Mexico Media Regulator Gets Tough on Televisa Deal

17 July 2007

MEXICO CITY: Media giant Grupo Televisa must comply with a number of conditions set out by Mexican antitrust regulators in order to gain approval for its acquisition of a 49% stake in cable television operator Cablemas.

The country's Federal Competition Commission, says Televisa must share its free channels with all pay-TV providers nationwide; also carry free channels from other companies before it gets a green light for the deal.

Televisa dominates the Mexican market, with four of the six nationwide broadcast channels, Mexico City network Cablevision and satellite service Sky Mexico.

Cablemas is the country's second-largest cable TV operator, present in 46 cities.

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