WTCV

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WTCV
San Juan, Puerto Rico
City of license San Juan, Puerto Rico
Branding TCV Music Network
Channels Digital: 32 (UHF)
Subchannels 32.1 Independent
Owner International Broadcasting Corporation
First air date October 1, 1964 (original incarnation)
July 29, 1984 (current incarnation)
Call letters' meaning Tu Canal de Videos[citation needed]
Former callsigns WTSJ-TV (1964-1972)
WSJU (1984-1997)
WTCV (1997-2001)
WAVB-TV (2001-2002)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
18 (1984-2009)
Former affiliations NBC (1984-1991)
HSN (2001-2002)
Music Videos (1991-2013)
Transmitter power 759 kW (analog)
50 kW (digital)
Height 847 m (both)
Facility ID 28954
Transmitter coordinates 18°18′28″N 65°47′41″W / 18.30778°N 65.79472°W / 18.30778; -65.79472

WTCV is a full-service television station in San Juan, Puerto Rico transmitting over digital channel 32. The station's programming consists of informercials & Music Videos, and is the Flagship of the TCV Music Network. WVEO is a full-service television station in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico transmitting on digital channel 17. WVOZ-TV (digital channel 47) is also a full-service television station located in Ponce, Puerto Rico. These stations are part of the TCV Music Network owned and operated by International Broadcasting Corporation.[citation needed]

During the 1980s and early 1990s, WTCV was known as WSJU (SJU standing for San Juan International Airport's ID) and was an NBC affiliate, one of two commercial English-language networked stations broadcasting in Puerto Rico (the other being WPRV-TV) during the 80s; around 1990, the station also carried Home Shopping Network programming during most of the late-morning and afternoon hours.[1][self-published source?] There are now three commercial English-language network-affiliated stations in Puerto Rico, all of which broadcast from Mayagüez.[citation needed]

Satellite stations[edit]

WTCV can be seen across Puerto Rico on the following stations:[citation needed]

Station City of license Channels
(Analog/
Digital)
First air date Last air date ERP
(Analog/
Digital)
HAAT
(Analog/
Digital)
Facility ID Transmitter Coordinates
WVEO1 Aguadilla 44 (UHF)
17 (UHF)
October 7, 1974 present 309 kW
42 kW
372 m
372 m
61573 18°18′59″N 67°10′41″W / 18.31639°N 67.17806°W / 18.31639; -67.17806 (WVEO)
WVOZ-TV2 Ponce 48 (UHF)
47 (UHF)
June 1986 present 61.7 kW
50.1 kW
247 m
247 m
29000 18°4′43″N 66°44′49″W / 18.07861°N 66.74694°W / 18.07861; -66.74694 (WVOZ-TV)

Notes:

  • 1. WVEO was a satellite of WAPA-TV from its 1974 sign-on until 2001.
  • 2. WVOZ used the callsign WIEC from its 1986 sign-on until 1993.

Digital television[edit]

On February 17, 2009, WTCV signed off its analog signal and completed its move to digital.

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