KPTN-LD

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KPTN-LD
St. Louis, Missouri
ChannelsDigital: 19 (UHF)
Virtual: 7 (PSIP)
Programming
Subchannels7.1: HSN
7.2: SBN
7.3: QVC2
7.4: Cheddar
7.5: QVC3
7.6: OnTV4U
7.7: Jewelry TV
Ownership
OwnerHC2 Holdings
(HC2 LPTV Holdings, Inc.)
History
Former call signs
K58DH (1989-1999)
KPTN-LP (1999-2011)
Analog/DT1:
The Box (1991-2001)
Silent (2011-2012)
DT3:
TheCoolTV (2012-2013)
Technical information
Facility ID35781
ERP2. kW

KPTN-LD, virtual channel 7 (UHF digital channel 19), is a low-powered HSN-affiliated television station licensed to St. Louis, Missouri, United States. The station is owned by HC2 Holdings.

History[edit]

From 1991 to 2001, the station was an affiliate of The Box music channel. KPTN later picked up the Home Shopping Network in 2003.

The station began broadcasting HSN on DT1 infrequently in June 2011. In November 2011, Sonlife began broadcasting on DT2. TheCoolTV returned to St. Louis on DT3 in late December 2012 (until 2013). DT4 has a title card announcing P-TV coming soon as of late December 2012. The station appeared to go silent in late December 2011. As of at least June 24, 2012, it was back on the air, with programming as noted above. In May 2015, three more subchannels were added, however, while DT7 was displaying as OnTV4U, the programming was actually being broadcast on DT4, which was displaying as LIQUID, while DT7 was broadcasting a test pattern.

In June 2013, KPTN-LD was slated to be sold to Landover 5 LLC as part of a larger deal involving 51 other low-power television stations;[1] the sale fell through in June 2016.[2] Mako Communications sold its stations, including KPTN-LD, to HC2 Holdings in 2017.[3]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[4]
7.1 480i 4:3 KPTN-LD HSN
7.2 SonLife
7.3 QVC2
7.4 Infomercials
7.5
7.6
7.7 Cheddar

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seyler, Dave (June 24, 2013). "Anatomy of an LPTV deal extravaganza". Television Business Report. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  2. ^ "Notification of Non-consummation". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. June 29, 2016. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ https://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=35781#station

External links[edit]

  • KPTN in the FCC's TV station database