XHCGA-TDT channel 26 is a television station in Aguascalientes City, Mexico. It was established in 1976 with the support of the Instituto Cultural de Aguascalientes. It is part of Radio y Televisión de Aguascalientes, the public television and radio broadcaster for the state.

Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
BrandingCanal 26: Radio y Televisión de Aguascalientes
SloganTu Canal (Your Station)
ChannelsDigital: 26.1 & 26.2 (UHF)
Virtual: 6.1
OwnerDirección General de Radio y Televisión de Aguascalientes (RyTA)
(Gobierno del Estado de Aguascalientes)
FoundedNovember 17, 1976; 43 years ago (1976-11-17)
First air dateDecember 1, 1987
Call letters' meaningXH Cerro de los GAllos (transmitter location)
Sister station(s)XHNM-FM, XHRTA-FM
Former channel number(s)10 (analog, 1970s-1986)
6 (analog, 1987-2015)
Transmitter power150 kW[1]
Transmitter coordinates21°39′38″N 102°13′38″W / 21.66056°N 102.22722°W / 21.66056; -102.22722
Canal 26 Livestream


Aguascalientes first began operating a state-run television service on November 17, 1976. The local transmitter for the Televisión de la República Mexicana network (later reorganized into Imevisión), on channel 10, was used to broadcast Televisión Cultural de Aguascalientes[2] for two hours a day.[3] The original studios were located in the Teatro Morelos and used equipment originally purchased to broadcast the 1968 Summer Olympics. This made it one of the first such regional production facilities integrated into TRM/Imevisión; the others, which launched in the late 1970s and early 1980s, served as the base for the creation of state networks across the country. On October 4, 1986,[4] the state government made its final broadcasts on channel 10, and the next year, it received the permit for XHCGA-TV on channel 6, which also began operating from new studios alongside state-owned radio station XENM-AM 1320.

It is operated by Radio y Televisión de Aguascalientes (Radio and Television of Aguascalientes) as an internationally recognized cultural channel with an emphasis on Aguascalientes content and local television production. Its stated mission is to communicate, to inform, to educate, to entertain and promote human development.[5]

The station provides eighty hours a week of educational and cultural programming, much of it via the Instituto Politécnico Nacional's Canal Once national educational network.

In 2015, XHCGA applied for authorization to build a digital television station, XHCGA-TDT channel 26, which came to air on May 4, 2015. XHCGA began branding as channel 26 in December 2015. During parts of 2015, 2016 and 2017, XHCGA programming was heard on the radio on XHNM-FM 98.1 "Teleradio", which signed on in August 2015.

Digital televisionEdit

XHCGA is authorized to broadcast a television service known as "AGS TV" on digital subchannel 26.2. In actuality, this station is UAA TV, the television service of the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, which began broadcasting over XHCGA on August 7, 2017.[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de TDT. Last modified 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2015-05-04. Technical information from the IFT Coverage Viewer.
  2. ^ de Ávila Amador, Mario (24 October 2016). "TV en Aguascalientes: 40 y 60 años". Página 24. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Nota Informativa: Se cumplen 35 años de la Televisión Estatal en Ags". Canal 6 Noticias. 17 November 2011.
  4. ^ de Ávila Amador, Mario (12 December 2016). "TV en Aguascalientes: 40 y 60 años". Página 24. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Gobierno del Estado de Aguascalientes". Aguascalientes.gob.mx. Retrieved 2012-09-12.
  6. ^ "UAATV, nuevo canal de televisión abierta". La Jornada Aguascalientes. 5 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017.