WTCV

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WTCV
MegaTV.png
San Juan, Puerto Rico
City San Juan, Puerto Rico
Branding Mega TV
Slogan La Mega Se Pega
Channels Digital: 32 (UHF)
Virtual: 32 (PSIP)
Subchannels 32.1 Mega TV
Affiliations Mega TV (2014-present)
Owner Spanish Broadcasting System
(Spanish Broadcasting System Holding Company, Inc.)
First air date October 1, 1964 (original incarnation)
July 29, 1984 (current incarnation)
Call letters' meaning Tu Canal de Videos[citation needed]
Sister station(s) WZNT/WZMT/WZET
WODA/WNOD
WRXD/WIOB
WMEG/WEGM
Former callsigns WTSJ-TV (1964-1972)
WSJU (1984-1997)
WTCV (1997-2001)
WAVB-TV (2001-2002)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
18 (1964-1972, 1984-2009)
Former affiliations NBC (1964-1972, 1984-1991)
Silent (1972-1984)
Independent (1991-2014)
HSN (2001-2002)
Destino TV (2013)
Transmitter power 50 kW
Height 847 m
Facility ID 28954
Transmitter coordinates 18°18′28″N 65°47′41″W / 18.30778°N 65.79472°W / 18.30778; -65.79472
Website www.mega.tv

WTCV is a full-service television station in San Juan, Puerto Rico transmitting over digital channel 32. The station serves as an owned and operated station of SBS's Mega TV network, since September 11, 2014.

WVEO is a full-service television station in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico transmitting on digital channel 17.

WVOZ-TV (digital channel 47) is also a full-service television station located in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

These stations are owned by Spanish Broadcasting System Puerto Rico, the owners of WZNT 93.7 FM, WZMT 93.3 FM, WZET 92.1 FM, WODA 94.7 FM, WNOD 94.1 FM, WRXD 96.5 FM, WIOB 97.5 FM, WMEG 106.9 FM & WEGM 95.1 FM.[citation needed]

During the 1980s and early 1990s, WTCV was known as WSJU (SJU standing for San Juan International Airport's ID) and was an NBC affiliate, one of two commercial English-language networked stations broadcasting in Puerto Rico (the others being WPRV-TV & WUJA) during the 80s; around 1990, the station also carried Home Shopping Network programming during most of the late-morning and afternoon hours.[1][self-published source?] There are now four commercial English-language network-affiliated stations in Puerto Rico, all of which broadcast from San Juan & Mayagüez.[citation needed]

On September 11, 2014, WTCV became a Mega TV owned & operated station, following the sale of Spanish Broadcasting System through its License Management Agreement for $1.9 millon, leaving its status as an Independent station, while its former owner, International Broadcasting Corporation continues to be its Licensee, until SBS will transfer WIOA 99.9 FM, WIOC 105.1 FM & WZET 92.1 FM to IBC's TV operations. Starting in March 2015, WTCV will begin its Local programming, produced by SBS Puerto Rico, which owns Z-93, La Nueva 94, Estereotempo and La Mega. The sale of WTCV with SBS was completed on September 1, 2015.

Local Programs produced by WTCV[edit]

  • El Circo
  • Conectao's por la Cocina
  • Paparazzi TV
  • ¿Y cual es su opinion?
  • Descara'o Por la Noche
  • Cara a Cara con Cimadevilla
  • PABS Crew

National Programmming[edit]

  • Ahora con Oscar Haza
  • A Tacon Quitao'
  • Trending en América
  • El Show de Fernando Hidalgo
  • MegaNoticiero
  • Bayly
  • Intimo en Mi Cocina
  • Puerta Astral
  • Boxeo al Máximo
  • Show Business
  • Show Business Extra
  • Latín Angels
  • 22 Minutos
  • Testigo Directo

Satellite stations[edit]

WTCV can be seen across Puerto Rico on the following stations:[citation needed]

Station City of license Channels
(Digital/
Virtual)
First air date ERP
(Digital)
HAAT
(Digital)
Facility ID Transmitter Coordinates
WVEO1 Aguadilla 17 (UHF)
17 (PSIP)
October 7, 1974 42 kW 372 m 61573 18°18′59″N 67°10′41″W / 18.31639°N 67.17806°W / 18.31639; -67.17806 (WVEO)
WVOZ-TV2 Ponce 47 (UHF)
47 (PSIP)
June 1986 50.1 kW 247 m 29000 18°4′43″N 66°44′49″W / 18.07861°N 66.74694°W / 18.07861; -66.74694 (WVOZ-TV)

Notes:

  • 1. WVEO was owned by Southwestern Broadcasting, and serves as a satellite of WKBM-TV from its 1974 sign-on until 1981 and WAPA-TV from 1982 until 1999.
  • 2. WVOZ-TV used the callsign WIEC from its 1986 sign-on until 1993.

Digital television[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[2]
32.1 1080i 16:9 WTCV-HD Main WTCV programming / Mega TV

On February 17, 2009, WTCV signed off its analog signal and completed its move to digital.

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