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San Jose, California
United States
City San Francisco and San Jose, California[1]
Slogan Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley
Channels Digital: 42 (UHF)
Virtual: 1 (PSIP)
Owner OTA Broadcasting LLC
(OTA Broadcasting (SFO), LLC)
Founded June 1, 2009
Sister station(s) KTLN-TV
Former callsigns K22DD (May 31, 1989-September 17, 2001)
KAXT-CA (September 17, 2001-August 10, 2011)
Former channel number(s) 22
Former affiliations TBN (1989-2003)
Almavision (2003-2006)
Tele Vida Abundante (unknown)
Transmitter power Digital 15 kW
Height 2,600 feet
Class Class A
Facility ID 37689
Transmitter coordinates 37°29′57″N 121°52′16″W / 37.49917°N 121.87111°W / 37.49917; -121.87111

KAXT-CD is a class A digital television station in San Jose, California, broadcasting ethnic and other programming to the San FranciscoOaklandSan Jose, California market. Founded May 31, 1989, the station is owned and operated by OTA Broadcasting LLC.


KAXT-CA was a low-power analog class-A television station. The station previously broadcast in analog on UHF channel 22 as a network affiliate of Spanish-language Christian television Tiempos Finales TV, formerly being an affiliate of TBN from 1990 to 2003, and of Almavision from 2003 to 2006.

On July 31, 2009, KAXT began ATSC digital TV transmissions on UHF channel 42, which had been vacated by KTNC-TV. (The previous month, KTVU/KICU-TV owner Cox Enterprises unsuccessfully applied for a license to use the same frequency for a KTVU digital translator.[2]) KAXT's digital transmissions used the call sign KAXT-LD, later KAXT-CD. The station was the first digital television station to broadcast 12 video streams on a standard 6 Mbit/s; 6 MHz 19.39 Mbit/s ATSC stream. Using statistical multiplexing technology in the encoders and multiplexer, the system provides variable bit rate compression needed to provide full quality standard definition video across all of the channels with enough bandwidth for radio (audio only) services.

Broadcast Engineering nominated KAXT as Station of the Year for 2009,[3] the first low power television station to receive such a distinction.

The DTV virtual channels between KAXT-LD's Channel 22 (physical: 42, formerly 22) and KRCB's Channel 22 (physical: 23) Cotati, had significant overlap that caused a PSIP conflict, allowing KAXT-CD to move to a new virtual channel, Channel 1. KAXT operates with a PSIP of Channel 1, with 12 different video program streams and one audio-only channels for a total of 13 virtual channels.


KAXT broadcasts an electronic program guide, shopping channels, and several channels of ethnic news, entertainment, and religious programming. Several subchannels are produced locally, while the remainder are simulcasts. KAXT is the only television station in the United States that broadcasts on virtual channel 1.[4]

Digital subchannels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[5][6]
1.1 480i 4:3 WhatsOn Electronic program guide
1.2 GEB GEB America
1.3 Vietpho TV Việt Phố Tivi (Vietnamese)
1.4 VietBay VietBay (Vietnamese public broadcasting[7])
1.5 QHTV Quê Hương (Vietnamese)
1.6 NetViet Nét Việt (Vietnamese)
1.7 VIETOP VieTop (Vietnamese)
1.8 CTV-USA Creation TV (Cantonese Christian)
1.9 U_Ch U Channel (Chinese/Taiwanese)
1.10 KAXT-CD Paid programming (English)
1.11 HaiLeTV Hải Lê TV (Vietnamese)
1.12 NET V NetV (Vietnamese/English)
1.13 Audio only N/A KAXT-R1 Silent

Former affiliations[edit]

Since its transition to digital broadcasting, KAXT has broadcast a wide variety of programming, both local and syndicated:

  • Bahía TV – family-oriented Spanish-language programming (channel 1.4)[8]
  • Cool Music Radio – audio simulcast (channel 1.14)[8]
  • Coastal Television Network – tourism-focused channel based in Monterey, California (channel 1.5)
  • Colours TV – multicultural programming (channel 1.6)[8]
  • Corner Store – informercials (channel 1.9)[8]
  • Diya TV – South Asian programming (variously channels 1.2 and 1.5, now on KTSF 26.2)
  • FAN – Filipino programming (channel 1.8)
  • i2TV – public-access television (channel 1.8)[8]
  • KCTV/TVHS – Taiwanese programming (channel 1.9)
  • La Voz – audio simulcast of Christian programming (channel 1.15)[8]
  • My Family TV – family-oriented programming (variously channels 1.2, 1.6, and 1.7)
  • Tiempos Finales – Spanish Christian (channel 1.10)
  • PeanutTV – real estate listings (channel 1.12)[8]
  • Quê Hương Radio – audio simulcast of KZSJ 1120 (channel 1.13)
  • Retro TV – classic sitcoms (channel 1.2)
  • SKDTV – South Korean programming (channel 1.7)
  • TheCoolTV – music videos (variously channels 1.1 and 1.12, now on KTLN 68.2)
  • Vietface TV – Vietnamese-language programming (channel 1.8, now on KOFY 20.4)
  • Vietoday – Vietnamese-language programming (channel 1.6, now on KTSF 26.5)

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ Hashemzadeh, Hossein (March 31, 2015). "Federal Communications Commission Digital Class A Broadcast Station License" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ "KTVU Digital Translator Plan Draws Fire". Radio World. June 11, 2009. Retrieved September 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "KAXT-CA". Broadcast Engineering. Penton Media. December 11, 2009. 
  4. ^ Roettgers, Janko (August 4, 2011). "In spectrum battles, Mom & Pop TV loses". Gigaom. Retrieved September 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "RabbitEars.Info". rabbitears.info. 
  6. ^ "Digital Television: DTV - HDTV Channel List". 
  7. ^ "About Us". VietBay Television. Retrieved May 7, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Trumbly, Warren L. (December 21, 2009). "Comments of KAXT LLC in the Matter of Spectrum for Broadband: A National Plan for Our Future" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission. pp. 4–5. Retrieved September 15, 2015. 

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