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Nuevo Laredo
Branding Tu Canal Familiar
Slogan Donde Usted Tiene Mucho Que Ver
Where You Have a Lot to Watch
Channels Analog: 2 (VHF)
Digital: 17 (UHF)CP
Affiliations Televisa local
Canal 5
Owner Ramona Esparza Gonzalez
First air date October 1, 1962
Call letters' meaning X Jefe (spanish word for Chief)
Transmitter power 29.1 kW (Analog)
125 kW (Digital)

XEFE is the television call sign for the Televisa local television station in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The channel can also be seen in the Laredo, Texas market. In addition to local news and programming, XEFE also airs a selection of programming from Televisa's FOROtv, Canal 5 and GalaTV networks. XEFE slogan is Tu Canal Familiar (Your Family Channel). XEFE is the only full-power station in the Laredo – Nuevo Laredo area not to broadcast digitally.


XEFE first went on the air on October 1, 1962 making it the first television station in Nuevo Laredo and second in the Laredo – Nuevo Laredo area after KGNS which first went on the air in January 7, 1956. On February 2013, XEFE received authorization from COFETEL to broadcast in digital on channel 17.1.[1]

Flashcut to digital

Nuevo Laredo is one of 6 cities throughout Mexico that must stop broadcasting in analog signal and broadcast only in digital on November 26, 2013.[2]


XEFE broadcasts from 6 AM to 12:30 AM. Programming on weekdays originates from FOROtv during morning hours, Canal 5 afternoons, and GalaTV during the evening. On Saturdays, the station broadcasts a mix of local and Canal 5 programming. On Sundays XEFE broadcasts movies from Canal 5 all day.[3]


External links

  • Query the FCC's TV station database for the Laredo area
  • Query the SCT's TV station database for the Nuevo Laredo area

Coordinates: 27°27′25″N 99°31′19″W / 27.4569951°N 99.5218769°W / 27.4569951; -99.5218769

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