KVTN-DT

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KVTN-DT / KVTH-DT / KVTJ-DT
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KVTN-DT: Pine Bluff/Little Rock, Arkansas
KVTH-DT: Hot Springs, Arkansas
KVTJ-DT: Jonesboro, Arkansas
United States
City of license KVTN-DT: Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Branding Victory Television Network
(or VTN)
Slogan Your Arkansas Christian Connection
Channels Digital:
KVTN-DT: 24 (UHF)
Virtual: 25 (PSIP)
KVTH-DT: 25 (UHF)
Virtual: 26 (PSIP)
KVTJ-DT: 26 (UHF)
Virtual: 26 (PSIP)
Subchannels xx.1 Main programming
Affiliations Religious independent
Owner Agape Church, Inc.
First air date December 1, 1988
Call letters' meaning All stations:
Victory Television
Fourth letter: see table below
Transmitter power see table below
Height see table below
Facility ID see table below
Transmitter coordinates see table below
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: / KVTH-DT / KVTJ-DT Profile
/ KVTH-DT / KVTJ-DT CDBS
Website www.vtntv.com

KVTN-DT, virtual channel 24 (UHF digital channel 25), is a religious independent television station serving Little Rock, Arkansas, United States that is licensed to Pine Bluff. The station is owned by Agape Church, Inc. The station maintains studio facilities located on Napa Valley Drive in western Little Rock, and its transmitter faclities are located in rural southeastern Pulaski County, west-southwest of England.

KVTN operates two full-power satellite stations: KVTH-DT (virtual and UHF digital channel 26) in Hot Springs and KVTJ-DT (virtual and UHF digital channel 48) in Jonesboro. KVTH maintains transmitter faclities are located in rural northern Hot Spring County, southeast of Lake Hamilton; KVTJ maintains transmitter faclities are located in rural northeastern Poinsett County, due south of Trumann. KVTN-DT and its repeaters are collectively branded as the "Victory Television Network".

Background[edit]

The Victory Television Network was founded in 1988, by husband-and-wife Happy and Jeanne Caldwell. KVTN in Little Rock was the first station in the service to sign on the air, launching on December 1, 1988. VTN's programming is available on more than 225 cable systems across Arkansas, and KVTN is also carried on satellite within the Little Rock market through DirecTV and Dish Network.

VTN is the only Christian-oriented television network headquartered in Arkansas – the over-the-air signals and cable and satellite distribution of KVTN, KVTJ and KVTH reach 1.2 million homes across the state of Arkansas, western Tennessee (including the Memphis area), the bootheel of Missouri and portions of northern Mississippi. It is also one of the few religious independent stations that is located outside of a major U.S. television market.

VTN carries a combination of the most popular nationally syndicated Christian programs, as well as locally-produced religious shows. The network also produces original program features such as Community Connection, More Than Champions and VTN Carbonated.

Stations[edit]

The VTN network comprises three stations:

Station City of license Channel VC1 First air date 4th letter’s
meaning
ERP HAAT Facility ID Transmitter Coordinates
KVTN-DT Pine Bluff 24 (UHF) 25 December 1, 1988 Network 725 kW 355.5 m 607 34°31′55.7″N 92°2′41.6″W / 34.532139°N 92.044889°W / 34.532139; -92.044889
KVTH-DT Hot Springs 26 (UHF) 26 April 2, 1995 Hot Springs 66.4 kW 258 m 608 34°22′20.2″N 93°2′48.9″W / 34.372278°N 93.046917°W / 34.372278; -93.046917 (KVTH-DT)
KVTJ-DT Jonesboro 48 (UHF) 48 June 19982 Jonesboro 780 kW 297 m 2784 35°36′13.1″N 90°31′18.5″W / 35.603639°N 90.521806°W / 35.603639; -90.521806 (KVTJ-DT)

Notes:

  • 1. Virtual channel (PSIP).
  • 2. The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says KVTJ signed on June 6, while the Television and Cable Factbook says it signed on June 26.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1][2][3]
xx.1 480i 4:3 VTN Main VTN programming

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KVTN, KVTH and KVTJ shut down their analog signals at 10:00 a.m. on February 9, 2009, eight days before the original target date for full-power television stations in the United States to transition from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate (which Congress had moved the previous month to June 12). The post-transition channel allocations for the Victory Television Network stations are as follows:[4]

  • KVTN's digital signal was relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 25 to its former UHF analog channel 24.
  • KVTH's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 26; through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as UHF channel 26, instead of its former analog-era UHF channel 14.
  • KVTJ's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 48; through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as UHF channel 48, instead of its former analog-era UHF channel 49.

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