WFPA-CD

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WFPA-CD
WFPA-CA UniMas Philadelphia logo.png
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
ChannelsDigital: 35 (UHF)
Virtual: 28 (PSIP)
BrandingUniMás Philadelphia
Programming
AffiliationsUniMás
Ownership
OwnerUnivision Communications
(WXTV License Partnership, G.P.)
WUVP-DT, WMGM-TV
History
First air date
November 11, 1995 (25 years ago) (1995-11-11)
Former call signs
W35AB (until 1995)
WXTV-LP (1995–2001)
WFPA-CA (2001–2015)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
35 (UHF, until 1990)
28 (UHF, 1990–2015)
Digital:
28 (UHF, 2015–2019)
Univision (via WXTV, 1995–2002)
TeleFutura (2002–2013)
Call sign meaning
W TeleFutura PennsylvaniA
(former name of UniMás)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID74216
ClassCD
ERP5.7 kW
6.58 kW (CP)
HAAT357 m (1,171 ft)
Transmitter coordinates40°02′30.1″N 75°14′10.1″W / 40.041694°N 75.236139°W / 40.041694; -75.236139Coordinates: 40°02′30.1″N 75°14′10.1″W / 40.041694°N 75.236139°W / 40.041694; -75.236139
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
WebsiteUniMás TV website

WFPA-CD, virtual channel 28 (UHF digital channel 35), is a low-powered, Class A UniMás owned-and-operated television station licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Owned by the Univision Local Media subsidiary of Univision Communications, it is sister to the group's duopoly of Vineland, New Jersey-licensed Univision owned-and-operated station WUVP-DT (channel 65) and Wildwood, New Jersey-licensed True Crime Network affiliate WMGM-TV (channel 40). WFPA and WUVP share studios on Delsea Drive in Franklin Township; WFPA's transmitter is located in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.

History[edit]

The station originally operated as a repeater of New York City's Univision owned-and-operated station, WXTV. It was first licensed as a translator, W35AB, operating on UHF channel 35. After WYBE was granted a license to operate a full-power station on channel 35, the translator moved to channel 28 and was ultimately relicensed as a low-power station, WXTV-LP. In 2002, Univision Communications acquired WUVP (channel 65), and moved its programming there. Channel 28 began to air programming from the then-new TeleFutura network (which relaunched as UniMás in January 2013), and its call letters were changed to WFPA-CA.

In June 2006, the station was added to Philadelphia area Comcast systems on digital cable channel 251. WFPA is also available to DirecTV customers as part of the Philadelphia local channel package. It's also on FiOS in widescreen SD from WUVP-DT 65.2.

In some areas of the market, especially those north of Philadelphia, WFPA's signal causes some reception issues with the digital signal of New York City's WNBC, which broadcasts its digital signal on channel 28 (remapped to virtual channel 4).

On June 3, 2015, the station was licensed for digital operation and changed its call sign to WFPA-CD.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
28.1 720p 16:9 WFPA-CD Main WFPA-CD programming / UniMás
28.2 480i GetTV GetTV
28.3 Quest Quest

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