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Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. -- Moody's assigns Baa1 rating to Televisa's USD500 million notes

Moody's Investors Service (Moody's) today assigned a Baa1 rating to Grupo Televisa, S.A.B.'s (Televisa) new USD500 million senior unsecured notes due 2049, issued under its US Shelf program. The notes offered will rank equally in right of payment with all of Televisa's other unsecured and unsubordinated debt obligations. The ratings also reflect Televisa's high leverage (that is, gross Moody's-adjusted debt/EBITDA) for the rating category, the challenges in its advertising businesses, high competitive and regulatory pressures, and high capital intensity.