FOROtv (English: "Forum TV") is a cable news television channel owned by Televisa. It is seen on most Mexican cable systems and full-time on two stations in Mexico, including XHTV-TDT in Mexico City, with selected programs airing on Televisa Regional and Televisa local stations. FOROtv is available on most Mexican cable and fiber-optic systems and the SKY Mexico satellite service, as well as on Dish Network, DirecTV, AT&T TV and several national cable systems in the United States.
|February 15, 2010|
FOROtv launched on cable and satellite on February 15, 2010 and marked Televisa's return to the cable news business after operating the Noticias ECO service between 1988 and 2001. On August 30 of that year, it made its broadcast television debut when XHTV ditched its programming lineup aimed at Mexico City to carry FOROtv's programs.
Some of the programs on FOROtv currently include the following:
- Las Noticias con Erik Camacho (The News with Erik Camacho, 5 am morning newscast)
- Expresso de la mañana (Morning Express, hosted by Esteban Arce)
- Paralelo 23 (23rd Parallel, hosted by Ana Lucía Ordoñana)
- Noticias MX (News MX, anchored by Enrique Campos)
- A las Tres (At 3:00, anchored by Ana Paula Ordorica)
- Fractal (Factual, anchored by Ana Francisca Vega)
- Agenda Pública (Public Agenda with Mario Campos)
- En la mira (In an Hour with Eduardo Salazar)
- Hora 21 (The 21st Hour, anchored by Julio Patan)
- Es La Hora De Opinar (It's Time to Discuss with Leo Zuckermann)
- Oppenheimer Presenta (Oppenheimer Presents with Andres Oppenheimer)
FOROtv's programming is carried full-time on Mexico City's XHTV-TDT.
In January 2018, Televisa was approved to put FOROtv as a digital subchannel of six of its regional stations, primarily in northern Mexico. Another 18 stations (Guadalajara, Monterrey, San Luis Potosí, Morelia and Puebla, followed by Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Cuernavaca, León, Torreón, Toluca and Durango, then Acapulco, Coatzacoalcos, Culiacán, Mérida, Oaxaca, Querétaro, Saltillo and Xalapa) were added in early 2018.
FOROtv's lack of full-time stations, however, was traditionally supplemented by its use by Televisa's local partners and most Televisa Regional stations. Most of these stations only took selected newscasts in key dayparts. With Televisa shedding many of its local affiliate partners, these relationships have come to an end.
The American version of the network, which is distributed by Univision Communications as part of their Televisa content agreement, also departs from the main FOROtv schedule several times a day, along with late nights, to air domestically-originated paid programming, which has received voluminous criticism from American viewers, especially during breaking news situations when paid programming overlays coverage. Univision also programs the network's ad time, which sometimes cuts off or into network programming due to technical issues.
The following stations, all but two Las Estrellas repeaters, carry FOROtv. FOROtv has a dedicated main station in Mexico City, and in Ciudad Juárez, it is carried on the second subchannel of the Televisa local station, as that city's Las Estrellas repeater carries a second feed of its main programming aimed at El Paso, Texas.
|28||2.2||XHLPT-TDT||La Paz||26 kW||Televimex|
|16||2.2||XHSCC-TDT||San Cristobal de las Casas||30 kW||Televimex|
|21||8.2||XHJCI-TDT||Cd. Juárez||50 kW||Televisora de Occidente|
|15||4.1||XHTV-TDT||Mexico City||270 kW||Televimex|
Cd. Guzmán, Jal
Santiago Papasquiaro, Dgo. (RF 17)
|32||2.2||XHANT-TDT||Autlán de Navarro||43 kW||Televimex|
Tejupilco de Hidalgo
Pachuca, Hgo. (RF 39)
San Martín Texmelucan, Pue.
|30||2.2||XHURT-TDT||Cerro Burro, Mich.||338 kW||Televimex|
|31||2.2||XHHLO-TDT||Huajuapan de León
|32||2.2||XHZ-TDT||Querétaro (Cerro El Zamorano)
Cerro El Cimatario
San Miguel de Allende, Gto.
|30||2.2||XHCDV-TDT||Ciudad Valles||18 kW||Televimex|
|31||2.2||XHSLA-TDT||San Luis Potosí||210 kW||Televimex|
Cd. Obregón, Son (RF 30)
|30||2.2||XHTP-TDT||Mérida||125 kW||Televisora Peninsular|
- Lucas, Nicolás (23 January 2018). "TV digital desata el boom de los canales de noticias en México". El Economista. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
- Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Listado de Autorizaciones de Acceso a Multiprogramación. Last modified 22 December 2020. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
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- FOROtv (in Spanish)