|Channels||Digital: 15 (UHF)|
Virtual: 23 (PSIP)
|Branding||KBSV-TV 23, AssyriaVision|
First air date
|April 14, 1996|
Former channel number(s)
23 (UHF, 1996–2009)
|HAAT||575.6 m (1,888 ft)|
Public license information
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 Sacramento–Stockton–Modesto television market. Owned by Bet-Nahrain, Inc. it is a sister station to KBES radio (89.5 FM). The two stations share studios at the Bet-Nahrain Assyrian Cultural Center on South Central Avenue in Ceres; 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.
- KBSV in the FCC's TV station database
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KBSV-TV
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