FOROtv

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FOROtv
TypeCable/broadcast network
Country
Mexico
AvailabilityMexico
Latin America
Spain
United States
OwnerTelevisa
Launch date
February 15, 2010 (2010-02-15)
Picture format
1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Official website
noticieros.televisa.com/foro-tv/

FOROtv (English: "Forum TV") is a cable news television channel owned by Televisa. It is seen on most Mexican cable systems and full-time on two stations in Mexico, including XHTV-TDT in Mexico City, with selected programs airing on Televisa Regional and Televisa local stations. FOROtv is available on most Mexican cable and fiber-optic systems and the SKY Mexico satellite service, as well as on Dish Network, DirecTV, AT&T TV and several national cable systems in the United States.

History[edit]

FOROtv launched on cable and satellite on February 15, 2010 and marked Televisa's return to the cable news business after operating the Noticias ECO service between 1988 and 2001. On August 30 of that year, it made its broadcast television debut when XHTV ditched its programming lineup aimed at Mexico City to carry FOROtv's programs.

Current programs[edit]

Some of the programs on FOROtv currently include the following:

  • Las Noticias con Erik Camacho (The News with Erik Camacho, 5 am morning newscast)
  • Expresso de la mañana (Morning Express, hosted by Esteban Arce)
  • Paralelo 23 (23rd Parallel, hosted by Ana Lucía Ordoñana)
  • Noticias MX (News MX, anchored by Enrique Campos)
  • A las Tres (At 3:00, anchored by Ana Paula Ordorica)
  • Fractal (Factual, anchored by Ana Francisca Vega)
  • Agenda Pública (Public Agenda with Mario Campos)
  • En la mira (In an Hour with Eduardo Salazar)
  • Hora 21 (The 21st Hour, anchored by Julio Patan)
  • Es La Hora De Opinar (It's Time to Discuss with Leo Zuckermann)
  • Oppenheimer Presenta (Oppenheimer Presents with Andres Oppenheimer)

Sports[edit]

FOROtv also carries some sports programs; its coverage has included Formula 1, MLB, NHL, NBA, Sunday afternoon NFL games, and NASCAR.

Stations[edit]

Full-time[edit]

FOROtv's programming is carried full-time on Mexico City's XHTV-TDT.

In January 2018, Televisa was approved to put FOROtv as a digital subchannel of six of its regional stations, primarily in northern Mexico.[1] Another 18 stations (Guadalajara, Monterrey, San Luis Potosí, Morelia and Puebla, followed by Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Cuernavaca, León, Torreón, Toluca and Durango, then Acapulco, Coatzacoalcos, Culiacán, Mérida, Oaxaca, Querétaro, Saltillo and Xalapa) were added in early 2018.

Part-time[edit]

FOROtv's lack of full-time stations, however, was traditionally supplemented by its use by Televisa's local partners and most Televisa Regional stations. Most of these stations only took selected newscasts in key dayparts. With Televisa shedding many of its local affiliate partners, these relationships have come to an end.

Repeaters[edit]

The following stations, all but two Las Estrellas repeaters, carry FOROtv. FOROtv has a dedicated main station in Mexico City, and in Ciudad Juárez, it is carried on the second subchannel of the Televisa local station, as that city's Las Estrellas repeater carries a second feed of its main programming aimed at El Paso, Texas.

RF VC Callsign Location ERP Concessionaire
34 2.2 XHBM-TDT Mexicali 180 kW Televimex
22 19.2 XHUAA-TDT Tijuana 200 kW Televimex
21 8.2 XHJCI-TDT Cd. Juárez 50 kW Televisora de Occidente
26 2.2 XHFI-TDT Chihuahua 47 kW Televimex
15 4.1 XHTV-TDT Mexico City 270 kW Televimex
20 2.2 XHO-TDT Torreón 150 kW Televimex
21 2.2 XHDI-TDT Durango
Santiago Papasquiaro, Dgo. (RF 17)
94 kW Televimex
27 2.2 XHLGT-TDT León
Guanajuato
180 kW
20 kW[2]
Televimex
22 2.2 XHAP-TDT Acapulco 55 kW Televimex
24 2.2 XHGA-TDT Guadalajara 150 kW Televimex
36 2.2 XHTM-TDT Altzomoni
Tejupilco de Hidalgo
Taxco, Gro.
Pachuca, Hgo. (RF 39)
Cuernavaca, Mor.
San Martín Texmelucan, Pue.
Tlaxcala, Tlax.
236 kW
20 kW[3]
21 kW[4]
8 kW[5]
45 kW[6]
20 kW[7]
30 kW[8]
Televimex
19 2.2 XHTOL-TDT Toluca/Jocotitlán 45 kW Televimex
30 2.2 XHURT-TDT Cerro Burro, Mich. 338 kW Televimex
23 2.2 XHX-TDT Monterrey
Saltillo, Coah.
Sabinas Hidalgo
200 kW
45 kW[9]
4.8 kW
Televimex
29 2.2 XHBN-TDT Oaxaca 97 kW Televimex
32 2.2 XHZ-TDT Querétaro (Cerro El Zamorano)
Cerro El Cimatario
Guanajuato, Gto.
Irapuato-Celaya, Gto.
San Miguel de Allende, Gto.
180 kW
10 kW
20 kW
50 kW
65 kW
Televimex
31 2.2 XHSLA-TDT San Luis Potosí 210 kW Televimex
23 2.2 XHBT-TDT Culiacán 155 kW Televimex
23 2.2 XHHES-TDT Hermosillo 100 kW Televimex
17 2.2 XHGO-TDT Tampico 180 kW Televimex
24 2.2 XHCV-TDT Coatzacoalcos 60 kW Televimex
17 2.2 XHAH-TDT Las Lajas
Nogales
Orizaba
430 kW
25 kW[10]
60 kW[11]
Televimex
30 2.2 XHTP-TDT Mérida 125 kW Televisora Peninsular
16 2.2 XHBD-TDT Zacatecas
Aguascalientes, Ags.
130 kW
10 kW[12]
Televimex

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lucas, Nicolás (23 January 2018). "TV digital desata el boom de los canales de noticias en México". El Economista. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  2. ^ RPC: Shadow XHLGT-TDT Guanajuato
  3. ^ RPC: Shadow XHTM Tejupilco
  4. ^ RPC: Shadow XHTM Taxco
  5. ^ RPC: Shadow XHTM Pachuca
  6. ^ RPC: Shadow XHTM Cuernavaca
  7. ^ RPC: Shadow XHTM San Martín Texmelucan
  8. ^ RPC: Shadow XHTM Tlaxcala
  9. ^ RPC: Shadow XHX
  10. ^ RPC: Shadow XHAH Nogales
  11. ^ RPC: Shadow XHAH Orizaba[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ RPC: Shadow XHBD Aguascalientes

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