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WUVP-DT
Vineland, New Jersey-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Branding Univision 65
Channels Digital: 29 (UHF)
Affiliations Univision
Owner Univision Communications, Inc.
(Univision Philadelphia, LLC)
First air date July 13, 1981
Call letters’ meaning UniVision Philadelphia
Former callsigns WRBV (1981-1985)
WSJT (1985-1986)
WHSP-TV (1986-2002)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
65 (1981-2009)
Former affiliations independent (1981-1986)
Wometco Home Theater (1981-1985)
FNN (1982-1985)
HSN (1986-2002)
Transmitter Power 335 kW
Height 398 m
Facility ID 60560
Transmitter Coordinates 40°2′30″N 75°14′11″W / 40.04167°N 75.23639°W / 40.04167; -75.23639

WUVP-DT is the Univisión owned and operated station licensed to Vineland, New Jersey. WUVP-DT offers a Spanish programming format featurings news, talk shows, dramas, movies and other first rate Spanish programming.

The station signed on June 22, 1981 as WRBV. The station was owned by a local group called Renaissance Broadcasting of Vineland (not to be confused with the Renaissance Broadcasting Company, which was later sold to Tribune). Renaissance had hoped to operate the station as an ABC network affiliate; however, ABC decided not to add the station to its lineup, and when WRBV took to the air it was running syndicated shows by day, a half-hour local newscast at 7 p.m., and Wometco Home Theater subscription television evenings and late nights. The undercapitalized station ran into financial difficulties almost immediately; within a few weeks the newscast was discontinued and Renaissance filed for bankruptcy protection. Most of the syndicated shows were replaced by Financial News Network programming in 1982, when WWSG dropped FNN to run subscription television 24/7. Eventually WRBV began carrying a music video channel called Odyssey in the late-afternoon hours; by 1985 this service was seen in prime time as well after Wometco Home Theater abruptly ceased operations.

In June 1985 Press Broadcasting Company, a division of the Asbury Park Press, purchased the station and changed the call letters to WSJT, for South Jersey Television. The hope was that the station would be able to acquire cartoons and sitcoms that WKBS-TV had previously run but never moved to Channel 17 WPHL. But when Press Broadcasting went to buy product, it was found that the stronger leftover product was all bought by Grant Broadcasting, which had just purchased WWSG-TV 57. They bought this programming back in April of 1985, but did not convert WWSG to a general entertainment station WGBS-TV (Now WPSG) until October of that year. So while WSJT converted prior to WGBS, the station was unable to compete effectively in the Philadelphia market.

WSJT ran mostly "evergreen" syndicated programs from the 1950s and 1960s. Press Broadcasting found itself competing unsuccessfully for stronger programs against established Philadelphia stations as well as a well-funded new operation, Grant Broadcasting's WGBS-TV. WSJT's signal, broadcast from a tower that was considerably east of the center of the Philadelphia market, covered a smaller potential audience than the Philadelphia stations and made it difficult for the station to recover the costs of more expensive programming. Some of WSJT's shows included Ozzie & Harriet, Danny Thomas, My Little Margie, Our Miss Brooks, December Bride, Donna Reed, The Patty Duke Show, Petticoat Junction, Bachelor Father, Love That Bob, Gunsmoke, Naked City, Ironside, Ann Southern, and other very old shows no one else was really interested in.

In 1986, Silver King Broadcasting, the Home Shopping Network's television station group, bought WSJT and began running HSN programming on the station full time starting on December 31 of that year; the call letters were changed to WHSP, for "Home Shopping Philadelphia". The station remained a Home Shopping Network station for the next sixteen years. Silver King was acquired by USA Broadcasting in the late 1990s. There were plans to eventually convert WHSP to a general entertainment format with many 1960s and 70s sitcoms, drama shows, and cartoons some time in 2002. USA stations in Miami, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia, Boston, and DallasFort Worth, Texas had converted to such formats. USA Broadcasting, however put their stations up for sale in the late part of 2000.

Disney almost bought the stations but Univision wound up outbidding them for the broadcast group. Therefore, WHSP was sold in a group deal to Univisión in 2001; on January 14, 2002, it picked up the Univision affiliation and became WUVP.

WUVP replaced the repeater of New York City's Univisión station, WXTV, which aired on WXTV-LP channel 28. Following the switch, that station became the affiliate of Univisión's new Telefutura network, as WFPA-CA.

On March 10, 2008, the station began production of a local news program (Noticias 65) which airs Monday – Friday at 6 pm and 11 pm. The program is anchored by news anchor Ilia Garcia.

On weekends, the station rebroadcasts newscasts from its sister station WLII in Puerto Rico.

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