KBSV

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KBSV
Ceres/Modesto/Stockton/
Sacramento, California
United States
CityCeres, California
BrandingKBSV-TV 23, AssyriaVision
ChannelsDigital: 15 (UHF)
Virtual: 23 (PSIP)
AffiliationsIndependent
OwnerBet-Nahrain, Inc.
First air dateApril 14, 1996 (23 years ago) (1996-04-14)
Sister station(s)KBES
Former channel number(s)Analog:
23 (UHF, 1996–2009)
Transmitter power421 watts
Height575.6 m (1,888 ft)
Facility ID4939
Transmitter coordinates37°30′27.7″N 121°22′23.9″W / 37.507694°N 121.373306°W / 37.507694; -121.373306
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitewww.betnahrain.org/kbsv

KBSV, virtual channel 23 (UHF digital channel 15), is a non-commercial independent television station licensed to Ceres, California, United States, broadcasting Assyrian programming to the southern portion of the SacramentoStocktonModesto television market. The station is owned by Bet-Nahrain, Inc., which also owns and operates the Bet-Nahrain Assyrian Cultural Center in Ceres, and KBES radio (89.5 FM). KBSV's transmitter is located atop Mount Oso in western Stanislaus County.

Even though KBSV is licensed as a full-power station, its broadcast radius is comparable to that of a low-power station, only extending about 30 miles (48 km) from its transmitter. It is only carried on cable in the Stockton, Modesto, Sonora and Turlock areas (primarily on channel 15), and is not available on DirecTV or Dish Network.

KBSV was the first Assyrian television station in the world, and began broadcasting on April 14, 1996. It began webcasting 24 hours a day in 1997.

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