KTVB-DT2

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KTVB-DT2
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Boise, Idaho
United States
Branding Idaho’s Very Own 24/7
Channels Digital: KTVB-DT 7.2 (VHF & PSIP)
Translators KTFT-LD 20.2 (UHF) (7.2 PSIP) Twin Falls
(for others, see KTVB)
Affiliations Independent
Owner Tegna Media
(King Broadcasting Company)
Call letters' meaning see KTVB
Sister station(s) KTFT
Transmitter power 42.1 kW
Height 806 metres (2,644 ft)
Facility ID 34858
Transmitter coordinates 43°45′16″N 116°5′56″W / 43.75444°N 116.09889°W / 43.75444; -116.09889
Website Station reception and channel position website on ktvb.com

KTVB-DT2 is a digital subchannel of Boise, Idaho NBC affiliate KTVB. It is known on-air as Idaho's Very Own 24/7, due to its format originating with repeats of newscasts under their former Belo Corporation ownership, though under the current ownership of TEGNA, its format resembles that of an independent station. It airs on channel 7.2 over-the-air and KTFT-LD over their 7.8 subchannel, and on Cable One systems on channel 13.

Programming[edit]

The channel primarily features simulcast and repeat broadcasts of KTVB's news programs. It also airs Boise State University athletic telecasts - including football and basketball, along with ACC Network programming. It airs shows like Inside Bronco Football on Wednesday nights and the Idaho Coaches Show on Thursday nights. Both shows are shown at 10:30 p.m. with repeats, shown the following day at 12:30 p.m.

Though originally billed as a 24-hour news channel, the station has become more of an independent station in order to compete with other subchannels in the area which carry other outside subchannel networks, along with syndicated programming, especially with KTRV-TV's September 2016 decision to convert to a full-time Ion Television affiliate (and eventual purchase by Ion itself), which freed up several programs for the local market. Programming seen on KTVB-DT2 includes The Wendy Williams Show, The Middle, Family Feud, and The Dr. Oz Show, along with second runs of KTVB's syndicated programming such as Judge Judy.

In rare cases where KTVB must pre-empt NBC network programming for local breaking news or community interest coverage, KTVB-DT2 serves as the station which carries network shows in their regularly scheduled timeslots.

Local newscasts and sports programming[edit]

KTVB-DT2 simulcasts the main station's morning newscasts on weekdays, along with weekend early evening newscasts and its 10 p.m. show nightly. Airing the weekend early evening newscasts allows viewers to still see a newscast despite NBC Sports pre-empting newscasts for college football or NBC Sunday Night Football coverage during the fall, and golf and NASCAR coverage in those seasons. Exclusive to the station is a weekday 7 a.m. hour-long newscast, and Friday Night Flights on Friday evenings, which provides coverage of local high school football. In other non-prime slots, repeats of the last KTVB newscast produced before that time period are seen.

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