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|Tijuana, Baja California/San Diego, California|
|Branding||Telemundo 33 (general)
Noticiero 33 (newscasts)
|Slogan||Te Da Más|
|Channels||Digital: 34 (UHF)
Virtual: 33 (PSIP)
|Owner||Entravision Communications Corporation
(license and transmitter owned by a Mexican company)
(Tele Nacional S. de RL de CV)
|First air date||1981[when?]|
|Sister station(s)||KBNT-CD, XHDTV-TV|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
33 (UHF, 1981-2013)
|Former affiliations||Canal de las Estrellas (1981-1990)|
|Transmitter power||245 kW (digital)|
XHAS-TV is the Telemundo-affiliated television station for the San Diego–Tijuana international metropolitan area. Licensed to Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 34 (virtual channel 33.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter on Tijuana's Mount San Antonio. Operated by Entravision Communications Corporation under a time brokerage agreement (with the station's license and transmitter owned by a Mexican company), it is sister to MyNetworkTV affiliate XHDTV-TV, Univision affiliate KBNT-CD and Telefutura affiliate KDTF-LD. All four stations share studios on Ruffin Road in the Kearny Mesa section of San Diego, California, United States.
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 2014. XHAS-TV discontinued its analog signal on May 28, 2013, as all television stations in the Tijuana metropolitan area are required to go all-digital on that date.
The station broadcasts local newscasts on weeknights at 6 and 11 p.m. While it competes with its Univision sister station KBNT-CD for news at the same time, they share the studio in Entravision's building, XHAS focuses their news more on the issues affecting Tijuana (competing against locally-programmed XEWT-TV), while KBNT-CD focuses more on San Diego.
- Martin Borchard - news anchor; weeknights at 6 and 11 p.m.
- Humberto Gurmilan - sports anchor; weeknights at 6 and 11 p.m.
- Claudia Orozco - general assignment reporter
- Adriana Rodriguez - general assignment reporter
- Official website
- Telemundo Homepage
- Query the FCC's TV station database for XHAS-TV (pertains to transmitter site, which is on the California side of the market)