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.
Screenings: Letter from Mexico: Expanding the Brand
Paul Julian Smith is Distinguished Professor in the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Languages and Literatures Program of the Graduate Center, CUNY. He is the author of seventeen books, most recently Mexican Screen Fiction: Between Cinema and Television (Polity, 2014) and Desire Unlimited: The Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar, third edition (Verso, 2014).
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Paul Julian Smith; Screenings: Letter from Mexico: Expanding the Brand. Film Quarterly 1 December 2015; 69 (2): 44–46. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2015.69.2.44
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