KTTW

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KTTW
KTTW7.png
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
United States
BrandingFox 7
ChannelsDigital: 7 (VHF)
Virtual: 7 (PSIP)
Subchannels7.1 Fox
7.2 This TV
7.3 Cozi TV
AffiliationsFox
OwnerIndependent Communications, Inc.
First air date1987 (32 years ago) (1987)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
17 (UHF, 1987–2009)
Transmitter power7.5 kW
Height217.6 m (714 ft)
Facility ID28521
Transmitter coordinates43°30′18.3″N 96°33′22.7″W / 43.505083°N 96.556306°W / 43.505083; -96.556306
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitewww.kttw.com
KTTM
(satellite of KTTW)
Huron, South Dakota
United States
Brandingsee KTTW infobox
ChannelsDigital: 12 (VHF)
Virtual: 12 (PSIP)
Subchannels12.1 Fox
12.2 This TV
12.3 Cozi TV
AffiliationsFox
OwnerIndependent Communications, Inc.
First air date1991 (28 years ago) (1991)[1]
Former channel number(s)Analog:
12 (VHF, 1991–2009)
Digital:
22 (UHF, until 2009)
Transmitter power12.6 kW
Height257 m (843 ft)
Facility ID28501
Transmitter coordinates44°11′39.0″N 98°19′5.0″W / 44.194167°N 98.318056°W / 44.194167; -98.318056 (KTTM)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information
(
satellite of KTTW) Profile

(
satellite of KTTW) CDBS

KTTW is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States. It broadcasts a high-definition digital signal on virtual and VHF channel 7 from a transmitter in Rowena, South Dakota. KTTW is owned by a group of local investors and maintains studio facilities on West 11th Street in Sioux Falls. It operates a full satellite station in Huron: KTTM (virtual and VHF digital channel 12); this station's transmitter is located near Alpena, South Dakota.

History[edit]

The station signed on May 29, 1987 as the first non-Big Three network commercial station in South Dakota. It has been a Fox affiliate for its entire existence. For its first six years on the air, it was effectively South Dakota's first general entertainment independent station. Fox didn't air a full week's worth of programming until 1993, and until then most early Fox affiliates were programmed as independents.

Until 1996, when KEVN-TV switched affiliations from NBC, it was also the state's only Fox affiliate.

KTTW aired on analog channel 17 since its inception. But while most TV stations kept their PSIP virtual channels the same as their former analog channel after the digital transition, KTTW rebranded from "Fox 17" to "Fox 7" and shows up on PSIP virtual channel 7. KTTW has never had a news operation.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[2][3]
7.1
12.1
720p 16:9 KTTW-HD
KTTM-HD
Main programming / Fox
7.2 / 12.2 480i 4:3 ThisTV This TV
7.3 / 12.3 Cozi-TV Cozi TV

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KTTW and KTTM shut down their analog signals respectively for the 2009:[4]

  • KTTW shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 17; the station's digital signal broadcasts on its pre-transition VHF channel 7.
  • KTTM shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 12; the station's digital signal relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 22 to VHF channel 12.

Translators[edit]

The programming of KTTW is also rebroadcast on the following translator stations:

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says KTTM signed on September 7, while the Television and Cable Factbook says it signed on August 31.
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KTTW
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KTTM
  4. ^ "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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