The roots of Nueve go back to the foundation of Televisión Independiente de México, the first serious contender to Telesistema Mexicano. In 1973, the two companies merged to form Televisión Vía Satélite, better known as Televisa.
After years of broadcasting primarily cultural programs, channel 9 in Mexico City returned to commercial programming in the mid-1990s, under the name Galavisión. This Galavisión was unrelated to the American cable channel of the same name.
In April 2013, Galavisión changed its name to Gala TV.
Gala TV programs were traditionally carried on a number of Televisa-affiliated local stations. In 2017, Televisa ended a significant number of these partnerships and began multiplexing Gala TV on various Canal 5 transmitters in larger markets.
On July 9, 2018, the network relaunched as Nueve, with a new programming lineup. The branding reflects the fact that its Mexico City station XEQ-TDT and most of its retransmitters broadcast on virtual channel 9.