KTPX-TV

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KTPX-TV
Okmulgee-Tulsa, Oklahoma
United States
City of license Okmulgee, Oklahoma
Branding Ion Television
Slogan Positively Entertaining
Channels Digital: 28 (UHF)
Virtual: 44 (PSIP)
Subchannels 44.1 Ion Television
44.2 Qubo
44.3 Ion Life
44.4 Ion Shop
44.5 QVC
44.6 Home Shopping Network
Affiliations Ion Television (O&O)
Owner Ion Media Networks, Inc.
(Ion Media Tulsa License, Inc.)
First air date July 3, 1997
Call letters' meaning Tulsa's PaX TV
Former callsigns KGLB-TV (1997–1998)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
44 (UHF, 1997–2009)
Former affiliations inTV (1997–1998)
Pax TV (1998–2005)
i (2005–2007)
Transmitter power 1,000 kW
Height 219 m
Facility ID 7078
Transmitter coordinates 35°50′2″N 96°7′28″W / 35.83389°N 96.12444°W / 35.83389; -96.12444
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.iontelevision.com

KTPX-TV, virtual channel 44 (UHF digital channel 28), is an Ion Television owned-and-operated television station serving Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States that is licensed to Okmulgee. The station is owned by Ion Media Networks. KTPX maintains offices located on East Skelly Drive in Tulsa, and its transmitter is located near Mounds. On cable, the station is available on Cox Communications channel 4 in standard definition and digital channel 704 in high definition.

History[edit]

The station first signed on the air on July 3, 1997, as KGLB-TV; it originally carried programming from Paxson Communications' (now Ion Media Networks) infomercial service, the Infomail Television Network (inTV). The station became a charter owned-and-operated station of Pax TV (now Ion Television) when the network launched on August 31, 1998; on that date, the station changed its call letters to KTPX-TV (the KTPX calls were previously used by NBC affiliate KWES-TV in Midland, Texas from 1981 to 1993).

Digital television[1][edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Network
44.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
44.2 480i 4:3 qubo qubo
44.3 IONLife Ion Life
44.4 Shop Ion Shop
44.5 QVC QVC
44.6 HSN HSN

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KTPX-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 44, 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 28.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 44.

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