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Arizona TV Station Update - March 2021

As always, questions, additions, comments and corrections welcome.

New Licenses

  • KVVU-TV 5.x (9) Henderson NV (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation) has requested a license to cover its construction permit to increase power. Technical specifications: Ch 9; TL 36° 0' 26" N, 115° 0' 25" W (Black Mtn.); ERP 120 kW H, non-directional, 0.75° elec beam tilt; HAAT 383 m (1256 ft).

Channel Changes

  • KGRF-LD 19.x Gila River Indian Community (Gila River Telecommunications Inc.) has changed from RF channel 19 to RF channel 21. Its virtual channel is now 29.x.

Programming Changes

  • KMOH-TV 6.x (19) Kingman (TV-49 Inc.) is airing MeTV on channel 6.1 and Azteca America on channel 6.2, with no other subchannels. Azteca America formerly occupied channel 6.1.
  • KAZT-TV 7.x Prescott (KAZT LLC) has branded its channel 7.5 as Encore. As of the end of March, its lineup seems to be reruns of Arizona Daily Mix.
  • KPNX 12.x Mesa (Multimedia Holdings Corporation) has added Tegna's new Twist network on channel 12.5. Twist is a channel featuring lifestyle programming and drama targeted at women.
  • KTVP-LD 23.x Phoenix (HC2 LPTV Holdings Inc.) has dropped Cheddar from channel 23.1, replacing it with CRTV infomercials.
  • KVPA-LD 42.x Phoenix (Estrella Television License LLC) has replaced the promotional video on channel 42.2 with Estrella News.
  • KDVD-LD 50.x (25) Globe (Globe LPTV LLC) dropped ThisTV from channel 50.3, replacing it with a "For Lease" slide.
  • K14RK-D 38.x Phoenix (Spanish Independent Broadcast Network) has a signal, but is not airing any programming.
  • KHDF-CD 19.x Las Vegas NV (HC2 Station Group Inc.) has added channel 19.6, airing Shop HQ.
  • K36NE-D 43.x Las Vegas NV (HC2 Station Group Inc.) has begun airing Tegna's new Twist network on channel 43.3.

Transactions

  • The four investors holding primary interest in Univision Holdings Inc., indirect parent of Univision the licensees, have filed a pro forma transfer of control application to create an entity called Univision Holdings II Inc., which lies between Univision Holdings Inc. and its investors. Arizona stations currently owned by Univision include:
    • KTVW-DT 33.x Phoenix
    • KUVE-DT 46.x (34) Green Valley
    • KFPH-DT 13.x Flagstaff
    • KFTU-DT 3.x (36) Douglas
    • KFPH-CD 35.x Phoenix
    • KFTU-CD 34.x (18) Tucson
    • KUVE-CD 42.x (36) Tucson
    • KTVW-CD 6.x (27) Flagstaff/Doney Park
    • KDOS-LD 19.x Globe
    • KZOL-LP 34 Safford
    • K18NN-D Globe
    • K21GC Safford

Construction Permits and STAs Granted

  • KGRX-LD 19.x Gila River Indian Community (Gila River Telecommunications Inc.) has been granted a modification to its construction permit to specify a different tower approximately 60 m (197 ft) away. Technical specifications: Ch 19; TL 33° 19' 57" N, 112° 3' 57" W (South Mtn); ERP 15 kW H / 15 kW V (1.2° elec beam tilt); HAAT 475 m (1558 ft).
  • KGRY-LD 28.x Gila River Indian Community (Gila River Telecommunications Inc.) has been granted a modification to its construction permit to specify a different tower approximately 60 m (197 ft) away and to operate as a NextGen (ATSC 3.0) station. Technical specifications: Ch 19; TL 33° 19' 57" N, 112° 3' 57" W (South Mtn); ERP 15 kW H / 15 kW V (1.2° elec beam tilt); HAAT 475 m (1558 ft).
  • KVBT-LD 41.x (26) Santa Clara UT (CCR St. George IV LLC) requested and has been granted an extension of its CP to flash cut to digital, until January 13, 2022, claiming delays in building out its facility due to financial difficulties brought on by COVID-19.

