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Victoria, Texas
United States
BrandingABC 25
Newscenter 25
SloganYour Hometown News
ChannelsDigital: 15 (UHF)
(to move to 20 (UHF))
Virtual: 25 (PSIP)
Affiliations25.1: ABC
25.2: NBC
25.3: CBS
25.4: 25 Now
25.5: Ion Television
OwnerMorgan Murphy Media
LicenseeQueenB Television of Texas, LLC
FoundedDecember 7, 1981 (1981-12-07)
First air dateJuly 21, 1982 (37 years ago) (1982-07-21)
Call sign meaningAll Victoria Universal
Former channel number(s)Analog:
25 (UHF, 1982–2009)
Former affiliationsNBC (1982–1994)
Transmitter power900 kW
1000 kW (CP)
Height312 m (1,024 ft)
Facility ID73101
Transmitter coordinates28°50′43.4″N 97°7′34″W / 28.845389°N 97.12611°W / 28.845389; -97.12611
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile

KAVU-TV, virtual channel 25 (UHF digital channel 15), is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Victoria, Texas, United States. Owned by Morgan Murphy Media, it is sister to five low-power stations: NBC affiliate KMOL-LD (channel 17), Univision affiliate KUNU-LD (channel 21), Cozi TV affiliate KQZY-LD (channel 33), CBS affiliate KXTS-LD (channel 41), and Telemundo affiliate KVTX-LP (channel 45). Morgan Murphy Media also operates Fox affiliate KVCT (channel 19) under a local marketing agreement (LMA) with owner SagamoreHill Broadcasting. All of the stations share studios on North Navarro Street in Victoria and transmitter facilities on Farm to Market Road 236 west of the city.


KAVU was founded on December 7, 1981, but did not take to the air until July 21, 1982. At the time, it began as an NBC affiliate, but then joined ABC as a secondary affiliate from 1989 to 1994, after the previous affiliate, KVCT (now a Fox affiliate), dropped the ABC affiliation to become a religious station.

In 1994, KAVU became solely an ABC affiliate; this consequently left the Victoria market without an over-the-air NBC affiliate until KMOL-LD signed on during the 2004–05 season. Today, KAVU and KVCT operate as sister stations and also operate the market's NBC, CBS, Univision, and Telemundo affiliates via low-power stations and/or digital subchannels.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
25.1 720p 16:9 KAVU-HD Main KAVU-TV programming / ABC
25.2 480i KMOL-SD Simulcast of KMOL-LD / NBC
25.3 KXTS-SD Simulcast of KXTS-LD / CBS
25.4 25-NOW 25 Now
25.5 ION Ion Television


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