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WFPA-CD
WFPA-CD Logo.png
Channels
BrandingUniMás Philadelphia
Programming
Affiliations
Ownership
Owner
WUVP-DT, WMGM-TV
News share agreement:
WPVI-TV, WPHL-TV
History
First air date
June 10, 1981 (41 years ago) (1981-06-10)
Former call signs
W35AB (1981–1995)
WXTV-LP (1995–2001)
WFPA-CA (2001–2015)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
35 (UHF, 1981–1990)
28 (UHF, 1990–2015)
Digital:
28 (UHF, 2015–2019)
SIN/Univision (via WXTV, 1981–2002)
TeleFutura (2002–2013)
Call sign meaning
Telefutura Pennsylvania
(former name of UniMás)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID74216
ClassCD
ERP5.7 kW
6.58 kW (CP)
HAAT357 m (1,171 ft)
Transmitter coordinates40°02′30.1″N 75°14′10.1″W / 40.041694°N 75.236139°W / 40.041694; -75.236139Coordinates: 40°02′30.1″N 75°14′10.1″W / 40.041694°N 75.236139°W / 40.041694; -75.236139
Links
Public license information
WebsiteUniMás TV website

WFPA-CD (channel 28) is a low-power, Class A television station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, broadcasting the Spanish-language UniMás network. It is owned and operated by TelevisaUnivision alongside Vineland, New Jersey–licensed Univision owned-and-operated station WUVP-DT (channel 65) and Wildwood, New Jersey–licensed True Crime Network affiliate WMGM-TV (channel 40). The three stations share studios on North Delsea Drive in Vineland; WFPA-CD's transmitter is located in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.

History

The station originally operated as a repeater of New York City's Univision owned-and-operated station, WXTV. It was first licensed as a translator, W35AB, operating on UHF channel 35. After WYBE was granted a license to operate a full-power station on channel 35, the translator moved to channel 28 and was ultimately relicensed as a low-power station, WXTV-LP (although the station was instead branded as Univision 42). In 2002, Univision Communications acquired WUVP (channel 65), and moved its programming there. Channel 28 began to air programming from the then-new TeleFutura network (which relaunched as UniMás in January 2013), and its call letters were changed to WFPA-CA.

In June 2006, the station was added to Philadelphia area Comcast systems on digital cable channel 251. WFPA is also available to DirecTV customers as part of the Philadelphia local channel package, as well as on FiOS in widescreen SD via WUVP-DT 65.2.

In some areas of the market, especially those north of Philadelphia, WFPA's signal causes some reception issues with the digital signal of New York City's WNBC, which also broadcasts its digital signal on channel 35 (remapped to virtual channel 4).

On June 3, 2015, the station was licensed for digital operation and changed its call sign to WFPA-CD.

Technical information

Subchannels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[1]
28.1 720p 16:9 WFPA-CD Main WFPA-CD programming / UniMás
28.2 480i 4:3 GetTV GetTV
28.3 16:9 Quest Quest
28.4 Twist Twist

References