Televisa holds 12.3% of Mexico's telecommunications market
The company faces competition in all of its activities, including television signal transmission, television advertising sales, cable, pay television, telecommunications, and other businesses.
In general, competition derives in part from the growth of the converged market, under which certain telecommunications service concessionaires are authorized to provide other services that are not included in their original concession.
In the transmission of television signals, the company has substantial competition from TV Azteca and other broadcasters such as Imagen Televisión and Multimedios, among others.
Open television transmission also presents an increase in competition from other audiovisual platforms, including a wide variety of pay television channels distributed in Mexico, providers of free Internet transmission ("OTT") services and audiovisual content distributed over the Internet and video game systems.
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At the end of 2017, IFETEL completed the auction procedure for various licenses for open television broadcasting in Mexico. As a result, 13 groups and/or entities have a license (concession) to operate in various cities throughout Mexico. This will mainly result in additional competition for Televisa's local channels.
In radio signal transmission, it competes with other radio stations in their respective markets. Among the main competitors are Grupo Radio Centro, NRM Comunicaciones and Grupo ACIR.
With respect to advertising, the company's radio and television stations compete with other radio and television stations in their respective markets, as well as with other advertising media such as pay television, newspapers, magazines, internet and spectacular outdoor advertising.
The DTH business faces competition from several competitors, including Dish Mexico, a DTH pay television platform, which launched its services in Mexico in late 2008, Start TV, a DTH pay television platform, Megacable, Total Play, cable television companies that are subsidiaries of the Company, as well as digital television platforms and OTT platforms.
In addition, DTH's business competes with other media related to advertising and sales, including, among others, pay television, spectacular outdoor ads and publications.
The cable industry in Mexico is proving to be highly competitive and the company faces significant competition. Most cable operators are authorized by the Mexican government to provide pay television, broadband Internet and voice services, including Voice over Internet Protocol or "VoIP" services, which represents a risk to the Company.
It also faces competition from the dominant economic player in telecommunications, particularly in the provision of data services and fixed telephony.
The company's pay television companies maintain competition from providers of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) or free-to-air ("OTT") services such as Netflix, Claro Video and Prime Video (Amazon), as well as from other pay television operators such as Dish Mexico, TotalPlay, Megacable, and other cable television companies. Additionally, the company's cable TV companies face competition from Sky.
It also faces competition in the publishing business, where each of its publications competes for readers and advertising revenue with other general publications and other forms of print and non-print media.
Film production and distribution is a highly competitive and complex business in Mexico. The various producers compete for the services of recognized talent and for the rights to scripts and other literary property. The company competes with other global producers, Mexican and foreign, and global distributors such as Amazon, Disney, and Netflix in the distribution of films in Mexico, the United States, and Latin America.