Canal 5 (Mexico)

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Canal 5
Logotipo-Canal-5-México.png
Launched May 10, 1952
Owned by Televisa
Picture format 480i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Porque Sí (Just Because)
Country Mexico
Language Spanish
English/Original version by (SAP)
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Mexico City, Mexico
Sister channel(s) Las Estrellas
Gala TV
TeleHit
Website www.televisa.com/canal5/
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital 5.1 (HD, in most areas)
Satellite
SKY México 105 (SD)
1105 (HD)
Dish México 105 (SD)
988 (HD)
Cable
Cablevisión 105 (SD)
905 (HD)
Izzi 105 (SD)
905 (HD)
Megacable 205 (SD)
1205 (HD)

Canal 5 is a broadcast television network in Mexico. It is owned by Televisa and traces its origins to the foundation of XHGC in Mexico City in 1952. Canal 5's program lineup is generally targeted at a younger audience and includes cartoons, foreign series and movies, along with a limited number of sporting events such as NFL games, boxing, and historically, the FIFA World Cup and Olympic Games.

History[edit]

On May 10, 1952, XHGC-TV came to air for the first time. It was Mexico City's third television station, owned by Guillermo González Camarena, an inventor who created the first color television system. In 1955, XHGC was one of three stations that formed Telesistema Mexicano. González Camarena remained the general manager of XHGC until his death in 1965.

In 1962, XHGC became the first station in Mexico to broadcast in color. By request of Guillermo González Camarena, XHGC began targeting an audience of children and youth, with the first color telecast being Paraíso infantil (Children's Paradise). Over the years, Canal 5 has retained this programming focus, with a schedule incorporating foreign series and sports programs.

At the end of the 1980s, the then-vice president of Televisa, Alejandro Burillo Azcárraga, spearheaded drastic changes in the branding of the company's television networks. XHGC had branded as Canal 5 for years, using various logos with the number 5. However, as the network's various repeaters were not all on channel 5, the network began branding by the XHGC callsign. The landmark Energía Visual (Visual Energy) campaign, designed by Agustín Corona and Pablo Jato, featured idents with wildly varied logos and designs—a first for Mexican television. The campaign was designed to back the channel's youthful image.

In the 1990s, Canal 5 began branding with its channel number again. During this time period, Alejandro González Iñárritu, who had also been involved with Televisa's radio station XEW-FM (WFM), was involved in the creation of some of the network's promotional campaigns. Additionally, in 1994, Televisa obtained a concession for 62 additional television transmitters nationwide, most of which form a key link in the Canal 5 network today.

1999 saw the beginning of a shift in content providers for Canal 5, which had long been the exclusive Mexican rightsholder to Disney programs such as Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, DuckTales and a Mexican version of Disney Club. In 1999, these rights began to migrate to Televisión Azteca and Azteca 7. Instead, the network began relying more on Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, Fox and Nickelodeon programs.

Today, Canal 5 carries children's programs, films and international series, as well as sporting events including UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and FIFA World Cup matches, a limited number of Liga MX fixtures and international matches involving the Mexican national team, and select NFL and NHL games. Canal 5 also features some of Televisa's own productions, such as El Chavo Animado and Mujeres Asesinas 3 by Pedro Torres.

Transmitters[edit]

Canal 5 is carried on 66 of its own transmitters plus another 32 transmitters shared with Las Estrellas and one transmitter that carries a Televisa local service, Las Estrellas and Canal 5; these 31 transmitters do not carry Canal 5 in HD.[1][2] It holds the rights to virtual channel 5 nationwide and broadcasts on it in almost all areas, with a handful of notable exceptions along the US-Mexico border.

