Minuto Uno became one of the most visited news portals in the country as the digital face of Grupo Indalo’s media, which includes radio stations, newspapers and TV channel C5N. Minuto Uno was born in 2006 as a project thought by journalist Samuel “Chiche” Gelblung, who left the project three years after its creation, and financed by businessman Carlos Miguens. In 2011 Minuto Uno was purchased by Grupo Indalo.
It is a free current affairs news portal with a focus on tabloid and breaking news.
Grupo Indalo’s crisis (caused by the arrest of its main shareholders) impacted on the portal’s workers, who received their salaries in installments and saw how the site’s editorial team was significantly reduced as authorities changed.
The site’s number of visitors also fell last year. Yet, it still ranks among the ten most visited news websites in Argentina, with 0.15% of digital audience according to SimilarWeb (October 2018).
Media Companies / Groups
Minuto Uno belongs to Desarrollos Electrónicos Informáticos, owned by Grupo Indalo.
Affiliated Interests Founder
Gelblung is a renowned journalist that hosted several TV and radio shows. He has a lurid profile and advocates for strong-armed politics. With regard to print media, he was Editor-In-Chief of magazine Gente during the last military dictatorship. Over that period of time, he criticized the human right violation claims against the Armed Forces.
Miguens is one of the wealthiest people in Argentina, according to magazine Forbes. He is the heir of the Bemberg family, former owners of beer company Quilmes, where he worked as CEO. After the sale of Minuto Uno, Miguens invested mainly in the energy sector. In 2011 Minuto Uno was purchased by Grupo Indalo.
Affiliated Interests Ceo
He was Grupo Indalo’s Media Manager until his arrest in late 2017 accuused of avoiding a payment of AR $ 8 billion to the Argentinian state for tax evasion though his gas stations called Oil Combustibles. He was replaced by accountant Héctor González in late 2018.
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
News portal’s Editor-In-Chief. Young economist and journalist. He hosts shows in Radio 10 and C5N.
Avenida Córdoba 657, city of Buenos Aires
Revenue (in Mill. $)
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
Advertising (in % of total funding)
USD39,368 / $1,105,850 (2018 official advertising – Argentinian Government) USD1,534,097 / $25,420,000 (2017 private advertising)
Market share audience was obtained from SimilarWeb in October 2018.
Official advertising was provided by the Argentinian Government in 2018.
Private advertising was estimated based on an annual report published by agency AdCuality (2017).