www.americatv.com.pe

América Televisión website was born in February of 1998, a year after the elcomercio.pe website. It is currently one of online news, sports and entertainment media with the highest rating of audience in Peru by reaching an average of 7.9 million unique users per month during 2015, according to IABPerú.

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Ownership Type

Private

Geographic Coverage

National coverage

Content Type

Free content

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Media Companies / Groups

Grupo El Comercio (hoy Vigenta Inversiones S.A.)

Ownership

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1 shareholder

Group / Individual Owner

Plural Tv

Compañía Peruana de Radiodifusión S.A. -which controls the channels América Tv and Canal N- is owned solely by the company Plural Tv, created by Tv Perú, which is part of “El Comercio” (70%) and the newspaper “La República” (30%). During the 2011 election, the Instituto de Prensa y Sociedad (Institute of Press and Society) (IPYS) issued a statement warning of the attempt of the “El Comercio” group to support Keiko Fujimori's candidacy using pressure and dismissing independent journalists from Canal N and América Televisión.

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General Information

Founding Year

1998

Founder

Compañía Peruana de Radiodifusión S.A.

Affiliated Interests Founder

Compañía Peruana de Radiofusión was established as a radio station in 1942 and, under its management by the Peruvians, Antonio Umbert, Nicanor Gonzales and Avelino Aramburu, it became the first channel to launch the television era in Peru in 1958. Between 1971 and 1980 the channel was controlled by a leftist military dictatorship. In the 90s, the the founders’ successors sold Channel 4 to Televisa de México, to eventually pass it to the businessmen José Enrique and José Francisco Crousillat. Both left the channel indebted and were involved in a scandal for selling the editorial line of the aforesaid media organization to the former presidential advisor Vladimiro Montesinos. After the Crousillats fled, the channel was controlled by a board of creditors from 2003. Among the creditors, those that stood out were “El Comercio” and “La República,” as well as the Colombian brewery “Bavaria.” In 2007, El Comercio bought the part of Bavaria and became the majority shareholder of América Televisión.

Ceo

Luis Miro Quesada Valega

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Peruvian businessman. He was chairman of the board of directors at “El Comercio” between 1999 and 2005. Since 2007 he has served as president of the Board of Directors at América Televisión, the most-watched channel in Peru. At the same time he was member of the board at Graña & Montero, his cousin José Graña Miró Quesada’s company, until 2014.

Editor-In-Chief

Clara Elvira Ospina Garzón

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Colombian journalist. Editor-in-chief at América Televisión and Canal N. Former director at RCN Noticias in Colombia. She replaced the journalist Laura Puertas, who was fired from the channel for "humanizing" the then nationalist candidate Ollanta Humala during the 2011 election. During the Ospina administration, the program “Cuarto Poder (Fourth Power),” one of the channel's most-watched shows, revealed a testimony of a DEA informant who accused a congressman and financier of Keiko Fujimori of money laundering during the last election in a case in both Peru and the United States. No registered political affiliations. She appears 11th in the television sector of the annual power survey in Peru (2016), produced by Semana Económica (Economy Week) magazine.

Other Important People

Pablo Llona García Miró, Gustavo Mohme Llona, Eric Jurgensen Flores, César Pardo Figueroa Turner, José Antonio Miró Quesada Ferreyros, José Samanez Acebo, Miroslav Lauer Holoubek

Affiliated Interests other important people

Pablo Llona García Miró

(Vice President of the Board) Businessman, beekeeper.

Contact

Dirección: Jr. Montero Rosas 1099, Cercado de Lima

Teléfonos: 51-4194000 ; Página web: www.americatv.com.pe

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Sources Media Profile

Página web corporativa del Grupo El Comercio

acceso noviembre 2016

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