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|Guadalajara, Jalisco, México|
C7 Noticias (newscasts)
|Slogan||La Industria Creativa de los Jaliscienses|
|Channels||Analog: 7 (VHF)
Digital: 25 (UHF)
|Owner||Sistema Jalisciense de Radio y Televisión
(Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco)
|Founded||January 16, 1991|
|Transmitter power||325 kW (analog)
135.55 kW (digital)
XHGJG-TV channel 7, also known as C7, is a public television station serving Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Operated by the Sistema Jalisciense de Radio y Televisión, it is owned by the State of Jalisco. Its programming is primarily cultural and educational content and its signal reaches much of western México as well as being seen outside México via DirecTV.
The first governor of the state of Jalisco to consider the possibility of opening a state-owned television station was Juan Gil Preciado in 1960. However, plans did not start to actually build one until 30 years later, when the state government began working to sign one on.
On January 16, 1991, XHGJG-TV took to the air under the Department of Cultural Broadcasters, taking the institutional name Sistema Jalisciense de Radio, Televisión y Cinematografía (Jalisco System of Radio, Television and Film). The original transmitter and facilities were housed on the 10th floor of the Education Tower along with a 6,000-watt transmitter. That night it broadcast its first news program, the newscast Actualidad Informativa, which had as its first top story the beginning of Operation Desert Storm. Not long after, it was moved from the state Secretariat of Education and Culture to the Secretariat of Culture upon its separation, taking the name Sistema Jalisciense de Radio y Televisión and losing the film component. At this time the station only broadcast several hours of programming per day in the evening, slowly expanding to additional timeslots.
An earthquake in June 1994 in Guadalajara forced the state's Guadalajara radio stations, XEJB-AM and XEJB-FM, to move to the Casa de la Cultura Jalisciense. On October 11, 1995, XHGJG joined them, as another earthquake two days prior caused serious damage to the Education Tower and the station had to relocate. In the late 1990s, the transmitters of all three stations were moved to Cerro del Cuatro, home of other Guadalajara radio and TV station transmitters, further increasing the stations' coverage.
In September 1999, the state government received a permit to sign on the first rebroadcaster of XHGJG, low-powered XHGZG-TV channel 12 in Ciudad Guzmán with transmitter on Cerro de la Escalera. This began a period of growth for the station, which later moved to the Edificio México in Guadalajara and signed on a transmitter on channel 13 in Puerto Vallarta.
The Guadalajara station will begin digital multicasting in November 2014 with four subchannels: news-oriented C7 Noticias, cultural C7 Cultura, C7 Congreso covering the activities of the Legislature of Jalisco, and C7 Ley with coverage of the state judicial system. As of November 2014, the first two are on air.
C7 programming is broadcast statewide terrestrially across Jalisco, as well as by satellite.
|XHGZG-TV||12||Ciudad Guzmán||350 W|
|XHGPV-TV||13||Puerto Vallarta||45 kW|
Neither XHGZG or XHGPV are currently authorized for digital broadcasts.
In November 2014, XHGJG-TDT began multicasting two subchannels, adding two more in early 2015. Currently the analog channel 7 is airing subchannel 25.2, C7 Cultura.
C7 presents three hours of news on weekdays, in hourlong newscasts at 7am, 1:30pm and 7:30pm, as well as hourly newsbriefs.
- Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de TV. Last modified 2015-04-28. Retrieved 2014-12-15.