|North Platte, Nebraska
|Branding||NBC Nebraska News 2|
|Slogan||Coverage You Can Count On|
|Channels||Digital: 2 (VHF)
Virtual: 2 (PSIP)
|Translators||K18DH Broken Bow|
(Gray Television Licensee, LLC)
|First air date||December 15, 1958|
|Call letters' meaning||NOrth Platte|
|Sister station(s)||KNPL-LD, KIIT-CA|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
2 (VHF, 1958-2009)
Digital: 22 (UHF)
|Transmitter power||16 kW|
|Public license information:||Profile
KNOP-TV is the NBC affiliated television station in North Platte, Nebraska. It is owned by Gray Television along with CBS affiliate, KNPL-LD, and Fox affiliate KIIT-CA. Both stations share studios and transmitter on U.S. 83 in North Platte. The station is also seen on rebroadcast translator K18DH in Broken Bow, which broadcasts an analog signal.
The television station went on-air on December 15, 1958. In 1968, it was purchased by Dick Shively and Ulysses Carlini Sr. After purchasing Hastings, Nebraska station KHAS-TV in 1997, Shively and Carlini operated the stations (as well as K11TW, now KIIT-CA, which they founded in 1994) as Greater Nebraska Television. Shively died in 2003. In 2005, Greater Nebraska Television sold the stations to Hoak Media.
On November 20, 2013, Hoak announced the sale of most of its stations, including KNOP-TV and K11TW, to Gray Television. The sale will make them sister stations to CBS affiliate KNPL-LD; it would have also partially separated KNOP from KHAS-TV, which will be sold to Excalibur Broadcasting but be operated by Gray's KOLN/KGIN and KSNB-TV through a shared services agreement. However, in the wake of heightened FCC scrutiny about local marketing agreements, on June 11, 2014, KHAS-TV announced it would leave the air at midnight on June 13 and NBC programming would be moved to KSNB-TV and the digital subcarrier of KOLN/KGIN. The whole sale was completed on June 13.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|2.1||1080i||16:9||KNOP-HD||Main KNOP-TV programming / NBC|
|2.2||720p||KIIT-HD||Digital simulcast of KIIT-CA|
KNOP-TV shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 2, in early February 2009. The station's digital signal relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 22 to VHF channel 2 for post-transition operations.
- Burke, Timothy. "We Now Have The Will Ferrell Old Milwaukee Super Bowl Ad In HD, Along With More Info About It". Deadspin. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
- Carlini, Holly. "Commercial Ran Only On KNOP-TV". KNOP-TV. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
- "Gray Buying Hoak, Prime Stations For $342.5M". TVNewsCheck. November 20, 2013. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
- "KHAS TV - KSNB TV Statement". http://www.khastv.com/. Retrieved 12 June 2014. External link in
- Gray closes Hoak deal; completes refinancing., rbr.com, Retrieved 13 June, 2014.
- RabbitEars TV Query for KNOP
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.
- Several Neb. stations prepare for digital switch, JOSH FUNK, Associated Press, February 13, 2009
- Official website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KNOP
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KNOP-TV