Construction Permits and STAs Requested

  • KASW 61.x (27) Phoenix (Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC) has requested an extension of its STA to broadcast only its primary ATSC 1.0 stream in NextGen format.
  • KBFY-LD 15.x (2) Yuma (Jeff Chang) has provided the FCC with a detailed timeline for completing construction of the station, per the FCC's request.
  • KPCE-LP 29 Tucson (Word of God Fellowship Inc.) has requested an extension of its CP to flash cut to digital, until January 10, 2022, claiming delays in building out its facility due to backlogged equipment installers as a result of the repack, and due to COVID-19. Word of God Fellowship believes that the station will be operational by July 13, 2021, but is requesting the extension out of abundance of caution.
  • KKAX-LP 36 Hilltop (Tri-State Broadcasting LLC) has requested an extension of its CP to flash cut to digital, until January 13, 2022, claiming delays in building out its facility due to a reduction in response of equipment installers and financial difficulties, both caused by COVID-19.
  • K03ID-D Flagstaff (One Ministries Inc.) has requested an extension of its original CP due to coronavirus-related effects. OMI is located in Sonoma County, California, which has been under a travel restriction.
  • K23BJ Lake Havasu City (Tri-State Broadcasting LLC) has requested an extension of its CP to flash cut to digital, until January 13, 2022, claiming delays in building out its facility due to a reduction in response of equipment installers and financial difficulties, both caused by COVID-19.
  • K23HB Flagstaff (Prism Broadcasting Network Inc.) has requested an extension of its CP to flash cut to digital, until January 13, 2022, claiming delays in building out its facility due to backlogged equipment installers as a result of the repack, and due to financial hardship caused in part by COVID-19. The station has also requested a waiver of 47 USC 312(g) which revokes the license of a station that does not broadcast within a consecutive 12-month period.
  • K42IQ-D Flagstaff (Edge Spectrum Inc.) has requested an extension of its CP to build NextGen digital facilities, until January 13, 2022, claiming delays due to a shortage of equipment and tower crews.
  • KMSQ-LD 15.x Mesquite NV (Tiny Tortoise Investments LLC) has requested an extension of its CP to flash cut to digital, until January 13, 2022, claiming delays in building out its facility due to backlogged equipment installers and restricted access to capital as a result of the repack and COVID-19.
  • KDLU-LD 26.x (4) St. George UT (CCR St. George IV LLC) has requested an extension of its CP to flash cut to digital, until January 13, 2022, claiming delays in building out its facility due to financial difficulties brought on by COVID-19.

Comments

1. On Sunday, April 11 2021, 11:20 by RDvegas

Almost as quickly as KHDF added a 19.6 sub for Shop HQ programming, it was pulled from the air late last week. Also, K36NE is airing Be In Sports Xtra on their 43.6 sub. That's a simulcast of KHDF 19.3.

2. On Tuesday, April 13 2021, 00:35 by RDvegas

I forgot to mention that Las Vegas viewers have yet another simulcast littering the dial. HC2 has placed Reneuvo on KNBX 31.2 in addition to their berth on KHDF 19.4.

3. On Wednesday, April 14 2021, 20:17 by Armando Enriquez

Before a week of Michigan.

4. On Thursday, April 15 2021, 17:43 by RDvegas

Renuevo has been removed midday today from KHDF 19.4 in Vegas. The crawl on their 31.2 signal tells of the channel change to KNBX 31.2.

5. On Friday, April 16 2021, 10:39 by dhett

I think I missed the fact that there was even a network called Renuevo. ;)

Seriously, Vegas was hard enough to keep up with without a scorecard, then HC2 made it all that more complicated!

6. On Friday, April 16 2021, 19:04 by Armando Enriquez

KAET will be a new channel for ATSC 3.0 station.

7. On Saturday, April 17 2021, 02:14 by dhett

Actually, the filing is for KAET to license ATSC 3.0 operations hosted by KFPH-CD. KAET was already running programming on an experimental basis; this filing makes it official.

8. On Sunday, April 18 2021, 13:40 by Mike

Hi, is anyone aware of signal issues with channel 12? All of a sudden I'm having issues with 2 separate TVs on 2 separate antennas.
Thanks

9. On Monday, April 19 2021, 02:52 by dhett

A lot of people have been reporting signal issues, which is why they've requested to move to RF channel 18. They have the construction permit, but there's no word on when they'll be moving. I don't know what could be causing signal issues today, other than maybe the weather condition changes.

10. On Monday, April 19 2021, 16:29 by CaptinKirk

Amazing that the Indian Reservation gets ATSC 3.0 before Tucson. This shows that the corporations covering Tucson, dont actually care about the market they serve.

11. On Tuesday, April 20 2021, 04:35 by dhett

Trust me, those Indian Reservation stations are not aimed at the reservation itself, but at the rest of the Phoenix metro area. A #11 market vs. a #67 market - #11 will win every time.

12. On Friday, April 23 2021, 00:14 by Armando Enriquez

Hello, RabbitEars.In June, 2 markets will launch in America.

13. On Saturday, April 24 2021, 09:47 by RDvegas

AMG, or American Movie Greats, limped back onto Las Vegas screens yesterday after several months hiding behind colorbars on KPVT 2.6.

14. On Saturday, April 24 2021, 18:10 by Armando Enriquez

Next week, Arizona PBS will launching on KFPH-CD is the ATSC 3.0 TV station in Phoenix, Arizona, America.

15. On Wednesday, May 5 2021, 10:22 by RDvegas

Las Vegas picked up an additional feed from BeInSportsExtra this past week. K36NE now is airing the sports diginet on both their 43.6 and 43.7 sub-channels.......with different programming. A simulcast of one of those feeds is still being aired on KHDF 19.3.

16. On Wednesday, May 5 2021, 21:17 by RDvegas

Be In Sports Extra on K36NE 43.6 and KHDF 19.3 is in English. Their sports feed on 43.7 is Spanish, and has an "n" at the end of the Logo Bug.

17. On Wednesday, May 5 2021, 21:49 by traveling wave

Has anyone had any experience with ordering a Group A uhf antenna (470-608 mhz) from England. Their Group A channels 21-37 is a perfect match for the USA uhf channels now reduced to channels 14-36. I wonder if shipping costs would make it impractical.

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