO and previous CEO before dying - really disliked Gómez Martínez, and thought of him as being a greedy SmugSnake). On the flipside, the good thing of said diversification is that they have been pressing for the use of HDTV in all of Mexico's public channels, given that most of the cable channels have not succeeded into going there, their other services getting better, and the seemingly unending stream of subpar soapies ended with the release of the miniseries "Gritos de Muerte y Libertad", in celebration of two centuries of Mexican independence, which was very well made and well researched for a change (although, like virtually all historically themed soaps, it got dismal ratings).

But on a more positive note regarding this media conglomerate, at least their sports commentators are really good (especially "El Perro" Bermúdez), managing to generate their own [[MemeticMutation memes]] {{meme|ticMutation}}s -- [[LargeHam "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!"]] is just one of the many. They also popularized soccer in all of Mexico, since before the sixties most of the teams were located in Central Mexico, and the dominating sport was Baseball. This due to the fact that Televisa had controlling stakes on some of the football league's teams and so had an interest of promoting the sport over all others.
5th Feb '13 12:36:30 AM ritzoreo
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TheEighties and TheNineties were the GloryDays to this network, where many of their most known celebrities were launched, and their best -and worst- programming was shown. Telenovelas such as ''El Abuelo y Yo'', ''Carrusel'', ''Bodas De Odio'', and ''Cuna de Lobos'' being the most talked-about shows during TheEighties, and in TheNineties many telenovelas such as ''Esmeralda'', ''María La Del Barrio'', ''Corazón Salvaje'', and ''La Usurpadora'' raved to the point that many of them [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff were incredibly popular in Eastern Europe]], and it is said that during the Kosovo War, militias used to make truces only to watch these telenovelas. Also prominent of this period were the "Historical Romance" telenovelas, holding love stories in the midst of the important events of Mexican history; examples of these works were "El Vuelo Del Aguila" (Mexican Revolution), "La Antorcha Encendida" (Mexican Independence) and "El Carruaje" (post-French Intervention), and perhaps they were more known due to their [[ShownTheirWork attention to detail]] back then.

Televisa was also, during the 1990s, one of the main contributors to the Anime Boom of the Nineties in Mexico (alongside the other main channel, TV Azteca), showing ''DragonBall'', ''DragonBallZ'', ''RanmaOneHalf'', ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'', and ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' (though seemingly, like their main competitor {{TV Azteca}}, they [[AnimationAgeGhetto failed to notice]] the amounts of violence and [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]] in some of these cartoons.

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TheEighties and TheNineties were the GloryDays to this network, where network's GloryDays, many of their most known celebrities were launched, launched in this era, and their best -and worst- programming was shown. Telenovelas such as ''El Abuelo y Yo'', ''Carrusel'', ''Bodas De Odio'', and ''Cuna de Lobos'' being the most talked-about shows during TheEighties, and in TheNineties many telenovelas such as ''Esmeralda'', ''María La Del Barrio'', ''Corazón Salvaje'', and ''La Usurpadora'' raved to the point that many of them [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff were incredibly popular in Eastern Europe]], and it is said that during the Kosovo War, militias used to make truces only to watch these telenovelas. Also prominent of this period were the "Historical Romance" telenovelas, holding love stories in the midst of the important events of Mexican history; examples of these works were "El Vuelo Del Aguila" (Mexican Revolution), "La Antorcha Encendida" (Mexican Independence) and "El Carruaje" (post-French Intervention), and perhaps they were more known due to their [[ShownTheirWork attention to detail]] back then.

However, during TheNineties, as the Mexican government approved a broadcasting license grant on the Salinas Pliego family, Televisa found itself having to change to adapt. Add to this the fact that Emilio Azcarraga II died, and you had a major turning point not only in the company, but also in tv entertainment in Mexico. This included profoundly dumbing down even more its content to compete in the ratings war with young upstart TV Azteca, a trend that continues to this day.

