KTFD-TV

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KTFD-TV
KTFD14.png
Denver, Colorado
United States
BrandingUniMás Denver
ChannelsDigital: 26 (UHF)
(to move to 28 (UHF))
Virtual: 50 (PSIP)
Affiliations
OwnerEntravision Communications
(Entravision Holdings, LLC)
First air dateFebruary 22, 1996 (22 years ago) (1996-02-22)
Call letters' meaningTeleFutura Denver
Sister station(s)TV: KCEC
Radio: KJMN, KMXA, KXPK
Former callsigns
  • KTVJ (1996–2003)
  • KTFD-DT (2009–2017)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 14 (UHF, 1996–2009)
  • Digital:
  • 15 (UHF, until 2017)
  • Virtual:
  • 14 (PSIP, until 2017)
  • Translator: KDVT-LP 36 (UHF) Denver
Former affiliations
Transmitter power549.5 kW
400 kW (CP)
Height244 m (801 ft)
236 m (774 ft) (CP)
Facility ID24514
Transmitter coordinates39°43′58″N 105°14′10″W / 39.73278°N 105.23611°W / 39.73278; -105.23611 (KCEC)Coordinates: 39°43′58″N 105°14′10″W / 39.73278°N 105.23611°W / 39.73278; -105.23611 (KCEC)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile
CDBS
Websitewww.somosnoticiascolorado.com/unimas

KTFD-TV, virtual channel 50 (UHF digital channel 26), is a UniMás-affiliated television station licensed to Denver, Colorado, United States. The station is owned by Entravision Communications, which also operates Boulder-licensed Univision-owned station KCEC (channel 14) under a local marketing agreement with the Univision Local Media subsidiary of Univision Communications. The two stations share studios on Mile High Stadium West Circle in Denver; KCEC's transmitter is located atop Lookout Mountain, near Golden.

History[edit]

The station first signed on the air on February 22, 1996 as KTVJ. Founded by Roberts Broadcasting, it originally operated as an independent station. In January 2003, Roberts sold the station to Univision Communications. Two months later on March 10, 2003, the station changed its call sign to KTFD-TV (which was modified to KTFD-DT on June 23, 2009, in correspondence with the callsign modifications to the "-DT" suffix applied by all Univision-owned stations following the digital television transition), and became an owned-and-operated station of Univision's secondary network TeleFutura.

KTFD's signal was formerly relayed on low-power analog translator station KDVT-LP (channel 36) in Denver, which was owned by Entravision Communications. The translator was never converted to digital, and its license was canceled on September 13, 2017.[1]

On December 4, 2017, as part of a channel swap made by Entravision Communications, KTFD and sister station KCEC swapped channel numbers, with KTFD moving to digital channel 26 and virtual channel 50.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[2]
50.1 1080i 16:9 KTFD-DT Main KTFD-TV programming / UniMás
50.2 480i 4:3 KTFD-D2 LATV
50.3 480i 4:3 KTFD-D3 Stadium

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KTFD-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 14, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television in the United State transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 15.[3] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 14.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://fccdata.org/?facid=24516&appid=595256&i=1
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KTFD
  3. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.

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