XEPM-TDT

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XEPM-TDT
Las Estrellas.jpg
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
El Paso, Texas
Las Cruces, New Mexico
City Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
Branding Las Estrellas
(The Stars)
Slogan "Nuestro canal"
(Our channel)
Channels Digital: 29 (UHF)
Virtual: 2 (PSIP)
Subchannels 2.1 Las Estrellas HD, 2.2 Las Estrellas SD
Affiliations Las Estrellas
Owner Televisa
(Canales de Television Populares, S.A. de C.V.)
Founded 1960s
Call letters' meaning XE Pedro Meneses
Sister station(s) XEJ-TDT, XHJCI-TDT, XHJUB-TDT
Former channel number(s) 2 (analog, 1960s-2015)
2 (digital virtual, 2012-15)
32 (digital virtual, 2015-16)
Former affiliations Las Estrellas (1960s-2005)
Canal 5 (2005-2007)
Televisa Regional (2007-2015)
Transmitter power 200 kW[1]
Height 149 m (489 ft) (digital)
Transmitter coordinates 31°42′35.20″N 106°29′38.00″W / 31.7097778°N 106.4938889°W / 31.7097778; -106.4938889
Website Televisa Juarez

XEPM-TDT is a television station in Ciudad Juárez owned by Televisa. Broadcasting on physical channel 29 and virtual channel 2, XEPM carries Las Estrellas programming.

History[edit]

XEPM received its concession in June 1960 and came on air sometime in the decade. The station was named by original concessionaire Sergio R. Molinar Fernández in honor of Pedro Meneses, the husband of Molinar's sister Beatriz. Meneses started XEJ-TV in 1951.

In 1972, XEPM was sold to Telesistema del Norte, S.A. Telesistema del Norte was a wholly owned subsidiary of Telesistema Mexicano, which within a year of buying XEPM changed its name to Televisa. Under Televisa it has relayed the Las Estrellas and Canal 5 networks, and from 2007 to 2015 it was Televisa's local station for Juárez. In 1994, Telesistema del Norte merged into Canales de Televisión Populares, another Televisa subsidiary.

In August 2015, XEPM and XHJCI swapped virtual channels and networks. XHJCI took on the virtual channel 2 and the local programming. XEPM's transmitter began carrying virtual channel 32 and Las Estrellas. XEPM returned to channel 2 in October 2016 when all transmitters of the Las Estrellas network moved to that virtual channel.

Digital television[edit]

XEPM began broadcasting in digital on October 13, 2012. The station broadcasts on physical channel 29.

VC Video Aspect Callsign Network Programming
2.1 1080i 16:9 XEPM Las Estrellas (HD) Main XEPM-TV programming
2.2 480i 16:9 XEPM Las Estrellas (SD) "Estrellas El Paso", a feed with El Paso commercials

The analog signal was turned off, along with those of the other stations in Juárez, on July 14, 2015.

In 2016, the station began to carry Estrellas El Paso, a feed of the Las Estrellas network with local commercials for the El Paso area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de TV. Last modified 2017-02-27. Retrieved 2015-06-22.