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San Antonio, Texas
ChannelsDigital: 40 (UHF)
OwnerHC2 Holdings
(HC2 LPTV Holdings, Inc.)
FoundedJanuary 22, 1992
First air dateJanuary 2004
Former callsignsK48DS (1992-2005)
K40IH (2005)
KISA-LP (2005-2012)
Former affiliationsEducational independent (1992-2002)
silent (2002-2005)
LAT TV (2006-2008)
Transmitter power7 kW

KISA-LD is a low-power television station in San Antonio, Texas, broadcasting in digital on UHF channel 40 as an affiliate of QVC. The station is owned by HC2 Holdings and was available on Grande Communications cable television, but not on Time Warner Cable.


On January 22, 1992, the FCC granted a construction permit to San Antonio College to build a new station to broadcast on UHF channel 48, and assigned it the call sign K48DS. Signing on in January 1994, the station broadcast educational programming. The FCC allocated channel 48 for KSAT-TV's digital operations in April 1997, and San Antonio College tried to move the station to channel 46, but were denied permission to do so.[1][2] By April 2002, KSAT-DT signed on, and K48DS was forced to shut down. Unable to operate the station on its licensed frequency, and in need of funds for construction, the college sold the station to Mako Communications on August 17, 2004.[3][4] The new owners relocated the station to channel 40 in March 2005 under the call sign K40IH, then changed the call sign to KISA-LP seven months later.[5]

On May 18, 2006, the station became a charter affiliate of LAT TV, a Spanish-language network that focused on family and educational programming.[6] At the time, KISA-LP did not have cable television carriage, and so, was quite limited in its ability to reach the population of San Antonio, but eventually, the station was able to secure cable television carriage on Grande Communications, but it was a lack of cable carriage that finally forced LAT TV to cease operations on May 20, 2008.[7]

On May 24, 2012, the station changed its call sign to KISA-LD.[8]

In June 2013, KISA-LD was slated to be sold to Landover 5 LLC as part of a larger deal involving 51 other low-power television stations;[9] the sale fell through in June 2016.[10] Mako Communications sold its stations, including KISA-LD, to HC2 Holdings in 2017.[11]

Digital programming[edit]

All subchannels are broadcast in 4:3 480i with Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Sound.

Channel Network
40.1 QVC
40.2 LATV
40.3 Infomercials
40.4 SonLife Broadcasting Network
40.5 Shop LC
40.6 HSN2
40.7 QVC2
40.8 Jewelry Television
40.9 Infomercials


  1. ^ "DTV Allotments, Assignment Pairings with Analog Stations, and Service Replication and Interference Evaluation" (PDF). FCC CDBS database. 1997-04-21. Retrieved 2008-05-31.
  2. ^ "Public Notice Comment". FCC CDBS database. 2000-03-14. Retrieved 2008-05-31.
  3. ^ Lindberg, Kristina (2004-09-15). "College to sell TV signal". The Ranger Online. Retrieved 2008-05-31.
  4. ^ "Changing Hands". Broadcasting & Cable. 2004-09-20. Retrieved 2008-05-31.
  5. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC CDBS database. Retrieved 2008-05-31.
  6. ^ Bailey, W. Scott (2006-05-19). "S.A. is set to tune in new Spanish-language TV station". San Antonio Business Journal. Retrieved 2008-05-31.
  7. ^ Hem, Brad (2008-05-20). "Spanish language station signs off". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-05-31.
  8. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC CDBS database. Retrieved 2012-06-27.
  9. ^ Seyler, Dave (June 24, 2013). "Anatomy of an LPTV deal extravaganza". Television Business Report. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  10. ^ "Notification of Non-consummation". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. June 29, 2016. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  11. ^ "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. September 8, 2017. Retrieved January 20, 2018.

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