XEQ-TV

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XEQ-TV
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Branding Gala TV
Channels Analog: 9 (VHF)
Digital: 44 (UHF)
Virtual: 9 (PSIP)
Affiliations Gala TV
Owner Televisa
Founded January 25, 1969; 45 years ago (1969-01-25)
Call letters' meaning comes from the radio station, XEQ-AM
Former callsigns XHTM (1968-1985)
Comes from the old owner, Televisión Independiente de México ("Independent Mexico Television")
Former channel number(s) 8 (1968-1985)
Transmitter power 325 kw (analog)
270 kW (digital)
Website http://www.televisa.com/galavision/

XEQ (Channel 9 analog, Channel 44 digital HDTV) is a Televisa TV station, based in Mexico, Distrito Federal. XEQ is the flagship television station of the Gala TV network.

History[edit]

XEQ was founded in 1968, as XHTM-TV Channel 8 operated by Televisión Independiente de México (TIM). TIM was headquartered at Estudios San Angel Inn from the time it signed on.[1] In January 1973, TIM merged with Telesistema Mexicano becoming Televisión Vía Satélite better known as Televisa. TIM's Mexico City headquarters and production center became Televisa San Angel, which along with Televisa's original Chapultepec facility, is one of the network's two primary Mexico City studios.

In 1985, Imevisión desired to add a VHF station in Mexico City, which became XHIMT-TV channel 7. In order to accomplish this, a complex channel swap was conducted involving XHTM and Televisa's relay stations at Altzomoni in the State of Mexico. XEX-TV, then on channel 7, was moved to 8, and XEQ-TV, then on 9, was moved to channel 10. As part of the move, Televisa moved the XEQ-TV callsign to Mexico City, so the two repeaters on Puebla became XEX-TV and XHTM-TV.

For much of the 1980s, Televisa devoted channel 9 to noncommercial cultural and educational programming. This ended in 1992 with XEQ-TV becoming a commercially operated concession.

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