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XHIJ TV Canal 44 2012 Logo.png
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua /
El Paso, Texas / Las Cruces,
New Mexico
City of license Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
Branding Canal 44
Slogan El Canal de las Noticias
(Spanish: The News Channel)
Channels Analog: 44 (UHF)
Digital: 45 (UHF)
Virtual: 44 (PSIP)
Subchannels 44.1 Cadenatres
44.2 44 Alternativo
44.3 UACJ TV
44.4 Milenio Televisión
Translators K40FW 40 (El Paso, Texas, 1998-2003
Now a Multimedios Televisión-affiliate)
Affiliations cadenatres
Owner Grupo Intermedia
(Arnoldo Cabada De La O)
Founded October 16, 1980
First air date October 16, 1980
Call letters' meaning XH Intermedia Juárez (Intermedia's Flagship station)
Sister station(s) XHILA-TV (Mexicali, Baja California)
Former affiliations Telemundo (1990s)
Azteca 7 (1993-1997)
CNI (1995-2000)
Spanish Independent (2000-2005)
Transmitter power 1,279 kW Analog
150 kW Digital
Height 166 m (545 ft) (digital)
Facility ID 98776
Transmitter coordinates 31°42′16.00″N 106°29′55.00″W / 31.7044444°N 106.4986111°W / 31.7044444; -106.4986111
Website http://www.canal44.com/

XHIJ-TV, Canal 44, is a Spanish-language affiliate of cadenatres serving the Ciudad Juárez-El Paso-Las Cruces metropolitan area. The station is licensed to Ciudád Juarez and was once a Telemundo station during the 1990s.,[1] also of Azteca 7 between 1993 and 1997, and CNI between 1995 and 2000. and was an independent station between 2000 and 2005. Today, Telemundo is now seen on KTDO channel 48 in Las Cruces and Azteca 7 programming since 1997 on the TV Azteca-owned XHCJH-TV channel 20.

XHIJ-TV and KTSM-TV in El Paso share resources especially with violence in Juarez.

Digital television[edit]

By Mexican law, XHIJ was required to turn off its analog signal and transition to digital television by December 31, 2012.[2] However, on November 1, 2011, XHIJ-TDT began broadcasting in digital on UHF channel 45. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display XHIJ-TDT's virtual channel as 44.1.

Digital sub-channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed.

VC RF Video Ratio PSIP Name Network Programming
44.1 45.1 1080i 16:9 XHIJ TV Cadenatres Main XHIJ HD Programming
44.2 45.2 480i 4:3 44 Alternativo Alternative Programming
44.3 45.3 UACJ TV Educational programming by UACJ
44.4 45.4 Milenio Television 24-hours Spanish Language News


  • La Semana En Resumen: 5AM-6AM (Monday) / Contacto Nocturno: 5AM-6AM (Tuesday-Friday)
  • Contacto Matutino: 6AM-9AM (Monday-Friday)
  • Contacto Mitad Del Dia: 2PM-3PM (Monday-Friday)
  • Contacto Tarde: 4:55PM-6PM (Monday-Friday)
  • CadenaTres Noticias: 9:00-9:25PM (Monday-Friday)
  • Contacto Nocturno: 9:25PM-11PM (Monday-Friday)
  • Contacto En Movimiento: 7AM-9AM (Saturday)
  • La Semana En Resumen: 10PM-11PM (Sunday)

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

Due to the conversion from analog to digital television in México (which is a phased process), XHIJ must shut off its analog signal by November 26, 2013.[3]


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