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    Default Mexican virtual channel assignments after VC-Day

    As reported on the Mexico forum and by the broadcasters themselves. Will be updated as assignments are in.

    You can find virtual channels in the RPC as of August 31, and in this document.

    MOST RECENT TABLES 3 Oct 2016


    Yes, border cities are involved.

    1
    National: Azteca 13 (a name change is likely)
    In Chihuahua Capital, both XHCH and XHIT

    2
    National: Las Estrellas
    incl. XHKW Morelia
    XHUAA and XHLAR (57) will remain on 57

    3
    National: Imagen
    XHCTME/SA/HE/VI/CH/MY will begin broadcasts on VC 18 due to FCC

    4
    Regional: TV4 (Guanajuato)
    XHBC (Mexicali)
    XHCCA (Campeche)
    XHGK (Tapachula) (all other TES stations will be on 9)
    XHCTH (Cd. Cuauhtémoc Chih.)
    XHPN (Piedras Negras)
    XHTV (Mexico City)
    XHUAD (Durango)
    Radio y Televisión de Guerrero
    XHG (Guadalajara)
    XHKG (Tepic)
    XEFB (Monterrey)
    XHBO (Oaxaca)
    XHP (Puebla)
    XHFCQ (SQCS - Felipe Carrillo Puerto Q. Roo)
    XHBR (Nuevo Laredo) (listed as Local)
    XHST (Mérida)
    XHZAT (Zacatecas)

    5
    National: Canal 5
    incl. XHFX Morelia

    6
    XETV (Tijuana)
    Reserved for future national services

    7
    National: Azteca 7

    8
    XHBZC (La Paz BCS)
    XHMH (Parral)
    XHRCG (Saltillo)
    XHCKW (Colima)
    XHUNES (Durango)
    XHGSM (San Miguel de Allende Gto.)
    XHCCU (Cancún)
    XHVSL (Cd. Valles SLP)
    XHUS (Hermosillo)
    XHAB (Matamoros)
    XHAI (Veracruz) (there was a swap)
    XHNSS (Nogales)

    9
    Many areas: Gala TV (with some serious exceptions!)
    Includes XHCVP (Coatzacoalcos) and XHTOE (Tenosique)
    XHUJED (Durango)
    CORTV (Oaxaca)
    XHSLS (San Luis Potosí)
    XERV (Reynosa)

    10
    Canal 10 Chiapas
    XHA (Durango)
    XHCUM (Cuernavaca)
    Tele 10 Nayarit
    XHSECE (Querétaro)
    XHDE (San Luis Potosí)
    Televisoras Grupo Pacífico (Obregón, Mochis, Culiacán, Mazatlán)
    XHFW (Tampico)
    TDT (Tlaxcala)

    11
    National: Canal Once (in areas where the IPN operates its own transmitter)
    EXCEPT Cozumel (XHCOZ, which used to be Once-heavy and has been considered an Once repeater; quite clearly that is not the case)

    12
    Multimedios (Monterrey-Saltillo including XHSAW, Nuevo Laredo, RGV, Cd. Victoria, Tampico, León, and Piedras Negras XHPNW)
    XHAK (Hermosillo)
    Hidalgo Radio y Televisión
    XHFM (Veracruz)
    XHACZ (Acapulco) (there appears to have been a swap in Acapulco to permit this. XHACZ is listed as Local/Gala TV)
    XHND (Durango)
    XHAMO (Colima)
    XEWT (Tijuana)

    14
    National: SPR

    15
    Telemax (Sonora)
    XHSDD (Sabinas, Coah.)
    XHCEP (Celaya)
    XHRIO (Río Bravo Tamps.)
    XHCMO (Cuernavaca)

    16
    Sistema Michoacano de Radio y Televisión
    XHSLV (San Luis Potosí)
    XHCLV (Gala TV Central Veracruz)

    17
    C7 Jalisco
    XEFE (Nuevo Laredo)

    18
    XHCTME/HE/CH/SA/MY/VI

    20
    XHCJH (Azteca 7 Cd. Juárez)
    XHEXT (Azteca 7 Mexicali)
    XHUNAM (Mexico City)
    Reserved for future national services

    21
    XHCDM (Capital 21 Mexico City)
    XHQCZ (Gala TV Querétaro)
    XHTIT (Azteca 7 Tijuana)

    22
    XEIMT (Mexico City)
    Reserved for future national services

    23
    XHS (Ensenada)
    XHL (León)

    24
    XHTPZ (Tampico)

    26
    TVMÁS (Veracruz)
    XHTOB (Torreón) (again, a swap occurred here. 26 is XHTOB's correct RF number after moving down from 47.)
    XEWO (Guadalajara)
    XHCGA (Aguascalientes)
    XHCVI (Ciudad Victoria)
    XHPUE (Puebla)

