XEPM-TDT is a television station in Ciudad Juárez owned by Televisa. Broadcasting on physical channel 29 and virtual channel 2, XEPM carries Las Estrellas programming.

XEPM-TDT
Las Estrellas.svg
CityCiudad Juárez, Chihuahua
Channels
BrandingLas Estrellas
(The Stars)
Programming
Subchannels2.1/2.2 Las Estrellas HD
AffiliationsLas Estrellas
Ownership
Owner
XHJCI-TDT, XHJUB-TDT
History
First air date
January 16, 1961 (1961-01-16)
Former channel number(s)
2 (analog, 1960s-2015)
2 (digital virtual, 2012-15)
32 (digital virtual, 2015-16)
Las Estrellas (1960s-2005)
Canal 5 (2005-2007)
Televisa Regional (2007-2015)
Call sign meaning
XE Pedro Meneses
Technical information
ERP200 kW[1]
HAAT149 m (489 ft) (digital)
Transmitter coordinates31°42′35.20″N 106°29′38.00″W / 31.7097778°N 106.4938889°W / 31.7097778; -106.4938889
Links
Websiteww.televisajuarez.tv?src=map

HistoryEdit

XEPM received its concession in June 1960 and came on air on January 16, 1961. The station was named by original concessionaire Sergio R. Molinar Fernández in honor of Pedro Meneses, the husband of Molinar's sister Beatriz. Meneses started XEJ-TV in 1951.

In 1972, XEPM was sold to Telesistema del Norte, S.A. Telesistema del Norte was a wholly owned subsidiary of Telesistema Mexicano, which within a year of buying XEPM changed its name to Televisa. Under Televisa it has relayed the Las Estrellas and Canal 5 networks, and from 2007 to 2015 it was Televisa's local station for Juárez. In 1994, Telesistema del Norte merged into Canales de Televisión Populares, another Televisa subsidiary. In 2018, the concessions of all Las Estrellas stations were consolidated in the concessionaire Televimex, S.A. de C.V., as part of a corporate reorganization of Televisa's concessionaires.

In August 2015, XEPM and XHJCI swapped virtual channels and networks. XHJCI took on the virtual channel 2 and the local programming. XEPM's transmitter began carrying virtual channel 32 and Las Estrellas. XEPM returned to channel 2 in October 2016 when all transmitters of the Las Estrellas network moved to that virtual channel.

Digital televisionEdit

XEPM began broadcasting in digital on October 13, 2012. The station broadcasts on physical channel 29 and has two subchannels:[2]

VC Video Aspect Callsign Network Programming
2.1 1080i 16:9 XEPM Las Estrellas Main XEPM-TV programming
2.2 1080i 16:9 XEPM Las Estrellas "Las Estrellas El Paso", a feed with El Paso commercials

The analog signal was turned off, along with those of the other stations in Juárez, on July 14, 2015.

In 2016, the station began to carry Las Estrellas El Paso, a feed of the Las Estrellas network which allows cross-border advertisers in El Paso to purchase commercial time for their own ads, and is taken by American cable providers who elect to carry XEPM-TDT.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de TDT. Last modified 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2015-06-22. Technical information from the IFT Coverage Viewer.
  2. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Listado de Autorizaciones de Acceso a Multiprogramación. Last modified December 21, 2021. Retrieved 12 October 2018.