KTOV-LP

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KTOV-LP
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Corpus Christi, Texas
United States
BrandingMy KTOV
ChannelsAnalog: 21 (UHF)
TranslatorsKSCC-DT 38.3 (38.3 UHF) Corpus Christi
AffiliationsMyNetworkTV (2006–present)
OwnerSinclair Broadcast Group
(KUQI Licensee, LLC)
First air dateJuly 26, 2002; 16 years ago (2002-07-26)
Sister station(s)KSCC, KXPX-LP
Former callsignsKCBO-LP (2002–2004)
Former affiliationsUPN (2002–2006)
Transmitter power95 kW (analog)
Height95 m (analog)
Facility ID125469
Transmitter coordinates27°47′46.0″N 97°23′47.0″W / 27.796111°N 97.396389°W / 27.796111; -97.396389
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitewww.ktov.com

KTOV-LP, channel 21, is a low-power television station licensed to Corpus Christi, Texas. It is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, and is the local affiliate of MyNetwork TV.

Before becoming an affiliate of MyNetworkTV, KTOV was a UPN affiliate.

GH Broadcasting announced that it would sell KTOV to London Broadcasting Company, owner of KIII (channel 3), in March 2012.[1] The sale fell through, after which GH declared bankruptcy in early 2013, remaining as debtor-in-possession. In late 2014, the sale of the station to Corpus 18, LLC, a partnership formed by the noteholders of debt of GH and High Maintenance Broadcasting, owners of KUQI (channel 38) and a related business to GH, was finalized. On October 2, 2015, Corpus 18 agreed to sell KTOV, KUQI, and KXPX-LP (channel 14) to Sinclair Broadcast Group for $9.25 million.[2]

Currently KTOV-LP does not operate a digital signal of its own, and at the present time, there are no plans to convert the station's signal to digital. Additionally, due to the station's low power status, its broadcasting radius does not reach the entire Corpus Christi market. Therefore, the station can also be seen through a 4:3 standard definition digital simulcast via the third digital subchannel of KSCC. This signal broadcasts on virtual and UHF channel 38.3 from a transmitter in Corpus Christi.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seyler, Dave (March 18, 2012). "Corpus Christi TV deal brews up paper storm". Television Business Report. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "Application For Transfer Of Control Of A Corporate Licensee Or Permitee, Or For Assignment Of License Or Permit Of TV Or FM Translator Station Or Low Power Television Station". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. October 13, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KSCC

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