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BrandingAzteca Austin 17
Former call signs
K63AY (until 2004)
K17GH (2004-2005)
KVAT-LP (2005-2010)
Former channel number(s)
63 (UHF, until 2004)
17 (UHF, 2004-2010)
LAT TV (2006-2008)
Mexicanal (2011-2013)
Soul of the South (2013-2015)
Technical information
ERP15 kW

KVAT-LD, virtual channel 17 (UHF digital channel 35), is a low-powered Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Austin, Texas, United States that is licensed to Garfield. The station is owned by HC2 Holdings.[1]


The license was initially established in 1978 as translator K63AY by Pompey Mountain Broadcasting in Mullin. It was displaced to channel 17 as K17GH.

The station was originally an affiliate of LAT TV, a Houston-based Spanish-language television network that launched in May 2006; however, the network folded 2 years later in 2008.

In December 2010, the station's call letters changed from KVAT-LP to KVAT-LD.

In June 2013, KVAT-LD was slated to be sold to Landover 5 LLC as part of a larger deal involving 51 other low-power television stations;[2] the sale fell through in June 2016.[3] Mako Communications sold its stations, including KVAT-LD, to HC2 Holdings in 2017.[4]

Satellite provider DirecTV has yet to carry this station as the Austin markets Azteca affiliate. It continues to carry KAZD from Dallas instead.

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[1]
17.1 720p 16:9 KVAT-LD Main KVAT-LD programming / Azteca América
17.2 480i 4:3 LATV
17.3 SonLife
17.4 16:9 Advenimiento TV
17.5 4:3 Shop LC
17.6 720p 16:9 beIN Sports Xtra
17.7 480i 16:9 Newsy


  1. ^ a b Digital TV Market Listing for KVAT-LD
  2. ^ Seyler, Dave (June 24, 2013). "Anatomy of an LPTV deal extravaganza". Television Business Report. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  3. ^ "Notification of Non-consummation". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. June 29, 2016. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "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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