WZPA-LD

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WZPA-LD
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Channels Digital: 33 (UHF)
Virtual: 33 (PSIP)
Subchannels (see Digital channels table)
Affiliations QVC
Home Shopping Network
Sonlife Broadcasting Network
LATV
Azteca America
Peace TV
Owner Mako Communications, LLC[1][2]
(sale to Landover 5 LLC pending)
First air date Digital: July 22, 2011[3][4]
Last air date Analog: October 8, 2010[5][6]
Sister station(s) W36DO-D[7]
Former callsigns W33BT (1998-2005)
WXSI-LP (2005-2007)
WZPA-LP (2007-2012)[8]
Former channel number(s) Analog: 33 (UHF)
Former affiliations 33.1 Cubana de Television
Transmitter power 3 kW
Height 181 m (594 ft)
AMSL: 244 m (801 ft)
Class LD (Digital LPTV)
Facility ID 72536
Transmitter coordinates 40°02′26.6″N 75°14′11.4″W / 40.040722°N 75.236500°W / 40.040722; -75.236500 (WZPA-LD) WZPA-LDCoordinates: 40°02′26.6″N 75°14′11.4″W / 40.040722°N 75.236500°W / 40.040722; -75.236500 (WZPA-LD) WZPA-LD, Roxborough, Philadelphia
51 dBu Service Contour
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS

WZPA-LD channel 33 is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania independent commercial digital low power (LPTV) television station broadcasting on UHF 33 with broadcast range Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and its closer suburbs, part of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania TV market area.

WZPA-LD city of license is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with transmitter located within Roxborough, Philadelphia antenna farm. WZPA-LD is owned by Mako Communications, LLC of Corpus Christi, Texas since October 2, 2006.[9][10]

History[edit]

Before the first license was granted the FCC granted numerous construction permits and CP extensions with city of license Camden, New Jersey:

Date Call sign UHF ERP kW Coordinates CP Extension
November 18, 1994 68 17.74 39°56′40″N 75°06′55″W / 39.94444°N 75.11528°W / 39.94444; -75.11528 [11][12] [13][14]
January 22, 1997 68 10.069 [15][16] [17][18]
July 29, 1988 33 [19][20]
August 4, 1998 W33BT 33 21.687 40°04′59″N 75°10′56″W / 40.08306°N 75.18222°W / 40.08306; -75.18222 [21][22]

On August 4, 1998 FCC issued new station JF0415DX call signs W33BT and W68CV.[8]

On April 1, 1999 William E. Mattis, Jr. sold construction permit to Mediacasting LLC of Greenville, Delaware.[23][24]

On March 28, 2000 FCC granted W33BT license for ERP 20.3 kW at 40°04′59″N 75°10′56″W / 40.08306°N 75.18222°W / 40.08306; -75.18222 (W33BT).[25][26]

Between November 6, 2003 and May–August 2004 W33BT was silent.[27][28][29]

On April 4, 2005 W33BT granted construction permit for ERP 150 kW channel 33 at 40°05′00″N 75°10′47″W / 40.08333°N 75.17972°W / 40.08333; -75.17972 (W33BT) with city of license Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[30][31] October 31, 2006 WXSI-LP granted modification to locate at 40°02′29.6″N 75°14′11.5″W / 40.041556°N 75.236528°W / 40.041556; -75.236528 (WXSI-LP).[32][33] January 9, 2007 WXSI-LP granted modification.[34][35]

On April 28, 2005 W33BT call sign changed to WXSI-LP.[8]

On July 20, 2006 WXSI-LP was granted a STA to operate at ERP 1.5 kW, because transmitter broke down and using a replacement.[36][37]

On October 2, 2006 Mediacasting LLC of Greenville, Delaware sold WXSI-LP to Mako Communications, LLC of Corpus Christi, Texas.[9][10]

Between December 7, 2006 – January 3, 2007 WXSI-LP went silent after terminated its lease and completion of construction permit at Roxborough, Philadelphia antenna farm.[38][39][40]

On February 19, 2007 WXSI-LP call sign changed to WZPA-LP.[8]

Between July 1, 2009 – October 10, 2009 WZPA-LP was silent when lost its network affiliation.[41][42][43]

On October 8, 2010 WZPA-LP analog transmission ceased to convert to digital.[5][6][44][45]

About June 18, 2012 WZPA began digital television programming with four 480i virtual channels, while subchannel 33.1 CUBANA without programming. On June 19, 2012 WZPA added fifth 480i subchannel 33.5 UVM with Azteca America programming.

On June 30, 2012 subchannel 33.1 CUBANA began Cubana de Television programming.

On July 16, 2012 WZPA-LP call sign changed to WZPA-LD.[8]

On October 2, 2012 added sixth 480i subchannel 33.6 PeaceTV with color bars and October 3, 2012 began Peace TV programming.

About February 24, 2013 added seventh 480i subchannel 33.7 UVM with Azteca America programming.

