TypeTerrestrial television network
Transmitterssee below
Picture format1080i HDTV
LaunchedSeptember 1, 1968 (1968-09-01)
Former namesXHTM-TDT
Gala TV
Digital terrestrial television
(Except Tijuana, Mexicali and Matamoros)
Channel 9.1
Digital terrestrial television
Channel 16.1
Digital terrestrial television
(Mexicali/Matamoros and Ciudad Juarez)
Channel 10.1
Digital terrestrial television
(Oaxaca/San Luis Potosí)
Channel 8.1
Digital terrestrial television
Channel 13.1

Nueve (English: Nine) (stylized Nu9ve) is a Mexican free-to-air television network owned by TelevisaUnivision. The primary station and network namesake is Channel 9 of Mexico City (also known by its call sign XEQ-TDT), though the network has nationwide coverage on Televisa stations and some affiliates. Nueve offers a range of general entertainment programs.


See also: Televisión Independiente de México and XEQ-TDT

Logo utilized from 2003 until April 14, 2013, when Galavisión was re-branded as "Gala TV"

The roots of Nueve go back to the foundation of Televisión Independiente de México, the first serious contender to Telesistema Mexicano. In 1973, the two companies merged to form Televisión Vía Satélite, better known as Televisa (now known as TelevisaUnivision Mexico).

After years of broadcasting primarily cultural programs, channel 9 in Mexico City returned to commercial programming in the mid-1990s, under the name Galavisión. This Galavisión was unrelated to the American cable channel of the same name, also owned by TelevisaUnivision.

On April 15, 2013, Galavisión changed its name to Gala TV.[1]

Gala TV programs were traditionally carried on a number of Televisa-affiliated local stations. In 2017, Televisa ended a significant number of these partnerships and began multiplexing Gala TV on various Canal 5 transmitters in larger markets.

On July 9, 2018, the network relaunched as Nueve, with a new programming lineup. The branding reflects the fact that its Mexico City station XEQ-TDT and most of its retransmitters broadcast on virtual channel 9.


Logo used as Gala TV, between 2013 and 2018

The Nueve schedule features mainly reruns of major Mexican telenovelas, reruns of TelevisaUnivision Mexico series, as well as soccer and lucha libre and old Mexican movies.[2] On March 18, 2008, it was announced that an agreement was made between Televisa and NBCUniversal that Galavisión would broadcast Telemundo programs on Galavisión as well as on selected channels of SKY México and Cablevision beginning in April 2008.[3]

As part of the Nueve relaunch, Televisa signed deals with Discovery and National Geographic to air their content.[4] The relaunch also included a new entertainment program, Intrusos, hosted by entertainment journalist Juan José Origel.[2]



Nueve is not nominally a national network; unlike Las Estrellas or Canal 5, it does not meet the national coverage threshold necessary to be considered one by the Federal Telecommunications Institute.

There is significant variance in the programming schedules of Nueve and its stations, not seen with Las Estrellas or Canal 5.

Some stations are full-time repeaters, usually broadcasting on channel 9.1, clearing all Nueve programming while only inserting local advertising. Others also carry FOROtv, Televisa Regional, and/or local programs.

There are also several Nueve feeds multiplexed on (primarily) Canal 5 transmitters, which carry Nueve programming full-time. Some of these subchannels may also have local programming.[5]

Not all Mexican stations using virtual channel 9 are part of the Nueve network. In some cases, these stations block Nu9ve from using channel 9 in those areas. Most notably, the list includes CORTV in Oaxaca, XHUJED-TDT in Durango and XHSLS-TDT in San Luis Potosí. Televisa also owns Las Estrellas transmitter XERV-TDT in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, which has assigned channel 9. The stations in Tijuana, Mexicali and Ciudad Juárez cannot use virtual channel 9 because of signal overlap to stations in the United States using it.

RF VC Call sign Location ERP Concessionaire
32 9 XHAGU-TDT Aguascalientes, Ags. 240 kW Teleimagen del Noroeste
15 10 XHMEE-TDT Mexicali, BC 200 kW Teleimagen del Noroeste
23 16 XETV-TDT Tijuana, BC 200 kW Radio Televisión
29 9 XHLPB-TDT La Paz, BCS 26 kW Radio Televisión
22 9 XHAN-TDT Campeche, Camp. 28 kW Radio Televisión
22 9 XHCZC-TDT Comitán de Domínguez, Chis. 32 kW Televimex
17 9 XHSNC-TDT San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis. 30 kW Radio Televisión
34 9 XHTAH-TDT Tapachula, Chis. 62 kW Radio Televisión
29 9 XHTUA-TDT Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chis. 45 kW Televimex
33 10 XHJUB-TDT Ciudad Juárez, Chih. 200 kW Radio Televisión
24 9 XHCHZ-TDT Chihuahua
Cd. Cuauhtémoc
47 kW
26 kW
Radio Televisión
22 9 XEQ-TDT Mexico City 270 kW Teleimagen del Noroeste
20 9 XHPN-TDT Piedras Negras, Coah. 43 kW Teleimagen del Noroeste
24 9 XHAE-TDT Saltillo, Coah. 45 kW Teleimagen del Noroeste
26 9 XHTOB-TDT Torreón, Coah. 150 kW Teleimagen del Noroeste
26 9 XHCKW-TDT Colima, Col. 54 kW Teleimagen del Noroeste
36 9 XHMAW-TDT Manzanillo, Col. 35 kW Teleimagen del Noroeste
17 13 XHDUH-TDT Durango, Dgo. 94 kW Radio Televisión
23 9 XHL-TDT León, Gto.
Lagos de Moreno, Jal.
180 kW

