MTV Tres

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MTV Tres
MTV Tres 2010 logo.svg
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersMiami, Florida
Picture format480i (SDTV)
OwnerParamount Media Networks (Paramount Global)
Sister channelsMTV
MTV Classic
MTV Live
LaunchedAugust 1, 1998; 24 years ago (1998-08-01)
ReplacedMásMúsica TeVe (1998–2006)
MTV Español (2001–2006)
Former namesMTV S (1998-2001)
MTV Español (2001–2006)
Available on many cable systemsConsult local listings
Dish NetworkChannel 891 (SD)
DirecTVChannel 445 (SD)
G-184040 V / 29270 / 3/4
VCT 766 / Channel 770 (West)
(Transponder 17)
SES-211750 V / 7320 / 7/8
VCT 553 / Channel 210 (East)
(Transponder 2)
AT&T U-verseChannel 507 (SD)
Channel 3143 (SD)
Verizon FiOSChannel 273 (SD)
Channel 1660 (SD)
DirecTV StreamChannel 445 (SD)
Streaming media

MTV Tres (taken from the Spanish word for the number three tres, stylized as tr3s, with an acute accent over the '3') is an American pay television network.

Programming[change | change source]

Tres broadcasts on an Eastern Time schedule with one national feed for all providers.

Music video programs[change | change source]


  • Exitos- The latest chart topping hits from today's Latin artists (airing for most of the day)
  • 2x1- Features two videos per artist
  • Fresh-Features the latest music videos
  • La Hora Nacional- Features Indie Latin artists
  • Tropicalismo- Reggaeton, Bachata and Tropical music videos
  • ReMexa – Music videos of different regional Mexican music genres including Banda, Ranchera, Duranguense and Norteña


  • Classic Co.[1] – The program, which aired weekdays at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, featured a mix of videos from Latino artists of the 1980s and 1990s such as Selena, Ricky Martin, and Marc Anthony. The title is most likely an English-language play on the Spanish term for "classic", clásico, as the title might stand for "Classic Company". The program was discontinued in early 2008.
  • Los Hits[2] – Based on MTV's Big Ten and Más Música's Los Top 10, this program featured the most popular videos in rotation on MTV Tr3s. It was hosted by Carlos Santos or Denise Ramirez featuring interviews with popular artists, however the program would drop its VJ format in March 2007. The program was discontinued in mid-2007.
  • Tr3s or False – This program was a music video/text message-based game show that awarded viewers points, which could be redeemed for prizes, for answering questions correctly. The program was discontinued in early 2009.
  • Music My Guey – This program focuses on viewer requested music videos.
  • Top 20[2] – Similar to Las 40 Principales from Más Música, this program is a countdown of the top 20 videos in rotation on the channel during the week. In late June 2008, the network changed the show's format; most music videos are no longer played in their entirety; the show has been hosted since that point by Carlos Santos.
  • TXTO (pronounced "texto", Spanish for "text")[3] – This program is a block of music videos requested by callers who send text messages to the channel, in English or Spanish, dedicating videos to friends or family. Although it is loosely based on Tu Email from Más Música, TXTO does not feature a VJ who reads the e-mails. However, there may be occasional VJ spots in the program. TXTO URB is a spinoff series that is dedicated to urban music videos.[4]
  • ¡Rock! – This program aired mostly during the late night hours, and featured a mix of rock music videos from U.S. and Latin American bands. Among the U.S. bands featured in the lineup were the Deftones, which contain Latino vocalist Chino Moreno and turntablist Frank Delgado, and Incubus, which contain Latino drummer Jose Pasillas. The program was discontinued in October 2007.
  • MixMex[5] – A music video program featuring artists from Mexico; it was replaced with ReMexa in March 2009.
  • Street Mix (later known as El Sonidero) – A block of urban music videos, focusing on hip-hop, reggaeton and R&B artists, and includes Spanish-speaking artists with occasional American videos from non-Latino, English-speaking artists.[6](was called EL Sonidero until September 2008)
  • Videoteca (formally known as V.P.M., short for Video Party Music[7]) – This program focused on rhythmic videos; Videoteca was cancelled on July 12, 2010, concurrent with the network's relaunch.
  • Videorama – General music video mix that aired during the daytime hours
  • Videosomnia – General music video mix that aired during the overnight hours (Similar to MTV After Hours)
  • Clasicos – Classic music videos (though most are from after 2010 but before 2015)
  • Cafeina – Early morning music video mix
  • El Flow – Latin urban contemporary music videos

