|Tijuana, Baja California/
San Diego, California
|City||Tijuana, Baja California|
|Channels||Digital: 32 (UHF)
Virtual: 12 (PSIP)
|Affiliations||Televisa Regional/Las Estrellas|
(T.V. de Los Mochis, S.A. de C.V.)
|First air date||July 18, 1960 |
|Sister station(s)||XETV-TDT, XHUAA-TDT|
|Former callsigns||XEWT-TV (1960-2013)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
12 (VHF, 1960-2013)
|Former affiliations||SIN/Univision (1970s–1989)|
|Transmitter power||200 kW|
XEWT-TDT is the television call sign for the Televisa television station in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Informally called "Tu Canal" (Your Channel), the channel can also be seen in most parts of the San Diego market. It is also available on Ku band via the SatMex 5 satellite at 116.8°W. Its studios are located on 3rd Avenue in Chula Vista, California and transmitter are located on Mount San Antonio in Tijuana.
Though its callsign seems to indicate that it is a repeater of XEW-TV in Mexico City, XEWT airs a selection of programming from all four Televisa networks. It also airs local news and programming aimed towards Hispanics on both sides of the border.
XEWT was the first Spanish-language station for San Diego and Tijuana. It signed on July 18, 1960 and received its concession on August 6 of that year, with Telesistema Mexicano owning it through concessionaire Televisora de Calimex, S.A. It was Tijuana's second TV station, with English-language sister station XETV signing on in 1953. From the 1970s through the end of 1990, XEWT was originally an affiliate of Spanish International Network (later Univision).
The station's digital channel is multiplexed.
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|12.1||1080i||16:9||XEWT HD||Main XEWT programming|
XEWT discontinued its analog signal on May 28, 2013. Tijuana was the first city in Mexico where the analog-to digital conversion took place. Immediately after the closure, worries about effects on the Baja California elections prompted the restoration of analog service until July 18, when XEWT and other Tijuana TV stations discontinued their analog signals again, this time for good. At this time, the callsign changed to XEWT-TDT.
As the local Televisa station in Tijuana, XEWT produces local programs during the day and overnight. During the afternoons and evenings (from 5:30pm to 10:30pm), the stations simulcast Televisa's national channel Las Estrellas, a channel dedicated to telenovelas, game shows, comedies, and sports. Las Estrellas can also be seen on XEWT's sister station XHUAA-TDT, which is the network's repeater station in Tijuana.
There are several interesting schedule overlaps between XEWT and San Diego's Univision affiliate, KBNT-CD. Although both are competitors in the San Diego/Tijuana market, they both carry some of the same programming. Univision carries some Televisa programming in its lineup and this is thus reflected in KBNT's lineup.
Programs from Las Estrellas
As of November 13, 2017
- Sin tu Mirada Weekdays at 5:30pm
- La Rosa de Guadalupe Weeknights at 6:30pm
- Me Declaro Culpable Weeknights 7:30pm
- Papá A Toda Madre Weeknights 8:30pm
- Caer en Tentacion Weeknights 9:30pm
As of October 9, 2017
- Que Buen Dia Weekdays 8-11am
hosted by Claudia Chavero, Ángel Media, Blas Galindo, Nayeli Benítez, Luz Reynoso, and Zeji. Channel 12's new morning variety show, replacing Notivisa Buenos Dias.
- La Cocina de Gerónimo Weekdays 11am-12pm
hosted by Gerónimo García. Cooking show, produced by Televisa Monterrey
- Notivisa Espectaculos Weekdays 12-1pm
- Más Que Palabras Weekdays 1-2pm
hosted by Bibi Uribe. A talk show focusing on family issues, health, crime, and community.
- Notivisa Deportes Weekdays 3-4pm
hosted by Carlos Melo and Samuel Lopez. Channel 12's local sports show.
- El Florido TV Weekdays 4-5pm
hosted by Kenna Vazquez. A family variety show sponsored by El Florido Supermarkets.
- Club Infantil
hosted by Kenna & Frank, and TEBEO the mouse. A children's show.
- Dos Norteño
hosted by Marina Carvajal and Hector. A Norteño music show.
hosted by Karina Muñoz. An arts & culture show.
- Notivisa Buenos Dias
hosted by Claudia Chavero, Carlos Alberto Montoya, Miguel Romo, Hector Ramírez, and Chef Iker Jimenez. Channel 12's original morning variety show.
XEWT established a reorganized news department called Notivisa on February 29, 1988. It originally established a Tijuana-centric 6pm newscast and a 10pm newscast focusing on all of Baja California. Among the personalities who have anchored and reported for Notivisa is veteran anchor Fernando del Monte, who worked for the station from 1989 to 2007 and again since 2015, running as the PRI candidate for Municipal President of Tijuana in between stints.
Like its sister stations in Baja California, XEWT produces 17½ hours of locally produced newscast each week, including a weeknight regional newscast, as seen on XEWT, XHBC in Mexicali, and XHS in Ensenada, which share some of XEWT's resources and news reports. XEWT previously produced a 6pm newscast until 2016.
As of May 8, 2017.
- Notivisa al Amanecer Weekdays 6:30-8am
with César García and Lizeth Curiel. Notivisa's morning newscast, followed by Notivisa Buenos Dias.
- Notivisa a las 2 de la Tarde Weekdays 2-3pm
with Cristina Covarrubias. Notivisa's afternoon newscast, focusing on Tijuana and San Diego.
- Notivisa a las 5 Weekdays at 5-5:30pm
with Lilia Ramírez. Notivisa's evening newscast.
- Notivisa Regional Weeknights 10:30-11:30pm