KODF-LD

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KODF-LD
Britton, Texas
Branding Hot TV
Channels Digital: 27 (UHF)
Affiliations History of Television
Owner Mako Communications
(sale to Landover 5 LLC pending)
Founded October 26, 1978
Call letters' meaning KO DF from TV Azteca flagship XHDF (reflecting former Azteca America affiliation)
could also mean Dallas/Fort Worth
Sister station(s) K31GL-D, KATA-CD, KHPK-LD, KJJM
Former callsigns K67BL (?-2003)
K26HF (2003)
KODF-LP (2003-2010)
Former channel number(s) 67 (2000s-2003)
26
Former affiliations America's Store (2003)
Azteca América (2003-2009)
Mega TV (2010-2011)
Transmitter power 15 kW
Website [1]

KODF-LD is a Hot TV affiliate for the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex, licensed in Britton, Texas. It can be seen on Charter Ft. Worth Channel 98.

History[edit]

The station began its broadcasting activities in 2003 as an America's Store affiliate with callsign K67BL. Shortly, the station moved its broadcasts to channel 26 and was rebranded K26HF. On December 23, 2003, the station switched formats to Spanish-language programming as it was affiliated with Azteca América. During that time, the station was rebranded KODF from TV Azteca's flagship station XHDF (meaning Distrito Federal).

In January 2007, KODF started airing several 90-second newsbriefs on weekdays, produced by local CBS affiliate KTVT.[1] The end of the newscast taglines read "Una Vez Mas Holdings, LLC."

On June 25, 2009, KODF ceased analog broadcasting in response to an interference complaint from KTEN.[2] On November 22, they began broadcasting in digital on RF channel 27 (virtual channel 26) under special temporary authority from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).[3] On March 24, 2010 the FCC granted a license to cover the Construction Permit for channel 27.

KODF logo used from Jan. 2010 to Sept. 2011

In January 2010, KODF became a Mega TV affiliate under their branding "Mega 26 HD" under the new direction of Right Hook Media Group, Inc. and was the first low-powered digital channel in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to broadcast in 1080i High-Definition if not the first in the nation.

On September 11, 2011, KODF became HOT TV (History of Television), broadcasting classic TV programs and movies from the 40s, 50s, and 60s.

In June 2013, KODF-LD was sold to Landover 5 LLC as part of a larger deal involving 51 other low-power television stations.[4]

Digital television[edit]

Virtual Channel Video Aspect Programming
26.1 480i 4:3 Guide US TV
26.2 480i 4:3 Soul of the South TV
26.3 480i 4:3 Almavision
26.4 480i 4:3 Hot TV

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6374560.html?display=News&referra
  2. ^ https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/cdbsmenu.hts?context=25&appn=101319455&formid=346&fac_num=52925
  3. ^ https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/cdbsmenu.hts?context=25&appn=101335478&formid=911&fac_num=52925
  4. ^ Seyler, Dave (June 24, 2013). "Anatomy of an LPTV deal extravaganza". Television Business Report. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 

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