WQHA
Aguada / Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
ChannelsDigital: 25 (UHF)
Virtual: 25 (PSIP)
BrandingNueva Vida TV
Programming
Subchannels25.1: Nueva Vida TV
AffiliationsReligious
Ownership
OwnerNew Life Broadcasting
(Western New Life, Inc.)
WNVM
WNVE
WNVI
WZNA-LD
History
Founded1990
First air date
April 19, 1993
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
50 (UHF, 1993-2009)
Digital:
62 (UHF, 2005-2009)
50 (UHF, 2009-2019)
Virtual:
50 (PSIP, 2009-2018)
Satellite of WUJA (1993-2014)
Technical information
Facility ID3255
ERP21 kW
HAAT908 m
Transmitter coordinates18°13′56.5″N 66°45′42″W / 18.232361°N 66.76167°W / 18.232361; -66.76167
Translator(s)W06DA-D 6 Aguada
Links
Websitewww.nuevavida.fm
W06DA-D
(translator of WQHA)
Aguada / Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
ChannelsDigital: 6 (VHF)
BrandingNueva Vida TV
Programming
Subchannels6.1: Nueva Vida TV
AffiliationsReligious/Positiv
Ownership
OwnerNew Life Broadcasting
(Juan Carlos Matos Barreto)
History
FoundedDecember 18, 2012
Technical information
Facility ID188724
ERP3 kW
Transmitter coordinates18°9′0.0″N 66°59′0.0″W / 18.150000°N 66.983333°W / 18.150000; -66.983333
W15EI-D
(translator of WQHA)
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico / Aguadilla
ChannelsDigital: 15 (UHF)
Virtual: 15 (PSIP)
BrandingNueva Vida TV
Programming
Subchannels15.1: Nueva Vida TV
AffiliationsReligious/Positiv
Ownership
OwnerNew Life Broadcasting
(Juan Carlos Matos Barreto)
History
FoundedJune 6, 2016
Former call signs
W44DW-D (2016-2020)
Former channel number(s)
Digital:
44 (UHF, 2017-2020)
Technical information
Facility ID188817
ERP1.9 kW
Transmitter coordinates18°18′41.8″N 67°11′24.6″W / 18.311611°N 67.190167°W / 18.311611; -67.190167

WQHA, virtual and UHF digital channel 25, branded on-air as Nueva Vida TV, is a Spanish-language religious television station licensed to Aguada, Puerto Rico. Founded in 1993, the station is owned and operated by New Life Broadcasting, making it a sister station to radio stations WNVM, WNVI & WNVE. The Licensee is Western New Life, Inc. WQHA's programming is also seen on translator station, W06DA-D, channel 6 in Aguada. The station broadcasts Christian music videos 24 hours a day.

W15EI-D (virtual and digital channel 15) serves as a full-time translator of WQHA and covers all the entire western region.

Nueva Vida Christian Television Network

WQHA is the flagship station of the Nueva Vida Christian Television Network, it is simulcasting on Low-power television stations, WZNA-LD, channel 3.1 in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, and W15EI-D channel 15.1 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Both stations are owned by New Life Broadcasting's president, Juan Carlos Matos Barreto.

Digital television

Digital channels

WQHA subchannels

WQHA's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
25.1 720p 16:9 WQHA-DT Main WQHA programming / Nueva Vida TV

W06DA-D subchannels

W06DA-D's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming[2]
6.1 480i 4:3 W06DA-D Main W06DA-D programming / Nueva Vida TV

W15EI-D subchannels

W15EI-D's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming[3]
15.1 480i 4:3 WQHA-DT Main W15EI-D programming / Nueva Vida TV

Analog-to-digital conversion

On January 13, 2009, WQHA signed off its analog signal and completed its move to digital.

About Nueva Vida TV

OptimaVision starts as a video-streaming service. On November 14, 2013, OptimaVision launched WNTE-LD channel 36 in Mayaguez, now owned by Make TV Corporation, as a satellite of WVDO-LD. WVTE-LD Channel 3 followed on March 24, 2014. WQHA Channel 50 (formerly a repeater for WUJA) was sold for $29 million to Western New Life, Inc. on May 2, 2014, and became the third channel in the network. NCN Television moved its programming to digital subchannel 50.2. On January 1, 2018, OptimaVision rebrands itself as Zona TV. On August 1, the station is once again rebranded as Nueva Vida TV.

FCC Spectrum Auction and WQHA sale

In 2012, the Federal Communications Commission announced they were going to hold a voluntary Incentive Auction for a portion of the radio frequency spectrum that is currently used by Digital Television broadcasters across the country. WQHA's owner, New Life Broadcasting announced he would participate in the auction, since it was estimated the station would net somewhere in the range of $127 Million USD, much more than it would be worth on the open market otherwise. Since that time the auction estimate has increased to somewhere between $95 and $50 Million USD, with the auction currently scheduled to take place in early 2016.

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