|Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
El Paso, Texas
Las Cruces, New Mexico
|City of license||Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua|
|Branding||El Canal de las Estrellas ("The channel of the stars")|
|Slogan||El Canal de las Estrellas es tu canal. ("The channel of the stars is your channel")|
|Channels||Analog: 32 (UHF)
Digital: 29 (UHF)
Virtual: 32 (PSIP)
|Subchannels||32.1 Canal de las Estrellas-HD
32.2 Canal de las Estrellas-SD
|Affiliations||Canal de las Estrellas|
(Televimex, S.A. de C.V.)
|First air date||September 27, 1994|
|Call letters' meaning||XH Juarez ChIhuahua|
|Sister station(s)||XEPM-TV, XEJ-TV, XHJUB-TV|
|Former affiliations||Canal 5 (1994-2005)|
|Transmitter power||1021 kW (analog)
200 kW (digital)
|Height||149 m (489 ft) (digital)|
|Facility ID||98204 (analog)
In 1992, it was published in the "Diario Oficial de la Federación" ("Official Federation Daily"), that on December 16 of that year, "Televimex, S.A. de C.V." was allowed continuation of the licensing process to broadcast on UHF channel 32; on September 21, 1994, a 15 year grant of transmission was given. Thus, Televisa Juarez obtained its third television station (after XEPM and XHJUB) on the Juárez-El Paso border, repeating the signal of Mexico City's XHGC-TV Canal 5.
During this period, Televisa Juárez begins administration the three stations XEPM (1972), XHJUB (1991) and XHJCI (1994). The last one repeating the signal of Canal 5 from Central Mexico.
2005-present: The new home of El Canal de las Estrellas and its debut on DTV
In 2005, Televisa Juarez announced that XEPM-TV, it would make a three-way exchange of broadcast channels: the station of local content of Televisa (rebranded as "TuCanal"), moving to channel 2, the repeater station of Central Mexico's channel 5 moving to channel 56; since then, XHJCI-TV transmitting on channel 32 became an affiliate of El Canal De Las Estrellas.
Since 2007, XHJCI-TV began broadcasting its digital television (DTV) signal (or "Digital Terrestrial Television, DTT), the signal from XEPM-TDT, in 1080i 16:9 HD format.
Weekday primetime programming consists of telenovelas. Morning and afternoon programming consists of news, talk shows, and variety shows. Nighttime programming is filled with a news program, paid programs and Univision programs. Programs produced by Canal de las Estrellas are "En Familia Con Chabelo", "Hoy", "Al Sabor del Chef", "Tercer Grado". The network also airs a Mexican version of a cross between USA's People's Choice Awards, the Emmy Awards called "Premios TV y Novelas", sponsored by the Televisa-owned magazine of the same name.
The station's digital channel is multiplexed:
|32.1||1080i||16:9||XHJCI||Canal de las Estrellas-HD||Main XHJCI Full HD (1920x1080i) Programming|
|32.2||480i||4:3||XEPM||Canal de las Estrellas-SD||SD Simulcast of channel 32.1|
Due to the Mexican analog-to-digital conversion mandate, XHJCI-TV must shut-down its analog signal by November 26, 2013.