|Channels||Digital: 20 (UHF)
Virtual: 20 (PSIP)
|Owner||Venture Technologies Group
(Bellagio Broadcasting Company)
|First air date||August 21, 2007|
|Call letters' meaning||Venture Memorable Entertainment|
|Former callsigns||KBBC-TV (2007–2012)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
20 (UHF, 2007–2008)
|Former affiliations||Spanish Ind. (2007–2012)|
|Transmitter power||4.2 kW|
KVME-TV, virtual and UHF digital channel 20, is a MeTV-affiliated television station located in Bishop, California, United States. The station is owned by Venture Technologies Group. The station is one of two MeTV affiliates serving Southern California, alongside the third digital subchannel of Anaheim-licensed independent station KDOC-TV (channel 56). The two stations use uniform branding as well as local advertising completed by a jointly managed ad sales team.
Channel 20 went on the air as KBBC-TV on August 21, 2007, an analog television station licensed to Bishop, California. The station operated as a bilingual independent. KBBC's programing was mostly Spanish, featuring Spanish-language independent programming including La Corte del Pueblo (The People's Court), La Corte de Familia, Fútbol al Dia (a talk show about soccer), and a newscast with extensive news from Central America. The nighttime programming had premiered on KNLA-LP, which was a translator station. The station later added afternoon and overnight programming from the Home Shopping Network. KBBC also offered English language religious programming from Hosanna, a Christian program service. On Saturday mornings, English language children's programs aired along with a public service program, Bishop Community Today.
Because it was granted an original construction permit after the FCC finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997 , the station did not receive a companion channel for a digital television station. Instead, on or before June 12, 2009, which was the end of the digital TV conversion period for full-service stations, KBBC-TV was required to turn off its analog signal and turn on its digital signal (called a "flash-cut"). On November 30, 2008, KBBC completed the transition to digital by turning off its analog signal and immediately turning on its digital signal on channel 20.
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