    27
    XHBG (Michoacán)
    XHJK (Azteca 13 Tijuana)

    28
    XHTRES (Mexico City)
    XHABC (Chihuahua)
    RTV Nuevo León

    29
    XHMAP (Monclova)

    32
    XHJCI (Ciudad Juárez)

    33
    XHAS (Tijuana)

    34
    Mexiquense TV (Estado de México)
    XHCNL (Monterrey)

    38
    XHMEE (Gala TV Mexicali)

    40
    XHTVM (Mexico City)

    44
    XHIJ (Cd. Juárez)
    XHUDG (Guadalajara)

    45
    XHHCU (Mexico City)
    XHBJ (Tijuana)

    46
    Televisión Tabasqueña

    49
    XHDTV (Tecate)

    50
    XEJ (Ciudad Juárez)

    53
    XHMNU (Monterrey)

    57
    XHLAR (Nuevo Laredo) (listed as Estrellas)
    XHUAA (Tijuana)

    58
    XHCAW (Cd. Acuña)

    66
    XHILA (Mexicali)

    ???
    XHZHZ Zacatecas
    XHUJAT Villahermosa
    XHENB Ensenada
    Last edited by Raymie; 10-05-2016 at 02:19 PM. Reason: updates etc.
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    Raymie, could you tell me more about what this is about? Is this about the Mexico cable/satellite system? How does the lineup look currently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rrrrzzzz419 View Post
    Raymie, could you tell me more about what this is about? Is this about the Mexico cable/satellite system? How does the lineup look currently?
    Almost all Mexican virtual channels are being remapped on October 20 (nominally the 27th, but it looks like everyone is changing their number on the first day they can do so) — essentially, the whole country is going from a "virtual channels match old analog numbers" scheme to a "virtual channels match network identities and are assigned for a whole network" scheme.

    The reason why is because, honestly, it makes a lot of sense for Mexico:

    -Canal 5 is 5 or 105 on most cable systems. However, currently, OTA viewers have to tune in to the old analog numbers for Canal 5 - in some areas, that's 2, in others, it's 7 or 47 or even 64. The other national networks are similar. The idea is that consistency is king; I can go from Culiacán to Coatzacoalcos and know that Canal 5 is on 5, Azteca 7 is on 7, etc.

    -New entrants are almost universally on UHF, while old-line Mexican analog stations were predominantly on VHF. In Mexico City — the city where the least changes will happen — Imagen will enter the market on RF channel 29 and, in a "normal" ATSC context, would be assigned a virtual channel of 29. That's far away from 2, 5, 7 and 13. Instead, it looks like Imagen will use channel 3 — much closer to its competitors and less likely to put them at a competitive disadvantage.

    -Mexican television is more centralized than in the United States or Canada, the other large countries in ATSC-land. Three of its four large commercial networks brand with their Mexico City channel numbers (and have for decades), and so too do several of its largest national public services (Canal Once and Canal 22). There are also fewer local and regional stations that are being displaced than there would be if the United States attempted this. It is much easier — and, honestly, preferable — to break with the norm here.

    -56% of Mexicans rely on broadcast television. Cable numbers don't mean much in that environment.

    -There was no regulation on virtual channels in place, and there were stations not using their analog numbers. Examples include XHBG (analog 13 but RF and virtual 27) in Michoacán, noncommercial stations such as the Chiapas state network (two transmitters in digital, analog 10 and 9 but virtual 44 and 48), and the university station in Nuevo León (analog 53 but RF and virtual 35).
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    So what you are saying is everybody in Mexico will get the same channels on the same number after this is finished?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rrrrzzzz419 View Post
    So what you are saying is everybody in Mexico will get the same channels on the same number after this is finished?
    Correct, though obviously the local and regional stations will still be local and regional. But even for something like Multimedios, which is one of the few examples of a regional network, viewers in Multimedios territory will all see Multimedios on the same virtual channel (presumably 12).
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    11.1 - Official images and video of the virtual channel 11.1 for the signal "Canal Once" on IPN stations.

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    14.1 - Official image and video of the virtual channel 14.1 for the signal "Una Voz Con Todos" on SPR stations.

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    14.2 - Official image of the virtual channel 14.2 for the signal "Ingenio Tv" of Televisión Educativa on SPR stations.

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    Last edited by RadarDX; 10-22-2016 at 10:22 PM. Reason: Image 14.2 "Ingenio Tv".

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    Even the IPN isn't sure where viewers in SPR cities will find Canal Once. Yikes.
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    It is nice to have RadarDX here to clue us on media in El Capital!

    cd

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    Quote Originally Posted by cd637299 View Post
    It is nice to have RadarDX here to clue us on media in El Capital!

    cd
    That would actually be la capital.

    There are a few words in Spanish where depending on the gender, they have different meanings.

    "El capital" (masculine) is capital in the financial sense. "La capital" would refer to a capital city.
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    Gotcha.

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