19 kW[6]
Televisora de Occidente
22 9 XHACZ-TDT Acapulco, Gro. 15 kW Teleimagen del Noroeste
34 9 XHCHN-TDT Chilpancingo, Gro. 50 kW Radio Televisión
26 9 XEWO-TDT Guadalajara, Jal. 150 kW Televisora de Occidente
16 9 XHATZ-TDT Altzomoni, Mex. 236 kW Teleimagen del Noroeste
22 9 XEQ-TDT[note 1] Toluca/Jocotitlán, Mex. 200 kW[7] Teleimagen del Noroeste
25 9 XHZAM-TDT Zamora, Mich. 32 kW Radio Televisión
29 9 XHMOW-TDT Morelia, Mich. 338 kW Radio Televisión
28 9 XHCUM-TDT Cuernavaca, Mor. 45 kW[8] Teleimagen del Noroeste
33 9 XHTFL-TDT Tepic, Nay. 55 kW Radio Televisión
32 9 XHMOY-TDT Monterrey, NL 200 kW Teleimagen del Noroeste
32 8 XHOXO-TDT Oaxaca, Oax. 97.033 kW Radio Televisión
18 9 XHQCZ-TDT Querétaro, Qro. (Cerro El Zamorano)
Cerro El Cimatario
Irapuato-Celaya, Gto.
190 kW
9 kW
10 kW
Teleimagen del Noroeste
27 9 XHQRO-TDT Cancún, Q. Roo
Playa del Carmen
60 kW
20 kW[9]
Radio Televisión
29 9 XHCQR-TDT Chetumal, Q. Roo 28 kW Televimex
34 8 XHSLT-TDT San Luis Potosí 210 kW Televimex
24 9 XHCUI-TDT Culiacán, Sin. 155 kW Teleimagen del Noroeste
29 9 XHLMI-TDT Los Mochis, Sin. 110 kW Teleimagen del Noroeste
28 9 XHMAF-TDT Mazatlán, Sin. 118 kW Radio Televisión
36 9 XHCDO-TDT Ciudad Obregón, Son. 200 kW Radio Televisión
31 9 XHHMA-TDT Hermosillo, Son. 100 kW Teleimagen del Noroeste
32 9 XHVIZ-TDT Villahermosa, Tab. 125 kW Televimex
26 9 XHCVI-TDT Ciudad Victoria, Tamps. 80 kW Teleimagen del Noroeste
16 9 XHTPZ-TDT Tampico, Tamps. 180 kW Televisora de Occidente
27 9 XHCOV-TDT Coatzacoalcos, Ver. 60 kW Radio Televisión
34 9 XHCLV-TDT Las Lajas, Ver.
Nogales, Ver.
430 kW
25 kW[10]
Teleimagen del Noroeste
35 9 XHMEN-TDT Mérida, Yuc. 125 kW Radio Televisión
19 9 XHZAT-TDT Zacatecas, Zac. 130 kW Teleimagen del Noroeste


  1. ^ This station, while licensed as a repeater of XEQ in Mexico City, airs its own locally-targeted programming under the name Nu9ve Estado de México.


  1. ^ "NameBright - Domain Expired".
  2. ^ a b "¡Gala TV se transforma y cambia su nombre por esta razón!". La Verdad Noticias (in Spanish). 6 July 2018. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  3. ^ " News". Archived from the original on 2011-05-22. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  4. ^ "Gerardo López Gallo de Televisa: Transformamos Galavisión en Nueve con programación nueva de Discovery y NatGeo". PRODU (in Spanish). 4 July 2018. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  5. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Listado de Autorizaciones de Acceso a Multiprogramación. Last modified December 21, 2021. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  6. ^ RPC: Shadow XHL-TDT Lagos de Moreno
  7. ^ RPC: Shadow XEQ Toluca
  8. ^ RPC: Technical Modification for XHCUM-TDT
  9. ^ RPC: Shadow XHQRO Playa del Carmen
  10. ^ RPC: Shadow XHCLV Nogales