XEQ was founded in 1968, as XHTIM-TV Channel 8 operated by Televisión Independiente de Mexico (TIM). TIM was headquartered at Estudios San Angel Inn from the time it signed on. TIM later 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, XHTIM-TV Channel 8 has moved to XEQ-TV Channel 9 for give technical space to a new television station, XHIMT-TV.