|City of license||Longmont, Colorado|
|Channels||Digital: 29 (UHF)
Virtual: 25 (PSIP)
(NBC Telemundo License LLC)
|First air date||March 31, 1997|
|Call letters' meaning||DENver (also ICAO code for Denver International Airport)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
25 (UHF, 1997-2009)
|Former affiliations||Independent (1997-2006)|
|Transmitter power||540 kW|
|Public license information:||Profile
KDEN-TV, digital channel 29 (virtual channel 25), is the Telemundo owned-and-operated television station licensed to Longmont, Colorado run by NBCUniversal. The station's studios are located in Denver. It is also available on local cable television systems, DirecTV and Dish Network.
KDEN began broadcasting as an independent station on March 31, 1997. NBC purchased KDEN from Longmont Broadcasting in January 2006, making it NBC's second owned-and-operated station in Denver and their seventeenth Spanish-language television station. (The first NBC owned-and-operated Denver station was KCNC-TV during the late 1980s and early 1990s.) The station joined Telemundo on March 6. Before moving to KDEN, Telemundo programming was seen in Denver on low-power stations KMAS-LP and KSBS-LP, themselves repeaters of KMAS-TV from Steamboat Springs; after the purchase of KDEN, KMAS-TV was donated to Rocky Mountain PBS and became KRMZ, while KSBS-LP was sold to Denver Digital Television (KMAS-LP remains owned by NBC).
The station's digital channel is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|25.1||1080i||16:9||KDEN-DT||Main KDEN-TV programming / Telemundo|
KDEN-TV shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 25, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 29. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 25.
Local news cut-ins were offered during Telemundo's national newscasts until budget cuts at NBC Universal led to the segments' discontinuation in late 2006. However, on October 3, 2011, the station launched weeknight newscasts at 5:30 and 10 p.m., branded as Noticiero Telemundo Denver, produced in partnership with the NBC affiliate KUSA, from that station's studios.
News and station presentation
- Telemundo 25 - KDEN (2006-2011)
- Telemundo Denver - KDEN (2011–Present)
- Noticiero Telemundo Denver 9News en Español (2011–Present)
- "NBC buys Longmont TV station". Denver Business Journal. January 18, 2011. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
- "KDEN begins Telemundo service in Denver". Broadcast Engineering. March 16, 2006. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
- RabbitEars TV Query for KDEN
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.
- "Habrán menos noticieros de Telemundo". El Diario de Hoy (in Spanish). October 30, 2006. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
- "KUSA, KDEN partner for Spanish-language newscasts". Denver Business Journal. July 29, 2011. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
- TelemundoDenver.com - KDEN Homepage
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KDEN
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KDEN-TV