Sometime between February 28, 2013–March 20, 2013 subchannel 33.1 became QVC programming.

Sometime between March 20, 2013–March 28, 2013 subchannel 33.5 became color bars.

In June 2013, WZPA-LD was sold to Landover 5 LLC as part of a larger deal involving 51 other low-power television stations.[46]

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect Language PSIP Short Name Programming Logo
33.1 480i 4:3 English QVC QVC[47] QVC HD.svg
33.2 HSN Home Shopping Network[48] HSN logo.svg
33.3 En & Sp SBN Sonlife Broadcasting Network[49] SBN Sonlife Broadcasting Network logo.png
33.4 Spanish LATV LATV[50]
33.5 English 33.5 (color bars) EBU Colorbars.svg
33.6 PeaceTV Peace TV[51] Peace TV logo.png
33.7 Spanish UVM Azteca America[52] Azteca America logo.PNG
Table data as of March 29, 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FCC Ownership Report Search Results - Facility ID 72536". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. 
  2. ^ "FCC Assignment of License/Transfer of Control - Facility ID 72536". FCC.gov. Federal Communication Commission. 
  3. ^ "FCC Resumption of Operations - 22 July 2011". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Silent 8 October 2010; resumption 22 July 2011; prepared 25 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "FCC 347 - APPLICATION FOR A LOW POWER TV, TV TRANSLATOR OR TV BOOSTER STATION LICENSE - BLDTL-20120615AAK". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 18 June 2012; granted 16 July 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "FCC Application Search Details - BLSTA-20101008ABG Remain Silent Authority". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Silent 8 October 2010; Accepted 12 October 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "FCC Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA - BLSTA-20101008ABG". FCC.gov. Federal Communication Commission. Silent 8 October 2010; Accepted 12 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "FCC TV Database Query - Callsign W36DO". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "FCC Call Sign History - Facility ID 72536". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. 
  9. ^ a b "FCC Application Search Details - BALTTL-20060725ADR Assignment of License". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 27 July 2006; granted 7 September 2006; consummation 2 October 2006. 
  10. ^ a b "FCC 345 - APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF A CORPORATE LICENSEE OR PERMITTEE, OR FOR ASSIGNMENT OF LICENSE OR PERMIT OF TV OR FM TRANSLATOR STATION OR LOW POWER TELEVISION STATION - BALTTL-20060725ADR". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 27 July 2006; granted 7 September 2006; consummation 2 October 2006. 
  11. ^ "FCC Application Search Details - BPTTL-JF0415DX Original Construction Permit". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Granted 18 November 1994; expiration 18 May 1996. 
  12. ^ "FCC Public Notice Comment - BPTTL-JF0415DX Major change amendment to 891208NB". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Granted 18 November 1994; expiration 18 May 1996. 
  13. ^ "FCC Application Search Details - BMPTTL-19960415JC CP Extension". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 15 April 1996; granted 23 July 1996; expiration 23 January 1997. 
  14. ^ "FCC Public Notice Comment - BMPTTL-19960415JC Modification of Construction Permit (BPTTL-JF0415DX, for a New Station) to Extend Completion Date.". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 15 April 1996; granted 23 July 1996; expiration 23 January 1997. 
  15. ^ "FCC Application Search Details - BMPTTL-19960423JZ Major Modification to a Construction Permit". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Granted 22 January 1997; expiration 22 July 1997. 
  16. ^ "FCC Public Notice Comment - BMPTTL-19960423JZ Modification of Construction Permit (BPTTL-JF0415DX, as Modified, for a New Station)". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Granted 22 January 1997; expiration 22 July 1997. 
  17. ^ "FCC Application Search Details - BMPTTL-19971223JA CP Extension". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 23 December 1997; granted 4 August 1998; expiration 4 August 1999. 
  18. ^ "FCC Public Notice Comment - BMPTTL-19971223JA Modification of CP (BPTTL-JE0415DX, as Modified, for a New Station) to Extend Completion Date.". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 23 December 1997; granted 4 August 1998; expiration 4 August 1999. 
  19. ^ "FCC Application Search Details - BMPTT-19970701JA CP Extension". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 1 July 1997; granted 29 July 1998; expiration 24 January 1999. 
  20. ^ "FCC Public Notice Comment - BMPTT-19970701JA Modification of CP (BPTTL-JF0415DX, AS MODIFIED, for a New Station) to Extend Completion Date.". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 1 July 1997; granted 29 July 1998; expiration 24 January 1999. 
  21. ^ "FCC Application Search Details - BMPTTL-19971223JB Minor Modification to a Construction Permit". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 17 March 1998; granted 4 August 1998; expiration 4 February 2000. 
  22. ^ "FCC Public Notice Comment - BMPTTL-19971223JB Modification of CP (BPTTL-JF0415DX, as Modified, for a New Station)". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 17 March 1998; granted 4 August 1998; expiration 4 February 2000. 
  23. ^ "FCC Application Search Details - BAPTTL-19990304IA Assignment of Permit". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 4 March 1999; granted 11 March 1999; consummation 1 May 1999. 
