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León, Guanajuato, Mexico
Branding TV CUATRO
Slogan La Señal de Guanajuato (The Signal of Guanajuato)
Channels Digital: 47 (UHF)
Virtual: 4.1
Owner Dirección General de Unidad de Televisión de Guanajuato (UTEG)
(Gobierno del Estado de Guanajuato)
Founded December 5, 1979; 39 years ago (1979-12-05)
First air date December 5, 1979, September 15, 1982, (televisión)
November 20, 1983, (FM radio)
Transmitter power 231 kW (León)[1]
Website tv4guanajuato.com

TV4 or TV CUATRO is the state-owned public broadcaster serving the Mexican state of Guanajuato. The Television Unit of Guanajuato (UTEG), as its stated mission, provides educational programming, social and cultural television and healthy entertainment for children, youth and adults.

The content of productions and the variety of subjects covered are structured and analyzed by specialists in different areas of education, pedagogy, sociology, culture and vocational development.

TV4 productions are created in collaboration with national and international institutions like Once TV 11 México, Canal 22, TV UNAM, the BBC and Deutsche Welle, among others, to fulfill the objectives of providing information with a high level of content.

The signal is available statewide, covering 98% of the territory of Guanajuato in addition to cable television carriage in 11 municipalities and satellite distribution via Mexicanal and Canal Sur Mexico.

In some form, TV4 programming reaches more than 3 million viewers both in Mexico and abroad, including in the United States.[2]

48 percent of TV4's programming consists of local productions, created to inform viewers of events as they occur in Guanajuato and across the world.


In December 1979 the state government and the Directorate of Radio, Television and Cinematography agreed that Televisión Rural de México programming and broadcasts would be regionalized to deliver information oriented specifically to address needs of the local population.

Two years later, the first broadcasts through TRM's Regional Network provided local programming for one hour daily. This later increased as new infrastructure was constructed, with the first test broadcasts televised by Channel 4 in 1983 and later supplemented by regional FM radio broadcasting (see XHJUA-FM).

In April 1983, Radio y Televisión de Guanajuato (Radio and Television of Guanajuato, RTG) was created as a state-supported organization to broadcast social, educational and cultural programming.

In 1999, the radio station's infrastructure was delegated to the University of Guanajuato, along with its administration, direction and operation. By then, it included stations in León, Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende, all of which are now part of the university's radio network. The rest of the former RTG was then restructured, becoming in 2001 the Unidad de Televisión de Guanajuato (Unit for Television in Guanajuato State, or UTEG).


TV CUATRO is available through a statewide network of repeaters located throughout Guanajuato:

XHLEG-TDT 47 (VC 4) León 231 kW
XHGAC-TV 48 Acámbaro 3.2 kW
XHGAT-TV 44 Atarjea 320W
XHCLT-TV 48 Celaya 6.4 kW
XHGCO-TV 42 Comonfort 1.43 kW
XHGCN-TV 44 Coroneo 130W
XHDLG-TV 44 Dolores Hidalgo 3.2 kW
XHGDM-TV 44 Dr. Mora 110W
XHATO-TV 44 Guanajuato 1.6 kW
XHGHU-TV 49 Huanímaro 110W
XHGJE-TV 44 Jerécuaro 170W
XHGOC-TV 44 Ocampo 200W
XHGPE-TV 47 Penjamo 1.43 kW
XHGSA-TV 45 Salvatierra 1.07 kW
XHGDU-TV 44 San Diego de la Unión 3.16 kW
XHGSF-TV 44 San Felipe 1.43 kW
XHGJI-TV 48 San José Iturbide 340W
XHGLP-TV 46 San Luis de La Paz 1.43 kW
XHSMA-TV 46 San Miguel Allende 6.4 kW
XHGSC-TV 47 Santa Catarina 790W
XHGJR-TV 49 Santa Cruz de J. Rosas 1.43 kW
XHGMV-TV 44 Santiago Maravatio 200W
XHGTD-TV 47 Tarandacuao 450W
XHGTA-TV 48 Tarimoro 1.43 kW
XHGTI-TV 48 Tierra Blanca 500W
XHGVK-TV 49 Victoria 110W
XHGXI-TV 46 Xichu 790W

While all TV4 transmitters hold authorizations to broadcast in digital, and the León and Celaya transmitters were the first to broadcast as such, the León transmitter was the only one that shut off its analog signal on December 11, 2015.

TV4 programming is available to Guanajuatense audiences abroad via MexiCanal and Canal Sur México; in the US, broadcasts are also available from Directv and though multicasting.


External links

  • Dirección General de Unidad de Televisión de Guanajuato (UTEG)

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