KBTF-CD

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KBTF-CD
KBTF31.png
Bakersfield, California
United States
BrandingUniMás 31
ChannelsDigital: 31 (UHF)
Virtual: 31 (PSIP)
Affiliations
OwnerUnivision Communications
LicenseeUniMas Bakersfield LLC
First air dateApril 14, 1995 (24 years ago) (1995-04-14)
Call sign meaningBakersfield TeleFutura
Sister station(s)KUVI-DT, KABE-CD, KTFF-DT
Former call signsKABE-CA, KABE-LP, K39AB
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 39 (UHF, until 1998)
  • 4 (VHF, 1998–2015)
Former affiliationsUnivision (until 2004)
Transmitter power14.9 kW
14.2 kW (CP)
Height1,058.2 m (3,472 ft)
385 m (1,263 ft) (CP)
Facility ID34438
Transmitter coordinates35°27′14.8″N 118°35′41.3″W / 35.454111°N 118.594806°W / 35.454111; -118.594806
35°26′16.75″N 118°44′27.39″W / 35.4379861°N 118.7409417°W / 35.4379861; -118.7409417
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS

KBTF-CD, virtual and UHF digital channel 31, is a low-powered, Class A UniMás owned-and-operated television station licensed to Bakersfield, California, United States. Owned by the Univision Local Media subsidiary of Univision Communications, it is sister to Class A Univision owned-and-operated station KABE-CD (channel 39) and Justice Network affiliate KUVI-DT (channel 45). The three stations share studios on Truxtun Avenue in Bakersfield; KBTF-CD's transmitter is located atop Breckenridge Mountain.

In addition to its own digital signal, KBTF-CD is simulcast in high definition on the third digital subchannel of KUVI (virtual and UHF channel 45.3) from a transmitter atop Mount Adelaide.

History[edit]

Univision acquired the channel 39 license for Bakersfield during 1995. During the station's first years it would be named as "Univision 39 K39AB" because it served as a translator for KFTV. Univision later moved the frequency to channel 31 in 1998 and it was renamed KABE-LP. It served as a repeater for KSUV-LP and was co-branded as "KSUV Univision 39 & KABE 31". Univision’s original station in Bakersfield, KSUV-LP (channel 39, now KABE-CA) became a charter station of TeleFutura (now UniMás) when it was launched in 2002 and was renamed "KBTF-LP TeleFutura 39”. Univision remained on channel 31 branded as "KABE Univision 31". In 2004 the station swapped callsigns with KBTF-LP and became the new KABE-LP while TeleFutura moved to channel 31. During 2014 the station obtained Class A status.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
31.1 1080i 16:9 KBTF-CD Main KBTF-CD programming / UniMás
31.2 480i 4:3 GetTV
31.3 16:9 Court TV Mystery

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