XHGV-TDT

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TVMÁS
XHGV-TDT
Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico(Cerro Las Lajas)
Misantla, Veracruz
Branding TVMÁS HD
Channels Digital: 26 (UHF)
Virtual: 26
(statewide after October 27, 2016)
Owner Radiotelevisión de Veracruz
(Gobierno del Estado de Veracruz)
Founded 1980
Former channel number(s) 4 (analog, 1980-2015)
Transmitter power
247.18 kW
5 kW (Misantla digital)
Transmitter coordinates 19°35′28″N 97°05′32″W / 19.59111°N 97.09222°W / 19.59111; -97.09222
19°55′43.2″N 96°51′09.6″W / 19.928667°N 96.852667°W / 19.928667; -96.852667 (Misantla)
Website rtv.org.mx

TVMÁS HD is the state-owned public broadcaster serving the Mexican state of Veracruz.[1]

History[edit]

After receiving its permit on October 23, 1978,[2] XHGV-TV channel 4 signed on January 6, 1980 with a formal inauguration by President José López Portillo. It was operated by the Secretariat of Education and Culture and was the first noncommercial regional television station in the country. It was known from the start as Canal 4 Más, owing to the analog station's plus offset. Initial programming focused on educational, informational and entertainment programs. The new station boasted a transmitter on Cerro de las Lajas and studios on Cerro de la Galaxia in the state capital of Xalapa.

It is the sister to the Radiomás state radio network, which was created in 2000.

Coverage[edit]

TVMÁS (XHGV-TDT) is distributed statewide by multiple repeater stations located throughout Veracruz. Two digital stations signed on in 2014:[3]

XHGV-TDT 26[4] Las Lajas 100 kW
XHVCA-TDT 33 Cerro Azul 50 kW
XHGVC-TDT 22 Coatzacoalcos 50 kW
XHVTA-TV 33 (TDT 32) Huayacocotla 19.96 kW (26.74 kW)
XHVIM-TV 7 (TDT 22) Ixhuatlan de Madero 51 W (650 W)
XHZOT-TDT 29 Mecayapan 25 kW
XHCDB-TV 3 (TDT 30) Orizaba 5.04 kW (10 kW)
XHGVS-TV 13 (TDT 26) San Andres Tuxtla 1.39 kW (1.25 kW)

An additional XHGV transmitter is located at Misantla.[5] XHGVS also has a transmitter at Santiago Tuxtla.[6]

XHGV, XHVCA, XHGVC (analog 21) and XHZOT became digital-only in December 2015. The other stations were granted a one-year extension to remain in analog until 2016.

TVMÁS is also available continent-wide on SATMEX 6 C-band satellite (4068.5 MHz, V, 9.5 Mbit/s, DVB-S).

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