Non-music programming[change | change source]

Former programming[change | change source]

Free-to-air affiliates[change | change source]

Former affiliates[change | change source]

City Station/Channel Notes Current programming
Fresno/Hanford, California KHMM-CD 23 Formerly owned by Viacom defunct
KZMM-CD 22 Spanish independent
Los Angeles, California KBEH 63 (Oxnard) Also on KBLM-LP 38 (Perris) and KPLM 25 (Glendale) Canal de la Fe
Palm Springs KDUO-LP defunct
San Diego, California KSDY-LD Was also seen in parts of Tijuana, Mexico Nuestra Visión
Santa Barbara, California KVMM-CD Formerly owned by Viacom & was the last over-the-air broadcast asset that Viacom had remaining. Azteca America
Sacramento / Stockton / Modesto KMMK-LP Was a repeater of both former sister stations KUUM-CD & KMMW-LD, and was also formerly owned by Viacom defunct
KMUM-CD 15 / KMMW-LD 47 Both stations were formerly owned by Viacom Telemundo
Salinas / Monterey / Santa Cruz, California KMMD-CD 39 Court TV
San Francisco/Oakland
/San Jose, California
KMMC-LD 40 unknown
San Luis Obispo KMMA-CD 41 Formerly owned by Viacom defunct
Santa Maria KQMM-CD 29 3ABN Latino
Denver KLPD-LD 28.2 Decades
West Palm Beach, Florida WBWP-LD 57 Independent
Atlanta, Georgia WTBS-LP 26 Also was seen on WANN-LD 32.2 Estrella TV
Indianapolis WBXI-CA 47 CBS Television Stations O&O Start TV
Kingman, Arizona KMOH-TV 6 MeTV O&O
Amarillo KAMM-LP 30 defunct
Austin KGBS-CD 19 Formerly owned by Viacom multplexed into various networks
Beaumont, Texas KUMY-LD 22 NewsNet
Brownsville, Texas XHRIO-TV 2 Programming aired during the overnight and early morning hours[8] also was seen around Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico The CW
Corpus Christi, Texas KCBO-LP 49 unknown
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas KATA-CD 50 Defunct
Del Rio/Eagle Pass, Texas KVAW 16 Was also seen in major cities in Mexico near the border between Texas and Coahuila, Mexico Independent
McAllen/Harlingen, Texas KMBH-LD 67/KTIZ-LP 52 Secondary affiliation during early morning hours Took over Fox affiliation from XHRIO-TDT
Midland/Odessa, Texas KMDF 22.1 defunct
San Antonio KMHZ-LP 11 defunct

References[change | change source]

  1. "KBEH-63 – MTV Tr3s". Archived from the original on 23 April 2008. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "KBEH-63 – MTV Tr3s". Archived from the original on 23 April 2008. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  3. "KBEH-63 – MTV Tr3s". Archived from the original on 5 March 2009. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  4. "KBEH-63 – MTV Tr3s". Archived from the original on 5 March 2009. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  5. "KBEH-63 – MTV Tr3s". Archived from the original on 11 March 2009. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  6. "KBEH-63 – MTV Tr3s". Archived from the original on 22 June 2008. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  7. "KBEH-63 – MTV Tr3s". Archived from the original on 23 April 2008. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  8. "Programming". Fox Rio 2 website. Retrieved 2008-12-09.