KSPX-TV

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KSPX-TV
SacramentoStocktonModesto, California
United States
CitySacramento, California
BrandingIon Television
SloganPositively Entertaining
ChannelsDigital: 48 (UHF)
(to move to 21 (UHF))
Virtual: 29 (PSIP)
Affiliations
33.2: Telemundo
OwnerIon Media Networks
(Ion Media Sacramento License, Inc.)
First air dateAugust 27, 1990 (28 years ago) (1990-08-27)
Call letters' meaningSacramento's PaX TV
Former callsignsKRBJ (February–March 1985)
KCMY (1985–1998)
KSPX (1998–2009)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
29 (UHF, 1990–2009)
Former affiliationsIndependent (1990–1998)
Transmitter power1000 kW
952 kW (CP)
1000 kW (application)
Height489 m (1,604 ft)
488 m (1,601 ft) (CP)
444.6 m (1,459 ft) (application)
Facility ID52953
Transmitter coordinates38°15′54″N 121°29′28″W / 38.26500°N 121.49111°W / 38.26500; -121.49111
38°14′50″N 121°30′7″W / 38.24722°N 121.50194°W / 38.24722; -121.50194 (application)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websiteiontelevision.com

KSPX-TV, virtual channel 29 (UHF digital channel 48), is an Ion Television owned-and-operated television station licensed to Sacramento, California, United States. The station is owned by Ion Media Networks. KSPX-TV's studio is located on Prospect Park Drive in Rancho Cordova, and its transmitter is located in Walnut Grove.

History[edit]

The station first signed on the air on August 27, 1990 as KCMY; it originally operated as an independent station with a general entertainment format. Paxson Communications (the forerunner to Ion Media Networks) purchased the station in 1998, changing its call sign to KSPX. The station became a charter owned-and-operated station of its new Pax TV network (later i: Independent Television and now Ion Television) on August 31, 1998.

In 2014, KSPX began simulcasting Telemundo affiliate KCSO-LD on digital subchannel 33.2.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Network
29.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
29.2 480i 4:3 qubo Qubo
29.3 IONLife Ion Plus
29.4 Shop Ion Shop
29.5 QVC QVC
29.6 HSN HSN

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In addition, KSPX simulcasts KCSO-LD on one of its subchannels.

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
33.2 480i 16:9 TLMD KCSO-LD / Telemundo

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KSPX shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 29, on June 12, 2009, as part of the federally mandated transition from analog to digital television.[2] The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 48, using PSIP to display KSPX-TV's virtual channel as 29 on digital television receivers.

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