XHAS-TDT

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XHAS-TDT
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Tijuana, Baja California/San Diego, California
Mexico/United States
Branding Telemundo 33 (general)
Noticiero 33 (newscasts)
Slogan Te Da Más
Channels Digital: 34 (UHF)
Virtual: 33 (PSIP)
Subchannels 33.1 Telemundo
33.2 LATV
Affiliations Telemundo
Owner Entravision Communications Corporation
(license and transmitter owned by a Mexican company)
(Tele Nacional S. de RL de CV)
First air date 1981 (1981)[when?]
Sister station(s) KBNT-CD, XHDTV-TDT
Former channel number(s) Analog:
33 (UHF, 1981–2013)
Former affiliations Canal de las Estrellas (1981–1990)
Transmitter power 245 kW
Height 236 m
Facility ID 178637
Transmitter coordinates 32°30′17.0″N 117°02′25.0″W / 32.504722°N 117.040278°W / 32.504722; -117.040278
Licensing authority IFT
Website www.telemundo33.com

XHAS-TDT, virtual channel 33 (UHF digital channel 34), is a Telemundo-affiliated television station serving the San Diego–Tijuana international metropolitan area that is licensed to Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. The station is operated by the Entravision Communications Corporation under a time brokerage agreement (with the station's license and transmitter owned by a Mexican company), and is a sister station to MyNetworkTV affiliate XHDTV-TDT (channel 49), Univision affiliate KBNT-CD (channel 17) and Telefutura affiliate KDTF-LD (channel 51). All four stations share studio facilities located on Ruffin Road in the Kearny Mesa section of San Diego, California, United States; XHAS maintains transmitter facilities on Mount San Antonio in Tijuana.

History[edit]

The station first signed on the air in 1981; it originally operated as an affiliate of the Mexico-based network Canal de las Estrellas. In 1990, XHAS switched its affiliation to the U.S.-based Spanish language network Telemundo.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
33.1 1080i 16:9 TELEMU Main XHAS-TV programming / Telemundo
33.2 480i 4:3 LATV LATV

Analog-to-digital transition[edit]

While the United States completed its transition to full-power digital television on June 12, 2009, Mexico is making the transition to digital-only television broadcasts over several years in order from the largest population centers to the smallest; the country's digital television transition expected to be completed by December 31, 2015. XHAS-TV discontinued its analog signal on May 28, 2013, as all television stations in the Tijuana metropolitan area were required to convert to digital-exclusive broadcasts on that date.[2]

Newscasts[edit]

XHAS-TV presently broadcasts five hours of local newscasts each week (with one hour on weekdays); the station does not produce newscasts on Saturdays and Sundays. The station broadcasts half-hour local newscasts each weeknight at 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. While it competes with the local newscasts on Univision-affiliated sister station KBNT-CD seen in the same timeslotes, as the two stations share studio facilities in Entravision's building, XHAS focuses its newscasts more on issues affecting Tijuana (competing against locally-programmed XEWT-TDT (channel 12)), while KBNT-CD focuses more on San Diego.

News team[edit]

Current on-air staff[edit]

Anchors[3]
  • Martin Borchard - news anchor; weeknights at 6:00 and 11:00 p.m.
  • Humberto Gurmilan - sports anchor; weeknights at 6:00 and 11:00 p.m.
Reporters[3]
  • Yolanda Cabellero - general assignment reporter
  • Claudia Orozco - general assignment reporter
  • Adriana Rodriguez - general assignment reporter

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