WTCV

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WTCV
MegaTV.png
San Juan, Puerto Rico
City of license San Juan, Puerto Rico
Branding Mega TV
Channels Digital: 32 (UHF)
Subchannels 32.1 Mega TV
Owner Spanish Broadcasting System
(operated through LMA by International Broadcasting Corporation)
(WTCV Licensing, Inc.)
First air date October 1, 1964 (original incarnation)
July 29, 1984 (current incarnation)
Call letters' meaning Tu Canal de Videos[citation needed]
Sister station(s) WZNT, WZMT, WZET, WODA, WNOD, WRXD, WIOB, WMEG, WEGM
Former callsigns WTSJ-TV (1964-1972)
WSJU (1984-1997)
WTCV (1997-2001)
WAVB-TV (2001-2002)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
18 (1964-1972, 1984-2009)
Former affiliations NBC (1964-1972, 1984-1991)
Silent (1972-1984)
Independent (1991-2014)
HSN (2001-2002)
Destino TV (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
Website www.Mega.tv

WTCV is a full-service television station in San Juan, Puerto Rico transmitting over digital channel 32. The station serves as an owned and operated station of Spanish Broadcasting System's Mega TV network, since September 11, 2014. 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 owned by Spanish Broadcasting System through a License management agreement (LMA) 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]

On September 11, 2014, WTCV became a Mega TV owned & operated station, following the sale of Spanish Broadcasting System through its License Management Agreement for $18 millon, leaving its status as an Independent station, while International Broadcasting Corporation continues to be its Licensee. Starting in March 2015, WTCV will begin its Local programming, produced by SBS Puerto Rico, which owns Z-93, La Nueva 94, Estereotempo and La Mega.

Local Programs produced by WTCV[edit]

  • El Circo - Weekdays 6am
  • Descara'o Por la Noche - Weeknights 9pm

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 ERP
(Analog/
Digital)
HAAT
(Analog/
Digital)
Facility ID Transmitter Coordinates
WVEO1 Aguadilla 44 (UHF)
17 (UHF)
October 7, 1974 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 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-TV used the callsign WIEC from its 1986 sign-on until 1993.

Digital television[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
32.1 1080i 16:9 WTCV-HD Main WTCV programming / Mega TV

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

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