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Houston, Texas
United States
ChannelsDigital: 24 (UHF)
Virtual: 14 (PSIP)
Affiliations14.1: TBN (O&O)
14.2: Hillsong Channel
14.3: Smile
14.4: Enlace
14.5: Positiv
OwnerTrinity Broadcasting Network
(Community Educational Television, Inc.)
FoundedOctober 12, 1983
First air date
July 16, 1987 (33 years ago) (1987-07-16)
Former channel number(s)
14 (UHF, 1987–2009)
Call sign meaning
Educational Television Houston
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID12895
ERP1000 kW
HAAT580 m (1,903 ft)
Transmitter coordinates29°34′15″N 95°30′37″W / 29.57083°N 95.51028°W / 29.57083; -95.51028Coordinates: 29°34′15″N 95°30′37″W / 29.57083°N 95.51028°W / 29.57083; -95.51028
Public license information
WebsiteKETH Page on TBN's website

KETH-TV, virtual channel 14 (UHF digital channel 24), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Houston, Texas, United States. The station is owned by the Community Educational Television subsidiary of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, which manages TBN-owned stations in Texas and Florida on channels allocated for non-commercial educational broadcasting, and serves as the subsidiary's flagship station. KETH's studios (and CET's general offices) are located on South Wilcrest Drive in the Alief section of Houston. The station's transmitter is located near Missouri City, in unincorporated northeastern Fort Bend County.


The station was founded on October 12, 1983, and first signed on the air on July 16, 1987.

Digital television[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
14.1 720p 16:9 TBN HD Main TBN programming
14.2 Hillsng Hillsong Channel
14.3 480i 4:3 SMILE Smile
14.4 Enlace Enlace
14.5 16:9 Positiv Positiv

TBN-owned full-power stations permanently ceased analog transmissions on April 16, 2009.[1]

KETH-TV discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 14, on that date.[2] The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 24, using PSIP to display KETH-TV's virtual channel as 14 on digital television receivers.


As with other Community Educational Television stations, KETH carries almost all of the TBN network schedule, as well as some locally produced programs: a local version of Praise the Lord, Up with the Son and Joy in Our Town. In addition to programming from TBN, the station airs educational programming to prepare local students for the General Educational Development (GED) test to fulfill the requirements under their license service.


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