KKPX-TV
San Jose/San Francisco/Oakland, California
United States
CitySan Jose, California
ChannelsDigital: 33 (UHF)
Virtual: 65
BrandingIon Television
SloganPositively Entertaining
Programming
Affiliations65.1: Ion (O&O)
65.2: Bounce TV
65.3: Court TV
65.4: Grit
65.5: Laff
65.6: HSN
Ownership
OwnerIon Media
(a subsidiary of the E. W. Scripps Company)
(Ion Television License, LLC)
History
First air date
November 15, 1986 (34 years ago) (1986-11-15)
Former call signs
KLXV-TV (1986–1997)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
65 (UHF, 1986–2009)
Digital:
41 (UHF, until 2020)
Analog/DT1:
TBN (1986–1995)
inTV (1995–1998)
DT2:
Qubo (2007–2021)
DT3:
Ion Plus (2007–2021)
DT4:
Ion Shop (2012–2021)
DT5:
QVC (until 2021)
Call sign meaning
KK PaX(son)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID22644
ERP510 kW
HAAT432 m (1,417 ft)
Transmitter coordinates37°41′14.4″N 122°26′5.3″W / 37.687333°N 122.434806°W / 37.687333; -122.434806Coordinates: 37°41′14.4″N 122°26′5.3″W / 37.687333°N 122.434806°W / 37.687333; -122.434806
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Websiteiontelevision.com

KKPX-TV, virtual channel 65 (UHF digital channel 33), is an Ion owned-and-operated television station licensed to San Jose, California, United States and serving the San Francisco Bay Area. The station is owned by the Ion Media subsidiary of the E. W. Scripps Company. KKPX-TV's offices are located on Price Avenue in Redwood City, and its transmitter is located atop San Bruno Mountain. On cable, KKPX-TV is available on Comcast Xfinity channels 16 (SD) and 711 (HD).

History

The station first signed on the air on November 15, 1986, as KLXV-TV (the last three letters of the callsign representing the Roman numeral for 65) and was an affiliate of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. In 1995, the station became an affiliate of the infomercial service InTV. In August 1997, the station's call letters were changed to KKPX after Paxson Communications (now Ion Media) bought the station. KKPX became a charter owned-and-operated station of Pax TV (the predecessor of Ion Television, to which the network was renamed in 2007) on August 31, 1998.

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
65.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion
65.2 480i Bounce Bounce TV
65.3 CourtTV Court TV
65.4 Grit Grit
65.5 Laff Laff
65.6 HSN HSN

KKPX-TV had plans for a Mobile DTV feed of subchannel 65.1.[2][3] A Mobile DTV feed did later launch, but it carries programming from 65.2 (Qubo).

Analog-to-digital conversion

KKPX-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 65, on June 12, 2009, as part of the federally mandated transition from analog to digital television.[4] The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 41, using PSIP to display KKPX-TV's virtual channel as 65 on digital television receivers, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.

Newscasts

From 2000 to 2005, KKPX aired rebroadcasts of KNTV (channel 11)'s 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts at 7 and 11:30 p.m. each weeknight. The newscasts were originally branded as NewsChannel 11 on Pax when KNTV was affiliated with The WB; after KNTV joined NBC in January 2002, the newscasts were first renamed to NBC 3 News on Pax, then to NBC 11 News on Pax several months later, after KNTV stopped branding by its common channel number on Bay Area cable systems. Like most other such arrangements involving Pax stations and major network affiliates, the simulcasts were dropped on June 30, 2005 (the day prior to Pax's rebranding as i: Independent Television).

References

  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KKPX
  2. ^ http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=atscmph
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-10-17. Retrieved 2011-04-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ List of Digital Full-Power Stations Archived 2013-08-29 at the Wayback Machine