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Affiliations28.1: Novelisima
28.2, 28.4–28.6: Infomercials
28.3: Shop LC
28.7: Classic Reruns TV
First air date
January 29, 1988 (34 years ago) (1988-01-29)
Former call signs
K56DP (1988–1995)
KHMV-LP (1995–2006)
KHMV-CA (2006–2010)
KUGB-CA (2010–2012)
Former channel number(s)
56 (UHF, 1989–2000)
28 (UHF, 2000–2000s)
40 (UHF, 2000s–2009)
As translator of KLTJ:
Independent (1988–1994)
Valuevision (1994–2000)
FamilyNet (2000–2002)
Azteca America (2002–2007)
Silent (2007–2010)
As a separate station:
Central American programming (2010–2011)
Silent (2011–20??)
CBN News (20??–2021)
Call sign meaning
Uniglobe (former branding)
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID66790
ERP10.5 kW
HAAT487.33 m (1,599 ft)
Transmitter coordinates29°34′16″N 95°30′38″W / 29.57111°N 95.51056°W / 29.57111; -95.51056
Public license information

KUGB-CD, virtual and UHF digital channel 28, is a low-power, Class A Novelisima affiliated television station licensed to Houston, Texas, United States. The station is owned by HC2 Holdings. KUGB-CD's studios are located on South Main Street in Stafford, and its transmitter is located near Missouri City, in unincorporated northeastern Fort Bend County.[1]


The station began in 1988 as K56DP on channel 56, as a translator of KUBE-TV, then known as KLTJ. The call sign was changed to KHMV-LP on September 1, 1995.[2]

KHMV moved to channel 28 around 2000, and was moved to channel 40, to make space for its digital signal.

The station's call sign was changed to KHMV-CA on March 6, 2006.[2]

Station logo under Uniglobe ownership

Due to Pappas Telecasting's continuing financial problems, KHMV was taken off the air November 2, 2007,[3] and the station remained silent until after it was sold to Uniglobe Central America Network in March 2010. The new owners adopted the call sign KUGB-CA on April 2, 2010. Under Uniglobe's ownership, the station broadcast programming from Central America, notably El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica and Guatemala.

On January 4, 2011, the station was sold to Thomas Abraham.[4] The FCC approved that transaction on February 18, 2011.[5]

Citing a temporary loss of transmitter site, KUGB-CA temporarily went off the air April 25, 2011.[6]

Under Thomas Abraham's ownership, the station has begun broadcasting religious programming on multiple subchannels.

The station changed its call sign again on August 17, 2012, to the current KUGB-CD.

On November 27, 2012, Uniglobe Central American Network Inc. LLC sold KUGB-CD to OTA Broadcasting, LLC, a company controlled by Michael Dell's MSD Capital, for $2,3 million in cash.[7] OTA Broadcasting assumed control of KUGB-CD on February 13, 2013.[8] In November 2017, the station was purchased by HC2 Holdings for $1.5 million.[9]


The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[1][10]
28.1 480i 16:9 KUGB-CD Novelisima
28.2 Infomercials
28.3 4:3 Shop LC
28.4 Infomercials
28.7 Classic Reruns TV


  1. ^ a b Digital TV Market Listing for KUGB-CD
  2. ^ a b "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2010-08-19.
  3. ^ "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2010-08-19.
  4. ^ "Application for Consent to Transfer Control of Entity Holding Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". Retrieved January 12, 2011.
  5. ^ "Broadcast Actions". Federal Communications Commission. March 2, 2011. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
  6. ^ "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved May 11, 2011.
  7. ^ "OTA Broadcasting is buying the low-power station from Uniglobe Central American Network". November 27, 2012.
  8. ^ "FCCInfo Facility Search Results".
  9. ^ "OTA Sheds TV Properties That Didn't Move in Incentive Auction | Radio & Television Business Report". 14 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Digital Television: DTV - HDTV Channel List".

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