  24. ^ "FCC Public Notice Comment - BAPTTL-19990304IA Voluntary Assignment of Construction Permit". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 4 March 1999; granted 11 March 1999; consummation 1 May 1999. 
  25. ^ "FCC Application Search Details - BLTTL-20000128ACH License to Cover". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 18 February 2000; granted 28 March 2000. 
  26. ^ "FCC 347 - APPLICATION FOR A LOW POWER TV, TV TRANSLATOR OR TV BOOSTER STATION LICENSE - BLTTL-20000128ACH". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 18 February 2000; granted 28 March 2000. 
  27. ^ "FCC Application Search Details - BRSTA-20031106AMN Remain Silent Authority". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 14 November 2003; granted 21 November 2003; expiration 6 February 2004. 
  28. ^ "FCC Application Search Details - BERSTA-20040205AFY Extension of Remain Silent Authority". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 19 February 2004; granted 20 February; expiration 6 May 2004. 
  29. ^ "FCC Application Search Details - BERSTA-20040505ACK Resumption of Operations". FCC.gov. Federal Communication Commission. Accepted 17 May 2004; granted 19 May 2004; expiration 6 August 2004. 
  30. ^ "FCC Application Search Details - BPTTL-20040726AFI Minor Change to a Licensed Facility". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 27 July 2004; amendment 30 March 2005; granted 4 April 2005; expiration 4 April 2008. 
  31. ^ "FCC 346 - APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO CONSTRUCT OR MAKE CHANGES IN A LOW POWER TV, TV TRANSLATOR OR TV BOOSTER STATION - BPTTL-20040726AFI". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 27 July 2004; amendment 30 March 2005; granted 4 April 2005; expiration 4 April 2008. 
  32. ^ "FCC Application Search Details - BMPTTL-20060811AXO Minor Modification to a Construction Permit". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 14 August 2006; granted 31 October 2006; expiration 4 April 2008. 
  33. ^ "FCC 346 - APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO CONSTRUCT OR MAKE CHANGES IN A LOW POWER TV, TV TRANSLATOR OR TV BOOSTER STATION - BMPTTL-20060811AXO". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 14 August 2006; granted 31 October 2006; expiration 4 April 2008. 
  34. ^ "FCC Application Search Details - BMPTTL-20061122ADC Minor Modification to a Construction Permit". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 24 November 2006; granted 9 January 2007; expiration 4 April 2008. 
  35. ^ "FCC 346 - APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO CONSTRUCT OR MAKE CHANGES IN A LOW POWER TV, TV TRANSLATOR OR TV BOOSTER STATION - BMPTTL-20061122ADC". FCC.gov. FCC Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 24 November 2006; granted 9 January 2007; expiration 4 April 2008. 
  36. ^ "FCC Application Search Details - BSTA-20060707AEA Special Temporary Authority". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 13 July 2006; granted 20 July 2006; expiration 20 January 2007. 
  37. ^ "FCC Engineering STA - BSTA - 20060707AEA". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Accepted 13 July 2006; granted 20 July 2006; expiration 20 January 2007. 
  38. ^ "FCC Application Search Details - BLSTA-20061206ABZ Remain Silent Authority". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Silent 7 December 2006; granted 19 December 2006; expiration 7 June 2007. 
  39. ^ "FCC Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA - BLSTA-20061206ABZ". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Silent 7 December 2006; granted 19 December 2006; expiration 7 June 2007. 
  40. ^ "FCC Resumption of Operations - 3 January 2007". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Silent 7 December 2006; resumption 3 January 2007. 
  41. ^ "FCC Application Search Details - BLSTA-20090708ADC Remain Silent Authority & Silent Notification". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Silent 1 July 2009, accepted 9 July 2009; granted 14 July 2009; expiration 1 January 2010. 
  42. ^ "FCC Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA - BLSTA-20090708ADC". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Silent 1 July 2009, accepted 9 July 2009; granted 14 July 2009; expiration 1 January 2010. 
  43. ^ "FCC Resumption of Operations - 10 October 2009". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Silent 1 July 2009, Resumption 10 October 2009. 
  44. ^ "FCC Application Search Details - BLSTA-20110404AGS Remain Silent Authority". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Silent 8 October 2010; Accepted 5 April 2011. 
  45. ^ "FCC Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA - BLSTA-20110404AGS". FCC.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Silent 8 October 2010; Accepted 5 April 2011. 
  46. ^ Seyler, Dave (June 24, 2013). "Anatomy of an LPTV deal extravaganza". Television Business Report. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  47. ^ "QVC website". Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  48. ^ "Home Shopping Network website". Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  49. ^ "Sonlife Broadcasting Network website". Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  50. ^ "LATV website". Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  51. ^ "Peace TV website". Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  52. ^ "Azteca America website". Retrieved 24 August 2012. 

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