KNVV-LP

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KNVV-LP
Reno, Nevada
Channels Analog: 41 (UHF)
Digital: KREN-DT 26.3 (UHF) (PSIP 27.3)
Applied: 36 (UHF)
Affiliations UniMas
Owner Entravision Communications
Founded 2000
Call letters' meaning K
NV (postal abbreviation for Nevada)
Univision (former affiliation)
Former affiliations Univision (2002-2009)
TeleFutura (2009-2013)
Class Low-power

KNVV-LP, channel 41, is the affiliate of UniMas that serves the Reno, Nevada, U.S. area. As a low-power station, it does not currently have a digital signal of its own. However, there is a standard-definition digital signal on KREN-TV's third digital subchannel to serve as that purpose. The station also holds a construction permit to move to digital channel 36 as KNVV-LD.

At one point it was simulcast on KNCV-LP, channel 48, in Carson City, Nevada. However, on August 17, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) cancelled that station's license and deleted the KNCV-LP call sign from its database.

KNVV became the local affiliate of Univision in 2002, replacing KUVR-LP channel 68 (now KRNS-CD channel 46). KNVV is owned by California-based Entravision Communications.

The station is not available on either DirecTV or Dish Network for local viewers on those satellite services.

In September 2008, KREN-TV, then owned by Pappas Telecasting Companies, was placed under contract to Entravision (along with what was then KAZR-CA) for $4 million. No bidders were found for either property, and Entravision officially became the owner of both stations on April 1, 2009. At some point between September and April, Entravision moved KNVV's Univision affiliation to the main channel of the full-power KREN signal (which previously carried The CW, which then moved to KRNS-CA/KREN-DT2). At that time, KNVV switched to TeleFutura.

On August 15, 2011, Entravision turned off the analog channel 41 transmitter so that it could flash-cut to digital. However, due to delays in the construction of the digital replacement station, Entravision turned the channel 41 analog transmitter back on on August 14, 2012, one day before the FCC would have deemed the KNVV-LP license to have been automatically expired (low-power stations operating on an in-core frequency have until 2015 to convert to digital). The station remains available on KREN's third digital subchannel.

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