|Branding||KBTV Global Television|
|Channels||Digital: 51 (UHF)
Virtual channel: 8 (PSIP)
8.2: Punch TV
8.4: QVC Over Air
8.6: HOT TV
(sale to Landover 5 LLC pending)
|Former callsigns||K25EL (1992-1996)
|Former affiliations||Retro TV|
KBTV-CD, known on-air as KBTV Global Television, and also known as Crossings TV, is a television station in Sacramento, California, broadcasting locally on UHF channel 51 as a multicultural independent station. KBTV8 is also aired throughout the Central Valley of California on Comcast channel 238 and in Greater New York City as Time Warner Cable Channel 503.
It is owned by Mako Communications. KBTV-CD's transmitter is located in downtown Sacramento. The station broadcasts programs in various ethnic languages as well as English-language infomercials during the late-night hours. When it first started broadcasting, it carried the Home Shopping Network.
Since it was not a full-power station, its analog signal stayed on the air after the June 12th 2009 analog cutoff date but went off the air in December 2010. Its new digital signal then started broadcasting with a total of 4 channels, all in 4x3 standard-definition and 2-channel sound. Two additional channels were later added for a total of six, but channels 8-2 and 8-4 have been running color bars for several months. A number of different networks have come and gone from KBTV's sub-channels, the only ones remaining constant have been Jimmy Swaggart's SonLife Broadcasting Network and the Wizebuy infomercial network. The "History of TV" network was dropped but returned after a few months. Other networks that have aired on KBTV's channels in the past include PunchTV, The Cool TV (whose satellite feed was replaced by QVC, which then left KBTV after Ion stations acquired the rights to air it), RTV, Cubana de Television and Telos. A channel called "Boraq Broadcasting Network" ran a "Coming Soon" screen but never materialized, its space instead was taken by SonLife.
In June 2013, KBTV-CD was sold to Landover 5 LLC as part of a larger deal involving 51 other low-power television stations.
|This section requires expansion. (February 2012)|
- "Home." (Archive) KBTV-CA. Retrieved on January 21, 2012.
- Seyler, Dave (June 24, 2013). "Anatomy of an LPTV deal extravaganza". Television Business Report. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
- "關於我們." (Archive) China Food TV USA. Retrieved on January 21, 2012. "”美洲中華美食頻道在舊金山無線KMTP 數碼32.2頻道、沙加緬度無線KBTV8及Comcast有線238、紐約時代華納503頻道和洛杉磯無線KNLA數碼20.3同時播出。"