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Venevisión is Venezuela's largest TV broadcaster, owned and presided over by Gustavo Cisneros. Over the years Venevisión has produced shows like Sábado Sensacional, Maite, Cara Sucia, and the comedy show Bienvenidos. Gustavo Cisneros is a Latin American media king and is among the worlds 100 richest men according to Forbes magazine. ...


The company's roots date back from 1953, when Televisión Independiente, S.A. (also known as Televisa, unconnected with the Mexican broadcaster Televisa which did not exist until 1973) was established. When Televisa went bankrupt, Diego Cisneros purchased the remaining assets of the company. In July 1960, Venevisión was formed. Televisa is Mexicos largest media company and the number one producer and provider of Spanish television programming in the world. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ...


Similar to Televisa in Mexico, Venevisión controls a large proportion of all show business activity in the country. Venevisión's top rival is RCTV. Televisa is Mexicos largest media company and the number one producer and provider of Spanish television programming in the world. ...


Fearing nationalization and censorship, Venevisión has been a vocal opponent of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. Notably, during the attempted coup of 2002 against Chávez, Venevisión stations aired cartoons rather than show footage of protestors gathering in support of Chávez. After Chávez's recent consolidations of power, however, Venevisión's criticisms have been more muted. Hugo Chávez, surrounded by resolute supporters, makes a dramatic return to power on April 12, 2002 after the collapse of the first Latin American coup of the twenty-first century. ...


 
 

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