Multimedios Televisión

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Type Terrestrial television network
Country Mexico
Availability Northeast & North-Central Mexico, Southwestern United States over-the-air,
nationally throughout Mexico and the United States via cable, satellite and IPTV
Slogan El Canal Que Todos Vemos
(The Channel We All Watch)
Owner Grupo Multimedios
Key people
Francisco González
Launch date
February 24, 1968
Former names
Canal 12, 12-AW
Official website

Multimedios Televisión is a network of Spanish language television stations found throughout Mexico. The system is part of Grupo Multimedios. The flagship station of Multimedios is XHAW-TV located in Monterrey, Nuevo León. Programming features locally produced news, sports, children's shows and general mass appeal programming. Multimedios produces more than 20 hours of programming daily.

The company also has network affiliates in many cities, some of which produce local content. The networks spans Northeast and North-Central Mexico, along with the Southwestern United States through over-the-air availability, but is also available nationally in both countries via cable, satellite and IPTV services.

Multimedios affiliates[edit]


All of these stations are owned and operated by Grupo Multimedios unless noted otherwise.

City of license Station/Channel No. (DT) Notes
Monterrey XHAW-TV 12 (25) Flagship station, subchannels include Milenio TV and Multimedios -2, along with XHJD-FM (branded as "D99") audio over the second audio program
Available in Saltillo on a repeater (analog channel 11, digital channel 51, virtual channel 12)
Ciudad Victoria XHVTU-TV 7 (50) Milenio TV on 50.2 and Teleritmo on 50.3
León XHLGG-TV 6 (31)
Matamoros XHVTV-TDT 51 (54.x) Milenio TV on 54.2 and Teleritmo on 54.3
Nuevo Laredo XHNAT-TDT 32 (45.x) Milenio TV on 45.2 and Teleritmo on 45.3
Tampico XHTAO-TV 6 (47) Milenio TV on 6.2 and Teleritmo on 6.3
Torreón XHOAH-TV 9 (25) Milenio TV on 9.2 and Teleritmo on 9.3

Two local stations also carry Multimedios programming: XHSDD-TV in Sabinas, Coahuila and XHPNW-TV in Piedras Negras, Coahuila.

The network is also available nationwide through providers such as SKY México/VeTV and Izzi/Cablevisión.

United States[edit]

All American Multimedios affiliates are owned and operated by other broadcasters, due to FCC regulations regarding foreign ownership of radio and TV stations. The network leased stations from Mako Communications until early 2007.

The American version of the network feed features American direct response advertising and public service announcements laid over the main Monterrey feed, along with some programming substitutions (mainly Monterrey-specific local shows and paid programming for second runs of the network's main shows), such as a repeat of Milenio's 10 p.m. newscast overnights. The main Monterrey feed is available to all viewers, including in the United States, streaming through the network's website and its iOS App Store and Google Play apps, though all other Mexican local feeds are restricted to their local market.

Market/City of license Station/Channel No. (DT) Licensee Additional notes
Houston KHLM-LD 43.1 Lotus Communications Corporation KHLM is effectively marketed as the American flagship of the network, including their channel positions being called out in some programs, and hosts road tours of Multimedios's variety programming and hosts, which take place at Houston area venues.
Phoenix KPHE-LD 44.1 (16) Lotus Communications Corporation Part-time affiliate; shared with Telemax.
San Diego K09YL-D 9.1 International Communications Network Inc. Part-time affiliate; shared with Tr3́s
Salt Lake City KTMW 20.4 Alpha & Omega Communications, LLC
El Paso/Juarez K26KJ-D 25.1 (26) BGM License LLC Formerly K40FW. Sister station to XHIJ-TDT.
Rio Grande City KTLM 40.4 NBCUniversal Milenio Televisión on 40.2; The only Telemundo-O&O affiliated with that network

Cable availability[edit]

Multimedios is available across the United States on many cable and IPTV systems, including Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Charter, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS and Grande Communications. It is carried in both standard definition and high definition versions.

Former Multimedios affiliates[edit]

Market/City of license Station/Channel No. (DT) Licensee Additional Notes
Dallas/Fort Worth (Mesquite) KATA-CD 50 (N/A) Mako Communications
Las Vegas KVPX-LD 28 (N/A) Mako Communications
Las Vegas (Laughlin) KMCC 34.1 (32) Beam Tilt, LLC
Bakersfield K18HD-D N/A (18) Valley Public Television VPT acquired station from Mintz Broadcasting in 2007;
has since flash-cut to digital and currently rebroadcasts KVPT
Amarillo K64GK 64 (N/A) Mintz Broadcasting
Corpus Christi K20JT-D 54 (20) Mintz Broadcasting
Lubbock K24GP 24 (N/A) Mako Communications
Midland K69IT 69 (N/A) Mintz Broadcasting
San Angelo K45HW 45 (N/A) Mintz Broadcasting
San Antonio K51JF 51 (N/A) Mintz Broadcasting
Tampa WTAM-LD 28 (N/A) Lotus Communications Corporation Branded as TV Visión
Rio Grande City KTLM 40.4 NBCUniversal Had Milenio Televisión on 40.2. Was the only Telemundo O&O affiliated with either network. Both were dropped after NBC bought KTLM.

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