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Canal 5 Mexico logo 2014.svg
Mexico City, Mexico
Slogan Canal 5: TV como tú quieres
(Channel 5: TV the way as you like it)
Channels Analog: 5 (VHF)
Digital: 50 (UHF)
Virtual: 5 (PSIP)
Affiliations Canal 5
Owner Grupo Televisa
(Televimex, S.A. de C.V.)
Founded May 10, 1952; 63 years ago (1952-05-10)
Call letters' meaning XH González Camarena (founder)
Transmitter power 64 kW (analog)
300 kW (digital)[1][2]
Transmitter coordinates 19°35′22.50″N 99°06′55.54″W / 19.5895833°N 99.1154278°W / 19.5895833; -99.1154278
Website http://www.televisa.com/canal5

XHGC-TV is a TV station owned by Televisa, broadcasting from Mexico City, and is the flagship of the Canal 5 network.


Logo used from 1999 to 2007

XHGC signed on May 10, 1952, broadcasting a Mother's Day event organized by the Excélsior newspaper; but the regular programming began on August 18, 1952.

The station was established by Guillermo González Camarena, a Mexican engineer who was one of the inventors of modern color television; the station's calls reflect his surnames. González Camarena was director and general manager of XHGC until his death in 1965.

Logo used from 2007 to 2013

In 1962, XHGC became the first station in Mexico to broadcast in color. By request of the same Guillermo González Camarena, the channel became space of children and youth. The first color program broadcast was Paraíso infantil (Children's Paradise). Mexico was also likely the third country in North America and the fourth in the world, behind the United States, Cuba and Japan, to introduce color television.

During its early years, XHGC also brought educational television to Mexican viewers, with Telesecundaria, a pioneering educational program in Mexico.[citation needed]

In 1954, XHGC was one of the first stations in the world to broadcast an early version of 3D television, in which two of the same picture appear side-by-side on the screen, combined into a single 3-dimensional image using special glasses. This version of 3D television was developed by an American inventor, James Butterfield, and tested in Mexico on XHGC.[3]


  1. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de TV. Last modified 2015-08-14. Retrieved 2014-07-14.
  2. ^ RPC: Technical Modification for XHGC-TDT
  3. ^ "Fun With 3D-TV Down Mexico Way", TV Guide, October 30, 1954.

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