The Roku streaming device has been a worldwide success over the last few years as the ability to stream through various apps has made a dent in media markets in almost every corner of the planet. In Mexico, a group of the top media companies joined together to oppose the sale of the Roku device in the nation until the ability of users to develop their own software for apps and produce pirate TV stations and networks.
Mexican media giant Televisa has become the main partner in the court case with Chief Financial Officer, Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero playing a key role in discussing the impact of sales of the Roku device on the Mexican media market for companies like Televisa. Through its cable TV division, Cablevision, the Televisa brand brought the lawsuit and won a victory with the court placing a ban on the sale of Roku devices; Televisa believes the sale of Roku devices could begin once again if and when the developer updates its system to halt the use of private software often used to broadcast live TV and events illegally.
Born in 1967, Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero has spent much of his adult life building one of the most impressive financial careers in Mexico; alongside his role as one of the financial brains behind the recent expansion and success of Televisa into the Mexican market, Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero has also worked with various banking and investment institutions.
Working with Televisa since 2002, Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero has worked in various positions with the company as he has climbed the corporate ladder to become the Chief Financial Officer after a successful stint as the Director of Financial Planning for the Mexican media company.