KUPT

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KUPT
Movies logo.png
Hobbs, New Mexico
United States
Branding Movies! Albuquerque
Channels Digital: 29 (UHF)
Virtual: 29 (PSIP)
Subchannels 29.2 MyNetworkTV
Translators KMYL-LP 14 Lubbock TX
Affiliations MyNetworkTV (2006-2014)
Owner Ramar Communications Inc.
First air date January 21, 1987 (1987-01-21)
Call letters' meaning UPN Television
(former affiliation)
Sister station(s) KTEL, KRTN, KJTV-TV, KMYL
Former callsigns KHFT (1987-2005)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
29 (UHF, 1987-2009)
Digital: 16 (UHF)
Former affiliations independent (1987-1995)
UPN (1995-2006)
Transmitter power 50 kW
Height 157 m
Facility ID 27431
Transmitter coordinates 32°43′28.5″N 103°5′46.4″W / 32.724583°N 103.096222°W / 32.724583; -103.096222 (KUPT)
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.moviestvnetwork.com

KUPT is a television station in Hobbs, New Mexico, broadcasting locally on digital channel 29, as an affiliate of Movies!.

On October 1, 2014 KUPT became an affiliate of Weigal's Movies! TV Network. This marked the entry of KUPT into the Albuquerque TV market. KUPT's programming was previously seen on KMYL analog channel 14/digital channel 43-2 in Lubbock, Texas. On January 1, 2006, KUPT switched to channel 14 in Lubbock had previously broadcast on channel 22 as a UPN affiliate in Lubbock until that channel became the WB affiliate on that same date under the KWBZ calls.

In 1995, KUPT began broadcasting with the advent of the United Paramount Network (UPN). KUPT's first broadcast featured a continuous marathon telecast of the original Star Trek television series. Following the marathon, the station broadcast a locally produced Texas Tech University football game from Albuquerque, NM. The station also broadcast UPN network programming and syndicated programming, which included Star Trek: Voyager.

On September 5, 2006, the station began broadcasting as an affiliate of the new My Network TV network.

The station broadcasts about 50 basketball games each year from American Sports Network. Starting with the 2011 football season, the station is also part of the Southland Conference Television Network.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
29.1 480i 16:9 KUPT-DT Main KUPT programming / Movies!

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KUPT discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 29, 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 relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 16 to former UHF analog channel 29.[2]

Note[edit]

KUPT's transmitter is based in—Hobbs, New Mexico—and is within the Albuquerque, New Mexico market. Also, the county that Hobbs is located in, Lea County, is divided between the Odessa / Midland and Albuquerque markets.

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