KGBS-CD

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KGBS-CD
Austin, Texas
United States
City Austin, Texas
Channels Digital: 19 (UHF)
Virtual: 32 (PSIP)
Subchannels (see article)
Affiliations Infomercials (2015–present)
Owner CNZ Communications
(Caballero Acquisition LLC)
Founded April 15, 1994
Former callsigns K65GB (1994–1995)
KGBS-LP (1995–2003)
KGBS-CA (2003–2014)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
65 (UHF, 1994–1995)
32 (UHF, 1995–2014)
Former affiliations Independent (1994–2001)
Más Música (2001–2006)
MTV Tres (2006–2015)

KGBS-CD, (virtual channel 32, UHF digital channel 19) is a television station located in Austin, Texas and owned and operated by CNZ Communications.

History[edit]

The station was built and signed on by local Austin businessman Louis Martinez and was at first an independent station, mostly carrying infomercials and home shopping programming. In 2001, Caballero Television, a television broadcasting company run by Eduardo Caballero, acquired KGBS, and the station became affiliated with Más Música, a network that Caballero also owned, which broadcast Spanish music videos 24 hours a day. [1] In December 2005, Viacom acquired Más Música and ten of the network's affiliated stations, including KGBS. The sale was finalized in January 2006, when Más Música became MTV Tres.[2] In 2014, CNZ Communications reached a deal to purchase KGBS from Viacom, and the sale was finalized in 2015. Shortly after the sale and the conversion to digital television, KGBS dropped the MTV Tres affiliation and began showing all infomercials once again on its main channel. The station also added subchannels with additional programming.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect Programming[3]
19.1 480i 4:3 Infomercials
19.2 HSN
19.3 SonLife
19.4 QVC
19.5 Light TV
19.6 Antenna TV
19.7 Informercials

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Higgins, John M. (2006-04-02). "MTV Makes Bilingual Music". Broadcastingcable.com. Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2007-08-08. 
  3. ^ KGBS-CD Digital Subchannels from Rabbitears

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