KUIL-LD

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KUIL-LD
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Beaumont, Texas
Branding MYTX
Channels Digital: 43 (UHF)
Subchannels 12.5 MyNetworkTV
12.6 MundoFox
Translators K36ID-D 36 Beaumont
K27JJ-D 27 Forbes/Jasper, TX
Owner National Communications
(operated by London Broadcasting Company)
(Blue Bonnet Communications)
Founded 2003(?)
Sister station(s) KBMT
Former callsigns KUIL-LP
Former channel number(s) Analog:
64 (2003–2009
Former affiliations Fox (2003–2008)
UPN secondary (2003–2006)
Independent (2009–2010)
Azteca América (to 2012)
Website http://www.12newsnow.com/

KUIL-LD is a low-powered MyNetworkTV station, broadcasting on digital channel 43 and digital channel 36 (K36ID-D) for the Beaumont / Port Arthur, Texas area of the United States. This station also operates a translator at K27JJ-D in Jasper, Texas.

KUIL-LD is owned by National Communications, who also owns Fox affiliate KVHP in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and operated by London Broadcasting Company, owners of KBMT, the local ABC/NBC affiliate. Currently on Time Warner Cable in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area, KUIL can be found on channel 15 and in high definition on digital channel 870.

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
12.5 720p 16:9 MYTX Main KUIL-LD programming / MyNetworkTV
12.6 480i 4:3 MundoFox

On January 9, 2012, KUIL replaced Azteca América with classic television programming from Me-TV on 12.4.[1][2][3] At some point, Me-TV moved to KBMT-DT4.

History[edit]

Prior to 2003, KVHP served Beaumont and Port Arthur as the local Fox affiliate, in addition to Lake Charles. In 2003, KVHP established KUIL-LP, as a way to provide local programming just for that region, plus alternate coverage of sports that are more relevant to the Beaumont market (such as Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys football).

KUIL logo, to 2008

When KUIL signed on, it had a secondary affiliation with UPN. When UPN and The WB merged into The CW, KFDM added the CW to its digital subcarrier channel. KUIL reverted to being a Fox affiliate.

In November 2007, KUIL signed on its digital signal on channel 36 (K36ID-D), one of several low-powered stations to have both analog and digital signals. ([1])

On October 24, 2008, it was announced that then-NBC affiliate KBTV-TV would become a Fox affiliate on January 1, 2009,[4] indicating that KUIL lost the affiliation at that time. Despite early reports of KUIL pursuing the NBC affiliation,[5] competing station KBMT would broadcast NBC programming on a digital subchannel.[6] As a result, after the Fox affiliation ceased, KUIL became an independent station, and began to add some local programming, some of which would be produced by Lamar University.[7] KUIL's last program as a Fox affiliate was New Year's Eve Live with Spike Feresten and Mark Thompson; that program ended at 12:30AM CT.[8] The station adopted The U as its identity, using the same moniker and logo as unrelated station WCIU-TV in Chicago.

On November 27, 2009, KUIL-LP turned off their analog signal on channel 64.[9]

On January 1, 2010, KBMT assumed operations of KUIL, in a ten-year deal;[10] this is the third television signal to be operated by KBMT, counting its NBC subchannel. On October 1, 2010, KUIL began airing programming from My Network TV, with the station's moniker changing to "MYTX". It took over the affiliation from KUMY-LP, which switched to the Retro Television Network (RTV).

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