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San Diego, California
City of license San Diego, California
Branding Univision San Diego
Channels Digital: 25 (UHF)
Virtual: 17.1 (PSIP)
Translators KTCD-LP 46 (UHF), San Diego
KHAX-LP 49 (UHF), Vista
Affiliations Univision
Owner Entravision Communications Corporation
(Entravision Holdings, LLC)
Founded KBNT-CD: February 14, 1989
KHAX-LP: January 31, 1990
Sister station(s) KDTF-LD, XHAS-TV, XHDTV-TV
Former callsigns KBNT-CD: K17DI (1992-2000)
KSZR-LP (2000)
KBNT-LP (2000-2002)
KBNT-CA (2002-2010)
KDTF-CA (2010-2011)
KTCD-CA (2011-2012)
KBNT-CA (2012-2013)
KHAX-LP: K49BV (1990-1995)
Former channel number(s) 19 (original channel)
62 (KNSD-LP)
Transmitter power KBNT-CD: 11.9 kW
KHAX-LP: 0.045 kW
Height KBNT-CD: 78 meters
KHAX-LP: 331 meters
Class KBNT-CD: Class A
Facility ID KBNT-CD: 4035
KHAX-LP: 70394
Transmitter coordinates KBNT-CD: 32°41′40″N 117°7′17″W / 32.69444°N 117.12139°W / 32.69444; -117.12139
KHAX-LP: 33°12′53″N 117°11′15″W / 33.21472°N 117.18750°W / 33.21472; -117.18750
Website www.univisionsandiego.com

KBNT-CD is the low-powered Univision-affiliated television station in San Diego, California. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 25 (virtual channel 17.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter in La Jolla. Its signal is relayed on low-powered KTCD-LP in San Diego and KHAX-LP in Vista. Operated by Entravision Communications Corporation, it is sister to MyNetworkTV affiliate XHDTV-TV, Telefutura affiliate KDTF-LD and Telemundo affiliate XHAS-TV. All four stations share studios on Ruffin Road in San Diego's Kearny Mesa section.


KBNT's logo prior to January 1, 2013

KBNT-CD was launched in 1989 on channel 19, with a transmitter on Palomar Mountain, some 45 miles (72 km) north of the center of San Diego. The original KBNT-CD offices were in Mira Mesa. At that time, San Diegans could receive the station only through cable television, because its weak broadcast signal could not reach the city proper. Eventually the station increased its transmitting power and its signal, while still not reaching San Diego proper, could be picked up in Escondido, San Marcos, Vista and Fallbrook.

In 1994, KBNT-CD reached an agreement with KNSD to retransmit its programs on KNSD-LP channel 62 in La Jolla, and some years later on channel 17 in National City, allowing the signal to reach San Diego, National City and Chula Vista.

The original channel 19 went off the air (now the digital channel for KSWB-TV), retaining the signal on channel 17, and adding a signal on channel 49, KHAX-LP, in northern San Diego County. The channel 62 signal, KNSD-LP, has since left the air; it is unknown when KNSD-LP ceased operations. That signal was leased to Entravision by KNSD owners Station Venture Operations, L.P. (operated as a joint venture between NBCUniversal and LIN Media).

In the fall of 2008, KBNT-CD expanded again to a three-repeater operation, when KTCD-LP switched from Telemundo affiliate XHAS-TV to KBNT.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
17.1 1080i 16:9 UniHD Univision


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