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Canal N

The first Peruvian cable channel to broadcast news throughout the whole day. It was born under the direction of journalist Gilberto Hume and was instrumental in the collapse of Alberto Fujimori’s government in 2000. Canal N broadcast the first 'Vladivideo' as the videos were called of the former presidential adviser Vladimiro Montesinos, who was filmed handing money to businessmen and public officials in the National Intelligence Service. The media organization was created in 1999 as "El Comercio" group’s first experience on television, and years later it was sold to Plural TV (whose owners were "El Comercio" and "La República") in order to increase América TV’s advertising revenue. In 2011, together with the whole the "El Comercio" group, it was not spared public accusation that arose concerning the dismissal of journalists who did not support the candidacy of Keiko Fujimori.

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National coverage

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Free content

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Media Companies / Groups

Grupo El Comercio (hoy Vigenta Inversiones S.A.)


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1 shareholder

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Compañía Peruana de Radiodifusión S.A. -which controls the channels América Tv and Canal N- is owned solely by the company Plural Tv, created by Tv Perú, which is part of “El Comercio” (70%) and the newspaper “La República” (30%). During the 2011 election

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Bernardo Roca Rey Miró Quesada

Affiliated Interests Founder

Bernardo Roca Rey Miró Quesada

Member of the Miró Quesada family and shareholder of the newspaper "El Comercio." He was one of the creators of "Canal N," the first television media organization exclusive to Peruvian news. He was Deputy Culture Minister during President Alan Garcia’s administration (2006-2011) and member of the high-level committee "Lugar de la Memoria (Place of Memory)" at that time. Currently chairman of the Peruvian Press and the Peruvian Association of Gastronomy, and is director of the digital media oraganization Espacio360.


Luis Miro Quesada Valega

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Peruvian businessman. He was chairman of the board of directors at “El Comercio” between 1999 and 2005. Since 2007 he has served as president of the Board of Directors at América Televisión, the most-watched channel in Peru. At the same time he was member of the board at Graña & Montero, his cousin José Graña Miró Quesada’s company, until 2014.


Clara Elvira Ospina Garzón

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Colombian journalist. Editor-in-chief at América Televisión and Canal N. Former director at RCN Noticias in Colombia. She replaced the journalist Laura Puertas, who was fired from the channel for "humanizing" the then nationalist candidate Ollanta Humala during the 2011 election. During the Ospina administration, the program “Cuarto Poder (Fourth Power),” one of the channel's most-watched shows, revealed a testimony of a DEA informant who accused a congressman and financier of Keiko Fujimori of money laundering during the last election in a case in both Peru and the United States. No registered political affiliations. She appears 11th in the television sector of the annual power survey in Peru (2016), produced by Semana Económica (Economy Week) magazine.

Other Important People

Pablo Llona García Miró, Gustavo Mohme Llona, Eric Jurgensen Flores, César Pardo Figueroa Turner, José Antonio Miró Quesada Ferreyros, José Samanez Acebo, Miroslav Lauer Holoubek

Affiliated Interests other important people

Pablo Llona García Miró

(Vice President of the Board) Businessman, beekeeper.


Dirección: Jr Mariano Carranza 389, Cercado de Lima. Teléfonos: 51-4110808 ; Página web:

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