Telemax (television network)

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Telemax
Type Terrestrial television network
Country Mexico Mexico
Availability National
Owner Televisora de Hermosillo
(Government of the State of Sonora)
Launch date
1959
Official website
http://www.telemax.com.mx

Telemax is a Mexican broadcast television network based in Hermosillo, Sonora. Its flagship station is XEWH-TV channel 6 in Hermosillo, and is available nationally through satellite and cable coverage. It is also available through a network of over-the-air repeaters, which extend its flagship station's coverage throughout Sonora. Telemax is owned by the State of Sonora and its stated mission is "to promote Sonoran culture and values, the works and programs of the government, and timely and truthful broadcast of information to various social segments of the population."[1] (translated into English)

History[edit]

XEWH history[edit]

The history of television station XEWH precedes that of Telemax by over 30 years. Founded November 27, 1957 by the Azcarraga family, XEWH went on the air May 30, 1959 as part of Telesistema Mexicano, hence the callsign XEWH, from "XEW", the Telesistema Mexicano flagship station in Mexico City, and "H", for Hermosillo. As typical of Telesistema Mexicano stations, XEWH operated independently, but that changed in 1969. The station became a retransmitter of canned programs,[1] likely from XEW-TV, and remained so until 1978. In 1984, the Azcarraga family sold the station to the Sonoran government. State government decree 369 on August 22, 1985 established XEWH as the official voice of the Sonoran government. Also in 1985, the government began building a network of low-power television stations throughout Sonora to rebroadcast XEWH.

Telemax history[edit]

The year 1990 saw the launch of Telemax, a new identity for the state-run television station. The initial construction of the statewide network was coming to a close, but as Telemax, the number of stations in the network increased rapidly. Seven stations were added in 1996, and 26 more were added in 1997, bringing the number of stations to 58.

Programming[edit]

Telemax offers a diverse mix of programming, including news, sports, music, general entertainment, religious, and youth-oriented shows.

Stations[edit]

The following television stations, all owned by the Government of the State of Sonora, broadcast Telemax programming.[2]

City Chan Callsign City Chan Callsign City Chan Callsign
Adivino 7 XHADO-TV Divisadero 3 XHDVS-TV Rayon 11 XHRON-TV
Agua Prieta 12 XHAPS-TV Fronteras 6 XHFAS-TV Rosario 7 XHRSO-TV
Alamos 13 XHALM-TV Granados 4 XHGDS-TV Sahuaripa 4 XHSPA-TV
Arivechi 11 XHACH-TV Guaymas 11 XHSGU-TV San Felipe de Jesus 6 XHSFS-TV
Arizpe 12 XHAZP-TV Hermosillo 6 XEWH-TV San Javier 6 XHSJR-TV
Atil 4 XHALS-TV Huachineras 7 XHHCH-TV San Luis Rio Colorado 50 XHRCS-TV
Bacadehuachi 11 XHBNI-TV Huasabas 9 XHHAS-TV San Pedro del la Cueva 9 XHSPE-TV
Bacanora 13 XHBCA-TV Imuris 13 XHIMS-TV Santa Ana 12 XHSAS-TV
Bacerac 7 XHBAC-TV Magdalena de Kino 4 XHMDS-TV Santa Cruz 13 XHSCZ-TV
Bacoachi 7 XHBCI-TV Mazatan 7 XHMZN-TV Saric 7 XHSIC-TV
Banamichi 12 XHBAS-TV Moctezuma 3 XHMOS-TV El Sasabe 12 XHSSE-TV
Baviacora 5 XHBVA-TV Naco 7 XHNAC-TV Sinoquipe 12 XHSQP-TV
Bavispe 11 XHBVE-TV Nacori Chico 6 XHNCO-TV Soyopa 7 XHSYO-TV
Benjamin Hill 7 XHBNL-TV Nacori Grande 5 XHNGE-TV Suaqui Grande 11 XHSGE-TV
Caborca 12 XHCAS-TV Nacozari 6 XHNCZ-TV Tepache 7 XHTCE-TV
Cananea 5 XHCCS-TV Onavas 11 XHONV-TV Ures 7 XHUES-TV
Carbo 12 XHCRO-TV Oquitoa 10 XHOQT-TV Villa Hidalgo 10 XHVHO-TV
Ciudad Obregon 13 XHCOJ-TV Puerto Peñasco 6 XHPES-TV Villa Pesqueira 9 XHVPA-TV
Cucurpe 13 XHRPS-TV Querobabi 13 XHQBI-TV Yecora 10 XHYES-TV
Cumpas 13 XHCPS-TV

Some Telemax programs are also seen on KPHE-LD in Phoenix, Arizona.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Conócenos". Telemax website. Retrieved 2007-08-14. 
  2. ^ "Official Mexican television station list" (PDF). DGSRT website. 2006-02-28. Retrieved 2007-08-14. 

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