February 09, 2006
Posted by Christine Hurt

Univision_1 )QuiJn Quiere Comprar Univision?  I suppose the better question is )QuiJn Puede Comprar Univision?  Univision Communications, a media company that owns, among other things, the Spanish-language television station Univision, is putting itself on the block.  The sale is natural; the controlling shareholder and chairman is 75 years old and tired of the wrangling.  However, the question remains of who would like to buy the station and, more importantly, who will be able to buy the station under FCC regulations.  Usual suspects such as NBC and Viacom will be hampered by law, and others such as Disney, are busy with other acquisitions.  Private equity may buy Univision, or Grupa Televisa SA, a Mexican company that already provides Unvision with content, may try a vertical merger.

Televisa produced my favorite telenovella, La Usurpadora.  Soap operas are a great way to learn a language.  The vocabulary is very small, and people tend to say the same thing over and over again.   

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1. Posted by Michael Guttentag on February 9, 2006 @ 14:32 | Permalink

Jerry Perenchio, that 75-year old chairman, has one of the most successful investment records of all times. I wouldn’t be fooled by his age. He consistently buys very low and sells at the peak.

2. Posted by Fractal Kid on February 12, 2006 @ 13:09 | Permalink

Would there be some interest in defining a "Market Efficiency Index"? I think the absolutist views that markets are/are not efficient are fruitless. Nothing is totally efficient or totally inefficient.

I believe I've made a start at defining such an efficiency index. See the thread labelled "Smartest Charts" not so smart after all? at http://community.livejournal.com/wallstreet/
and the chart a little further down on the same page, which will lead you to http://marketfractals.com/fract/

My assertion is that given a standardized method of very short term predicition (which will probably require a lot of fine tuning), it can be used as a benchmark against real stock market performance to guage the efficiency of the market.

3. Posted by Belstaff Jackets on January 5, 2012 @ 9:31 | Permalink

Nice, and thanks for sharing this info with us.Good Luck!

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