La Entrevista con Sarmiento News Program Celebrates its 13th Anniversary With More Than 2,000 Interviews

Jun 14, 2010, 18:12 ET from TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V.

MEXICO CITY, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V. (BMV: TVAZTCA; Latibex: XTZA), one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language television programming in the world, announced today that its program La Entrevista con Sarmiento celebrates thirteen years of interviews of top political, intellectual and cultural leaders in Mexico and the world.

La Entrevista con Sarmiento is recognized as a plural forum for dialog and information. It began as the first national television news program to give voice to opposition-party candidates prior to the 1997 elections. However, the program expanded its scope and has become a mainstay of Mexican television programming and an influential medium for exchanging ideas regarding national and international issues.

Sergio Sarmiento, a prominent newspaper columnist, radio host and television interviewer has discussed in these thirteen years fundamental issues relevant to Mexico with presidents, prime ministers, ex-presidents, candidates, political analysts, cabinet secretaries, religious leaders, writers, musicians, sculptors, painters and others. Plurality has been a primary feature of the program.

In the past year, he has interviewed former heads of state Felipe Gonzalez (Spain), Ricardo Lagos (Chile) and Fernando Henrique Cardoso (Brazil), as well as ambassadors Ghadiri Abyaneh (Iran), Carlos Pascual (USA), Masaaki Ono (Japan) and Joseph Livne (Israel), to name a few.

Company Profile

TV 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.  TV Azteca affiliates include Azteca America Network, a new broadcast television network focused on the rapidly growing U.S. Hispanic market, and Azteca Web, an Internet company for North American Spanish speakers.

TV Azteca is a Grupo Salinas company (, a group of dynamic, fast growing, and technologically advanced companies focused on creating shareholder value, and improving society through excellence. Created by Mexican entrepreneur Ricardo B. Salinas, Grupo Salinas operates as a management development and decision forum for the top leaders of member companies.

Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.  Other risks that may affect TV Azteca and its subsidiaries are identified in documents sent to securities authorities.

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