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Monterrey, Nuevo León
City Monterrey, Nuevo León
Branding Televisa Monterrey (general)
Las Noticias (newscasts)
Channels Digital: 45 (UHF)
to move to 15 (UHF)
Virtual: 4 (PSIP)
Subchannels 4.1 Televisa Regional
Translators 15 (UHF) Saltillo, Coahuila
Affiliations Televisa Regional
(1958-present; part-time from 2006 until 2016)
Owner Televisa
(T.V. de Los Mochis, S.A. de C.V.)
Founded July 18, 1958; 59 years ago (1958-07-18)
First air date July 18, 1958; 59 years ago (1958-07-18)
Call letters' meaning Taken from XEFB radio
Sister station(s) XHX-TDT
Former callsigns XEFB-TV (1958-2015)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
3 (VHF, 1957-1984)
2 (VHF, 1984-2015)
2 (PSIP, to 2016)
Former affiliations FOROtv (secondary, 2006-2016)
Transmitter power 200 kW[1]
Height 1175 m
Facility ID 704780
Transmitter coordinates 25°37′52″N 100°14′04″W / 25.63111°N 100.23444°W / 25.63111; -100.23444
Licensing authority IFT
Website www.televisamonterrey.tv

XEFB-TDT is a television station located in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. It is known as Televisa Monterrey and carries Televisa's local programs for Monterrey, including local news, sports and entertainment programming.


XEFB signed on in 1958 on channel 3. The station was the first local station in Monterrey (joining XHX-TV channel 10, its sister started in 1955) and boasted the first Ampex video tape equipment in Mexico. It converted to color in 1970.[2]

The station moved to channel 2 in 1984 to allow XHWX, a new Imevisión station, to sign on the air.

In 2005, most of XEFB's local programming and focus moved to XHCNL channel 34. It returned in 2016 as part of XEFB's move to virtual channel 4, necessitated by the allocation of channel 2 to transmitters of Las Estrellas.

Digital television and repeaters[edit]

XEFB has maintained a repeater in Saltillo, Coahuila, for decades. From 2005 to 2016, it relayed XHCNL instead of XEFB. This repeater broadcasts from Saltillo with 43 kW of effective radiated power.[3]

Digital television[edit]

Channel Video Ratio PSIP Short Name Network Programming
4.1 1080i 16:9 XEFB Televisa Regional Main XEFB-TDT programming

On September 24, 2015, XEFB shut off its analog signal; its digital signal remained on channel 45.[4] XEFB will eventually be required to move from pre-transition UHF channel 45 to post-transition channel 15 in order to clear all broadcast stations out of the 600 MHz band. In addition, a repeater was built on Cerro El Mirador, in order to continue service to certain portions of Monterrey that cannot receive Televisa signals from Cerro de la Silla.[5]


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