|Branding||Univision 19 (general)
Noticias 19 (newscasts)
|Channels||Digital: 23 (UHF)|
|Subchannels||23.1 KUVS-DT / Univision
23.2 KTFK-DT / UniMás
23.3 Bounce TV
|Owner||Univision Communications, Inc.
(UniMas Sacramento, LLC)
|Founded||June 12, 1997|
|First air date||June 12, 1997|
|Former callsigns||K23DH (1992-1993)
|Former affiliations||The Box (1990s-2000)
|Transmitter power||4.5 kW|
|Height||85 m (279 ft)|
KEZT-CD is a low-power digital television station in the Sacramento, California metro area, owned and operated by Univision Communications. It is a translator station to KUVS-DT (channel 19), the Univision affiliate in Modesto, California.
KEZT first aired programming from The Box (later MTV2) in the 1990s, and then Telefutura, when the network was launched in 2002. Then when that network acquired KTFK-TV (channel 64), channel 23 switched to Home Shopping Network. This made KEZT one of two television stations owned by Univision to broadcast in English (along with KUVI-DT, the MyNetworkTV affiliate for Bakersfield); 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 the summer of 2014, KEZT became a translator of KUVS-DT, making KUVI-DT the sole English Univision O&O. Also, the station expanded to 4 channels (with 2 HD channels with 5.1 sound and 2 SD channels) in order to repeat KUVS's subchannels.
The station's digital channel is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect Ratio||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|23.1||1080i||16:9||KEZT.01||KUVS-DT / Univision|
|23.2||1080i||16:9||KEZT.02||KTFK-DT / UniMas|
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 broadcast (in 4x3 standard-def with 2-channel sound) the same day.
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