Telmex sees Televisa, Azteca as content providers

MEXICO CITY Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:51pm EDT

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim speaks during the Reuters Latin America Summit in Mexico City March 22, 2007. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim speaks during the Reuters Latin America Summit in Mexico City March 22, 2007.

Credit: Reuters/Andrew Winning

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Telmex, Mexico's leading fixed-line phone operator, sees broadcasters Televisa (TV.N) and TV Azteca TVAZTCACPO.MX as the natural providers of content for when it launches its television services.

Carlos Slim, who controls Telefonos de Mexico, told Reuters Latin American Investment Summit on Thursday that the company was still awaiting final approval from Mexican authorities to add television to its existing phone and Internet packages.

Telmex TMX.N TELMEXL.MX will also seek content from other international producers to round out its offer for customers.

"We want our client to have what he wants, when he wants it," Slim said. .