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Garfleld / Austin, Texas
BrandingAzteca 17 Austin
ChannelsDigital: 17 (UHF)
Virtual: 17 (PSIP)
Subchannels17.1 Azteca América
17.2 LATV
17.3 SonLife
17.5 Shop LC
17.6 OnTV4U
17.7 Infomercials
OwnerHC2 Holdings
(HC2 LPTV Holdings, Inc.)
Sister station(s)KADF-LP
Former callsignsK63AY 1978-2004
(it is unknown whether or not this station signed on under these calls)
K17GH 2004-2005
KVAT-LP 2005-2010
Former channel number(s)Analog:
63 (1978-2004),
17 (2004-2010)
Former affiliationsLAT TV (2006-2008)
Mexicanal (2011-2013)
Soul of the South (2013-2015)
Transmitter power15 kW

KVAT-LD, digital channel 17, is a low-power television station licensed to Garfield, Texas (Austin market). The station is owned by HC2 Holdings.

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 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;[1] the sale fell through in June 2016.[2] Mako Communications sold its stations, including KVAT-LD, to HC2 Holdings in 2017.[3]


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