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Type Terrestrial television network
Country Mexico
Owner Grupo Empresarial Ángeles
Launch date
August 26, 1972
Official website

Cadenatres is a broadcast television network in Mexico which is owned by Grupo Empresarial Ángeles (GEA), a company headed by Olegario Vázquez Raña and directed by Olegario Vázquez Aldir. Originally started by its flagship XHTRES in Mexico City as an independent broadcast television station serving the Federal District and the Valley of Mexico, it later expanded coverage throughout the entire state through various cable television systems, then transformed into a national broadcast network in Mexico.


On May 28, 2007, GEA relaunched XHRAE-TV under the name cadenatres (lit. Network Three), creating new programs and newscasts while retaining most of its cartoons aimed at children. The network’s coverage expanded from Mexico City to the entire Mexican republic through various cable television systems, and later, became the flagship station of the third national broadcast network after the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the part of the Federal Telecommunications Act better known as the Televisa Law that had prevented the birth of a third broadcast network in Mexico and strengthened the duopoly that TV Azteca and Televisa had enjoyed.

By September 30, 2009, its flaghship station had changed its call sign to XHTRES-TV from XHRAE, reflecting its network identity.[1]


  • 2005-2007: Canal para todos. (Channel for all)
  • 2007-2008: Cadena Tres, La Televisión Abierta. (Cadena Tres, Open Television)
  • 2008-2009: Encadenate a Cadena Tres. (Connect to Cadena Tres)
  • 2009-2010: Somos Cadena Tres y estamos en el 28 (We are Cadena Tres and we are on 28)
  • 2010–present: La Televisión más abierta que nunca (Television more open than ever)

cadenatres affiliates[edit]

The following is a list of all full-time cadenatres affiliates:[2][3]

CH Callsign City of License A Power DT DT Power Owner / Operator
28 XHTRES Mexico City 5,000 kW 27.1  • Grupo Empresarial Ángeles
44 XHIJ Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua 1,279 kW 45.1 150 kW Intermedia
7 XHILA Mexicali, Baja California 3,334 kW 46.1  • Intermedia de Mexicali
7 XHNSS Nogales, Sonora 35 kW 31.1  • Individual


  1. ^ "Intraestructura de Estaciones de Televisión". Comisión Federal de Telecomunicaciones. 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  2. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de TV. Last modified 2015-08-14. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Mexico Radio Television

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