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Sacramento, California
United States
BrandingAzteca 49 Sacramento
ChannelsDigital: 49 (UHF)
Virtual: 49 (PSIP)
Subchannels(see article)
AffiliationsAzteca América
OwnerCocola Broadcasting Companies, LLC
FoundedAugust 1989; 29 years ago (1989-08)
Former callsignsK49DD (1992–1999)
KSAO-LP (1999–2010)
Former affiliationsLD1:
HSN (2001–2005)
Jewelry Television (2005–2009)
Coastal Television Network (2009–2011)
VMas (2011–2012)
MundoFox/MundoMax (2012–2016)
Bounce TV (2011–2013)
TheCoolTV (2015–2016)
Retro TV (2016–2018)
Rev'n (2016–2018)

KSAO-LD, channel 49, is a low-power digital television station in Sacramento, California, United States, and is an affiliate of the Spanish-language television network Azteca América. The station is branded as Azteca 49 Sacramento and is owned by Cocola Broadcasting. On cable, KSAO is available locally on Comcast Xfinity channel 397, AT&T U-verse channel 4 and Spectrum channel 191.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
49.1 480i 16:9 Azteca Azteca América
49.2 Blues Blues Television Network
49.3 4:3 BUZZR Buzzr
49.4 16:9 JTV Jerusalem Channel
49.5 4:3 ShopLC Shop LC
49.6 SBN SBN
49.7 TCN The Country Network

Most of KSAO's subchannels are not available on local cable and satellite providers. The national feed of SBN is available locally on AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, DirecTV, Dish Network and Spectrum. In addition, KSAO's main channel is not carried by DirecTV and instead carries Azteca América owned-and-operated KEMO-TV in the San Francisco Bay Area on channel 50.

Former subchannel affiliations[edit]

KSAO affiliated with MundoMax when the network launched (as MundoFox) in August 2012. It was also affiliated with Bounce TV on digital subchannel 49.2 until March 2013, when Bounce was switched over to KUVS digital subchannel 19.3 as part of a distribution agreement with Univision Communications, owner of KUVS.[2]

KSAO was affiliated with TheCoolTV on digital subchannel 49.2 until April 2016 when it was dropped and replaced by Retro TV. As part of an affiliation deal with Retro TV's parent company Luken Communications, it also included the addition of Rev'n on digital subchannel 49.5.[3] Both channels were dropped in 2018.

A simulcast of former Azteca América affiliate KSTV-LP, channel 32, aired on digital subchannel 49.3 until the simulcast was dropped in early 2016. The channel remained silent for a short time until May 11, 2016, when it was affiliated with Buzzr, a broadcast television network airing classic game shows.

Azteca América returned to KSAO on its main channel as the primary Sacramento area affiliate when MundoMax ceased operations on November 30, 2016.


  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KSAO-LD
  2. ^ "Bounce TV Now On-the-Air in Seven Univision Markets: San Francisco, Boston, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, Raleigh and Tampa". The Futon Critic. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  3. ^ Luken Signs Multi-Network Affiliation Deal with KSAO in Sacramento

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