In 2001, it was re-designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mexican television.The logo represents a human eye looking at the world through a television screen.
Canal 9 eventually became Galavisión, now known as Gala TV.
On September 19, 1985, an earthquake measuring 8.1 on the Richter scale caused widespread damage in Mexico City and destroyed the south tower of Televisa's main building.
On the community of San Salvador Atenco was violently repressed by the Mexican police who used excessive force, and committed severe human rights violations.
This event was one of the most violent repressions in the nation’s history.
On March 3, 1983, Canal 8 was reformatted to become a cultural channel, offering informative programs, debates and cultural shows.
In 1985, a frequency swap moved the station from channel 8 to 9, and Televisa also decided to swap its callsign for that of XEQ-TV, which had been on channel 9 and broadcast from Altzomoni; the XHTM callsign was moved to that station, which was moved to channel 10.
On August 17, 1972, Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta died, and Emilio Azcárraga Milmo succeeded him as company president and owner.
On January 8, 1973, both Telesistema Mexicano and Televisión Independiente de México merged, taking on the name Televisa, an acronym for Televisión Via Satélite in Spanish.
Media and political power in México have a symbiotic relationship where the economic elites that control the media (Televisa and TV Azteca) are privileged in exchange for their support for the policies and actions of the government.
In México the mass media owners are likely to have access to high levels of the Mexican government.
This event is important because it shows how Televisa and TV Azteca were involved in inciting and supporting the repression of the people of Atenco by the government in México.