You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Guillermo Canedo

Guillermo Canedo de la Barcena, a leading figure in the Mexican TV and sports arenas, died of unreported causes on Jan. 20 in Mexico City at age 76.

A long-serving executive for Mexican media giant Televisa, Canedo was better known as a leading sports official. From 1962 until his death, he was an officer of world soccer body FIFA, reaching the position of first VP, the senior voting position under FIFA prexy Joao Havelange.

But the two roles were intertwined: In securing the World Cup for Mexico in both 1970 and 1986, Canedo’s actions greatly benefited the broadcaster. Besides enjoying domestic transmission rights, Televisa rented facilities to foreign broadcasters. The company also owns the Azteca Stadium, the anchor site of both World Cups.

Along with Televisa topper Emilio Azcarraga, Canedo also played a key role in the founding of the Iberoamerican Television Organization (OTI) in 1971 and became its president. The OTI manages satellite transmission of sport and other events for Latin American and Spanish broadcasters.

Canedo is survived by three sons, including Guillermo Canedo White, Televisa’s CFO.

More Scene

  • Mr Chow 50th Anniversary celebration

    Mr. Chow 50th Anniversary Party Draws Stevie Wonder, Heidi Klum & More Stars

    Guillermo Canedo de la Barcena, a leading figure in the Mexican TV and sports arenas, died of unreported causes on Jan. 20 in Mexico City at age 76. A long-serving executive for Mexican media giant Televisa, Canedo was better known as a leading sports official. From 1962 until his death, he was an officer of […]

  • Paley Center for Media presents They

    African-American Showrunners Talk Strides in TV Representation

    Guillermo Canedo de la Barcena, a leading figure in the Mexican TV and sports arenas, died of unreported causes on Jan. 20 in Mexico City at age 76. A long-serving executive for Mexican media giant Televisa, Canedo was better known as a leading sports official. From 1962 until his death, he was an officer of […]

  • 'Annihilation' film premiere

    'Annihilation' Star Jennifer Jason Leigh Responds to Whitewashing Accusations

    Guillermo Canedo de la Barcena, a leading figure in the Mexican TV and sports arenas, died of unreported causes on Jan. 20 in Mexico City at age 76. A long-serving executive for Mexican media giant Televisa, Canedo was better known as a leading sports official. From 1962 until his death, he was an officer of […]

  • Viola Davis Women in the World

    Viola Davis on #MeToo: 'If You're Dedicated to Change, Let It Cost You Something'

    Guillermo Canedo de la Barcena, a leading figure in the Mexican TV and sports arenas, died of unreported causes on Jan. 20 in Mexico City at age 76. A long-serving executive for Mexican media giant Televisa, Canedo was better known as a leading sports official. From 1962 until his death, he was an officer of […]

  • LeBron James Stephen Curry All-Star Game

    NBA All-Star Weekend 2018: The Ultimate Party Guide

    Guillermo Canedo de la Barcena, a leading figure in the Mexican TV and sports arenas, died of unreported causes on Jan. 20 in Mexico City at age 76. A long-serving executive for Mexican media giant Televisa, Canedo was better known as a leading sports official. From 1962 until his death, he was an officer of […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content