TypeCable/broadcast network
Broadcast areaMexico
United States
Picture format1080i HDTV
OwnerTelevisaUnivision Mexico
LaunchedFebruary 15, 2010 (2010-02-15)
Replaced4-TV (Free-to-air frequencies)
Digital terrestrial television (Mexico City)Channel 4.1
Digital terrestrial television (Rest of the country)Listings may vary

FOROtv (English: "Forum TV") is a broadcast news television channel owned by TelevisaUnivision Mexico. 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 several national cable systems in the United States.


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.

Current programs

Some of the programs on FOROtv currently include the following:


FOROtv also carries some sports programs; its coverage has included Formula 1, MLB, NHL, NBA, Sunday afternoon NFL games, and NASCAR.



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.[1] 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.[2]


FOROtv's lack of full-time stations, however, was traditionally supplemented by its use by TelevisaUnivision Mexico's local partners and most Televisa Regional stations. Most of these stations only took selected newscasts in key dayparts. With TelevisaUnivision Mexico shedding many of its local affiliate partners, these relationships have come to an end.

The American version of the network, which is distributed by TelevisaUnivision USA as part of their Mexican counterpart's 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.

RF VC Call sign Location ERP Concessionaire
34 2.2 XHBM-TDT Mexicali 180 kW Televimex
22 19.2 XHUAA-TDT Tijuana 200 kW Televimex
28 2.2 XHLPT-TDT La Paz 26 kW Televimex
34 2.2 XHCPA-TDT Campeche 28 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
26 2.2 XHFI-TDT Chihuahua 47 kW Televimex
15 4.1 XHTV-TDT Mexico City 270 kW Televimex
20 2.2 XHO-TDT Torreón 150 kW Televimex
16 2.2 XHBZ-TDT Colima
Cd. Guzmán, Jal
54 kW
30 kW
15 kW
21 2.2 XHDI-TDT Durango
Santiago Papasquiaro, Dgo. (RF 17)
94 kW Televimex
27 2.2 XHLGT-TDT León
180 kW
20 kW[3]
22 2.2 XHAP-TDT Acapulco 55 kW Televimex
20 2.2 XHCK-TDT Chilpancingo 50 kW Televimex
32 2.2 XHANT-TDT Autlán de Navarro 43 kW Televimex
24 2.2 XHGA-TDT Guadalajara 150 kW Televimex
36 2.2 XHTM-TDT Altzomoni
Tejupilco de Hidalgo
Taxco, Gro.
Pachuca, Hgo. (RF 39)
Cuernavaca, Mor.
San Martín Texmelucan, Pue.
Tlaxcala, Tlax.
236 kW
20 kW[4]
21 kW[5]
8 kW[6]
45 kW[7]
20 kW[8]
30 kW[9]
19 2.2 XHTOL-TDT Toluca/Jocotitlán 45 kW Televimex
30 2.2 XHURT-TDT Cerro Burro, Mich. 338 kW Televimex
29 2.2 XHZMT-TDT Zamora 32 kW Televimex
28 2.2 XHTEN-TDT Tepic 55 kW Televimex
23 2.2 XHX-TDT Monterrey
Saltillo, Coah.
Sabinas Hidalgo
200 kW
45 kW[10]
4.8 kW
31 2.2 XHHLO-TDT Huajuapan de León
Tehuacán, Pue
76 kW
36 kW
29 2.2 XHBN-TDT Oaxaca 97 kW Televimex
32 2.2 XHZ-TDT Querétaro (Cerro El Zamorano)
Cerro El Cimatario
Guanajuato, Gto.
Irapuato-Celaya, Gto.
San Miguel de Allende, Gto.
180 kW
10 kW
20 kW
50 kW
65 kW
30 2.2 XHCDV-TDT Ciudad Valles 18 kW Televimex
31 2.2 XHSLA-TDT San Luis Potosí 210 kW Televimex
23 2.2 XHBT-TDT Culiacán 155 kW Televimex
25 2.2 XHBS-TDT Los Mochis
Cd. Obregón, Son (RF 30)
110 kW
200 kW
25 2.2 XHOW-TDT Mazatlán 118 kW Televimex
23 2.2 XHHES-TDT Hermosillo 100 kW Televimex
17 2.2 XHGO-TDT Tampico 180 kW Televimex
24 2.2 XHCV-TDT Coatzacoalcos 60 kW Televimex
17 2.2 XHAH-TDT Las Lajas
430 kW
25 kW[11]
60 kW[12]
30 2.2 XHTP-TDT Mérida 125 kW Televisora Peninsular
16 2.2 XHBD-TDT Zacatecas
Aguascalientes, Ags.
130 kW
10 kW[13]

See also


  1. ^ Lucas, Nicolás (23 January 2018). "TV digital desata el boom de los canales de noticias en México". El Economista. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  2. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Listado de Autorizaciones de Acceso a Multiprogramación. Last modified December 21, 2021. Retrieved .
  3. ^ RPC: Shadow XHLGT-TDT Guanajuato
  4. ^ RPC: Shadow XHTM Tejupilco
  5. ^ RPC: Shadow XHTM Taxco
  6. ^ RPC: Shadow XHTM Pachuca
  7. ^ RPC: Shadow XHTM Cuernavaca
  8. ^ RPC: Shadow XHTM San Martín Texmelucan
  9. ^ RPC: Shadow XHTM Tlaxcala
  10. ^ RPC: Shadow XHX
  11. ^ RPC: Shadow XHAH Nogales
  12. ^ RPC: Shadow XHAH Orizaba[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ RPC: Shadow XHBD Aguascalientes