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KSTR-DT
Irving / Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas
Branding TeleFutura 49
Channel Digital: 48 (UHF)
Subchannels Virtual Channel 49.1
Affiliations TeleFutura
Owner Univision Communications, Inc.
(TeleFutura Dallas, LLC)
First air date April 17, 1984
Callsign meaning K-STaR
Sister station(s) KDXX, KESS-FM, KFLC, KFZO, KLNO, KUVN-DT
Former callsigns KLTJ (1984-1987)
KHSX (1987-1992)
KHSX-TV (1992-1999)
KSTR-TV (1999-2009)
Former channels Analog:
49 (UHF, 1984-2009)
Former affiliations TBN (1984-1986)
HSN (1986-1999)
independent (1999-2002)
Effective power 225 kW
Height 535 m
Facility ID 60534
Antenna coordinates 32°32′35.4″N 96°57′32.9″W / 32.543167°N 96.959139°W / 32.543167; -96.959139
Website TeleFutura

KSTR-DT, digital channel 48 (virtual channel 49), is a Spanish-language general entertainment television station in Irving, Texas, serving the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. It is currently owned by Univision, and broadcasts as a TeleFutura owned-and-operated station.

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History

As KLTJ-TV (Keep Looking To Jesus), the station ran Christian teaching programming from Trinity Broadcasting Network from March 1984 to September 1986. The station was then sold to the Home Shopping Network and switched to Shop at Home programs from HSN as KHSX.

The KLTJ call letters were reused twice for stations in Houston, Texas: from 1987 to 1989 on independent channel 57 (now KAZH), and since 1989 on channel 22, a Daystar affiliate. (The three stations have no other connection.)

Silver King owned the HSN stations, and USA Broadcasting bought them by 1996. In 1999, USA Broadcasting switched the station to a general entertainment format under the call sign KSTR-TV (Meaning "K-Star") with cartoons, reality shows, sitcoms, talk shows, and movies. During this period, it was the official Dallas/Fort Worth station for Dallas Mavericks Basketball.

Former K-Star 49 logo used from 1999-2002.

In 2001, USA planned to sell KSTR to ABC-Disney, but Univision outbid its competition in a close race, thus it was changed to a TeleFutura affiliate in 2002. KSTR's English programming though would move to former Telemundo affiliate KFWD. All Dallas Mavericks games were moved to KTXA.

KSTR chose to operate exclusively on digital television starting January 12, 2009, prior to the original mandatory DTV transition date of February 17, 2009 (see DTV transition in the United States).[1] Its analog channel (channel 49) remained on the air for two weeks, displaying only a static panel with a message in Spanish. Translated to English, the message stated "we have stopped broadcasting our analog signal. From January 12, only a digital signal is being broadcast."

Digital television

The station's digital channel is multiplexed.

Channel Video Aspect Programming
49.1 1080i 16:9 TeleFutura HD
49.2 480i 4:3 TeleFutura SD

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