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KXVU-LD Antenna TV 17.1 Chico 2014.png
Chico, California
Branding Antenna TV 17.1
Channels Digital: 17 (UHF)
Virtual: 17 (PSIP)
Affiliations Antenna TV (2014–present)
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group
(Sinclair-California Licensee, LLC)
Founded July 26, 2002
First air date 2006; 12 years ago (2006)
Sister station(s) KRCR-TV, KRVU-LD, KUCO-LD
Former callsigns K17HF (2005)
K27HD (2002–2005)
KXVU-LP (2005–2016)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
17 (UHF, 2006–2016)
Former affiliations Telemundo (2006–2014)
Transmitter power 40 kW
Facility ID 125422
Transmitter coordinates 39°57′49″N 121°42′38″W / 39.96361°N 121.71056°W / 39.96361; -121.71056
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website http://www.krcrtv.com/station/about-our-stations/20902556

KXVU-LD is a low-power television station in Chico, California, broadcasting locally on channel 17 as an affiliate of the Antenna TV network. The station is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, owners of KRCR-TV in Redding, KRVU-LD and KUCO-LD in Chico and KECA-LD in Eureka.


The station commenced broadcasting in 2006. It was founded by Chester Smith of Sainte Partners II, L.P., joining sister station KUCO-LD (their Univision affiliate) as the only two Spanish-language stations in the North Valley until they also founded KKTF-LD (the UniMás affiliate). After the sale of Sainte's assets to Bonten Media Group (owners of ABC affiliates KRCR-TV in Redding and KAEF-TV in Eureka) in 2014, the new owners sold the rights of Telemundo to K4 Media Holdings and moved the station from KXVU to KNVN-DT2 channel 24.2, which is now owned by Heartland Media.

On April 21, 2017, Sinclair announced its intent to purchase the Bonten stations for $240 million.[1] The sale was completed September 1.[2]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[3]
17.1 480i 4:3 Antenna Antenna TV


  1. ^ "Sinclair Buying Bonten Stations For $240M". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved 21 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Consummation Notice, CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, Retrieved 6 September, 2017.
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KXVU

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