Televisa was also, during the 1990s, one of the main contributors to the Anime Boom of the Nineties in Mexico (alongside the other main channel, TV Azteca), showing ''DragonBall'', ''DragonBallZ'', ''RanmaOneHalf'', ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'', and ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' (though seemingly, like their main competitor {{TV Azteca}}, they [[AnimationAgeGhetto failed to notice]] the amounts of violence and [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]] in some of these cartoons.



But on a more positive note regarding this media conglomerate, at least their sports commentators are really good (especially "El Perro" Bermúdez), managing to generate their own [[MemeticMutation memes]] -- [[LargeHam "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!"]] is just one of the many. They also popularized soccer in all of Mexico, since before the sixties most of the teams were located in Central Mexico, and the dominating sport was Baseball.

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But on a more positive note regarding this media conglomerate, at least their sports commentators are really good (especially "El Perro" Bermúdez), managing to generate their own [[MemeticMutation memes]] -- [[LargeHam "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!"]] is just one of the many. They also popularized soccer in all of Mexico, since before the sixties most of the teams were located in Central Mexico, and the dominating sport was Baseball.
Baseball. This due to the fact that Televisa had controlling stakes on some of the football league's teams and so had an interest of promoting the sport over all others.
4th Feb '13 1:28:33 AM ritzoreo
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Televisa is the largest Spanish-speaking media company (or if you decide to add up the other companies owned by Grupo Televisa or by any of the Azcárraga, a MegaCorp) was initially founded as Telesistema Mexicano in 1955, in Mexico City, by unifying three different channels under said banner and then exerting control over several smaller TV stations in the rest of Mexico as time went by. The "Air" channels (those available without subscritpion to any cable company) are:

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Televisa is the largest Spanish-speaking media company (or if you decide to add up the other companies owned by Grupo Televisa or by any of the Azcárraga, Azcárragas, a MegaCorp) was initially founded as Telesistema Mexicano in 1955, in Mexico City, by unifying three different channels under said banner and then exerting control over several smaller TV stations in the rest of Mexico as time went by. The "Air" channels (those available without subscritpion to any cable company) are:



* And in many Mexican cities there will always be a channel operated by Televisa.

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* And in many Mexican cities there will always be a local channel operated by Televisa.



** Telehit: Originally a Pop music and Rock En Español focused network, established in the 90's, originally founded as a Latin American alternative to MTV, with more emphasis on Rock en Español (a blessing to said genre, as back then it got screwed over by them after the [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll Avándaro]] fiasco). [[NetworkDecay Nowadays]] it's filled with talk shows (that at least are better than those from [=MTV=], although too mexican to be understood clearly by anyone outside of the country) and either electronic music or hip hop, after it branched out their Spanish music to Ritmoson Latino (and screwing the Rock en Español fandom again).

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** Telehit: Originally a Pop music and Rock En Español focused network, established in the 90's, originally founded as a Latin American alternative to MTV, with more emphasis on Rock en Español (a blessing to said genre, as back then it got screwed over by them after the [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll Avándaro]] fiasco). [[NetworkDecay Nowadays]] it's filled with talk shows (that at least are better than those from [=MTV=], although [[CreatorProvincialism too mexican Mexican]] to be understood clearly by anyone outside of the country) and either electronic music or hip hop, after it branched out their Spanish music to Ritmoson Latino (and screwing the Rock en Español fandom again).



** Bandamax: Norteño, Mariachi and Banda music. The genres are too regional in Mexico, though they find their appeal outside of the country (mostly in Southwestern USA due to the large amount of Mexican expatriates over there).

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** Bandamax: Norteño, Mariachi and Banda music. The genres are too regional in almost endemic to Mexico, though they find their appeal outside of the country (mostly in Southwestern USA due to the large amount of Mexican expatriates over there).



** [=TDN=]: Sports news network: It doesn't air the Mexican national soccer team matches, but it does show a lot of documentaries about sports, and some underrepresented sport events. Sadly, they don't showcase the Mexican baseball league.

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** [=TDN=]: Sports news network: It In a rather ironic twist, this one doesn't get to air the Mexican national soccer team matches, but it does show a lot of documentaries about sports, and some underrepresented sport events. Sadly, they don't showcase the Mexican baseball league.



