CityPhoenix, Arizona
Affiliations(see below)
First air date
September 28, 1992 (30 years ago) (1992-09-28)
Former call signs
K56FF (1992–1997)
KTVP-LP (1997–2011)
Former channel number(s)
56 (UHF, 1995–2002)
64 (UHF, 2002–2006)
22 (UHF, 2006–2011)
22 (UHF, 2011–2019)
American Independent Network (1996)
Hispanic Television Network (1999-2002)
America's Store (2002-?)
Call sign meaning
Television Phoenix
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID60465
ERP42 kW
HAAT460 m (1,509 ft)
Transmitter coordinates33°19′57″N 112°3′59″W / 33.33250°N 112.06639°W / 33.33250; -112.06639
Public license information

KTVP-LD, virtual channel 22 (UHF digital channel 23), is a low-power television station licensed to Phoenix, Arizona, United States. The station is owned by HC2 Holdings.[1] KTVP-LD's transmitter is located on South Mountain.


The original construction permit was granted September 28, 1992 to Simon, Inc. The station was given call sign K56FF, to broadcast on channel 56 from Usery Mountain in east Mesa.[2] In March 1995, Simon, Inc. sold the permit to Keith L. Lowery,[3] who licensed the station on November 28, 1995, then sold it to AIN Network, Inc. in June 1996.[4] The station was listed as an American Independent Network affiliate as of July 1996.[5] AIN Network, Inc. changed the station's calls to KTVP-LP in September 1997 and transferred the station to Hispano Television Ventures, Inc. (HTV), later called Hispanic Television Network Inc., in October 1999 as part of HTV's acquisition of ATN Network, Inc. HTV placed their new network, Hispanic Television Network (HTVN), on KTVP-LP, but facing financial difficulties, Hispanic Television Network Inc. sold the station to Mako Communications LLC in August 2001.

In 1998, ABC affiliate KNXV-TV (channel 15) was granted a permit to construct their digital facilities on channel 56, which forced KTVP-LP to move to a new channel. The station went silent for a time, but in 2002, Mako Communications moved the transmitter location to South Mountain and began broadcasting the America's Store shopping channel on channel 64. In January 2006, needing to vacate the 700 MHz band, KTVP-LP moved to channel 22. At that time, Mako Communications also switched programming to Almavision. On June 13, 2011, reflecting its conversion to digital operation, the station's call sign was changed to KTVP-LD.

In June 2013, KTVP-LD was slated to be sold to Landover 5 LLC as part of a larger deal involving 51 other low-power television stations;[6] the sale fell through in June 2016.[7] Mako Communications sold its stations, including KTVP-LD, to HC2 Holdings in 2017.[8]


The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[9]
22.1 480i 4:3 KTVP-LD BeIN Sports Xtra en Español
22.2 Sonlife
22.3 Shop LC
22.4 Novelisima
22.5 BeIN Sports Xtra
22.6 Classic Reruns TV

Former translators

KTVP-LD's signal was formerly relayed on the following translator stations, but is not any longer:

City Callsign
Prescott, Arizona K32LO-D
Yuma, Arizona K24NI-D
Payson, Arizona K34PG-D
Flagstaff, Arizona K19IP-D
Verde Valley, Arizona K46IL-D


  1. ^ Digital TV Market Listing for KTVP-LD
  2. ^ Original construction permit details[permanent dead link], FCC CDBS database, September 28, 1992, accessed March 6, 2007
  3. ^ Assignment of permit details[permanent dead link], FCC CDBS database, March 10, 1995, accessed March 6, 2007
  4. ^ Assignment of license details[permanent dead link], FCC CDBS database, June 7, 1996, accessed March 6, 2007
  5. ^ Demographics Overview[permanent dead link], American Computer Review, accessed March 5, 2007
  6. ^ Seyler, Dave (June 24, 2013). "Anatomy of an LPTV deal extravaganza". Television Business Report. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  7. ^ "Notification of Non-consummation". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. June 29, 2016. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. September 8, 2017. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "KTVP-Ld Phoenix, Az".