KKPX-TV

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KKPX-TV
San Jose/San Francisco/
Oakland, California
United States
Branding Ion Television
Slogan Positively Entertaining
Channels Digital: 41 (UHF)
Virtual: 65 (PSIP)
Subchannels 65.1 Ion Television
65.2 qubo
65.3 ION Life
Affiliations Ion Television
Owner Ion Media Networks
(Ion Media San Jose License, Inc.)
First air date November 15, 1986
Call letters' meaning KK PaX(son)
Former callsigns KLXV-TV (1986–1997)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
65 (UHF, 1986–2009)
Former affiliations independent (1986–1995)
inTV (1995–1998)
Pax TV (1998–2005)
i (2005–2007)
Transmitter power 1000 kW
Height 418 m
Facility ID 22644
Transmitter coordinates 37°41′15″N 122°26′1″W / 37.68750°N 122.43361°W / 37.68750; -122.43361
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.iontelevision.com

KKPX-TV, virtual channel 65 (UHF digital channel 41), is an Ion Television owned-and-operated station serving the San Francisco Bay Area that is licensed to San Jose, California, United States. The station is owned by Ion Media Networks. KKPX maintains offices located on Price Avenue in Redwood City, and its transmitter is located atop San Bruno Mountain.

History[edit]

The station first signed on the air on November 15, 1986 as KLXV-TV (the last three letters of the callsign representing the Roman numeral for 65) and was an affiliate of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. In 1995, the station became an affiliate of the infomercial service InTV. In August 1997, the station's call letters were changed to KKPX after Paxson Communications (now Ion Media Networks) bought the station. KKPX became a charter owned-and-operated station of Pax TV (the predecessor of Ion Television, to which the network was renamed in 2007) on August 31, 1998.

Newscasts[edit]

From 2000 to 2005, KKPX aired rebroadcasts of KNTV (channel 11)'s 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts at 7 and 11:30 p.m. each weeknight. The newscasts were originally branded as NewsChannel 11 on Pax when KNTV was affiliated with The WB; after KNTV joined NBC in January 2002, the newscasts were first renamed to NBC 3 News on Pax, then to NBC 11 News on Pax several months later, after KNTV stopped branding by its common channel number on Bay Area cable systems. Like most other such arrangements involving Pax stations and major network affiliates, the simulcasts were dropped on June 30, 2005 (the day prior to Pax's rebranding as i: Independent Television).

Digital television[1][edit]

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Network
65.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
65.2 480i 4:3 qubo qubo
65.3 IONLife Ion Life
65.4 Shop Ion Shop
65.5 QVC QVC
65.6 HSN HSN


KKPX-TV also has plans for a Mobile DTV feed of subchannel 65.1.[2][3]

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KKPX-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 65, 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 41,[4] using PSIP to display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 65, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.

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