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KTVW-DT
KTVW-DT logo
Phoenix, Arizona
Branding Univision 33
Slogan Siempre Contigo
(Always With You)
Channels Digital: 33 (UHF)
Subchannels See below
Affiliations Univision
Owner Univision Communications, Inc.
(KTVW License Partnership, GP)
First air date September 2, 1979
Sister station(s) KFPH-DT
Former channel number(s) Analog:
33 (UHF, 1979-2009)
Digital: 34 (UHF)
Former affiliations SIN (1979-1987)
Transmitter Power 470 kW
Height 510 m
Facility ID 35705
Transmitter Coordinates 33°19′59.9″N 112°3′48.4″W / 33.333306°N 112.063444°W / 33.333306; -112.063444
Website Univision 33

KTVW-DT is a Univision-owned and operated station located in Phoenix, Arizona. It broadcasts in digital on UHF channel 33 from its transmitter atop South Mountain in Phoenix. Its signal is repeated on several low-power translator stations in northern and eastern Arizona and is carried on all Phoenix cable television systems.

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History

KTVW-TV was granted an original construction permit on September 15, 1977 and applied for its license on September 4, 1979 after it went on the air as Arizona's first full-time Spanish-language television station. From the day it signed on, KTVW-TV has been owned and operated by the same company: the Spanish International Network (or SIN), which became Univision in 1987. It was the only full-powered Spanish-language station in the Phoenix metropolitan area from sign-on until July 2006, when Telemundo station KTAZ began operations in Phoenix after a license transfer with KDTP. This head start has solidified its dominance in Spanish-language television in Phoenix.

KTVW-DT also operates low-powered KFPH-CA Channel 35, the TeleFutura station in Phoenix, which broadcasts on full-powered KFPH-DT Channel 13 in Flagstaff (also a part of the Phoenix market), giving it "must-carry" status on the DirecTV and Dish Network satellite TV services and their Phoenix local channel packages.

Digital television

Digital channels

Channel Format Programming
33.1 480i Main KTVW programming
33.2 480i Simulcast of KFPH-TV

KTVW ceased its analog broadcasts at 10:59PM on June 12, 2009, the day mandated by the Federal government for TV stations to cease analog transmissions across the country, after the KTVW countdown to digital and the waving of "Bye-Bye!". KTVW moved its digital broadcasts to channel 33 after the switchover was complete.[1]

Programming

A Univision owned-and-operated station, KTVW broadcasts the entire Univision lineup, including network newscasts. Its 5pm and 10pm local newscasts, "Noticias 33", rank among the top rated in the market, either English or Spanish. The station was the top-ranked in Phoenix among 18-34 and 18-49 demographics in 2004.[2]

Newscasts

  • Noticias Univision 33 a las 5PM (Mondays thru Fridays 5:00 PM- 5:30 PM)
  • Noticias Univision 33 Solo a las 10PM (Mondays thru Fridays 10:00 PM- 10:30 PM)
  • Noticias Univision 33 Fin de Semana (Saturdays and Sundays 5:00 PM-5:30 PM & 10:00 PM-10:30 PM)

News Team

  • Mary Rabago, Anchor
  • Felipe Corral Nava, Sports
  • Jesus Sicaeros, Reporter
  • Lissette Martinez, Reporter
  • Ruben Pereida, Reporter
  • Victor Hugo Rodriguez, Reporter
  • Guillermo Quiros, Weather

Translators

  • K33DA Duncan (owned by Southern Greenlee County TV Association)
  • KTVW-CA 6 Flagstaff
  • KDOS-LP 50 Globe
  • KZOL-LP 15 Safford
  • KUVE-DT 46 Green Valley, Arizona and KUVE-CA 38 Tucson, Arizona are satellite stations of KTVW-DT, rebroadcasting KTVW's entire schedule, with the exception of a 3-hour overnight segment on Monday mornings, in which the Tucson stations broadcast locally-produced programming in accordance with KUVE-CA's Class A license.[3]

Trivia

See also

Telemundo/Daystar license swap

References

  1. ^ http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-06-1082A2.pdf
  2. ^ Hernandez, R.; Univision's top spot scrutinized by mainstream stations; The Business Journal of Phoenix; August 13, 2004; last accessed February 26, 2007
  3. ^ TitanTV Quickguide; ZIP codes 85220 (KTVW-TV/KUVE-TV), 85701 (KUVE-TV/KUVE-CA); Analog Broadcast; last accessed February 26, 2007
  4. ^ Significantly Viewed TV Stations; Federal Communications Commission; November 2, 2005; p. 442; last accessed February 26, 2007

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