|Palo Alto/San Francisco/Oakland/|
San Jose, California
|City||Palo Alto, California|
|Channels||Digital: 22 (UHF)|
(shared with KAXT-CD)
|Branding||H&I Bay Area (general)|
MeTV Bay Area (DT2)
|Affiliations||68.1: Heroes & Icons|
68.2/68.3: MeTV (O&O)
|Owner||Weigel Broadcasting |
First air date
|July 15, 1998|
(in Novato, California; license moved to Palo Alto in 2018)
Former call signs
Former channel number(s)
|Total Living Network (1998–2019)|
Call sign meaning
|HAAT||688 m (2,257 ft)|
Public license information
|Website||KTLN FCC disclosures/schedule page on Heroes & Icons website|
KTLN-TV, virtual channel 68 (UHF digital channel 22), is a Heroes & Icons owned-and-operated television station licensed to Palo Alto, California, United States and serving the San Francisco Bay Area. Owned by Weigel Broadcasting, it is sister to Class A Decades owned-and-operated station KAXT-CD (channel 1.2, licensed to both San Francisco and San Jose). The two stations share studios on Pelican Way in San Rafael, and transmitter facilities on Mount Allison.
Originally, Christian Communications of Chicagoland (then-owners of WCFC-TV, now Ion Television owned-and-operated station WCPX-TV) owned KTLN outright. It was formerly licensed to the Marin County community of Novato. CCC filed to sell the station to OTA Broadcasting, a company controlled by Michael Dell's MSD Capital, in June 2011. The sale was completed in October 6, 2011; as part of the deal, CCC continued to operate KTLN via a local marketing agreement (LMA).
Since October 2017, the two stations share studios on Pelican Way in San Rafael, and transmitter facilities on Mount Allison, because the DTV virtual channels between KAXT-LD's channel 22 (RF 42, formerly 22) and KRCB's channel 22 (RF 23) in Cotati had significant overlap that caused a PSIP conflict, allowing KAXT-CD to relocate to a new virtual channel, Channel 1.
Weigel Broadcasting agreed to acquire KTLN-TV and KAXT-CD, along with KVOS-TV and KFFV in Seattle, from OTA Broadcasting in a $23.2 million deal on October 18, 2017. The station was temporarily off the air as of June 2018.
The station sale to Weigel was completed on April 15, 2019. At midnight on April 17, KTLN returned on the air carrying high definition signals of Heroes & Icons on 68.1, and MeTV on 68.2. MeTV Bay Area is shared with CW owned-and-operated station KBCW (channel 44), which broadcasts the network on its third digital subchannel. Similarly, KAXT-CD, KTLN-TV's sister station, shares Decades with KICU-TV (channel 36).
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|68.1||720p||16:9||KTLN-HD||Main KTLN-TV programming / Heroes & Icons|
|68.3||480i||4:3||MeTV SD||SD simulcast of 68.2|