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KUPT-LD
Channels
Programming
Affiliations16.1: Movies! (2016–present)
16.3: Cozi TV
Ownership
Owner
KASA-TV, KTEL-CD, KRTN-LD
History
First air date
August 22, 2014 (7 years ago) (2014-08-22)
Former call signs
K16LC-D (2014)
Former channel number(s)
Digital:
16 (UHF, 2015-2019)
GetTV (2014–2016)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID198113
ERP15 kW
Links
Public license information
LMS

KUPT-LD, virtual channel 16 (UHF digital channel 32), is a low-power Movies!-affiliated television station licensed to Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. Owned by the Telemundo Station Group subsidiary of NBCUniversal, it is sister to Telemundo owned-and-operated station KASA-TV (channel 2), KTEL-CD (channel 15), and KRTN-LD (channel 33). KUPT-LD's transmitter is located at Sandia Crest.

History

KUPT-LD has been on the air since late August 2014 airing both Movies! and GetTV. In early February 2015, H&I was added and became the main channel but in May it moved to channel 16.3 with Movies! returning to 16.1. On February 2, 2016, GetTV moved to CBS affiliate KRQE's second digital subchannel, and then later to KASY-TV channel 50.3 on January 14, 2017.[1]

On January 18, 2017, Ramar Communications took over the operations of KASA-TV a full powered station and former Fox network affiliate. Telemundo has replaced Fox on channel 2.1 while H&I is shown on channel 29.1 and Movies! on 33.1. The all infomercial channel currently shown on channel 16.2 is now airing on KRTN-LD channel 33.4. Since then KUPT-LD has continued to air these three channels as duplicates, however it now serves to provide additional Spanish-language programming remapped to 2.2 and 2.3.

The FCC spectrum auction which concluded on April 13, 2017 removes part of the UHF spectrum from channels 38-51 for television broadcast. KLUZ-TV will be assigned the channel 16 position moving over from channel 42 as part of a spectrum repacking.[2] This will displace KUPT-LD which will have to move to a different channel number to continue broadcasting.

Technical information

Subchannels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[3]
16.1 480i 4:3 MOVIES Movies!
16.3 HEROES Cozi TV

References

  1. ^ "FOX New Mexico". KRQE.com. LIN Television Corporation. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  2. ^ "RabbitEars.Info".
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KUPT-LD