KDMD (TV)

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KDMD
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Anchorage, Alaska
United States
CityAnchorage, Alaska
BrandingKDMD Channel 33
Telemundo Alaska (on DT2)
KACN TV (on DT3)
ChannelsDigital: 32 (UHF)
Virtual: 33 (PSIP)
SubchannelsSee below
TranslatorsKLDY-LD 41 (UHF) Anchorage
K45HQ-D 45 (UHF) Anchorage
AffiliationsIon Television (1998–present)
OwnerKetchikan Television
(Ketchikan TV, LLC)
First air dateOctober 1, 1989 (29 years ago) (1989-10-01)
Sister station(s)KUBD-LP
Former channel number(s)Analog:
33 (UHF, 1989–2009)
Former affiliationsPrimary:
Independent (1989–1998)
Secondary:
HSN (2000s)
DT5:
Movies! (until 2018)
Transmitter power17.2 kW
Height300.2 m (985 ft)
Facility ID25221
Transmitter coordinates61°20′8.8″N 149°30′56.2″W / 61.335778°N 149.515611°W / 61.335778; -149.515611 (KDMD)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile
CDBS
Websitewww.kdmd.tv

KDMD is an Ion Television-affiliated television station licensed to Anchorage, Alaska, United States. It broadcasts a standard definition digital signal on UHF channel 32 (or virtual channel 33 via PSIP) from a transmitter located in Eagle River. Owned by Ketchikan Television, KDMD maintains studios on East 66th Avenue near the Seward Highway in Anchorage.

History[edit]

The station debuted on the air on October 1, 1989 with a mix of religious, classic TV and paid programming before joining Pax TV (the original name for Ion) in 1998. Today, it airs Ion Television and a variety of local programming. KDMD used to carry Seattle Mariners baseball via the Mariners Television Network.

In June 2007, the station began broadcasting Telemundo on a digital subchannel, making it the first Spanish-language broadcast station in Alaska.

KDMD-DT3 ("KACN-TV"/MeTV)[edit]

KDMD-DT3 (branded on-air as "KACN-TV") is the MeTV-affiliated third digital subchannel of KDMD, broadcasting in standard definition on UHF channel 32.3 (or virtual channel 33.3 via PSIP). In addition to MeTV programming, the subchannel broadcasts a mix of local Alaskan programming daily from both professional and amateur video producers. Until 2010, KDMD-DT3 operated as a separate station on analog UHF channel 38 under the calls KACN-LP. On April 24, 2014, KACN became a MeTV affiliate.[1][2]

Station presentation[edit]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[3]
33.1 480i 4:3 N/A Ion Television
33.2 Telemundo
33.3 MeTV
33.4 Grit
33.5 16:9 Laff

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Me-TV Adds Affils In Anchorage, Bangor". TVNewsCheck. April 2, 2014. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
  2. ^ Rabbitears: KDMD/KACN
  3. ^ Rabbitears: KDMD

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