XHMNL-TDT
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
ChannelsDigital: 28 (UHF)
Virtual: 28
BrandingCanal 28
Ownership
OwnerGobierno del Estado de Nuevo León
History
FoundedMay 14, 1982
Former call signs
XHMNL-TV (1982–2015)
Former channel number(s)
28 (analog, 1982-2015)
Call sign meaning
"Monterrey, Nuevo León"
Technical information
ERP139.54 kW (digital)[1]
Transmitter coordinates25°37′33″N 100°19′15″W / 25.62583°N 100.32083°W / 25.62583; -100.32083
Links
Websitesrtvnl.com

Canal 28 (call sign XHMNL-TDT) is an educational and public television station owned and operated by the government of the Mexican state of Nuevo León. It is part of Radio y Televisión de Nuevo León and broadcasts on 24 transmitters serving the entire state.

History

XHMNL-TV and its Monterrey transmitter signed on May 14, 1982, as part of the Televisión de la República Mexicana/Televisión Rural de México system. The original offices were located on the 27th and 28th floors of the Latino Building in Monterrey.

In 1984 XHMNL broke from the network and became a station focused on Monterrey and Nuevo León, under the auspices of the state government; the next year it moved to its current facilities on San Francisco Avenue. Channel 28's transmitter is located on Cerro del Mirador.

On September 24, 2015, XHMNL in Monterrey shut off its analog signal and began exclusively broadcasting in digital on channel 28.[2] Other transmitters followed in December 2016, with the state network adopting 28 as its virtual channel.

In May 2017, TVNL (TV Nuevo León) began branding as Canal 28 with a new logo and slogan.

On September 5, 2018, the Federal Telecommunications Institute approved the conversion of Canal 28 into a common-concession state network that could build new repeaters anywhere in Nuevo León, with the existing 23 repeaters of XHMNL-TDT losing their individual concessions and call signs and 14 of them being moved to channel 28 to form a single-frequency network. This was effectuated on April 29, 2019, with the surrender of the 23 associated concessions.[3]

Programs

Canal 28 broadcasts a variety of cultural, public affairs, news, sports and other programs.

Transmitters

The state government owns 24 transmitters carrying Canal 28 programming. After the 2019 conversion, all transmitters were moved to channel 27, 28, or 29.

RF Location ERP
27 Agualeguas .205 kW[4]
28 Aramberri 0.5 kW
27 Cerralvo-Melchor Ocampo .5 kW
28 Anáhuac .5 kW
28 Doctor Arroyo .542 kW[5]
29 Doctor Coss .2 kW[6]
27 General Bravo–General Tapia .2 kW
29 General Treviño .198 kW[7]
28 General Zaragoza .2 kW
27 Higueras .2 kW
28 Iturbide .5 kW
28 La Chona, Aramberri .2 kW
27 Lampazos de Naranjo .2 kW
28 Linares .5 kW
27 Los Aldamas-Estación Los Aldama .5025 kW[8]
27 Los Herreras .2053 kW[9]
27 Los Ramones .2053 kW[10]
28 Mier y Noriega .2053 kW[11]
28 Monterrey 139.54 kW
29 Parás .2026 kW[12]
28 Rayones .2 kW
28 Sabinas Hidalgo .5 kW
27 Vallecillo .1 kW
27 Villaldama-Bustamante .5 kW

In March 2018, in order to facilitate the repacking of TV services out of the 600 MHz band (channels 38-51), the Mier y Noriega transmitter, then with the call sign XHMNG, was assigned channel 27 for continued digital operations. It was moved to channel 28 when reauthorized under the XHMNL concession.

References

  1. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Infraestructura de Estaciones de TDT. Last modified 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2015-09-24. Technical information from the IFT Coverage Viewer.
  2. ^ IFT: El 24 de septiembre concluirán las señales de televisión analógica en diferentes localidades de cuatro estados
  3. ^ Robles López, Osvaldo Antonio (April 29, 2019). "RPC: #054762 Termination of Concession" (PDF) (in Spanish). Federal Telecommunications Institute. Retrieved December 22, 2021.
  4. ^ RPC: #055524 Shadow XHMNL Agualeguas
  5. ^ RPC: #055525 Shadow XHMNL Doctor Arroyo
  6. ^ RPC: #055552 Shadow XHMNL Doctor Coss
  7. ^ RPC: #055549 Shadow XHMNL General Treviño
  8. ^ RPC: #055527 Shadow XHMNL Los Aldamas
  9. ^ RPC: #055550 Shadow XHMNL Los Herreras
  10. ^ RPC: #055521 Shadow XHMNL Los Ramones
  11. ^ RPC: #055528 Shadow XHMNL Mier y Noriega
  12. ^ RPC: #055529 Shadow XHMNL Parás

Coordinates: 25°39′53″N 100°20′46″W / 25.66472°N 100.34611°W / 25.66472; -100.34611