KUPT

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KUPT
Hobbs, New Mexico
United States
Branding Heroes & Icons Albuquerque
Channels Digital: 29 (UHF)
Virtual: 29 (PSIP)
Subchannels 29.1 H&I
14.1/29.2 KMYL Lubbock
29.3 Movies!
25.1 KTEL MeTV New Mexico
33.1 KRTN Movies! Albuquerque
14.2 KMYL Laff
Translators KMYL-LP 14 Lubbock TX
Affiliations H&I (2015–present)
Owner Ramar Communications Inc.
(Ramar Communications Inc.)
First air date January 21, 1987; 30 years ago (1987-01-21)
Call letters' meaning UPN Television
(former affiliation)
Sister station(s) KTEL-TV, KRTN-LD, KTEL-CD, KUPT-LD
Former callsigns KHFT (1987–2005)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
29 (UHF, 1987–2009)
Digital:
16 (UHF, until 2009)
Former affiliations Independent (1987–1995)
UPN (1995–2006)
MyNetworkTV (2006–2014)
Movies! (2014–2015)
Transmitter power 50 kW
Height 157 m
Facility ID 27431
Transmitter coordinates 32°43′28.5″N 103°5′46.4″W / 32.724583°N 103.096222°W / 32.724583; -103.096222 (KUPT)
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS

KUPT is a satellite television station rebroadcasting KUPT-LD from Albuquerque, New Mexico in Hobbs, New Mexico, broadcasting locally on digital channel 29, as an affiliate of Heroes & Icons.

History[edit]

On February 1, 2015, KUPT became an affiliate of Weigel's Heroes & Icons TV network. While Movies! moved to 29.3 on KUPT. Movies! can be seen on KUPT-LD in Albuquerque on 16.1 and Heroes & Icons on channel 16.3.

On October 1, 2014 KUPT became an affiliate of Weigel's Movies! TV network. This marked the entry of KUPT into the Albuquerque TV market. KUPT's programming was previously seen on KMYL analog channel 14/digital channel 43-2 in Lubbock, Texas. On January 1, 2006, KUPT switched to channel 14 in Lubbock had previously broadcast on channel 22 as a UPN affiliate in Lubbock until that channel became the WB affiliate on that same date under the KWBZ calls.

In 1995, KUPT began broadcasting with the advent of the United Paramount Network (UPN). KUPT's first broadcast featured a continuous marathon telecast of the original Star Trek television series. Following the marathon, the station broadcast a locally produced Texas Tech University football game from Albuquerque, NM. The station also broadcast UPN network programming and syndicated programming, which included Star Trek: Voyager.

On September 5, 2006, the station began broadcasting as an affiliate of the new MyNetworkTV network.

The station broadcasts about 50 basketball games each year from American Sports Network. Starting with the 2011 football season, the station is also part of the Southland Conference Television Network.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
29.1 720p 16:9 H&I Heroes & Icons
29.2 KMYL KMYL / MyNetworkTV
29.3 480i Movies! Movies!

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KUPT discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 29, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 16 to channel 29.[2]

Note[edit]

KUPT's transmitter is based in Hobbs, New Mexico, and is within the Albuquerque, New Mexico market. Also, the county that Hobbs is located in, Lea County, is divided between the Odessa / Midland and Albuquerque markets.

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