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Mexico and Latin America TV DX Tips and Logos

Owned, maintained, and copyrighted © 2014 by Danny Oglethorpe, member of Worldwide TV-FM DX Association
Thanks to the DXers and reporters who have contributed information over the years.
On-line TV DX tips since 1998 | Companion site to TV DX EXPO

WARNING # 1: Due to the fact that TV stations and networks often make changes in logos, station names, slogans, and programs, some of the information on this site may be outdated. If you see something new, please let me know or report it to the WTFDA Forums Latin America TV DX section.

WARNING # 2: These pages are not pretty, fancy, or flashy. Their purpose is to help DXers locate low-band logos in a hurry and to provide useful tips for identifying low-band stations.

Logos are property of stations/networks.

Let me know if you find these pages useful.


MEXICO TV DX ID TIPS
Updated May 2014

Local logo pages for 2014 include information for more low-powered stations.

List of Mexico analog TV shutdown dates arranged by city
List of Mexico analog TV station shutdown dates through 2014 (2 pages)
Maps of Mexico analog TV shutdown dates from Cofetel (Thanks to Mike Perron for tip)

2012 Edition Mexico TV DX Primer
•National network logos (Includes Mexico and U.S.-based SS nets) Updated 2013
•Local logos 2013: Channel 2
•Local logos 2014: Channel 3
•Local logos 2013: Channel 4
•Local logos 2013: Channel 5
•Local logos 2013: Channel 6
•List of relayer network switches and corrections
•List of multi-transmitter stations (Updated 3-25-2013)
•List of unofficial stations and city of service vs ID location (Updated 3-25-2013)
•See some of my photographs of Mexico TV DX IDs as received in Louisiana

Special thanks to Fernando Garcia, Jeff Kruszka, Christopher S. Dunne, W9WI, and Jay Hinton. Contributors of information and logos in recent years include Jeff Kadet, Frank Merrill, Ed Phelps, Jim Thomas, Mike Perron, and Mike Schaffer.

There would be no need for this page if it were easy to identify TV stations from Mexico. The tips here are based on what I have personally received via E-skip and tropo and what other DXers have reported.

DXers face such problems as UNIDing stations, unofficial stations not on any lists, multi-transmitter stations, and network switches not on official lists. Read more...



IMPORTANT TIP: Televisa independents and Gala/Local stations carry some programs from the various Televisa networks. Most are at different times than the network feeds. For example, XHBC-3 runs XEW soap operas with the XEW logo upper right.



NEWS - IMPORTANT TIP: New name and logo for Galavision. Check the logo pages.



TYPICAL LOCAL ID ON MEXICO TV


ID upper right reads:
XHGZP-TV CANAL 6
TORREON COAH

The above small, difficult-to-read superimposed text ID is now the most common type of local ID used by network relayers in Mexico. (Jeff Kruszka received this signal in south Louisiana, and he is believed to be the first DXer to ID XHGZP-6 Torreon.)

This kind of ID generally comes up for a few seconds at thirty minute intervals, but not always on the TOH or half-hour. Watch for these IDs in the corners of the screen, as well as the top and bottom of the screen. The IDs can be as simple as "XHMEN-TV" or as long as four short lines of text listing calls, location, and time/date. These IDs are used by network relayers and some non-network independent stations. Read more...


COMPREHENSIVE STATION LISTS


An unofficial station. ID below reads:
XEZ-TV C-3
C.CULIACAN,GTO.
TELEVISA


LATIN AMERICA TV DX ID TIPS
Updated May 19, 2013

•Latin America TV Logos: Number (Updated 2013)
•Latin America TV Logos: Name, letters, symbol (Updated 2013)
•Latin America TV Logos: Distant possibilities (Updated 2013)
•Cuba TV DX ID tips page (Updated 2013)

Many thanks to the DXers and reporters who provided information and graphics for these Latin America pages over the years: Christopher S. Dunne, Jeff Kruszka, Jesus Perez (and associates), Mike Bugaj (and the WTFDA), Humberto Molina, Jeff Kadet, William Hepburn, Mike Perron, Mike Schaffer, and Juan Gualda.

Contributions of logos and information are always welcome.



Focus of this site:
  • Logos and country of origin
  • Central America, Caribbean, northern South America
  • North America TV channels 2-6 (54MHz-88MHz)
  • NTSC, M

TIPS

  • Latin America TV DX expert Christopher S. Dunne, who has received many TV stations from Latin America, has never seen a local superimposed text ID (like those used in Mexico) on any station from the Caribbean and Central America.
  • Most Latin America stations do not use call letters.
  • Many local stations use a name (like "El Lider").
  • Most IDs are for a network or key station, rather than a local station.
  • Many key stations operate relayers on the same channel as the key station.

TYPICAL LOCAL ID ON LATIN AMERICA TV


Number Logo
Logos are placed in a corner of the screen.
TGV-3 Guatemala with "Canal 3" logo upper right.



Symbol Logo
Logos are placed in a corner of the screen.
HRCV-3 Honduras with "Telesistema" leaf logo lower right.


LIMITATIONS OF THIS SITE:
  • SOME OF THE LOGOS ON THIS SITE ARE OUTDATED, AND SOME NETWORK/STATION URLS NO LONGER WORK.
  • The logos and stations/networks listed on these pages are not the only ones that might be received on low-band channels from this Website's area of coverage.
  • Reliable information is difficult to find for many Latin America TV stations.
  • Obtaining up-to-date logos, etc is impossible for some stations and networks.
  • Some of the TV stations are very low power, which means those stations will not likely be DXable.
  • Although I've received many TV stations from Mexico, my experience with Central America and Caribbean TV has not been extensive. Therefore, I need your help in keeping this site up to date.


Audio and video frequency offsets for Central America, Caribbean, and South America TV:

Other websites which contain useful information on Central America and Caribbean TV:




An example of a great ID from Mexico. Although this easy-to-read style of ID was common on Mexico network relayers in the past, only a few TV stations in Mexico currently use this kind of ID. (XHTPZ-24 Tampico TAM, as received and photographed by Jeff Kruszka in south Louisiana in 1998.)
IMPORTANT TIP: This version of Hoy is a national program on the XEW-2 Canal de las Estrellas network, airing weekday mornings at 0900 Central Time.

WARNING: Due to the fact that TV stations and networks often make changes in logos, station names, slogans, and programs, some of the information on this page may be outdated. If you see something new, please let me know or report it to the WTFDA Forums Latin America TV DX section.

Thanks to the DXers and reporters who have contributed information over the years.
On-line TV DX tips since 1998 | Companion site to TV DX EXPO
Owned, maintained, and copyrighted © 2013 by Danny Oglethorpe, member of Worldwide TV-FM DX Association