|Branding||Televisa Nuevo Laredo|
|Channels||Analog: 57 (UHF)
Digital: 38 (UHF)
Virtual: 57 (PSIP)
Canal de las Estrellas (reruns)
Galavisión (late nights)
(Radiotelevisora de Mexico Norte)
|Founded||September 3, 1995|
|Call letters' meaning||XH LARedo|
|Former callsigns||XHFTX (1995 - 2002)|
|Former affiliations||Fox (1995 - 2002)|
|Transmitter power||Analog: 1,838 kW
Digital: 200 kW digital
XHLAR-TV is the television call sign for the Televisa Regional television station in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The channel can also be seen in the Laredo, Texas market. In addition to local news and programming, XHLAR also airs a selection of programming from Televisa's Canal de las Estrellas, FOROtv, Canal 5, and Galavisión networks. Beginning February 2013, XHLAR started broadcasting in digital on channel 38.1 (57.1) and it started broadcasting in 1080i HD on March, 2014.
The station originally signed on for the first time on September 3, 1995 as XHFTX-TV, broadcasting programming from the Fox network for Laredo; prior to XHFTX's sign-on, Laredo viewers received their Fox programs on cable either from the national Foxnet service, or from San Antonio's Fox affiliates, first KRRT, and later KABB.
In 2002, XHFTX disaffiliated from Fox and became XHLAR-TV; Fox programming was reportedly replaced on cable with KABB. It would be about five years before Laredo would get another local Fox affiliate, KXOF-CA.
An interesting coincidence is between XHLAR and the Univision affiliate KLDO-TV; they both carry some of the same TV programming provided by Televisa (in XHLAR's case, it's because it's a Televisa affiliate; in KLDO's case, Univision carries some Televisa programming in its lineup and this is thus reflected in KLDO's lineup).
XHLAR broadcasts in 1080i HD on channel 57.1.
XHLAR's programming in the morning is composed of local news, Televisa Tamaulipas, news and local talk shows. In the afternoon through 5:00 PM CST XHLAR airs yesterdays primetime telenovelas from Canal de las Estrellas followed by local news. Then XHLAR switches to Canal 5 and airs series shows. On the weekends the channel broadcasts movies all day from Canal 5. The only programming this station broadcasts from Gala-TV is live sports.
Flashcut to digital
Nuevo Laredo is one of 6 cities throughout Mexico that must stop broadcasting in analog signal and broadcast only in digital on May, 2014.
- Digital Television in Mexico (Spanish)
- XHLAR website (Spanish)