XHTV-TDT

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XHTV
Logo-ForoTV-2016.png
Mexico City, Mexico
Branding FOROtv
Slogan Tú tienes la palabra (You have the word)
Channels Digital: 49 (UHF)
Virtual: 4 (PSIP)
Affiliations Foro TV
Owner Televisa
(Televimex, S.A. de C.V.)
Founded August 31, 1950; 66 years ago (1950-08-31)
Call letters' meaning XH TeleVisión
Sister station(s) XEW-TDT, XHGC-TDT, XEQ-TDT, Televisa Regional
Former channel number(s) Analog:
4 (VHF, 1950-2015)
Transmitter power 270 kW
Transmitter coordinates 19°35′22.5″N 99°06′55.54″W / 19.589583°N 99.1154278°W / 19.589583; -99.1154278
Licensing authority IFT
Website http://www2.esmas.com/canal-de-noticias-y-opinion-forotv/

XHTV-TDT (channel 4 virtual channel 49 digital), founded in 1950 by Romulo O'Farril, is a flagship TV station of Televisa and FOROtv. Although FOROtv does not have any full-time affiliates, most Televisa local stations around the republic select some FOROtv programming for their broadcasting. FOROtv is available on various cable television companies and SKY México satellite service, along with several providers in the United States as part of Televisa and Univision's partnership (albeit with local programming and sports replaced with American ads and recorded news blocks). It is the oldest TV station in Mexico and Latin America.[1]

Digital television[edit]

Digital subchannels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Network Programming
4.1 1080i 16:9 XHTV-HD Televisa Main XHTV-TDT Programming
4.2 480i 16:9 XHTV-SD CJ Grand Shopping Shopping channel operated by Televisa in conjunction with CJ Group

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

XHTV, along with other Mexico City TV stations, shut off its analog signal on VHF channel 4, on December 17, 2015 at 12:00 a.m., as part of the federally mandated transition from analog to digital television. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 49, using PSIP to display XHTV's virtual channel as 4 on digital television receivers. In October 2016, XHTV added shopping channel CJ Grand Shopping as subchannel 4.2.

History[edit]

Logo as 4-TV Canal de la Ciudad, used full-time from September 2008 to August 2010.

XHTV was Mexico's first television station and one of the building blocks of Telesistema Mexicano, which became Televisa in 1972.

In 2001, XHTV began using the name 4TV with a program lineup targeted at the Mexico City area and the slogan "El Canal de la Ciudad" (The City Channel).

On August 30, 2010 (sixty years after the channel was founded), the channel's name was changed to FOROtv (literally "Forum TV"), with most of Televisa's news programs moved here, such as Las Noticias por Adela (from XEQ), and with new news and talk programs being created. Prior to this, the channel, under the name of Canal de la Ciudad ("The City's Channel") broadcast programs targeted at the México City metro area, as well as reruns of American series and blocks of Mexican movies.

The channel seeks to emulate the success achieved by its predecessor ECO (which operated from 1988 to 2001). It competes in a crowded cable news space with such channels as TV Azteca's Proyecto 40 and Azteca Noticias, Telefórmula, Efekto TV, CNN en Español, Excélsior TV, and Milenio Televisión.

Current programs[edit]

Logo as ForoTV August 2010-early 2016.

Original productions[edit]

Some of the programs on XHTV as Foro TV currently include the following:

  • Matutino Express (Morning Express)
  • El Mañanero
  • A las Tres (At 3:00, anchored by Paola Rojas)
  • Hora 21 (9pm news, anchored by Karla Iberia Sánchez)
  • El Centro del Debate
  • Es La Hora De Opinar (It's Time to Give Opinions)
  • Versus (daily sports news)
  • Fractal (technology innovations)
  • Noticias DF (Local news from Mexico City, anchored by Enrique Campos)
  • Por el Planeta (investigation about ecological environments)

Sports Events[edit]

Previous programming[edit]

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