XETV-TDT, virtual channel 6 (UHF digital channel 23), is a Mexican free-to-air television station located in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, carrying the Canal 5 network. XETV's terrestrial signal also covers the San Diego, California areaacross the international border in the United States. The station is owned by Mexican media company Grupo Televisa, and its technical operations and transmitter facilities are located on Mount San Antonio in Tijuana.

Tijuana, Baja California/

San Diego, California
Mexico/United States

City Tijuana, Baja California
Branding Canal 5
Slogan Porque Sí

(Just Because)

Channels Digital: 23 (UHF)

Virtual: 6 (PSIP)

Subchannels See Below
Affiliations Canal 5
Owner Televisa

(Radio Televisión, S.A. de C.V.)

First air date April 29, 1953 (66 years ago)
Call letters' meaning XE (Mexican ITU prefix)


Sister station(s) XEWT-TDT, XHUAA-TDT
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 6 (VHF, 1953–2013)
Former affiliations
  • Independent (1953–1956, 1973–1986)
  • ABC (1956–1973)
  • Fox (1986–2008)
  • The CW (2008–2017)
Transmitter power 200 kW[1]
Height 215.0 m (705 ft)
Transmitter coordinates 32°30′7.9″N117°2′26.8″W
Licensing authority IFT
Website www.televisa.com/canal5/

From its initial sign-on in 1953 until 2017, XETV broadcast English-language programming and operated business offices, and later a studio and newsroom, in San Diego. The station's American operations were managed by Bay City Television, a California-based corporation owned by Televisa.[2][3] It was most recently an affiliate of The CW Television Network. In January 2017, The CW announced it would move its San Diego affiliation from XETV's main channel to a subchannel of KFMB-TV (channel 8.2), effective May 31. XETV ceased its San Diego operations on that same date. (Most San Diego-area pay-television providers still use channel 6 for broadcasts of the local CW affiliate.)

TV stations in California
Azteca América UniMás Telemundo Univision Other stations
KMSG-LD, Fresno KBTF-CD/KTFB-CA, Bakersfield KKEY-LP, Bakersfield KVER-CD, Indio KVMM-CD, Santa Barbara KVMD, Twentynine Palms KBBV-CD, Bakersfield KZMM-CD, Fresno
KVYE-DT2, El Centro KEVC-CD, Indio KUNA-LP, Indio KVYE, El Centro KSDX-LD, San Diego KWHY, Los Angeles
XHAS-TDT, Tijuana/San Diego KKTF-LD, Chico KION, Monterey KDTV, San Francisco KGMC, Clovis
KRHT-LD, Redding KDJT-CD, Monterey KNVN-DT2, Chico KBNT-CD, San Diego KQCA-DT3, Stockton
KSBO-CD, San Luis Obispo KTSB-CD, Santa Maria KCSO-LD/KMUM-CD/KMMW-LD, Sacramento/Stockton KUVS, Sacramento KRCA, Riverside
KZKC-LP, Bakersfield KFTR, Ontario KTAS, San Luis Obispo KFTV, Hanford
KMCE-LD, Monterey KDTF-LD, San Diego KSTS, San Jose KUCO-LD, Chico
KSAO-LD, Sacramento KAJB, Calipatria KUAN-LD, Poway KEUV-LP, Eureka
KEMO, San Francisco KTFF, Porterville KNSO, Merced KMEX, Los Angeles
KJLA, Ventura KTFK, Stockton KVEA, Corona KPMR, Santa Barbara
KFSF, Vallejo KABE-CD, Bakersfield
KSMS, Monterey
TV Stations in the San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area
English stations Spanish stations
KFMB 8 (CBS) XHCTTI-TDT 3 (Imagen)
KGTV/KZSD-LP 10 (ABC) XETV-TDT 6 (Canal 5)
KPBS 15 (PBS) XHTJB-TDT 11 (Once)
KVSD-LD 26 (Ind) XEWT-TDT 12 (Televisa Regional)
KSKT-CD 43 (Ind) XHTIT-TDT 21 (A7)
KSWB 69 (Fox) XHAS-TDT 33 (AZA)
KDTF-LD 36 (UMas)
XHBJ-TDT 45 (Nu9ve)
XHDTV-TDT 49 (Milenio)
KSDY-LD 50 (Nuestra Vision)
XHUAA-TDT 57 (Las Estrellas)
Defunct stations
K09YL-D 9 (Multimedios/Tr3s)
K35DG-D 35 (UCSD TV)
KSEX-CD 42 (Info)
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