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Abilene, Texas
United States
ChannelsDigital: 26 (UHF)
Virtual: 40
BrandingMeTV Abilene
AffiliationsMeTV (2014–present)
OwnerSinclair Broadcast Group
(Sinclair Media Licensee, LLC)
FoundedSeptember 16, 1993
First air date
July 11, 1995 (26 years ago) (1995-07-11)
Former call signs
K40DX (1995–2000)
KTES-LP (2000–2018)
Former channel number(s)
40 (UHF, 1995–2018)
Telemundo (1995–2010)
This TV (2010–2014)
Call sign meaning
Technical information
Facility ID64972
ERP15 kW
HAAT317 m (1,040 ft)
Transmitter coordinates32°24′48.4″N 100°6′26.3″W / 32.413444°N 100.107306°W / 32.413444; -100.107306
Translator(s)KTXS-DT 12.3 (20.3 UHF) Sweetwater
KTXE-LD 12.3 (38.3 UHF) San Angelo

KTES-LD (channel 40) is a low-power television station in Abilene, Texas, United States, affiliated with MeTV. It is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group alongside Sweetwater-licensed ABC affiliate KTXS-TV, channel 12 (and its San Angelo-licensed satellite KTXE-LD, channel 12). The two stations share studios on North Clack Street in Abilene; KTES-LD's transmitter is located near Trent, Texas. In addition to its own digital signal, KTES-LD is simulcast in standard definition on KTXS-TV and KTXE-LD's third digital subchannels.


The station was founded on September 16, 1993, and began broadcasting on July 11, 1995. It previously carried Telemundo, but switched to This TV on September 1, 2010.[1] Telemundo programming moved to KTAB-DT2 in 2014.


  1. ^ Adame, Jaime (August 27, 2010). "Telemundo giving way to This TV in Abilene". Abilene Reporter-News. Retrieved September 5, 2010.

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