KTFF-DT

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KTFF-DT
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Fresno, California
City of license Porterville, California
Branding UniMás 61 Fresno
Channels Digital: 48 (UHF)
Virtual: 61 (PSIP)
Translators KTFF-LD 41 Fresno (city)
Affiliations UniMás
Owner Univision Communications, Inc.
(UniMas Fresno LLC)
First air date May 6, 1992
Call letters' meaning TeleFutura Fresno
Former callsigns KKAK (1992-1994)
KKAG (1994-1998)
KPXF (1998-2003)
KTFF (2003)
KTFF-TV (2004-2009)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
61 (UHF, 1992-2009)
Former affiliations independent (1992-1998)
Pax TV (1998-2003)
The Worship Network (nights, 2003-?)
TeleFutura (2003-2013)
Transmitter power 197 kW
Height 804 m
Facility ID 35512
Transmitter coordinates 36°17′14″N 118°50′17″W / 36.28722°N 118.83806°W / 36.28722; -118.83806
Website UniMás

KTFF-DT, channel 61 (digital 48), is a Spanish-language television station for the California's Central Valley. It is licensed to Porterville, California, USA. The station also has a translator, KTFF-LD, channel 41, in Fresno. As a UniMás affiliate, KTFF offers soap operas, movies, sports and cartoons.

KTFF serves as the UniMás affiliate for DirecTV; the station can be seen on channel 408.

History[edit]

KTFF signed on the air in 1992 as KKAK (changed to KKAG in 1994), an independent station airing infomercials, religious shows, and home shopping.

KKAG was later sold to Paxson Communications and the call letters were changed to KPXF, and became a Pax affiliate.

By 2003, KPXF was sold to Univision, in which it became KTFF and affiliated with TeleFutura (now UniMás).

KTFF-LD was purchased from Cocola Broadcasting, which operated the station as KAJA-LP channel 68, which used to carry Shop at Home programming. Ironically, the KAJA calls (albeit fake) and the channel number are both used on K68DJ in Corpus Christi, Texas.

In 2007, the Federal Communications Commission issued an order concerning KTFF and its former owner, Paxson Communications. This order denied the review of the sale of KTFF to Univision, as well as implementing a deal with Christian Network, Inc. (CNI), parent company of The Worship Network, giving the religious broadcaster the right to program KTFF from 1 am to 6 am, seven days a week. In addition, the station must provide a digital channel for CNI’s exclusive use (so long as certain conditions are met), after KTFF commenced digital broadcasting with two or more subchannel slots.[citation needed] However, as of January 2012, KTFF is broadcasting Telefutura programming at all hours,[1] though the date of its discontinuance of The Worship Network is unknown. It is also unknown if the discontinuance is tied to Pax's successor, Ion Television, discontinuing carriage of The Worship Network in 2010.[2]

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