XHAMO-TDT

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XHAMO-TDT
Colima, Colima
BrandingCanal 12
ChannelsDigital: 11 (VHF)
Virtual: 12[1]
OwnerGobierno del Estado de Colima
Founded1989
Sister station(s)XHIRC-FM
Former channel number(s)11 (analog and virtual, 1994-2016)
12 (analog, 1989-1994)
Transmitter power1.15 kW[2]
Transmitter coordinates19°10′47″N 103°41′26″W / 19.17972°N 103.69056°W / 19.17972; -103.69056
Websitehttp://www.icrtvcolima.com

XHAMO-TDT channel 11 is a public television station in Colima, Colima. Branded as Canal 12, XHAMO is operated by the Instituto Colimense de Radio y Televisión (ICRTV) and broadcasts local and national educational and cultural programs.

History[edit]

On June 3, 1989, XHAMO, then known as "Tevecolima", was created by decree in the state's official newspaper. Its first test transmissions, then on channel 12, occurred on June 25, 1989, with the first official broadcasts the next day.

On June 26, 1994, XHAMO moved from channel 12 to 11 in order to avoid interference with new station XHCKW-TV channel 13. XHAMO would return to branding as channel 12 in 2016 as a consequence of the national clearing of channel 11 for its exclusive use by the IPN's Canal Once.

On February 10, 2007, XHAMO and Tevecolima were combined with the Instituto de la Radio Colimense to form ICRTV.

In December 2015, XHAMO began digital transmissions on the same physical channel 11, broadcasting at night until the analog shutoff on December 31, 2015. It was the second VHF digital television station to come to air in Mexico, after XHMTA-TDT in Matamoros, Tamaulipas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Listado de Canales Virtuales. Last modified 25 January 2019. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  2. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de TDT. Last modified 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2014-12-19. Technical information from the IFT Coverage Viewer.