Columnist Paul Julian Smith discusses the state of television in Mexico and speculates on what the future may hold. There are plans to launch three new networks, one public and two private in the coming year. As a result of President Peña Nieto's telecommunications reform, there is for the first time a prospect of real competition for media dinosaur Televisa. As a result, television conglomerates’ recent move to the live stage reveals an attempt to purchase a more direct link to their popular audience.

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