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KTVD 2009 Logo.png
Denver, Colorado
Branding My20 Denver
Slogan Denver's Entertainment Station
Channel Digital: 19 (UHF)
Subchannels 20.1 MNT
Affiliations MyNetworkTV
Owner Gannett Company
(KTVD/Gannett Co.-Multimedia Holdings Corporation)
Founded December 1, 1988
Callsign meaning TeleVision Denver
Sister station(s) KUSA-TV
Former channels Analog:
20 (UHF, 1988-2009)
Former affiliations independent (1988-1995)
UPN (1995-2006)
Effective power 1000 kW
Height 374 m
Facility ID 68581
Antenna coordinates 39°43′51″N 105°13′54″W / 39.73083°N 105.23167°W / 39.73083; -105.23167

KTVD, digital channel 19 (virtual channel 20), is a MyNetworkTV affiliated television station based in Denver, Colorado, and is owned by the Gannett Company. The station is a sister to KUSA, Denver's NBC affiliate and is housed and operated out of KUSA's high definition studios. It currently offers a general entertainment format of off-network sitcoms, first-run talk / reality shows, MyNetworkTV prime-time, cartoons, dramas, and news. Since 2003, it has been the broadcast home for Colorado Rockies MLB baseball. KTVD's newscasts, which are produced by KUSA, have two weekday and five weekend editions.



Years before KTVD signed on, channel 20 in Denver was occupied by the early UHF station KHBC. The station went dark because UHF tuners were not required at the time. A later construction permit for KIRV expired without any station signing on.[1]

KTVD first went on the air on December 1, 1988 with a general entertainment format featuring classic cartoons and sitcoms, old movies, and religious programming. The station was losing money, and filed for bankruptcy in August 1990.[2] At one point, it only had a few low-budget shows, religious programming, and infomercials. The station began to turn a profit with the paid programming it aired, and gradually added a number of barter syndicated shows, such as cartoons, a few older sitcoms, and talk shows. It was sold to Newsweb Corporation in March 1994, operating under the name of Channel 20 TV Company (CTTC), and emerged out of bankruptcy.[3]

In 1995, KTVD affiliated with UPN. CTTC later acquired Sterling, Colorado station KTVS in 1999, and made it a satellite station of KTVD, renaming it KUPN in 2002 to reflect its affiliation.

On December 15, 2005, Newsweb Corporation announced the sale of KTVD to Gannett, despite rumors that Fox (the then-owners KDVR in Denver, and current owner of former sister Newsweb station WPWR (Channel 50) in Gary/Chicago) would buy the station to make it part of a duopoly. The transaction was finalized on June 26, 2006.[4] Newsweb retained possession of KUPN, and made it an independent station in June 2006.[5]

KTVD's former logo as a UPN affiliate.
Logo from September 2006-August 2009.

On January 24, 2006, it was announced that the UPN and WB networks would combine to form a new "fifth" television network, known as The CW. It was then announced that the Tribune-owned WB affiliate, KWGN-TV, would become Denver's affiliate of The CW. After Fox announced that it would also start up a new network, known as MyNetworkTV, Gannett announced on July 12, 2006, that KTVD would become Denver's MyNetworkTV affiliate.[6]

To correspond with the network switch, which happened on September 5, 2006, KTVD began to air a daily 9 PM half-hour newscast produced by KUSA-TV to compete with newscasts on KWGN-TV and KDVR.[7] The newscast utilizes KUSA's on-air staff, including Shawn Patrick & Bazi Kanani as lead anchors. On December 5, 2006, KUSA launched a 2 hour extension of its weekday morning newscast on KTVD, using the KUSA morning news team. In addition, KTVD now airs morning newscasts on the weekends. As is the case with many duopolies between a major network affiliate and a minor network affiliate, KTVD airs KUSA-produced newscasts whenever KUSA cannot do so. For example, KUSA's 5pm newscast airs on KTVD when KUSA airs Football Night in America. KTVD may also air NBC programming when KUSA cannot such as in a news-related emergency.


All newscasts on KTVD are produced by Denver's NBC affiliate, KUSA-TV.

  • 9 NEWS at 9 PM on My 20
  • (Monday-Friday 9-9:30 PM)
    • News: Shawn Patrick & Bazi Kanani
    • Weather: Kathy Sabine
    • Sports: Drew Soicher
  • (Saturday-Sunday 9-9:30 PM)
    • News: Kyle Clark & Carrie McClure
    • Weather: Marty Coniglio
    • Sports: Rod Mackey
  • 9 NEWS Saturday Morning on My 20
  • (Saturday morning 6-7 AM)
    • News: Adam Schrager & Cheryl Preheim
    • Weather: Ashton Altieri
  • 9 NEWS Sunday Morning on My 20
  • (Sunday morning 6-7 AM)
    • News: Adam Schrager & Cheryl Preheim
    • Weather: Ashton Altieri


  • You're Watching Denver's 20 (1988-1995)
  • Denver's UPN 20, a part of United Paramount Network (1995-1997)
  • Denver's Entertainment Station. (2004-present)


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