RF VC Callsign Location ERP Concessionaire/Permittee
35 5 XHAG-TDT Aguascalientes, Ags.
Calvillo, Ags.
Jalpa, Zac.
Nochistlán, Zac.
240 kW
17 kW[3]
23 kW[4]
29 kW[5]
Televimex
17 5 XHENJ-TDT Ensenada, BC 38 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
44 5 XHMEX-TDT Mexicali, BC 200 kW Televimex
23 6 XETV-TDT Tijuana, BC 200 kW Radio Televisión
29 5 XHLPB-TDT La Paz, BCS 26 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
49 5 XHAN-TDT Campeche, Camp. 28 kW Televimex
43 5 XHCZC-TDT Comitán de Dominguez, Chis. 32 kW Televimex
17 5 XHSNC-TDT San Cristobal de las Casas, Chis. 30 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
46 5 XHTAH-TDT Tapachula, Chis. 62 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
24 5 XHTX-TDT Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chis. 45 kW José de Jesús Partida Villanueva
44
19
5 XHCDE-TDT Cd. Delicias, Chih.
Cd. Camargo, Chih.
20 kW
21 kW
Radiotelevisora de México Norte
33 5 XHJUB-TDT Cd. Juárez, Chih. 200 kW Televisora de Occidente
26 5 XHFI-TDT Chihuahua, Chih. 47 kW Canales de Televisión Populares
50 5 XHGC-TDT Mexico City (Pico Tres Padres, Edomex) 270 kW Televimex
43 5 XHCHW-TDT Ciudad Acuña, Coah. 50 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
29 5 XHNOH-TDT Nueva Rosita, Coah. 42 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
29 5 XHMLC-TDT Monclova, Coah. 50 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
38 5 XHPNH-TDT Piedras Negras, Coah. 43 kW Televimex
20 5 XHSTC-TDT Saltillo, Coah. 45 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
35 5 XELN-TDT Torreón, Coah. 150 kW Televimex
17 5 XHCC-TDT Colima, Col.
Manzanillo, Col. (RF 14)
Cd. Guzmán, Jal.
54 kW
30 kW[6]
15 kW[7]
T.V. de Los Mochis
21 5 XHDUH-TDT Durango, Dgo. 94 kW Televimex
24 5 XHLEJ-TDT León, Gto.
Lagos de Moreno, Jal.
180 kW
19 kW
Radiotelevisora de México Norte
23 5 XHAL-TDT Acapulco, Gro. 15 kW Televimex
34 5 XHCHN-TDT Chilpancingo, Gro. 50 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
51 5 XHIGN-TDT Iguala, Gro. 43 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
28 5 XHIXG-TDT Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, Gro. 40 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
49 5 XHATU-TDT Atotonilco El Alto, Jal. 24 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
38 5 XHAUM-TDT Autlán de Navarro, Jal. 43 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
22 5 XHGUE-TDT Guadalajara, Jal. 150 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
41 5 XHPVE-TDT Puerto Vallarta, Jal. 33 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
42 5 XEX-TDT Altzomoni, Mex.
Tejupilco de Hidalgo, Mex.
Tenancingo, Mex.
Taxco, Gro.
Pachuca, Hgo. (RF 43)
Cuernavaca, Mor.
San Martín Texmelucan, Pue.
Tlaxcala, Tlax.
236 kW
20 kW[8]
20 kW[9]
21 kW[10]
8 kW
45 kW[11]
20 kW[12]
30 kW[13]
Televimex
43 5 XHTOK-TDT Toluca/Jocotitlán, Mex. 280 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
46 5 XHAPZ-TDT Apatzingán, Mich. 47 kW Televimex
33 5 XHLAC-TDT Lazaro Cárdenas, Mich. 25 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
29 5 XHMOW-TDT Cerro Burro, Mich. 338 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
47 5 XHFX-TDT Morelia, Mich. 47.2 kW Televisión de Michoacán
25 5 XHZAM-TDT Zamora, Mich. 32 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
33 5 XHTFL-TDT Tepic, Nay. 55 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
31 5 XET-TDT Monterrey, N.L. 200 kW Televimex
39 5 XHHHN-TDT Huajuapan de León, Oax.
Tehuacán, Pue.
76 kW
36 kW[14]
Radiotelevisora de México Norte
35 5 XHIH-TDT Cerro Palma Sola, Oax. 76 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
34 5 XHOXO-TDT Oaxaca, Oax. 97 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
34 5 XHPIX-TDT Pinotepa Nacional, Oax. 46 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
29 5 XEZ-TDT Querétaro, Qro. (Cerro El Zamorano)
Cerro El Cimatario, Qro.
Guanajuato, Gto.
Irapuato-Celaya, Gto.
San Miguel de Allende, Gto.
180 kW
10 kW
20 kW
50 kW
65 kW
Televimex
27 5 XHQRO-TDT Cancún, Q. Roo
Playa del Carmen, Q. Roo
60 kW
20 kW[15]
Televimex
29 5 XHCQR-TDT Chetumal, Q. Roo 28 kW Televimex
30 5 XHVST-TDT Ciudad Valles, SLP 18 kW Televimex
34 5 XHSLT-TDT San Luis Potosí, SLP 210 kW Televimex
24 5 XHCUI-TDT Culiacán, Sin. 155 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
39 5 XHLMI-TDT Los Mochis, Sin. 110 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
28 5 XHMAF-TDT Mazatlán, Sin. 118 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
47 5 XHCBO-TDT Caborca, Son. 37 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
36[16] 5 XHCDO-TDT Ciudad Obregón, Son. 200 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
29 5 XHGUY-TDT Guaymas, Son. 46 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
29 5 XHHMS-TDT Hermosillo, Son. 100 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
38 5 XHNON-TDT Nogales, Son. 35 kW Televimex
33 5 XHLL-TDT Villahermosa, Tab. 12 kW Televisión de Tabasco
22 5 XHCMU-TDT Ciudad Mante, Tamps. 27 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
36 5 XHUT-TDT Ciudad Victoria, Tamps. 80 kW Televimex
28 2.2 XHTAM-TDT Matamoros, Tamps. 250 kW Televimex
25 5 XHBR-TDT Matamoros, Tamps. 200 kW Televimex
43 5 XHD-TDT Tampico, Tamps. 180 kW Canales de Televisión Populares
27 5 XHCOV-TDT Coatzacoalcos, Ver. 60 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
49 5 XHAJ-TDT Las Lajas
Nogales
Orizaba
San Andrés Tuxtla (RF 39)
430 kW
25 kW[17]
60 kW[18]
20 kW[19]
Televimex
35 5 XHMEN-TDT Mérida, Yuc. 125 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
41 5 XHSMZ-TDT Sombrerete, Zac. 32 kW Radiotelevisora de México Norte
17[20] 5 XHBQ-TDT Zacatecas, Zac. 130 kW Televimex

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