XHUDG-TDT

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XHUDG-TDT
Guadalajara, Jalisco
Branding Canal 44
Channels Digital: 46 (UHF)
Virtual: 44
Owner University of Guadalajara
Founded January 27, 2010 (permit awarded)
January 31, 2011 (signed on)
Call letters' meaning Universidad de Guadalajara
Transmitter power 120 kW (digital)[1]
Transmitter coordinates 20°36′03.01″N 103°21′50.65″W / 20.6008361°N 103.3640694°W / 20.6008361; -103.3640694
Website udgtv.com

XHUDG-TDT is a television station licensed to Guadalajara, Jalisco. Broadcasting on analog channel 44 and digital channel 46 from a transmitter on Cerro del Cuatro in Tlaquepaque,[2] the station is owned and operated by the University of Guadalajara under the auspices of the Sistema Universitario de Radio y Televisión (University Radio and Television System), which also operates a network of radio stations led by XHUDG-FM 104.3 Guadalajara.

History[edit]

As early as 1991, UDG sought a permit to build a television station and was denied; instead, the permit was built out as Jalisco's state television system, XHGJG-TV channel 7 (known as C7).[2] It tried two more times to obtain a permit, once in 1995 and again in 1997.[2]

In 2001, UDG and Televisa signed an accord under which UDG supplied some programs to be broadcast on Televisa's channel 4, XHG-TV.[2]

On January 27, 2010, Cofetel at last approved the award of a permit for a non-commercial television station to the University of Guadalajara to construct XHUDG-TV. The station went on the air on January 31, 2011, with a staff of 100.[3] The University of Guadalajara thus became the sixth university in Mexico to sign on a television station.

Not long after, UDG applied for a digital companion channel for its station, and in November 2013, the first test transmissions of XHUDG-TDT (RF channel 46) were broadcast. On December 16, 2015, XHUDG, along with other television stations in Guadalajara, shut off its analog signal and went-digital only.

The station has over-the-air coverage in Los Angeles as the second digital channel of KVMD (31.2). UDG also produces an international variant of XHUDG for worldwide distribution.

Programming[edit]

XHUDG programming is primarily cultural and educational in nature. Many of the UDG-produced programs formerly seen on XHG under the Televisa contract are now seen on XHUDG, such as Claves, La Brújula and La Vagoneta.

XHUDG has also rebroadcast programs produced by teveunam and by Canal 22, but those two television services are now available in their entirety as digital subchannels of OPMA repeater station XHOPGA-TDT.

The station produces a local newscast, La Señal Informativa, which is aired three times daily, at 7am, 1pm and 8pm. The newscast builds upon the existing radio news operation of XHUDG-FM.

Following the University's club relegation from the Liga MX to the Ascenso MX back in 2015, XHUDG broadcasts exclusively live each home game of the "Leones Negros" since the Apertura 2015 tournament.

Digital television[edit]

XHUDG has one subchannel:

Channel Video Aspect Callsign Programming
44.1 1080i 16:9 UDG C44 Main XHUDG programming

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