KBVU (TV)

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KBVU
(semi-satellite of KCVU
Paradise/Chico/Redding, California)
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Eureka, California
United States
Branding Fox 28 (general)
North Coast News (newscasts)
Channels Digital: 28 (UHF)
Virtual: 28 (PSIP)
Subchannels 28.1 Fox
28.2 Cozi TV
Owner Cunningham Broadcasting
(Eureka (KBVU-TV) Licensee, Inc.)
Operator Sinclair Broadcast Group
Founded July 10, 1991
First air date July 20, 1994; 23 years ago (1994-07-20)
Call letters' meaning Best VU (as in "view")
or
possible rhyming variations of San Francisco Fox affiliate KTVU)
Sister station(s) KAEF-TV
Former callsigns KZJA (CP)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
29 (UHF, 1994–2009)
Former affiliations Both secondary:
UPN (1995–1997)
The WB (1995–1998)
Transmitter power 50 kW
Height 513 m
Facility ID 58618
Transmitter coordinates 40°43′41.9″N 123°58′21.4″W / 40.728306°N 123.972611°W / 40.728306; -123.972611
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information:
(
semi-satellite of KCVU
Paradise/Chico/Redding, California) Profile

(
semi-satellite of KCVU
Paradise/Chico/Redding, California) CDBS

KBVU, virtual and UHF digital channel 28, is a Fox-affiliated television station located in Eureka, California, United States. The station is owned by Cunningham Broadcasting and operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group through a local marketing agreement as part of a virtual duopoly with ABC affiliate KAEF-TV (channel 23), which is owned by Sinclair, and is also sister to low-power CW and MyNetworkTV affiliate KECA-LD (channel 29). KBVU and KAEF share studios located along Sixth Street in downtown Eureka, and its transmitter is located along Berry Road west of Kneeland Airport. Although it identifies as a station in its own right, KBVU is considered a semi-satellite of KCVU (channel 20) in Paradise/Chico/Redding. While it shares studios with KAEF in Eureka, some internal operations are based at KCVU's studios along Auditorium Drive in Redding.

History[edit]

On April 21, 2017, Sinclair Broadcast Group purchased KBVU as part of a four-station deal.[1] The sale was completed on September 1.[2]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[3][4]
28.1 720p 16:9 KBVU-DT Main KBVU programming / Fox
28.2 480i 4:3 Cozi TV Cozi TV

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KBVU shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 29, on December 22, 2008, along with KCVU, due to lack of funding.[5] The station's digital signal broadcasts on its pre-transition UHF channel 28.

Newscasts[edit]

KBVU currently airs 2½ hours of newscasts each week, all on weeknights at 10 p.m., as "North Coast News on KBVU Fox 28 at 10". The newscasts are produced by sister station KAEF.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Houston, Will (4 April 2017). "Media giant Sinclair Broadcast Group to buy four Eureka stations". Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Consummation Notice, CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KCVU
  4. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KBVU
  5. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.