** American Network: Showcases American shows, soap operas, and series. And maybe a few

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** American Network: Showcases American shows, soap operas, and series. And maybe a few



In TheSixties and TheSeventies, during the heights of the ColdWar, it was the government's mouthpiece and it received a lot of flak regarding the Tlatelolco massacre (this, like the Mexican-American War, is a delicate issue amongst Mexicans, so avoid discussing it unless you are acquainted enough with anyone), which was completely covered up. Also, during the 1970s, it spawned one of its most beloved shows -- ''{{Chespirito}}'', which in turn spawned ''ElChavoDelOcho'' and ''[[ElChapulinColorado El Chapulín Colorado]]'', both producing their fair [[MemeticMutation share of memes]] that are still preserved into Latin American pop culture.

TheEighties and TheNineties were the GloryDays to this network, where many of their most known celebrities were launched, and their best programming was shown. Telenovelas such as ''El Abuelo y Yo'', ''Carrusel'', ''Bodas De Odio'', and ''Cuna de Lobos'' being the most talked-about shows during TheEighties, and in TheNineties many telenovelas such as ''Esmeralda'', ''María La Del Barrio'', ''Corazón Salvaje'', and ''La Usurpadora'' raved to the point that many of them [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff were incredibly popular in Eastern Europe]], and it is said that during the Kosovo War, militias used to make truces only to watch these telenovelas. Also prominent of this period were the "Historical Romance" telenovelas, holding love stories in the midst of the important events of Mexican history; examples of these works were "El Vuelo Del �guila" (Mexican Revolution), "La Antorcha Encendida" (Mexican Independence) and "El Carruaje" (post-French Intervention), and perhaps they were more known due to their [[ShownTheirWork attention to detail]] back then.

Also, during the 1990s, it was one of the main contributors to the Anime Boom of the Nineties in Mexico (alongside the other main channel, TV Azteca), showing ''DragonBall'', ''DragonBallZ'', ''RanmaOneHalf'', ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'', and ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' (though seemingly, like their main competitor {{TV Azteca}}, they [[AnimationAgeGhetto failed to notice]] the amounts of violence and [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]] in some of these "cartoons".

The 2000's are ambivalent regarding their results: They started to diversify their entertainment options by starting to make American and British-styled series, which were good but unfortunately they had failed due to bad management. Their news department has lost some credibility after they decided not to report on the kidnapping of the politician and former candidate Diego Fernández de Ceballos (to the point that even Jacobo Zabludovsky, former star anchor of the network, called them out on it). Their soapies aren't nearly as good as they were in the past[[hottip:*:a notable example here is the 2009 remake of Corazón Salvaje, which due to ExecutiveMeddling, two very disliked actors getting the leads and sloppy writing, tanked so hard that people in Esmas.com (Televisa's official public portal) celebrated when it was announced that they would pull the plug on it earlier than expected.]], and with the advent of the Internet, they have become extremely overprotective of their intelectual properties, to the point of handing [[strike:badly written]] legal threats to people who posted even a single clip of their programming to the internet[[hottip:*:A notable, if [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious example]], was their threat to the Spanish sport streaming website [[http://www.rojadirecta.org/ Rojadirecta]], where the legal threat was so sloppily written that Rojadirecta's webmaster just laughed it off.]] and they also tried to press into the Mexican Congress the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney infamous "Ley Televisa"]] (which was fortunately revoked due to public and independent media outrage). Most of those aspects are blamed on Bernardo Gómez Martínez, who became vicepresident of the company after Emilio Azcárraga Jean became its CEO (as a matter of fact, Emilio Azcárraga Milmo - Father of the current CEO and previous CEO before dying - really disliked Gómez Martínez, and thought of him as being a greedy SmugSnake). On the flipside, the good thing of said diversification is that they have been pressing for the use of HDTV in all of Mexico's public channels, given that most of the cable channels have not succeeded into going there, their other services getting better, and the seemingly unending stream of subpar soapies ended with the release of the miniseries "Gritos de Muerte y Libertad", in celebration of two centuries of Mexican independence, which was very well made and well researched for a change.

to:

In TheSixties and TheSeventies, during the heights of the ColdWar, it Televisa was the government's mouthpiece and it received a lot of flak regarding the Tlatelolco massacre (this, like the Mexican-American War, is a delicate issue amongst Mexicans, so avoid discussing it unless you are acquainted enough with anyone), which was completely covered up. Also, during the 1970s, it spawned one of its most beloved shows -- ''{{Chespirito}}'', which in turn spawned ''ElChavoDelOcho'' and ''[[ElChapulinColorado El Chapulín Colorado]]'', both producing their fair [[MemeticMutation share of memes]] that are still preserved into Latin American pop culture.

