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Mexico City, Mexico
Branding Azteca Trece
Slogan Azteca trece, contigo (Azteca thirteen, with you)
Channels Digital: 25 (UHF)
Virtual: 13 (PSIP)
Affiliations Azteca Trece
Owner TV Azteca
Founded 1968
Call letters' meaning XH Distrito Federal
Former channel number(s) Analog:
13 (UHF, 1968-2015)
Transmitter power 468.030 kW (digital)[1]
Transmitter coordinates 19°31′57.50″N 99°07′49.70″W / 19.5326389°N 99.1304722°W / 19.5326389; -99.1304722
Licensing authority IFT
Website www.tvazteca.com.mx

XHDF-TDT is the over the air Azteca 13 network flagship station in Mexico City (Channel 13 analog and Channel 25 digital). Azteca 13 can be seen in most major cities in Mexico through its affiliates most of which are owned and operated by TV Azteca. XHDF provides HD programming to affiliates and cable and satellite viewers. Azteca 13 can also be seen on DirecTV in both Latin America and the United States. Azteca 13 also provides the United States Azteca America network with programming which sometimes can be seen simultaneously.

Digital television[edit]

Digital subchannels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Callsign Network Programming
13.1 1080i 16:9 XHDF-HD Azteca Trece Main XHDF-TDT Programming / Azteca 13
13.2 480i 4:3 AZT13-1 Azteca Trece -1Hr Azteca 13 with a 1-hour delay


XHDF started as an independent broadcaster in July 1968. In 1972 it became a state-owned station after it was expropriated. In 1983 it became one of three stations originally owned and operated by the newly formed Imevisión, the Mexican public broadcaster (XHIMT-TV and XEIMT-TV were the others). In 1993, it and XHIMT became part of the new commercial Grupo Salinas, when the Mexican government dissolved Imevisión and sold most of its assets.

On December 17, 2015, XHDF and other television stations in Mexico City shut off their analog signals.

Azteca 13 Internacional[edit]

The network also operates an international version of XHDF, Azteca 13 Internacional, reaching 13 countries in Central and South America. On July 15, 2004, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) denied a request for Azteca 13 Internacional to be broadcast via digital cable and satellite. However, a second subsequent request was approved on January 20, 2006. The channel is available in Canada on Rogers Digital Cable and Vidéotron.


  1. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de TV. Last modified 2016-03-31. Retrieved 2014-07-01.