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|Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas
|Branding||K-JAC: Your NBC
12 News HD
|Channels||Digital: KBMT-DT 12.2 (VHF)
Virtual: 12.2 (PSIP)
(LSB Broadcasting, Inc.)
|First air date||January 1, 2009|
|Call letters' meaning||see KBMT|
|Transmitter power||160 kW (digital)|
|Height||301 m (digital)|
|Facility ID||10150 (digital)|
|Licensing authority||FCC (digital)|
KBMT-DT2 is the NBC-affiliated television station for Southeast Texas. The station is a second digital subchannel of ABC affiliate KBMT that is owned by Tegna, Inc.. Over-the-air, it broadcasts a digital signal on VHF channel 12.2 from a transmitter in Mauriceville.
Known on-air as K-JAC: Your NBC (a nod to the former call letters of ex-NBC, now Fox, affiliate KBTV-TV), it can also be seen on Time Warner channel 11 and in high definition on digital channel 860. It uses the "NBMT" calls in a fictional manner and the parent station has studios along I-10/U.S. 69/U.S. 96/U.S. 287 in Beaumont. Syndicated programming on KBMT-DT2 includes: The People's Court, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and The Big Bang Theory. There is no separate website for this NBC channel.
On January 1, 2009, KBMT added NBC programming on a new digital subchannel. This comes after KBTV which previously held the affiliation switched to Fox. This in turn caused former affiliate KUIL-LP to go Independent. On September 16, 2009, several changes occurred in KBMT's newscast lineup. Their weekday morning show, Good Morning Texas, began to be simulcast on both channels. There was a half-hour newscast weekday mornings at 11:30 added to KBMT-DT2. The NBC channel also launched a weeknight show at 6:30 and begin to simulcast the main channel's weeknight 10 o'clock news. Originally, there was only a separate short news and weather update at that time. KBMT-DT2 does not offer local newscasts on weekends unlike the main channel. On April 28, 2010, KBMT became the first in the market to air local news in high definition.