|Juneau / Sitka, Alaska|
|Slogan||NBC for Southeast Alaska|
|Channels||Analog: KSCT-LP 5 (VHF) Sitka
Digital: KATH-LD 35 (UHF) Juneau
Virtual: 5.1 (PSIP)
|Owner||Denali Media Holdings
(Denali Media Southeast, Corp.)
|Founded||August 17th, 1998|
|Call letters' meaning||KATH: Owner's wife's name is Kathy
KSCT: K Sitka Community Television
|Former affiliations||UPN (secondary)|
On November 9, 2012, GCI, through subsidiary Denali Media Holdings, announced plans to purchase KATH and KSCT from Dan Etulain's North Star Television Network, along with KTVA in Anchorage from MediaNews Group. The Federal Communications Commission approved the deal on October 29, 2013.
The station is broadcast over the air in High Definition, branded as "KATH-HD" on digital channel 5.1 (UHF frequency 35) and in Standard Definition on analog channel 5, local GCI cable in Juneau on channel 15, Dish Network throughout Southeast Alaska on channel 5/9380, and on DirecTV throughout Southeast Alaska on channel 5.
"KATH-HD" is also available on GCI's "Basic Cable" service on channel 652 in Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, Petersburg and Wrangell.
KATH-TV's Standard definition signal is also on GCI cable in Petersburg, Wrangell & Angoon.
The station has some local programming, including a weekly news feature branded as "Southeast Spotlight Report". Daily Alaska news is provided through a partnership with Anchorage's NBC affiliate KTUU-TV whom KATH also contributes news to. All of KATH-TV's local programming is also published online the day it airs.
KSCT-LP is a low-power translator of KATH in Sitka, also carried over-the-air and on cable in Sitka on channel 5.
KSCT does not broadcast digital over-the-air TV signals at this time. KATH ended analog over-the-air broadcasts in November 2011.
- "GCI to purchase NBC for Southeast Alaska KATH-TV and KSCT-TV". Retrieved Nov. 9, 2012.
- Burke, Jill (October 30, 2013). "GCI wins out in FCC fight over acquisition of Alaska TV stations". Alaska Dispatch. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
- KATHTV.com - Official Website
- KSCT.tv - Official website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KATH-LD
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KSCT-LP
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