TheEighties and TheNineties were the GloryDays to this network, where many of their most known celebrities were launched, and their best -and worst- programming was shown. Telenovelas such as ''El Abuelo y Yo'', ''Carrusel'', ''Bodas De Odio'', and ''Cuna de Lobos'' being the most talked-about shows during TheEighties, and in TheNineties many telenovelas such as ''Esmeralda'', ''María La Del Barrio'', ''Corazón Salvaje'', and ''La Usurpadora'' raved to the point that many of them [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff were incredibly popular in Eastern Europe]], and it is said that during the Kosovo War, militias used to make truces only to watch these telenovelas. Also prominent of this period were the "Historical Romance" telenovelas, holding love stories in the midst of the important events of Mexican history; examples of these works were "El Vuelo Del �guila" Aguila" (Mexican Revolution), "La Antorcha Encendida" (Mexican Independence) and "El Carruaje" (post-French Intervention), and perhaps they were more known due to their [[ShownTheirWork attention to detail]] back then.

Also, Televisa was also, during the 1990s, it was one of the main contributors to the Anime Boom of the Nineties in Mexico (alongside the other main channel, TV Azteca), showing ''DragonBall'', ''DragonBallZ'', ''RanmaOneHalf'', ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'', and ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' (though seemingly, like their main competitor {{TV Azteca}}, they [[AnimationAgeGhetto failed to notice]] the amounts of violence and [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]] in some of these "cartoons".

cartoons.

The 2000's are ambivalent regarding their results: They started to diversify their entertainment options by starting to make American and British-styled series, which were good but unfortunately they had failed due to bad management. management and ratings. Their news department has lost some credibility after they decided not to report on the kidnapping of the politician and former candidate Diego Fernández de Ceballos Cevallos (to the point that even Jacobo Zabludovsky, former star anchor of the network, called them out on it). Their soapies aren't nearly as good as they were in the past[[hottip:*:a notable example here is the 2009 remake of Corazón Salvaje, which due to ExecutiveMeddling, two very disliked actors getting the leads and sloppy writing, tanked so hard that people in Esmas.com (Televisa's official public portal) celebrated when it was announced that they would pull the plug on it earlier than expected.]], and with the advent of the Internet, they have become extremely overprotective of their intelectual properties, to the point of handing [[strike:badly written]] legal threats to people who posted even a single clip of their programming to the internet[[hottip:*:A notable, if [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious example]], was their threat to the Spanish sport streaming website [[http://www.rojadirecta.org/ Rojadirecta]], where the legal threat was so sloppily written that Rojadirecta's webmaster just laughed it off.]] and they also tried to press into the Mexican Congress the [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney infamous "Ley Televisa"]] (which was fortunately revoked due to public and independent media outrage). Most of those aspects are blamed on Bernardo Gómez Martínez, who became vicepresident of the company after Emilio Azcárraga Jean became its CEO (as a matter of fact, Emilio Azcárraga Milmo - Father of the current CEO and previous CEO before dying - really disliked Gómez Martínez, and thought of him as being a greedy SmugSnake). On the flipside, the good thing of said diversification is that they have been pressing for the use of HDTV in all of Mexico's public channels, given that most of the cable channels have not succeeded into going there, their other services getting better, and the seemingly unending stream of subpar soapies ended with the release of the miniseries "Gritos de Muerte y Libertad", in celebration of two centuries of Mexican independence, which was very well made and well researched for a change.
change (although, like virtually all historically themed soaps, it got dismal ratings).
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