|City of license||Alvin, Texas|
|Channels||Digital: 36 (UHF)
Virtual: 67 (PSIP)
|Owner||Univision Communications, Inc.
(TeleFutura Houston, LLC)
|First air date||January 27, 1986|
|Call letters' meaning||TeleFuTura Houston|
|Sister station(s)||KLAT, KLTN, KOVE-FM, KPTI-FM, KPTY, KQUE, KXLN-DT|
|Former callsigns||KTHT (1986–1987)
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
67 (UHF, 1986–2009)
|Former affiliations||independent (1986–1987)
|Transmitter power||1000 kW|
KFTH-DT is the UniMás owned-and-operated station serving Houston, Texas that is licensed to Alvin. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 36 (virtual channel 67.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter in unincorporated northeastern Fort Bend County (near Missouri City). Owned by Univision Communications, KFTH is sister to Univision outlet KXLN-DT and both stations share studios near the Southwest Freeway (adjacent to I-610/SH 59 Spur) on Houston's southwest side.
The station signed on in January 1986 as KTHT, under the ownership of 4 Star Broadcasting. It programmed a general entertainment format consisting of off-network drama shows, children's programming, old movies, home shopping programming during the overnight hours, and major network programming not cleared by KTRK, KPRC or KHOU.
The station was unprofitable, and was sold to Silver King Broadcasting, which also owned the Home Shopping Network. The station changed its call letters to KHSH in November 1987, and began airing home shopping programming 24 hours a day.
There were plans to revert KHSH to a general entertainment station by 2001. However, Univision purchased the UHF stations owned by USA Broadcasting (which had been the parent company of Silver King since the mid-1990s). Most of those stations, including KHSH, were used to launch Univision's second network, Telefutura. As such, in January 2002, the station changed call letters to KFTH-TV, and became a Telefutura affiliate.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|67.1||1080i||16:9||KFTH-HD||Main KFTH-DT programming|
|67.2||480i||4:3||KXLN-SD||SD simulcast of KXLN-DT|
On June 12, 2009, the federally mandated date for American television stations to cease analog transmissions across the country, KFTH ceased broadcasting programming on analog UHF channel 67. Its digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 36. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as "67.1" to correspond with its former analog channel.