|Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua-El Paso, Texas|
|City||Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua-El Paso, Texas|
|Channels||Digital: 28 (UHF)|
Virtual: K26KJ-D: 25 (PSIP)
Teleritmo (Overnights; 2017-present)
((XHMTCH-TDT) Multimedios Televisión, S.A. de C.V.
(K26KJ-D) Martín Lorenzo Smith - BGM License, LLC)
|Founded||(K26KJ-D) March 6, 1998|
|First air date||(K26KJ-D) March 6, 1998|
|Call letters' meaning||(XHMTCH-TDT) Multimedios Televisión CHihuahua|
|Former callsigns||K69IB (1998-2001)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:|
69 (UHF, 1998-2001)
40 (UHF, 2001-2011)
26 (UHF, 2011-2015)
Mas Música TV (2004-2006)
Milenio Televisión (2009-2011)
Milenio Televisión (2011-2012)
|Transmitter power||45 kW|
(K26KJ-D) 15 kW
|Height||(K26KJ-D) 541 m|
|Facility ID||(K26KJ-D) 59114|
XHMTCH-TDT and K26KJ-D are Multimedios Televisión television stations in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua and El Paso, Texas. The stations are owned by Grupo Multimedios, with the American station being owned through Martín Lorenzo Smith and BGM License.
The American station began broadcasting as K69IB on March 6, 1998. It broadcast commonly owned XHIJ-TV, becoming the last new station in the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez-Las Cruces area in analog (after the sign-on of Azteca 7 transmitter XHCJH-TV, but before the sign-on of Imagen Televisión transmitter XHCTCJ). Its licensee was owned by United States citizens who are members of the same Cabada family that owns XHIJ.
The station changed its callsign to K40FW and moved to channel 40 in 2001 in order to clear channels 60 through 69.
In 2011, the station became K26KJ on analog channel 26. The station held a permit to flash-cut to digital channel 26, but it did not convert to digital until after Ciudad Juárez's analog stations went off the air; analog channel 26 left the air at noon on July 15, 2015, and K26KJ digital launched in its place. However, the station uses virtual channel 25, as KINT-TV (RF channel 25) uses virtual channel 26. The station was licensed for digital operation on July 24, 2015, and changed its call sign to K26KJ-D.
On June 23, 2017, Cabada Holdings, LLC (formerly Broadcast Group, Ltd.) agreed to sell K26KJ-D's license to Martin Lorenzo Smith, Grupo Multimedios' international public relations and sales' director in the U.S. This made K26KJ-D the first television station owned and operated by an American employee of Grupo Multimedios. The deal was approved by the FCC on August 9, 2017, but consummation did not occur until March 7, 2018.
In July 2017, K26KJ-D began carrying a feed of XHABC-TDT, a local television station in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, on its third digital subchannel. This arrangement brought Canal 28, known as "ABC Televisión" in the Juárez area, to over-the-air viewers in Juárez for the first time, complementing XHABC's own transmitters in Chihuahua and Ciudad Cuauhtémoc. Canal 28 provides the feed to XHMTCH-TDT through its for-profit arm, Unidad Corporativa de Televisión, S.A. de C.V.
Multimedios Televisión bid for and won a television station in Ciudad Juárez as part of the IFT's IFT-6 television station auction in 2017. This station, XHMTCH-TDT RF 28 (virtual channel 6), came on the air in October 2018. It was quickly authorized to move to the Cerro del Indio transmitter site, sharing space with XHIJ-TDT and the Imagen Televisión transmitter for Juárez.
K26KJ-D and XHMTCH-TDT both are multiplexed.
|25.1||26.1||1080i||16:9||MMTV-HD||Multimedios Televisión/Teleritmo-HD||Main K26KJ Programming|
|25.2||26.2||480i||MILTV||Milenio Televisión||24-hour News channel|
|25.3||26.3||CNAL 28||XHABC-TDT||Local programming from Chihuahua|
|6.1||28.1||1080i||16:9||XHMTCH1||Multimedios Televisión||Main programming|
|6.3||28.3||XHMTCH3||Teleritmo||Grupera music videos|
|6.4||28.4||XHMTCH4||XHABC-TDT||Local programming from Chihuahua|
The 6.2 and 6.3 channels are encoded in MPEG-4/H.264 video. Channel 6.4 is in MPEG-2. On August 21, 2019, the IFT approved the substitution of shopping channel CV Shopping for Teleritmo on nine Multimedios stations, including XHMTCH.
- "CDBS Print". licensing.fcc.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
- RPC: #036088 Transmitter Relocation — XHMTCH-TDT
- Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Listado de Autorizaciones de Acceso a Multiprogramación. Last modified 9 May 2019. Retrieved 30 October 2018.