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Houston, Texas
United States
BrandingEstrella TV KZJL 61
ChannelsDigital: 21 (UHF)
Virtual: 61 (PSIP)
Affiliations61.1: Estrella TV (O&O)
61.2: Estrella Dos
61.4: Shop LC
61.5: Positiv
OwnerEstrella Media
LicenseeEstrella Television License of Houston LLC
First air dateJune 2, 1995 (25 years ago) (1995-06-02)
Sister station(s)Radio: KTJM, KJOJ-FM, KQQK, KEYH, KNTE
Former channel number(s)Analog:
61 (UHF, 1995–2009)
44 (UHF, 2003–2019)
Former affiliationsShop at Home (1995–2001)
Spanish Independent (2001–2009)
Transmitter power880 kW
Height595 m (1,952 ft)
Facility ID69531
Transmitter coordinates29°33′45.2″N 95°30′35.9″W / 29.562556°N 95.509972°W / 29.562556; -95.509972Coordinates: 29°33′45.2″N 95°30′35.9″W / 29.562556°N 95.509972°W / 29.562556; -95.509972
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile

KZJL, virtual channel 61 (UHF digital channel 21), is an Estrella TV owned-and-operated television station licensed to Houston, Texas, United States. The station is owned by Estrella Media. KZJL's studios are located on Bering Drive on the city's southwest side, and its transmitter is located near Missouri City, in unincorporated northeastern Fort Bend County.


The station first signed on the air on June 2, 1995, as an affiliate of home shopping network Shop at Home. In 2001, the station was purchased by Liberman Broadcasting (which was renamed Estrella Media in February 2020, following a corporate reorganization of the company under private equity firm HPS Investment Partners, LLC) and became a Spanish-language independent station; on September 14, 2009, KZJL became a charter owned-and-operated station of Liberman's Spanish-language broadcast network Estrella TV.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
61.1 720p 16:9 KZJL Main KZJL programming / Estrella TV
61.2 480i 4:3 KZJL-2 Estrella Dos
61.4 SHOP-LC Shop LC
61.5 16:9 POSI-TV Positiv [2]

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KZJL discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 61, on June 12, 2009, as part of federally mandated transition from analog to digital television.[3] The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 44, using PSIP to display KZJL's virtual channel as 61 on digital television receivers, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.


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