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Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
BrandingC7 Jalisco
C7 Noticias (newscasts)
SloganLa Industria Creativa de los Jaliscienses
ChannelsDigital: 25 (UHF)
Virtual: 17
Translatorssee below
OwnerSistema Jalisciense de Radio y Televisión
(Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco)
FoundedJanuary 16, 1991
Sister station(s)XEJB-AM, XEJB-FM
Former channel number(s)7 (analog, 1991-2015)
25 (digital virtual, 2014-16)
Transmitter power135.55 kW[1]
Transmitter coordinates20°35′57″N 103°21′56″W / 20.59917°N 103.36556°W / 20.59917; -103.36556

XHGJG-TDT virtual channel 17, also known as C7, is a public television station serving Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. Operated by the Sistema Jalisciense de Radio y Televisión, it is owned by the State of Jalisco. Its programming is primarily cultural and educational content and its signal reaches much of western México as well as being seen outside México via DirecTV.


The first governor of the state of Jalisco to consider the possibility of opening a state-owned television station was Juan Gil Preciado in 1960. However, plans did not start to actually build one until 30 years later, when the state government began working to sign one on.

On January 16, 1991, XHGJG-TV on analog channel 7 took to the air under the Department of Cultural Broadcasters, taking the institutional name Sistema Jalisciense de Radio, Televisión y Cinematografía (Jalisco System of Radio, Television and Film). The original transmitter and facilities were housed on the 10th floor of the Education Tower along with a 6,000-watt transmitter. That night it broadcast its first news program, the newscast Actualidad Informativa, which had as its first top story the beginning of Operation Desert Storm. Not long after, it was moved from the state Secretariat of Education and Culture to the Secretariat of Culture upon its separation, taking the name Sistema Jalisciense de Radio y Televisión and losing the film component. At this time the station only broadcast several hours of programming per day in the evening, slowly expanding to additional timeslots.

An earthquake in June 1994 in Guadalajara forced the state's Guadalajara radio stations, XEJB-AM and XEJB-FM, to move to the Casa de la Cultura Jalisciense. On October 11, 1995, XHGJG joined them, as another earthquake two days prior caused serious damage to the Education Tower and the station had to relocate. In the late 1990s, the transmitters of all three stations were moved to Cerro del Cuatro, home of other Guadalajara radio and TV station transmitters, further increasing the stations' coverage.

In September 1999, the state government received a permit to sign on the first rebroadcaster of XHGJG, low-powered XHGZG-TV channel 12 in Ciudad Guzmán with transmitter on Cerro de la Escalera. This began a period of growth for the station, which later moved to the Edificio México in Guadalajara and signed on a transmitter on channel 13 in Puerto Vallarta.

The Guadalajara station began digital multicasting in November 2014 with four subchannels: news-oriented C7 Noticias, cultural C7 Cultura, C7 Congreso covering the activities of the Legislature of Jalisco, and C7 Ley with coverage of the state judicial system. The first two appeared in November 2014. The last two were discontinued soon after their appearance.


C7 programming is broadcast on three transmitters in Jalisco, as well as by satellite.[1][2]

RF VC Callsign Location ERP
24 17 XHGZG-TDT Ciudad Guzmán 3.19 kW
25 17 XHGJG-TDT Guadalajara 135.55 kW
46 17 XHGPV-TDT Puerto Vallarta 23.37 kW

In March 2018, in order to facilitate the repacking of TV services out of the 600 MHz band (channels 38-51), XHGPV was assigned channel 21 for continued digital operations.

Digital television[edit]

In November 2014, XHGJG-TDT began multicasting two subchannels, adding two more in early 2015 (and later removing them). Analog channel 7 aired subchannel 25.2, C7 Cultura. In 2016, authorization was obtained to carry these subchannels on the Ciudad Guzmán and Puerto Vallarta transmitters.

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming
17.1 480i 4:3 C7 JAL C7 Noticias
17.2 1080i 16:9 C7 JAL C7 Cultura

XHGJG shut off its analog signal on December 16, 2015, along with other Guadalajara stations.[3]


C7 presents three hours of news on weekdays, in hourlong newscasts at 7am, 1:30pm and 7:30pm, as well as hourly newsbriefs.