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|Channels||Digital: 25 (UHF)|
Virtual: 25 (PSIP)
|Owner||Azteca Broadcasting Corporation|
|Founded||March 28, 1995|
First air date
|March 1, 1996|
Former call signs
|K21ET (March–April 1996)|
KSVN-LP (April 1996–2001)
Call sign meaning
|taken from sister radio station KSVN|
|Translator(s)||K39JS-D 39.1 Salt Lake City, Utah|
KSVN-CD, virtual and UHF digital channel 25, is a low-powered, Class A Azteca America-affiliated television station serving Salt Lake City, Utah, United States that is licensed to Ogden. Founded on March 28, 1995, the station is owned by the Azteca Broadcasting Corporation, a company unrelated to the Azteca Stations Group or Azteca International Corporation, the parent company of Azteca America. Unlike many low-powered stations, it is seen on Channel 98 through Comcast cable in the Salt Lake City area in addition to its low powered signal.
The station began with an original construction permit issued to Rolando Collantes on March 28, 1995 to build a low-power station on UHF channel 21 to serve the Ogden, Utah, area. K21ET was licensed on March 1, 1996, with programming mostly from the Univision network. A month later, the station took the call letters KSVN-LP; Collantes also owned KSVN radio (730 AM). In 1999, Collantes formed a new company, Azteca Broadcasting Corporation, and moved the station's license under the new entity. In September 2000, facing displacement from channel 21, the station moved to channel 49 and in December 2000, upgraded to a Class A license. They changed their call letters to KSVN-CA a month later. In July 2002, the station dropped Univision and joined Azteca America.
On October 16, 1995, Collantes was issued a construction permit to build a low-power translator station on UHF channel 66 to serve Salt Lake City. The station, given callsign K66FN, was also licensed on March 1, 1996. Like KSVN-CA, K66FN served as a Univision affiliate until switching to Azteca America in 2002. In July 2006, the station applied for permission to move to UHF channel 39. As of January 19, 2010, K66FN is off air on channel 66 and has begun broadcasting digitally on channel 39.
June 12, 2009, was the end of the digital TV conversion period for full-service stations in the United States, and does not apply to low power stations. Therefore, KSVN-CD had been able to convert to digital broadcasts on their own schedule. K66FN, which served the Salt Lake City area, has been replaced by a digital signal, K39JS-D (channel 39).
KSVN was the first local Spanish station that aired live Real Salt Lake regular season games. KSVN broadcasts the only live Spanish talk show in Utah "Contacto Directo" every Thursday at 10:00 p.m., the show has been on the air since September 2012 hosted by Carlos Macias and Lili Uriostegui.
- Tegel, Simeon (July 8, 2002). "Azteca signs 3 U.S. affils". Variety. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
- "Real Salt Lake to televise Wednesday's game at Chicago Fire live on Azteca America in Spanish". 2006. Retrieved 2006-06-28.[dead link]