WPXO-LD

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WPXO-LD
América Tevé Logo.png
East Orange, New Jersey
United States
Branding América TeVé
Slogan Siempre Juntos (general)
Channels Digital: 34 (UHF)
Virtual: 34 (PSIP)
Subchannels 34.1 América Tevé
Affiliations América Tevé
Owner América CV Station Group
(Caribevision Holdings, Inc.)
Founded 1993
Call letters' meaning W PaXson, East Orange
Former callsigns W23BA (1993–2001)
W31CK (2001–2002)
W34CP (2002–2003)
WPXO-LP (2003–2009)
Former channel number(s) 23 (analog, 1993–1999)
34 (analog, 1999–2001)
31 (analog, 2001–2002)
34 (analog, 2002–2009)
Former affiliations Independent (1993–1996)
Infomercials (1996–1998)
Pax TV/i/Ion (1998–2007)
CV Network (2007-2012)
MundoFox/MundoMax (2012–2016)
Transmitter power 3.5 kW
Height 360 m (1,181 ft)
Class LD
(Digital LPTV)
Facility ID 14311
Transmitter coordinates 40°44′54″N 73°59′10″W / 40.74833°N 73.98611°W / 40.74833; -73.98611

WPXO-LD is a low-power television station in East Orange, New Jersey which serves as the América Tevé owned-and-operated station for the Greater New York region. The station is owned by América CV Station Group.

History[edit]

WPXO originally began as an independent station on channel 23 with the call letters W23BA. In 1996, the station was sold to Paxson Communications,[1] which made it a translator for its station in Bridgeport, Connecticut, WHAI-TV. After Paxson acquired WPXN-TV to serve as its New York outlet, the company sold off the Bridgeport station (which has since become WZME) and made W23BA a translator of WPXN. The following year, due to potential future interference from WHSI-TV (now WFTY-DT), who was assigned channel 23 for its digital signal, it moved to channel 34.

On September 11, 2001, the transmitter facilities of WPXN, as well as six other New York City television stations and several radio stations, were destroyed when two hijacked airplanes crashed into and destroyed the World Trade Center towers. The next day, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized W23BA to temporarily move its signal to channel 31, boost its power to 240 kW, and change its call letters to W31CK to replace WPXN's signal.[2] When WPXN-TV returned to the air with a new transmitter on the Empire State Building in 2002, W31CK's signal moved back to channel 34 and was assigned W34CP as its new call letters. A year later, the station became WPXO-LP.[3]

In August 2007, WPXO was sold to Caribevision Station Group, LLC.[4] It re-launched on September 11, 2007 as an affiliate of new network CaribeVision.[5] The station's programming consisted mainly of Argentinian and Brazilian telenovelas (Yago, pasión morena, Mi primer amor -originally known in Argentina as Romeo y Julieta-, etc.), talk shows (Margarita, te voy a contar), sitcoms (Here's Lucy, Poné a Francella), infomercials during the mornings and public domain cartoons on weekends.

During the week of May 4, 2009, WPXO-LP turned off its analog signal on channel 34 and began test broadcasts on digital channel 34, and as of late May, WPXO has been transmitting its programming full-time on digital channel 34.

Logo as MundoFox

On July 31, 2012, the CaribeVision network was dissolved and the station became a charter affiliate of MundoFox, which started broadcasting the next day; to provide full-market coverage of the station, it was also simulcast on Fox Television Stations-owned WWOR-DT4. The station was added to Cablevision Verizon Fios and Time Warner Cable. The network was renamed MundoMax in 2015 after Fox left the network's partnership; FTS ended the simulcast on WWOR-DT4 shortly thereafter.

Logo as "MundoMax New York", used from August 2015 until leaving the network on August 1, 2016

WPXO-LD's affiliation with MundoMax ended on August 1, 2016. At that time, América Tevé, which had been seen on the station's second digital subchannel, was moved to WPXO's primary channel.[6]

Digital television[edit]

Channel Video Aspect Programming
34.1 720p 16:9 Main WPXO-LD programming / América TeVé

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asset Purchase Agreement. SEC Info - Paxson Communications Corp (June 6, 1996), accessed on August 11, 2007, [1]
  2. ^ Fybush, Scott (September 10, 2002). 9/11 Plus One. NorthEast Radio Watch, accessed on August 11, 2007, [2]
  3. ^ Fybush, Scott (March 10, 2003). March 10, 2003. NorthEast Radio Watch, accessed on August 11, 2007, [3]
  4. ^ Turner, Cynthia (August 9, 2007). Cynopsis 8/9/07. Cynthia Turner's Cynopsis, accessed on August 11, 2007, [4]
  5. ^ Turner, Cynthia (September 11, 2007). Cynopsis 9/11/07. Cynthia Turner's Cynopsis - Multi-Cultural and International Edition, accessed on September 11, 2007, [5]
  6. ^ "America Teve Expands Its Coverage In NY And Puerto Rico" (Press release). Hialeah Gardens, Fla.: America CV Network. PRNewswire. August 2, 2016. Retrieved August 4, 2016. 

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