KUSE-LD

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KUSE-LD
Seattle, Washington
United States
ChannelsDigital: 46 (UHF)
(to move to 12 (VHF))
Affiliations
OwnerHC2 Holdings
(HC2 LPTV Holdings, Inc.)
FoundedMay 31, 1990
Former callsignsK58DP
Transmitter power.5 kW (digital)
Height934.3 m
ClassLD
Facility ID168057

KUSE-LD, channel 46, is a low-power television station in Seattle, Washington owned by HC2 Holdings. It comprises a main digital channel (46.1) and three digital subchannels (46.2 through 46.4).

History[edit]

On May 31, 1990 the FCC issued a construction permit to Breckenridge Broadcasting Co., Inc. bearing the call sign K58DP for channel 58 in Seattle. On February 20, 1998 the unbuilt translator station was sold to VVI LPTV, Inc. By the end of 1998 K58DP had signed on the air broadcasting the ValueVision Network. On July 28, 2005 K58DP was sold to Equity Broadcasting Corp. and became KUSE-LP also on this date. KUSE-LP was licensed under EBC Seattle, Inc.

Previously, KUSE-LP had been broadcasting the ShopNBC Network (the successor to ValueVision), but as of May 31, 2007, it was rebroadcasting the KWDK broadcast.

As of September 30, 2008 KUSE-LP was broadcasting only a black screen and silent audio. It was broadcasting an unmodulated carrier for several months.

The station ceased broadcasting on April 8, 2009 due to the economic difficulties that Equity has faced.[1]

KUSE was sold at auction to Mako Communications on April 16, 2009.[2]

On December 10, 2009 KUSE-LD started its low power digital transmitter and was broadcasting a test pattern. KUSE was multiplexed into 6 subchannels.[3]

On January 31, 2012, an application was filed to change to Channel 18, with double the power as Channel 46.[4] The channel change was to accommodate the move-in of K60GV from Bellingham to Maltby.[5] The application was dismissed.

In June 2013, KUSE-LD was slated to be sold to Landover 5 LLC as part of a larger deal involving 51 other low-power television stations;[6] the sale fell through in June 2016.[7] Mako Communications sold its stations, including KUSE-LD, to HC2 Holdings in 2017.[8]

Digital television[edit]

PSIP Channel Programming[3]
46.1 Azteca América (in 720p)
46.2 OnTV4U
46.3 Sonlife Broadcasting Network (SBN)
46.4 Shop LC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northwest Broadcasters". Gord Lansdell. April 19, 2009. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
  2. ^ "Takers found for 60 Equity stations". Television Business Report. April 18, 2009. Archived from the original on April 24, 2009. Retrieved April 20, 2009.
  3. ^ a b http://nwbroadcasters.com/digitaltv.html
  4. ^ http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/app_det.pl?Application_id=1485524
  5. ^ https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/cdbsmenu.hts?context=25&appn=101485524&formid=346&fac_num=168057
  6. ^ Seyler, Dave (June 24, 2013). "Anatomy of an LPTV deal extravaganza". Television Business Report. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  7. ^ "Notification of Non-consummation". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. June 29, 2016. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. September 8, 2017. Retrieved January 20, 2018.

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