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It is the website of the newspaper El Tiempo –the country’s most widely read newspaper-. The site manages opinion contents and varied national and international news, maintaining the editorial line of the printed newspaper.

In 1911 the El Tiempo was founded after the creation of the website in 1995.

In April 2012, Grupo Aval acquired the 88.37% of stockholding after it bought 55% shares of Grupo Planeta. In May, Grupo Aval consolidates the 100% ownership of the El Tiempo Publishing House. Now the outlet is owned by the richest man of the country. The website of El Tiempo is the most visited media site in Colombia.

Throughout 2014, El ranked among the top 15 most visited media in Colombia, according to Alexa. In the MOM ranking, El also ranks in the first position based on audience size.


Key facts

Audience Share

Alexa Rank 2015: 12

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Geographic Coverage


Content Type

Paid Content

Data Publicly Available

ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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Media Companies / Groups

Casa Editorial El Tiempo S.A.


Ownership Structure

In April 2012, the Grupo Aval of Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo acquires the 88.37% of the shares of the company after buying the 55% shareholding of Grupo Planeta of Mexico. By May of the same year, Aval consolidates the 100% ownership of the El Tiempo Publishing House, which ends up dividing in companies such as Inversiones Vistahermosa, Inversegovia and Seguros de Vida Alfa.

Voting Rights

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Group / Individual Owner

Inversiones Vistahermosa S.A.S.

This company belongs to the Aval Group.
The Inverprogreso S.A. company is the only shareholder of Inversiones Vistahermosa S.A.S., registering a direct equity interest of 0.000000427% in the El Tiempo CEET S.A publishing house.

Media Companies / Groups

General Information

Founding Year



Alfonso Villegas Restrepo | Colombian lawyer, journalist and thinker from the first half of the 20th century.


Roberto Pombo | He is a member of the board of directors of CEETTV S.A. He is the husband of Juanita Santos Calderón, cousin of the president Juan Manuel Santos and sister of the former vice president and former candidate to Bogotá’s City Hall by the Fran


Diego Santos (until August 2015). | Son of Rafael Santos Calderón (he was director of El Tiempo). Nephew of Francisco Santos. He was editor at the News Agency AP for Latin America. He was Content and Digital Production Manager of El Tiempo until August 20

Other Important People

Juan Guillermo Amaya Salcedo

General Manager / Legal Representative
He worked as Vice President of Technology of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A., from 2012 until his appointment as General Manager of the El Tiempo Publishing House. He worked as a consultant for the World Bank and the German Technical Cooperation Office GTZ. He was deputy director of National Taxes in Planning and Development.


Dirección: Avenida. Calle 26

68 b – 70 / Bogotá D.C. Teléfono: (1) 2940100Sitio web:

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

USD $ 176.991.000 / COP $519.164 millions de pesos

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

USD $ 4.217.460 / COP $12.371 millions de pesos

Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Market Share

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Further Information

Meta Data

Financial information: exchange rate: 1 USD = 2.937,88 COP


E-informa. (n.a). Perfil Económico de Casa Editorial El Tiempo CEET S.A

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