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Garland / Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas
Branding Univision 23
Channels Digital: 23 (UHF)
Subchannels 23.1 Univision
Owner Univision Communications, Inc.
(KUVN License Partnership, LP)
First air date September 25, 1986
Call letters’ meaning UniVisioN
Sister station(s) KUVN-CA ch.47, Fort Worth [1], KDXX, KESS-FM, KFLC, KFZO, KLNO, KSTR-TV
Former callsigns KIAB-TV (1986-1988)
KUVN (1988-2003)
KUVN-TV (2003-2009)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
23 (UHF, 1986-2009)
Former affiliations SIN (1986-1987)
Transmitter Power 1000 kW
Height 517 m
Facility ID 35841
Transmitter Coordinates 32°35′21.00″N 96°58′12″W / 32.58917°N 96.97°W / 32.58917; -96.97
Website Univision 23

KUVN-DT, channel 23, is the Univision owned and operated station in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area. It transmits from Cedar Hill. Programming is also seen on KUVN-CA channel 47, a class A low power station in Fort Worth.



Channel 23 had previously been the home of educational television station KRET-TV in nearby Richardson from 1960-1970. But the station was transitioned to a closed-circuit television system and the broadcast license was returned to the FCC.

The current channel 23 license signed on in September 1986 as KIAB with English speaking religious shows in the morning, Spanish programming from SIN (Spanish International Network, which became Univision the next year) in the afternoon and evening, and shop at home programming on the overnights before Doctor Elizabeth Vaughn sold it to Univision in 1988.

At that point, the station began running Univision programming 24 hours a day, with some local Spanish speaking newscasts as well.


History of KUVN-CA

The station construction permit was originally owned by the American Christian Television System and was transferred to Bill Trammell in 1990. In 1994 the station license was transferred to Rodriguez-Heftel-Texas and the deal was consummated on the 10th of April, 1995. The license was transferred to KESS-TV License Corporation and that deal was consummated on the 16th of May, 1996. The last transfer to date was (BALTTL-19960510IC) in 1996 and transferred the station to Univision. The station moved from channel 31 to channel 47 in 2001. KUVN-LP became a class A low power TV station and changed its call letters to KUVN-CA on March 1, 2002. KUVN-CA is not a repeater as a class A low power station can not be a mere repeater.


  • Noticias Univision 23 Cinco en Punto (Mondays thru Fridays 5:00 PM-5:30 PM)
  • Noticias Univision 23 Edicion Nocturna (Mondays thru Fridays 10:00 PM-10:30 PM)
  • Noticias Univision 23 Fin de Semana (Saturdays and Sundays 5:00 PM-5:30 PM & 10:00 PM-10:30 PM)

News Team


  • Ana Maria Vargas
  • Angel Pedrero
  • Wendy Cruz
  • Maria Renee Barillas


  • Virgilio Avila
  • Volga Santos
  • Rodolfo Sanchez
  • Sandra Silvestrucci


  • Alejandro Garcia (AMS Seal of Approval)
  • Norberto Hernandez - Fin de Semana


  • Mario Montez


  • Danny Luna

Digital TV Conversion

On June 12, 2009; KUVN presented live coverage of Times Square showing the countdown to digital and shut off their analog signal and moved their digital transmission from channel 24 to channel 23 with the PSIP used to display KUVN-TV's virtual channel as 23 on digital television receivers. KUVN-CA channel 47 in Fort Worth has applied to broadcast a digital signal with 190 Watts.

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