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Mexicali, Baja California
San Luis, Sonora
City of license Mexicali, B.C
Slogan Tu Canal
(Your Channel)
Channels Digital: 47 (UHF)
Virtual: 3 (VHF)
Affiliations Televisa Regional
El Canal de las Estrellas
Canal 5
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[1]
Transmitter coordinates 32°36′41″N 115°29′39″W / 32.61139°N 115.49417°W / 32.61139; -115.49417
Website Televisa Mexicali

XHBC-TDT is the Televisa Regional television station in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. The station can also be seen in the Yuma, Arizona / El Centro, California area.

In addition to local news and programming, XHBC also airs a selection of programming from all four Televisa networks (Canal de las Estrellas, FOROtv, Canal 5 and Gala TV).


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.

In 2014, Televisa Mexicali was consolidated with the rest of the Televisa stations in Baja California, bringing it under closer management to XEWT-TDT in Tijuana and XHS-TV in Ensenada.

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

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de TV. Last modified 2015-04-28. Retrieved 2015-01-07.