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Jellico/Knoxville, Tennessee
United States
City Jellico, Tennessee
Branding Ion Television
Slogan Positively Entertaining
Channels Digital: 23 (UHF)
(to move to 18 (UHF))
Virtual: 54 (PSIP)
Subchannels 54.1 Ion Television
54.2 Qubo
54.3 Ion Life
54.4 Ion Shop
54.5 QVC
54.6 HSN
Affiliations Ion Television (O&O; since 1998)
Owner Ion Media Networks, Inc.
(Ion Media Knoxville License, Inc.)
First air date January 1993; 24 years ago (1993-01)
Call letters' meaning PaX TV Knoxville
Former callsigns WPMC (1993–1998)
Former channel number(s) 54 (UHF analog, 1993–2009)
Former affiliations HSN (1993–1998)
Transmitter power 1000 kW
889 kW (CP)
Height 529 m (1,736 ft)
531 m (1,742 ft) (CP)
Class DT
Facility ID 52628
Transmitter coordinates 36°0′13″N 83°56′34″W / 36.00361°N 83.94278°W / 36.00361; -83.94278
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website www.iontelevision.com

WPXK-TV is a Ion Television owned-and-operated television station serving Knoxville, Tennessee, United States that is licensed to the town of Jellico near the Kentucky state line. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 23 (or virtual channel 54 via PSIP) from a transmitter on Sharp's Ridge in North Knoxville, on a tower shared with ABC affiliate WATE-TV. Owned by Ion Media Networks, the station maintains studios on Executive Park Drive (near I-40/I-75) in west Knoxville.

On cable, the station is available on Charter Spectrum channel 4 in SD and 704 in HD, as well as Comcast Xfinity channels 3 and 1003, WOW! channels 3 and 900, and AT&T U-Verse channels 54 and 1054.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Network
54.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
54.2 480i 4:3 qubo Qubo
54.3 IONLife Ion Life
54.4 Shop Ion Shop
54.5 HSN HSN
54.6 QVC QVC


Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WPXK-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 54, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 23.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 54, 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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