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K26KJ-D
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El Paso, Texas
City El Paso, Texas
Branding Multimedios Televisión
Channels Digital: 26 (UHF)
Virtual: 25 (PSIP)
Affiliations Multimedios Televisión
(2006-2009; 2012-present)
Teleritmo (Overnights; 2017-present)
Owner Martín Lorenzo Smith
(BGM License, LLC)
Founded March 6, 1998
First air date March 6, 1998
Former callsigns K69IB (1998-2001)
K40FW (2001-2011)
K26KJ (2011-2015)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
69 (UHF, 1998-2001)
40 (UHF, 2001-2011)
26 (UHF, 2011-2015)
Former affiliations K69IB:
XHIJ-TV (1998-2001)
K40FW: XHIJ-TV
(2001-2003)
silent (2003-2004)
Mas Música TV (2004-2006)
Milenio Televisión (2009-2011)
K26KJ:
Milenio Televisión (2011-2012)
DT2:
Teleritmo (2015-2017)
Transmitter power 15 kW
Height 541 m
Class LD
Facility ID 59114
Transmitter coordinates 31°48′18.09″N 106°29′00.08″W / 31.8050250°N 106.4833556°W / 31.8050250; -106.4833556

K26KJ-D is a low-power Spanish-language Multimedios Televisión outlet in El Paso, Texas. The station is currently owned by Broadcast Group, Ltd., an American business related to XHIJ-TDT.

History[edit]

The station began broadcasting as K69IB on March 6, 1998. It broadcast commonly owned XHIJ-TV, becoming the last new station in the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez-Las Cruces area in analog (after the sign-on of Azteca 7 transmitter XHCJH-TV, but before the sign-on of Imagen Televisión transmitter XHCTCJ). Its licensee was owned by United States citizens who are members of the same Cabada family that owns XHIJ.

The station changed its callsign to K40FW and moved to channel 40 in 2001 in order to clear channels 60 through 69.

In 2003, K40FW went silent, returning as a Más Musica TV affiliate; in 2006, it began broadcasting Multimedios Televisión.[1]

In 2011, the station became K26KJ on analog channel 26. The station held a permit to flash-cut to digital channel 26, but it did not convert to digital until after Ciudad Juárez's analog stations went off the air; analog channel 26 left the air at noon on July 15, 2015, and K26KJ digital launched in its place. However, the station uses virtual channel 25, as KINT-TV (RF channel 25) uses virtual channel 26. The station was licensed for digital operation on July 24, 2015, and changed its call sign to K26KJ-D.

On June 23, 2017, Cabada Holdings, LLC (formerly Broadcast Group, Ltd.) agreed to sell K26KJ-D's license to Martin Lorenzo Smith, Grupo Multimedios' international public relations and sales' director in the U.S.[2] This will make K26KJ-D the first television station owned and operated by a US employee of Grupo Multimedios. The deal is approved by FCC in August 9, 2017.

In July 2017, K26KJ-D began carrying XHABC-TDT, a local television station in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, on its third digital subchannel. This arrangement brought Canal 28 to over-the-air viewers in Juárez for the first time, complementing XHABC's own transmitters in Chihuahua and Ciudad Cuauhtémoc.

With Multimedios being the winner of the IFT's television auction and their process of building their own television station XHMTCH-TDT in the physical channel 28 (virtual 12.1); Delays in consummation of K26KJ-D's purchase, and spectrum repacking of market's Telemundo O&O KTDO, K26KJ-D's future will become unknown after three events.

Digital television[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Virtual
Channel
RF Video Ratio PSIP Name Network Programming
25.1 26.1 1080i 16:9 MMTV-HD Multimedios Televisión/Teleritmo-HD Main K26KJ Programming
25.2 26.2 480i MILTV Milenio Televisión 24-hour News channel
25.3 26.3 CNAL 28 XHABC-TDT Local programming from Chihuahua

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukxnx4dCJP8
  2. ^ "CDBS Print". licensing.fcc.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 

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