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XHLAR-TDT is a television station in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. It is owned by Televisa and carries its Las Estrellas network.

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Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
BrandingLas Estrellas
SloganNuestro Canal
ChannelsDigital: 29 (UHF)
Virtual: 2
AffiliationsLas Estrellas
(Televimex, S.A. de C.V.)
FoundedSeptember 3, 1995
Call letters' meaningLARedo
Sister station(s)XHBR-TDT
Former callsignsXHNUL-TV
XHFTX-TV (1995-2002)
Former channel number(s)57 (analog and digital virtual, 1995-2018)
Former affiliationsFox (1995-2002)
Transmitter power200 kW[1]
Transmitter coordinates27°26′41.5″N 99°30′30.2″W / 27.444861°N 99.508389°W / 27.444861; -99.508389
WebsiteTelevisa Nuevo Laredo



Logo used as Televisa Nuevo Laredo

In 1994, Radiotelevisora de México Norte, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of Televisa, was authorized to build 62 new stations, including channel 57 in Nuevo Laredo, with the call sign XHNUL-TV. XHNUL and sister XHRTA-TV in Reynosa, however, did not sign on with Mexican programming.

Instead, channel 57 signed on for the first time on September 3, 1995 as XHFTX-TV, broadcasting programming from the Fox network for Laredo. Prior to XHFTX's sign-on, Laredo viewers received their Fox programs on cable, either from the national Foxnet service or from San Antonio's Fox affiliates, first KRRT, and later KABB.

In 2002, XHFTX, along with XHFOX in Reynosa, disaffiliated from Fox, with the station changing its call sign to XHLAR-TV; Fox programming was reportedly replaced on cable with KABB. It would be about five years before Laredo would get another local Fox affiliate, KXOF-CA. XHLAR then became Televisa Nuevo Laredo, carrying local programming as well as re-airs of programs from the other Televisa networks, including series from Canal 5 and live sports from Gala TV.

Beginning in February 2013, XHLAR started broadcasting in digital on channel 38.1 (virtual 57.1); it started broadcasting in 1080i HD in March 2014.

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.

Digital servicesEdit

XHLAR broadcasts in 1080i HD on virtual channel 2.1. In December 2016, XHLAR was authorized to move from physical channel 38 to 29.[2] It was allowed to move to channel 2 and move in line with the rest of the network in August 2018.[3]

RF Channel
Video Aspect Programming
2.1 29.1 1080i 16:9 Las Estrellas


  1. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de TDT. Last modified 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2015-01-14. Technical information from the IFT Coverage Viewer.
  2. ^ Move to RF 29
  3. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Listado de Canales Virtuales. Last modified 25 January 2019. Retrieved .

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