TVMÁS
XHGV-TDT
Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico(Cerro Las Lajas)
Misantla, Veracruz
ChannelsDigital: 26 (UHF)
Virtual: 26
BrandingTVMÁS HD
Ownership
OwnerRadiotelevisión de Veracruz
(Gobierno del Estado de Veracruz)
History
Founded1980
Former channel number(s)
4 (analog, 1980-2015)
Technical information
ERP247.18 kW
5 kW (Misantla digital)
Transmitter coordinates19°35′28″N 97°05′32″W / 19.59111°N 97.09222°W / 19.59111; -97.09222
19°55′43.2″N 96°51′09.6″W / 19.928667°N 96.852667°W / 19.928667; -96.852667 (Misantla)
Links
Websitertv.org.mx

TVMÁS HD is the state-owned public broadcaster serving the Mexican state of Veracruz.[1]

History

After receiving its permit on October 23, 1978,[2] XHGV-TV channel 4 signed on January 6, 1980 with a formal inauguration by President José López Portillo. It was operated by the Secretariat of Education and Culture and was the first noncommercial regional television station in the country. It was known from the start as Canal 4 Más, owing to the analog station's plus offset. Initial programming focused on educational, informational and entertainment programs. The new station boasted a transmitter on Cerro de las Lajas and studios on Cerro de la Galaxia in the state capital of Xalapa.

It is the sister to the Radiomás state radio network, which was created in 2000.

Coverage

TVMÁS (XHGV-TDT) is distributed statewide by three additional repeater stations located throughout Veracruz:[3]

XHGV-TDT 26[4] Las Lajas 248 kW
XHVCA-TDT 33 Cerro Azul 50 kW
XHGVC-TDT 22 Coatzacoalcos 50 kW
XHZOT-TDT 29 Mecayapan 25 kW

An additional XHGV transmitter is located at Misantla.[5]

XHGV, XHVCA, XHGVC (analog 21) and XHZOT became digital-only in December 2015. Four other stations, with transmitters at Huayacocotla, Ixhuatlán de Madero, Orizaba and San Andrés Tuxtla, were granted a one-year extension to remain in analog until 2016 and then had their concessions surrendered in August 2017, having never converted.

TVMÁS is also available continent-wide on SATMEX 6 C-band satellite (4068.5 MHz, V, 9.5 Mbit/s, DVB-S).

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