TV UNAM

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TV UNAM
Mexico City, Mexico
Branding tv•unam
Slogan Mira. Abre los ojos. (Look. Open your eyes.)
Affiliations Edusat, SPR
Owner National Autonomous University of Mexico
Founded October 24, 2005
Website http://tv.unam.mx/

TV UNAM (also known as Teveunam, tvunam and tv•unam for its stylizations) is an educational television network owned and operated by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City.

Programming on TV UNAM generally consists of educational telecourse programs for UNAM students, plus public affairs, documentary and cultural programming. Some TV UNAM programming can also be seen on the nationwide Edusat service.

History[edit]

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) began broadcasts on analog channel 60 on December 5, 2000 in Mexico City in order to pave the way for their own television network. It broadcast for five years and later they renew this broadcast permission to operate only as a TDT network on channel 20, on November 30, 2005.

As part of the project, UNAM's DGTU (Dirección General de Televisión Universitaria or TV UNAM) began the broadcast of TV UNAM on October 24, 2005 on cable and satellite TV systems, such as: Cablevisión in the Valley of México and satellite TV provider SKY, and later Dish México. (As of 2014, TV UNAM is now required carriage for all cable systems in Mexico alongside several other public and cultural stations.) With the help of the government-owned OPMA public television network (now Sistema Público de Radiodifusión del Estado Mexicano (SPR)), it expanded its coverage as an over-the-air digital subchannel. TV UNAM is generally on the air daily from 8AM to as early as 12 Midnight (longer on some nights, especially if there's a movie or concert scheduled).

Although the UNAM currently operates their own station, XHUNAM-TDT on channel 20 in Mexico City, it has largely been used for experimental transmissions and does not broadcast the programming of TV UNAM. SPR's Mexico City station XHOPMA-TDT carries it on channel 20.1.

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