|This article is outdated. (November 2010)|
|Channels||Digital: KSVN-CD: 25.1 (UHF)
Virtual: 25.1 (PSIP)
|Translators||K39JS-D 39.1 Salt Lake City, Utah|
|Owner||Azteca Broadcasting Company|
|Founded||March 28, 1995|
|Call letters' meaning||Salt Lake City TeleVisioN|
|Former callsigns||KSVN-LP, K21ET, KSVN-CA, KSVN-LD|
|Transmitter power||14 kW|
KSVN-CD is a Class A television station in Ogden, Utah, broadcasting locally in digital on channel 25 as an affiliate of Azteca America. It is also broadcasting digitally on channel 39 in Salt Lake City. Founded March 28, 1995, the station is owned by Azteca Broadcasting Company, 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. Station K21ET was licensed on March 1, 1996, with programming mostly from the Univision network. (Univision was later replaced with another network.) A month later, the station took the call letters KSVN-LP. In 1999, Collantes formed a new company, Azteca Broadcasting Company, 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.
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. 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 K66FN, which served the Salt Lake City area, has been replaced by a digital signal, K39JS-D channel 39.1.
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 of 2012 hosted by Carlos Macias and Lili Uriostegui.
- "Real Salt Lake to televise Wednesday's game at Chicago Fire live on Azteca America in Spanish". 2006. Retrieved 2006-06-28.[dead link]
- Azteca America Official site
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KSVN-CD
- Query the FCC's TV station database for K39JS-D
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KSVN-CD
- TV Fool Map for KSVN