|Mexicali, Baja California
San Luis, Sonora
|City of license||Mexicali, B.C|
|Channels||Digital: 47 (UHF)
Virtual: 3 (VHF)
El Canal de las Estrellas
|Owner||Grupo Televisa, S.A. de C.V.
(Televisora de Mexicali, S.A. de C.V.)
|Founded||October 2, 1957|
|Call letters' meaning||XH Baja California|
|Sister station(s)||XHBM-TDT, XHMEX-TDT, XHMEE-TDT|
|Former channel number(s)||3 (analog, 1957-2015)|
|Transmitter power||200 kW|
XEM-TV channel 3 signed on from Mexicali on October 2, 1957. It was owned by a joint venture between Telesistema Mexicano, predecessor to Televisa, XED-AM owner Carlos Blando Obregón, and other partners. While its first full day of programs was October 2, it put out a test transmission on September 15 consisting of the Mexican flag and Independence Day celebrations co-produced with XED, and it signed on October 1 carrying the five-hour-long government report of Governor Braulio Maldonado from the Bujazán movie theater, using a remote control unit borrowed from sister XETV channel 6 in Tijuana. XEM was the first television station in Mexicali and the second in the region, after KIVA channel 11 from Yuma.
The callsign was changed to XHBC-TV several years after the station's sign on.
On March 26, 2015, all Mexicali television stations shut off their analog signals. XHBC-TDT remained on digital channel 47, mapped to channel 3 via PSIP.
XHBC is Televisa's local independent for the Mexicali area. It carries local newscasts and locally produced programming.
Some of XHBC's resources and news reports are shared with sister stations XEWT and XHS; this is especially evident during the evening Notivisa newscasts.
Like all Televisa local stations, its local programs are seen on the "Local News" and "Local View" channels of SKY México.
- Notivisa Al Amanecer
- Notivisa 2 pm
- Notivisa 6 pm
- Notivisa 10 pm
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