KTPX-TV

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KTPX-TV
Okmulgee/Tulsa, Oklahoma
United States
CityOkmulgee, Oklahoma
BrandingIon Television
SloganPositively Entertaining
ChannelsDigital: 28 (UHF)
Virtual: 44 (PSIP)
Affiliations
OwnerIon Media Networks
LicenseeIon Media Tulsa License, Inc.
First air dateJuly 3, 1997 (22 years ago) (1997-07-03)
Call sign meaningTulsa's PaX TV
Sister station(s)KOPX-TV
Former call signsKGLB-TV (1997–1998)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
44 (UHF, 1997–2009)
Former affiliationsinTV (1997–1998)
Transmitter power1,000 kW
Height219 m (719 ft)
Facility ID7078
Transmitter coordinates35°50′2″N 96°7′28″W / 35.83389°N 96.12444°W / 35.83389; -96.12444
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websiteiontelevision.com

KTPX-TV, virtual channel 44 (UHF digital channel 28), is an Ion Television owned-and-operated television station serving Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States that is licensed to Okmulgee. The station is owned by Ion Media Networks. KTPX's offices are located on East Skelly Drive in Tulsa, and its transmitter is located near Mounds, Oklahoma. On cable, the station is available on Cox Communications channel 4 in both standard and high definition.[1]

History[edit]

The station first signed on the air on July 3, 1997, as KGLB-TV; it originally carried programming from Paxson Communications' (now Ion Media Networks) infomercial service, the Infomall Television Network (inTV). The station became a charter owned-and-operated station of Pax TV (now Ion Television) when the network launched on August 31, 1998; on that date, the station changed its call letters to KTPX-TV (the KTPX calls were previously used by NBC affiliate KWES-TV in Midland, Texas from 1981 to 1993).

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
44.1 720p 16:9 ION Main Ion Television programming
44.2 480i 4:3 qubo Qubo
44.3 IONPlus Ion Plus
44.4 Shop Ion Shop
44.5 QVC QVC
44.6 HSN HSN

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Newscasts[edit]

Until 2005, KTPX aired rebroadcasts of NBC affiliate KJRH-TV's 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. newscasts at 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m on tape delays.

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KTPX-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 44, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 28.[3] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 44.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cox Channel Lineup Tulsa Area
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KTPX
  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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