WDPM-DT

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WDPM-DT
Mobile, Alabama/Pensacola, Florida
United States
Channels Digital: 23 (UHF)
Virtual: 18 (PSIP)
Subchannels 18.1 Daystar
Affiliations Daystar
Owner Daystar Television Network
(Word of God Fellowship, Inc.)
First air date February 2009; 8 years ago (2009-02)
Call letters' meaning Daystar
Pensacola
Mobile
Former channel number(s) Digital:
4 (PSIP, 2009–2010)
Transmitter power 435 kW
Height 533.6 m
Facility ID 83740
Transmitter coordinates 30°36′41″N 87°36′26.4″W / 30.61139°N 87.607333°W / 30.61139; -87.607333
Website www.daystar.com

WDPM-DT is a Daystar owned-and-operated television station located in Mobile, Alabama, United States. It broadcasts a standard definition digital signal on UHF channel 23 from a transmitter near Robertsdale.

History[edit]

The station signed on after the analog signal of WSRE (PBS channel 23) signed off for the last time on February 17, 2009.

Since the "channel 23.1" series of virtual channel designations already identifies the existing PBS member station's digital subchannels, this numbering sequence would not be available to the new station. According to the ATSC standard, WDPM-DT's channel numbers would therefore need to be displayed (using PSIP) using numbering based on WSRE's digital channel number, 31.[1] From sign-on until February 2010, the station displayed as Channel 4.1, which is considered a violation of these standards.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[2]
18.1 480i 4:3 WDPM-DT Main WDPM-DT programming / Daystar

References[edit]

  1. ^ ATSC standard A/65C, Annex 'B', Advanced Television Systems Committee, May 2006.
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WDPM

External links[edit]