KUPT-LD

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KUPT-LD
Albuquerque, New Mexico
United States
ChannelsDigital: 16 (UHF)
Subchannels2.2 TeleXitos
2.3 Clima (Spanish Weather)
16.1 Movies!
16.2 infomercials
16.3 H&I
AffiliationsMovies! (2016–present)
OwnerRamar Communications
First air dateAugust 22, 2014; 4 years ago (2014-08-22)
Sister station(s)KASA-TV, KTEL-CD, KRTN-LD
Former affiliationsGetTV (2014–2016)
Transmitter power15 kW
Facility ID198113
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile
CDBS

KUPT-LD is a low power digital broadcast television station licensed to and serving the Albuquerque, New Mexico area. KUPT-LD transmits on UHF channel 16 at 15kW from atop Sandia Crest. The station is owned by Ramar Communications which also owns KASA-TV, KTEL-CD Channel 15 (MeTV) and KRTN-LD channel 33 (Movies!).

KUPT-LD broadcasts programming from Movies! which features classic movies on subchannel 16.1. Also featured is the Heroes & Icons (H&I) network from Weigel Broadcasting out of Chicago which also operates MeTV and Movies!. H&I features mostly action-based TV series shown on digital channel 16.3. TeleXitos a sister network of Telemundo is shown as channel 2.2 while a Spanish-language weather channel is shown as digital channel 2.3 to look like a subchannels of KASA 2.1.

KUPT-LD has been on the air since late August 2014 airing both Movies! and GetTV. In early February 2015 H&I was added and became the main channel for KUPT 16.1 but in May it moved to channel 16.3 with Movies! returning to 16.1. On February 2, 2016 GetTV moved to KRQE channel 13.2 a full-powered station, and then later to KASY-TV channel 50.3 on January 14, 2017.[1] Channel 16.2 is currently showing infomercials and 16.3 is currently H&I.

On January 18, 2017 Ramar Communications took over the operations of KASA-TV a full powered station and former Fox network affiliate. Telemundo has replaced Fox on channel 2.1 while H&I is shown on channel 29.1 and Movies! on 33.1. The all infomercial channel currently shown on channel 16.2 is now airing on KRTN-LD channel 33.4. Since then KUPT-LD has continued to air these three channels as duplicates, however it now serves to provide additional Spanish-language programming remapped to 2.2 and 2.3.

The FCC spectrum auction which concluded on April 13, 2017 removes part of the UHF spectrum from channels 38-51 for television broadcast. KLUZ-TV will be assigned the channel 16 position moving over from channel 42 as part of a spectrum repacking. [2] This will displace KUPT-LD which will have to move to a different channel number to continue broadcasting.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[3]
2.2 480i 16:9 TeleXit TeleXitos
2.3 T2CLIMA Spanish Weather
16.1 MOVIES Movies!
16.2 ALB MKT Infomercials
16.3 H and I H&I

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FOX New Mexico". KRQE.com. LIN Television Corporation. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.rabbitears.info/repackchannels.php?country=US&city=&state=&mktid=53&owner=&sort=
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KUPT-LD

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