MEXICO CITY, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Two and a half years in the making, Azteca --the second-largest producer of Spanish-language television programming in the world-- has inaugurated its new Azteca Novelas studios, the most modern in Latin America.
The gala event was led by Azteca and Grupo Salinas Chairman Ricardo B. Salinas Pliego, with over 1,000 people in attendance.
"These new soundstages represent a commitment toward the goal of being the best Spanish-language television company in the world; a company that is always ready to innovate, entertain, inform and instill values with its audience," said Salinas. "These studios are a symbol that Azteca wants to keep growing, changing and being the best. Today we live in an age of accelerated competition and Azteca is ready to take it head on."
The project includes seven HD studios with cutting-edge, ecological technologies. The studios total 15,110 m2 of construction, including more than 5,000 m2 of sound stages.
Azteca Novelas has successfully produced 98 novelas in its 19 years of operation. Of the total, 75 titles have been exported to more than 110 countries. The current annual production capacity of Azteca Novelas is over 1,700 hours, which will be boosted in quantity and quality with the new soundstages.
Azteca is one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language television programming in the world, operating two national television networks in Mexico, Azteca 13 and Azteca 7, through more than 300 owned and operated stations across the country. Azteca affiliates include Azteca America Network, a broadcast television network focused on the rapidly growing U.S. Hispanic market, and Azteca Web, an Internet company for North American Spanish speakers.
Azteca is a Grupo Salinas company (www.gruposalinas.com), a group of dynamic, fast-growing, and technologically advanced companies focused on creating shareholder value, contributing to build the middle class of the countries in which they operate, and improving society through excellence. Created by Mexican entrepreneur Ricardo B. Salinas (www.ricardosalinas.com), Grupo Salinas operates a as a management development and decision forum for the top leaders of member companies. The companies include: Azteca (www.irtvazteca.com), Azteca America (www.aztecaamerica.com), Grupo Elektra (www.grupoelektra.com.mx), Banco Azteca (www.bancoazteca.com.mx), Advance America (www.advanceamerica.net), Afore Azteca (www.aforeazteca.com.mx), Seguros Azteca (www.segurosazteca.com.mx) and Grupo Iusacell (www.iusacell.com). Each of the Grupo Salinas companies operates independently, with its own management, board of directors and shareholders. Grupo Salinas has no equity holdings. However, member companies share a common vision, values and strategies for achieving rapid growth, superior results and world-class performance.
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