|South Florida metropolitan area|
|City of license||Miami, Florida|
|Channels||Digital: 35 (UHF)|
|Subchannels||35.1 - Ion HD (720p)
35.2 - qubo (480i)
35.3 - Ion Life (480i)
35.4 - Ion Shop (480i)
35.5 - QVC (480i)
35.6 - HSN (480i)
|Owner||Ion Media Networks, Inc.
(Ion Media License Company, LLC)
|First air date||October 1992|
|Former callsigns||WMLB-TV (1992)
|Former channel number(s)||Analog: 35 (1992–2009)
Digital: 26 (2004–2009)
|Former affiliations||independent (1992–1998)
Pax TV (1998–2005)
|Transmitter power||200 kW|
WPXM-TV 35, is the local affiliate for the Ion Television network in the South Florida area (Miami and Fort Lauderdale). Formerly known as Pax TV and i, Ion is the smallest of the seven national commercial TV networks in the United States.
From 2002 through the 2005 season, WPXM was the flagship TV station of the Florida Marlins (now the Miami Marlins), the baseball team that won the World Series in 1997 and 2003. It also aired on sister station WPXP TV in West Palm Beach.
WPXM began its operations in October 1992 as independent station WMLB-TV. The station transmits along with many other local broadcast stations from the very tall radio tower along U.S. 441 in Miami Gardens, near the Miami-Dade/Broward county line.
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|35.1||720p||16:9||WPXM-DT||Main WPXM programming / Ion Television HD|
In 2009, WPXM moved its digital transmission from 26 back to RF TV channel 35 on February 18, after it ended analog on 35 the day before. This requires viewers to manually add or re-scan ATSC tuners to find the station again. (Selecting a channel 35.5 to 35.99 may also force the tuner to find the station.) It is the only Miami-licensed station which has applied to end analog on the original date, even though the DTV Delay Act extends the deadline to June 12.
- The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says October 15, while the Television and Cable Factbook says October 25.