|Channels||Digital: 20 (UHF)|
|Translators||KHTV-CD 27.2 Inland Empire
KMRZ-LP 25 Los Angeles
K48AD-LD 48.3 Lucerne Valley
|Owner||Venture Technologies Group, LLC
(Bellagio Broadcasting, LLC)
|First air date||August 21, 2007|
|Call letters' meaning||Venture Memorable Entertainment|
|Former callsigns||KBBC-TV (2007–2012)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
20 (UHF, 2007–2008)
|Former affiliations||Independent (2007-2012)|
|Transmitter power||4.2 kW|
KVME-TV is a full-service, full-power digital television station in Bishop, California, broadcasting locally on channel 20. The station is owned by Venture Technologies Group, LLC. As of April 30, 2012, KVME became the primary affiliate of Me-TV.
Branded as "Me-TV Hollywood", the station will become one of two Me-TV affiliates serving Southern California (Anaheim-based independent station KDOC-TV also carries the network on digital subchannel 56.3). The two stations will use the uniform branding as well as local advertising completed by a jointly managed ad sales team.
On December 21, 2007, KVME was added to the DirecTV local channel lineup for the Los Angeles media market. This came two days after KVMD was re-located to a high-definition tier, making it unavailable on standard definition. Dish Network also includes KVME in the local channel lineup for the Los Angeles media market.
Channel 20 went on the air as KBBC-TV on August 21, 2007, an analog only television station licensed to Bishop, California. The station operated as a bilingual independent. KBBC's programing was mostly Spanish, featuring Spanish-language independent programming including La Corte del Pueblo (The People's Court), La Corte de Familia, Fútbol al Dia (a talk show about soccer), and a newscast with extensive news from Central America. The nighttime programming had premiered on KNLA-LP, which was a translator station. The station later added afternoon and overnight programming from the Home Shopping Network. KBBC also offered English language religious programming from Hosanna, a Christian program service. On Saturday mornings, English language children's programs aired along with a public service program, Bishop Community Today.
Because it was granted an original construction permit after the FCC finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997 , the station did not receive a companion channel for a digital television station. Instead, on or before June 12, 2009, which was the end of the digital TV conversion period for full-service stations, KBBC-TV was required to turn off its analog signal and turn on its digital signal (called a "flash-cut"). On November 30, 2008, KBBC completed the transition to digital by turning off its analog signal and immediately turning on its digital signal on channel 20.
- Me-TV Adds KVME In Southern California, TVNewsCheck, April 17, 2012.
- Seyler, Dave (March 19, 2012). "Local Media TV stockpiles more big market Class A’s". Television Business Report. Retrieved March 19, 2012.
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KVME
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KVME-TV