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KFTH-DT
Greater Houston
City of license Alvin, Texas
Channels Digital: 36 (UHF)
Subchannels 67.1 TeleFutura
36.2 Univisión
Affiliations TeleFutura
Owner Univision Communications, Inc.
(TeleFutura Houston, LLC)
First air date January 27, 1986
Call letters’ meaning TeleFuTura Houston
Sister station(s) KLAT, KLTN, KOVE-FM, KPTI-FM, KPTY, KRTX, KXLN-DT
Former callsigns KTHT (1986-1987)
KHSH (1987-1992)
KHSH-TV (1992-2001)
KFTH (2001-2003)
KFTH-TV (2004-2009)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
67 (UHF, 1986-2009)
Former affiliations independent (1986-1987)
HSN (1987-2001)
Transmitter Power 1000 kW
Height 579 m
Facility ID 60537
Transmitter Coordinates 29°34′15.6″N 95°30′38.2″W / 29.571°N 95.510611°W / 29.571; -95.510611
Website TeleFutura

KFTH-DT is a Spanish-language television station in Alvin, Texas, serving the Houston, Texas market as an affiliate of TeleFutura on digital channel 36. The station is owned by Univisión, owners of TeleFutura. Its programming includes soap operas, Hollywood movies, sports and cartoons. For unknown reasons, it also broadcasts Univisión on -DT2, but without remapping via PSIP (channel appears as 36-2)

History

The station signed on in January 1986 as KTHT, under the ownership of 4 Star Broadcasting. It programmed a general entertainment format consisting of off-network drama shows, children's programming, old movies, home shopping programming during the overnight hours, and major network programming not cleared by KTRK, KPRC or KHOU.

The station was unprofitable, and was sold to Silver King Broadcasting, which also owned the Home Shopping Network. The station changed its call letters to KHSH in November 1987, and began airing home shopping programming 24 hours a day.

There were plans to revert KHSH to a general entertainment station by 2001. However, Univision purchased the UHF stations owned by USA Broadcasting (which had been the parent company of Silver King since the mid-1990s). Most of those stations, including KHSH, were used to launch Univision's second network, Telefutura. As such, in January 2002, the station changed call letters to KFTH-TV, and became a Telefutura affiliate.

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