KHTV-CD

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KHTV-CD
Los Angeles, California
Channels Digital: 27 (UHF)
Subchannels 27.1 HSN
27.2 (simulcast of KVME-TV)
27.3 Next TV
27.4 (simulcast of KSFV-CA)
Affiliations Home Shopping Network
Owner Venture Technologies Group, LLC
Founded October 22, 1993
Call letters' meaning K HSN TeleVision
Former callsigns K38EA (1993-1995)
DK38EA (1995-1996)
K38EA (1996-1999)
KHTV-LP (1999-2012)
KHTV-LD (2012)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
48 (licensed, 1999-2004)
67 (STA, 2004-2011)
Transmitter power 8.1 kW
Class Class A
Facility ID 60026

KHTV-CD is a digital Class A television station in Los Angeles, California, owned by the Venture Technologies Group. The station transmits from the Mt. Harvard Radio Site in the San Gabriel mountains. Its city of license is Los Angeles. It is an affiliate of Home Shopping Network.

History[edit]

The station was founded on October 22, 1993. It signed on as translator K38EA on channel 38, before moving to channel 48 as KHTV-LP, starting in 2000 as an affiliate of now defunct Home Shopping en Español, later rebranding to HSE (Spanish-language channel operated by parent channel Home Shopping Network) until HSE ceased operations in June 2002. In 2004, KHTV-LP had to move to channel 67 via Special Temporary Authority (while still licensed to channel 48), due to KOCE signing on its digital signal on channel 48. It stayed on channel 67 until December 31, 2011, when the last of the LPTV stations still using out-of-core channels 52-69 had to vacate that spectrum. In 2012, KHTV-LP converted to digital as KHTV-LD and moved to its current channel 27 allotment. On July 11, 2012, the station received class A status and changed its call sign to KHTV-CD.

The KHTV call letters were once used by an unrelated full-power station in Houston, Texas on channel 39. That station became KHWB, then KHCW, and is now known as KIAH and became affiliated with The WB (now The CW) in 1995.

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