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Mexico  Mexico City, Federal District
Slogan Canal 5: Televisión como tú quieres
(Channel 5: Television the way you like it)
Channels Analog: 5 (VHF)
Digital: 50 (UHF)
Affiliations Televisa (ownership)
Owner Grupo Televisa
Founded May 10, 1952
Call letters’ meaning XH González Camarena (founder)
Transmitter Power 64 kW (analog)

XHGC-TV , commonly known as Canal 5, is a TV station owned by Televisa, broadcasting from Mexico City, with affiliates and repeaters throughout Mexico.



XHGC signed on May 10, 1952, broadcasting a Mother's Day event organized by the Excélsior newspaper; regular programming began August 18, 1952.

The station was established by Guillermo González Camarena, a Mexican engineer who was one of the inventors of modern color television; the station's calls reflect his surnames. González Camarena was director and general manager of XHGC until his death in 1965.

In 1962, XHGC became the first station in Mexico to broadcast in color; its first color program was Paraíso infantil (Children's Paradise). Mexico was also likely the third country in North America and the fourth in the world, behind the United States, Cuba and Japan, to introduce color television.

During its early years, XHGC also brought educational television to Mexican viewers, with Telesecundaria, a pioneering educational program in Mexico.

Programming on XHGC also includes children's programs, international series and movies, and sport events like Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup matches.



For Teenagers

(all Televisa-produced)

  • Pepsi Chart (Defunct) México
  • Incógnito (Defunct)
  • Wax, televisión ácida (Defunct)
  • Destapados, Las Cosas Como Son (Defunct)


(all Televisa-produced)

  • El Pantera (The Panther)
  • S.O.S.: Sexo y otros Secretos (S.O.S.: Sex and Other Secrets)
  • ¿Y Ahora Qué Hago? (And Now What I Do?)
  • M13DOS (13 Miedos) (13 FEARS)
  • RBD: La Familia (RBD: The Family)
  • Los Simuladores (The Simulators)

Foreign series

From Fox, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., ABC and CBS

From Nickelodeon

From Fox Kids/Jetix/Disney Channel/Disney XD


Other Programming


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