KPXL-TV
CityUvalde, Texas
Channels
BrandingIon
Programming
Affiliations26.1: Ion Television
26.2: Court TV
26.3: Laff
26.4: Ion Mystery
26.5: Defy TV
26.6: TrueReal
26.7: Newsy
Ownership
Owner
History
First air date
February 19, 1999 (23 years ago) (1999-02-19)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
26 (UHF, 1999–2009)
DT2:
Qubo (until 2021)
DT3:
Ion Plus (until 2021)
DT4:
Ion Shop (until 2021)
DT5:
QVC (until 2021)
DT6:
HSN (until 2021)
Call sign meaning
Pax TV
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID61173
ERP228 kW
HAAT521 m (1,709 ft)
Transmitter coordinates29°37′12″N 99°2′57.1″W / 29.62000°N 99.049194°W / 29.62000; -99.049194Coordinates: 29°37′12″N 99°2′57.1″W / 29.62000°N 99.049194°W / 29.62000; -99.049194
Links
Public license information
Websiteiontelevision.com

KPXL-TV (channel 26) is a television station licensed to Uvalde, Texas, United States, broadcasting the Ion Television network to the San Antonio area. Owned by the Ion Media subsidiary of the E. W. Scripps Company, KPXL-TV maintains transmitter facilities off Highway 173/RM Road 689 on the MedinaBandera county line (west-northwest of Lakehills).

History

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The station first signed on the air on February 19, 1999; KPXL was built and signed on by Paxson Communications as an Ion owned-and-operated station of its predecessor Pax TV.

Technical information

Subchannels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[1]
26.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
26.2 480i CourtTV Court TV
26.3 Laff Laff
26.4 Mystery Ion Mystery
26.5 Defy TV Defy TV
26.6 TrueReal TrueReal
26.7 Newsy Newsy

Analog-to-digital conversion

Because it was granted an original construction permit after the FCC finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997,[2] the station did not receive a companion channel for a digital television station. KPXL-TV discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 26, on June 12, 2009. The station "flash-cut" its digital signal into operation UHF channel 26.[3]

References

  1. ^ "RabbitEars TV Query for KPXL". Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  2. ^ "Final DTV Channel Plan from FCC97-115".
  3. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.