KEZT-CD

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KEZT-CD
Translator of KUVS-DT, Modesto, California
KUVS19.png
Sacramento, California
United States
ChannelsDigital: 34 (UHF)
Virtual: 23
Brandingsee KUVS-DT infobox
Programming
Affiliations
Ownership
OwnerUnivision Communications
(UniMas Sacramento LLC)
KUVS-DT
KTFK-DT
History
First air date
June 12, 1997 (24 years ago) (1997-06-12)
Former call signs
K23DH (1992–1993)
K08LC (1993)
K23DH (1993–1997)
K08LC (1997)
K23ES (1997–2001)
KEZT-CA (2001–2012)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
23 (UHF, 1992–2012)
Digital:
23 (UHF, 2012–2020)
The Box (1990s–2000)
MTV2 (2001–2002)
TeleFutura (2002–2004)
HSN (2004–2014)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID52891
ERP15 kW
HAAT85.6 m (281 ft)
Transmitter coordinates38°33′58.9″N 121°28′50.4″W / 38.566361°N 121.480667°W / 38.566361; -121.480667
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
WebsiteUnivision 19

KEZT-CD, virtual channel 23 (UHF digital channel 34), is a low-powered, Class A television station licensed to Sacramento, California, United States. It is a translator of Modesto-licensed Univision owned-and-operated station KUVS-DT (channel 19) which is owned by the Univision Local Media subsidiary of Univision Communications. KEZT-CD's transmitter is located on 22nd Street in downtown Sacramento. Its parent station shares studios with Stockton-licensed duopoly partner and UniMás owned-and-operated station KTFK-DT (channel 64) on Arden Way near Cal Expo in Sacramento.

History[edit]

KEZT first aired programming from The Box (later MTV2) in the 1990s, and then Telefutura, when the network was launched in 2002. When KTFK-TV channel 64 was acquired by Univision Communications in 2003, it assumed the Telefutura affiliation in 2004 and channel 23 switched to the Home Shopping Network. This made KEZT one of two television stations owned by Univision to broadcast in English (along with KUVI-DT, the UPN affiliate at the time in Bakersfield, California); however, it re-aired a Spanish-language newscast and two Spanish-language public affairs programs from KUVS on Sunday mornings to meet Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirements regarding local programming on Class A television stations.

In 2014, KEZT began repeating KUVS-DT. To accommodate these changes, the station added three new subchannels, expanding from one SD channel to four channels (with two HD channels in 5.1 surround sound for Spanish programming and two SD channels for English programming).

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
23.1 720p 16:9 KEZT-CD Simulcast of KUVS-DT / Univision
23.2 UniM HD Simulcast of KTFK-DT / UniMás
23.3 480i Bounce Bounce TV
23.4 Mystery Court TV Mystery

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

Since it was a Class A low-power analog station, it stayed on the air well after the June 2009 cutoff, but left the air on January 26, 2012. It was replaced with a digital channel (in standard definition with 2-channel sound) the same day.

Newscasts[edit]

The newscasts of sister station KUVS are seen on the station's .1 subchannel.

References[edit]

External links[edit]