KUPB
CityMidland, Texas
Channels
BrandingUnivision 18
Programming
Affiliations
Ownership
Owner
History
First air date
May 14, 2001 (22 years ago) (2001-05-14)
Former channel number(s)
Analog: 18 (UHF, 2001–2009)
Call sign meaning
Univision Permian Basin
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID86263
ERP1,000 kW
HAAT281 m (922 ft)
Transmitter coordinates31°50′19.4″N 102°32′0.6″W / 31.838722°N 102.533500°W / 31.838722; -102.533500
Links
Public license information
Websitenoticiasya.com/midland-odessa

KUPB (channel 18) is a television station licensed to Midland, Texas, United States, serving the Permian Basin area as an affiliate of the Spanish-language network Univision. The station is owned by Entravision Communications, and has studios on Younger Road in Midland; its transmitter is located on University Boulevard in West Odessa.

History

The station commenced broadcasting on analog channel 18 on May 14, 2001. KUPB moved to digital broadcasting on June 12, 2009, at 9 a.m., "flash-cutting" to digital channel 18 after a temporary (3 minutes) signal outage. (KUPB was granted a construction permit after the Federal Communications Commission finalized the digital television allotment plan on April 21, 1997;[2] as a result, the station did not receive a companion channel for a digital television station.)[3] KUPB moved to high definition (1080i) at 10 a.m. on May 3, 2010.

In 2013, KUPB added a secondary station, KUPB-DT2, and began airing ZUUS Latino on 18.2. In 2014, it removed ZUUS Latino and replaced it with LATV.

In 2018, KUPB added two additional subchannels that broadcast English programming.

News operation

KUPB's logo prior to January 1, 2013

Noticias 18 was launched on November 5, 2007, to provide news for the viewers in the Permian Basin. KUPB had been airing two-minute newsbriefs since August 2003. On October 13, 2008, the name of the newscast was changed to Noticias Univision Oeste de Texas and began to be simulcast on San Angelo sister station KEUS-LP. In 2015, Entravision transferred production of KUPB's newscasts to El Paso sister station KINT-TV.[4]

Subchannels

The station's signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of KUPB[5]
Channel Res. Aspect Short name Programming
18.1 1080i 16:9 Univsn Main KUPB programming / Univision
18.2 480i LATV LATV
18.3 Comet Comet
18.4 Charge! Charge!
18.5 CourtTV Court TV
18.6 TBD TBD

References

  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KUPB". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ "Final DTV Channel Plan from FCC97-115". www.transmitter.com.
  3. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 29, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
  4. ^ Villafañe, Veronica (November 3, 2015). "Entravision cancels KLUZ local newscast production, lays off staff". Media Moves. Retrieved March 12, 2018. Earlier this year, Entravision also shipped production of its Univision Midland/Odessa newscast to El Paso.
  5. ^ "RabbitEars.Info". www.rabbitears.info.