XEWT-TDT

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XEWT-TDT
XEWT-TV NewLogo.png
Tijuana, Baja California/
San Diego, California
Mexico/United States
City Tijuana, Baja California
Slogan Tu Canal
(Your Channel)
Channels Digital: 32 (UHF)
Virtual: 12 (PSIP)
Affiliations Televisa Regional/Las Estrellas
Owner Televisa
(T.V. de Los Mochis, S.A. de C.V.[1])
First air date July 18, 1960 [2]
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
Transmitter coordinates 32°30′7.9″N 117°2′26.8″W / 32.502194°N 117.040778°W / 32.502194; -117.040778
Licensing authority IFT
Website www.xewt12.com

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.[3] 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.

History[edit]

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).[4]

Digital television[edit]

Digital subchannels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed.

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
12.1 1080i 16:9 XEWT HD Main XEWT programming

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

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.

Repeaters[edit]

XEWT operates repeaters in Tecate (which was not converted until 2015)[5] and Col. Playas de Tijuana.[6]

Programming[edit]

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.[7] 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[8][edit]

As of November 13, 2017

Local programming[edit]

Current[edit]

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

hosted by Blas Rogelio Galindo, Cesar Iván Ramírez, and Nayeli Benitez. A show focusing on local events, simulcasting on XHBC-TDT and XHS-TV.

  • 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.

Former[edit]

  • 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.

  • Fusión

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.

Newscasts[edit]

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.[9]

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

with Fernando del Monte and Karina Muñoz. Notivisa's regional newscast, simulcasting on XHBC and XHS.

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