|Channels||Digital: 44 (UHF)
(to move to 16 (UHF))
Virtual: 45 (PSIP)
44.3: Heroes & Icons
|First air date||January 1, 1999|
|Call letters' meaning||Channel Forty-FiVe (former analog/virtual channel allocation)|
|Former callsigns||KHCV (1999–2009)
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
45 (UHF, 1999–2009)
|Former affiliations||Military Channel
GameZnFlix Entertainment Channel (GnF-TV)
Shop at Home
|Transmitter power||169 kW
48 kW (CP)
|Height||210 m (689 ft)
259 m (850 ft) (CP)
|Public license information:||Profile
|Website||KFFV website on MeTV.com|
KFFV, virtual channel 45 (UHF digital channel 44), is a television station licensed to Seattle, Washington, United States, and also serving Tacoma. Owned by Weigel Broadcasting, it serves as an affiliate of MeTV, Movies! and Heroes & Icons on its three digital subchannels, all of which are simulcast on its Bellingham-licensed sister station KVOS-TV (channel 12). The two stations share studios on Third Avenue South in Seattle; KFFV's transmitter is located on Capitol Hill east of downtown.
The former KHCV call letters were assigned by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with a construction permit on October 2, 1989. The station signed on the air 10 years later on January 1, 1999 on Channel 45 after many permit extensions; ten years later, the call letters became KPST.
During the week of August 11, 2006, KHCV started carrying Azteca América (now known simply as Azteca) on its analog channel 45 and on its digital channel 44-2.
On March 1, 2007, KHCV started broadcasting content from GNF Entertainment Network on its digital subchannels 44-3 and 44-4. 44-3 carried GNF "Game & Music" and 44-4 carried GNF "Movie".
The analog broadcast (UHF 45) had been exclusively Azteca América, while the Comcast broadcast of this channel (Channel 15) is Jewelry TV. Since September 10, 2007, the analog UHF channel 45 appears to have carried the Jewelry TV content which is the same as the digital UHF channel 44-1 and Comcast channel 15.
On October 15, 2007, programming from AAT Television started broadcasting on digital channel 44-3.
On November 13, 2008, KHCV filed for a request for silent state for its analog signal.
On September 28, 2009, KHCV became KPST. On December 22, 2009, KPST went silent. The station was evicted from its studios and its STL link couldn't be operated from the new location. KPST hoped to have the station up and running within a few weeks. The station resumed broadcasting on February 4, 2010. During that time, KPST aired only infomercials on its main channel, 24 hours a day.
The call letters were changed to KFFV on November 15, 2010. The station was purchased at bankruptcy auction by OTA Broadcasting on June 30, 2011; the sale was completed on October 12.
Weigel Broadcasting agreed to acquire KFFV and KVOS-TV, along with KAXT-CD and KTLN-TV in San Francisco, in a $23.2 million deal on October 18, 2017. The sale was closed on January 15, 2018, with KFFV and KVOS now under Weigel ownership.
On January 17, 2018, Weigel terminated KFFV's carriage agreements with the networks aired under OTA ownership, and switched to a near-duplication of KVOS' services, with MeTV replacing Evine on channel 44.1, Movies! replacing Azteca América on 44.2, and AAT replaced by H&I on 44.3 (AAT moved to KUSE-LD4). Azteca, Cozi TV, and KBS World have yet to find new channel locations in Seattle.
The station's digital channel is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|44.1||480i||16:9||MeTV||Simulcast of KVOS-DT 12.3|
|44.2||Movies!||Simulcast of KVOS-DT 12.2|
|44.3||H&I||Simulcast of KVOS-DT 12.1|
- KVOS TV (2018-01-12). "KVOS TV". Retrieved 2018-01-17.
- FUNimation Channel in Seattle
- GNF Entertainment Signs Affiliate Agreement with Full Power Station KHCV for Digital Channel Carriage in Seattle, Washington
- FCC Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA
- NW Broadcasters
- KPST schedule
- "Troubled Seattle indy TV sold at auction (dead link)". Television Business Report. July 2, 2011. Retrieved July 2, 2011.
- KVOS TV
- "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. October 24, 2017. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
- KVOS Turns Its Back On Canadian Advertisers at Fraser Valley News Network
- RabbitEars TV Query for KFFV