KVEO-TV

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KVEO-TV
KVEO23.png
Brownsville/Harlingen/McAllen, Texas
United States
City Brownsville, Texas
Branding Local 23
Slogan The Valley's New Choice for News
Channels Digital: 24 (UHF)
Virtual: 23 (PSIP)
Subchannels (see article)
Affiliations NBC
Owner Nexstar Media Group
(Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.)
First air date December 19, 1981 (36 years ago) (1981-12-19)
Call letters' meaning KVEO = "que veo", Spanish for "what I am watching"
Former channel number(s) Analog:'
23 (UHF, 1981–2009)
Former affiliations UPN (secondary, 1996–1999)
NBC Weather Plus (DT2)
Transmitter power 1000 kW
Height 445 m (1,460 ft)
Facility ID 12523
Transmitter coordinates 26°6′2.3″N 97°50′21.5″W / 26.100639°N 97.839306°W / 26.100639; -97.839306
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.kveo.com

KVEO-TV, virtual channel 23 (UHF digital channel 24), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Brownsville, Texas, United States and serving the Rio Grande Valley metropolitan area. The station is owned by the Nexstar Media Group. KVEO's studios are located on North Expressway (Interstate 69E/US Highway 77/US Highway 83) in Brownsville, and its transmitter is located in Santa Maria, Texas. On cable, the station can be seen on Charter Spectrum channel 8. KVEO is also available on channel 23 on DirecTV and Dish Network.

History

KVEO signed on in December 1981. Before then, the area had been one of the few in the country without a full-time NBC affiliate; the area's original NBC affiliate, Weslaco's KRGV-TV (channel 5), had become a full-time ABC affiliate in 1976. In the interim, CBS affiliate KGBT-TV (channel 4) carried NBC programming on a secondary basis. KVEO added a secondary affiliation with UPN in 1996, replacing previous secondary affiliate KRGV-TV;[1] in 1999, the station lost UPN to XHRIO-TV in Matamoros.[2][3]

On April 24, 2013, Communications Corporation of America announced the sale of its entire group (including KVEO) to the Nexstar Broadcasting Group.[4] The sale was completed on January 1, 2015.[5]

Digital television

Digital channels

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming[6]
23.1 1080i 16:9 KVEO-TV Main KVEO-TV programming / NBC
23.2 480i 4:3 Estrella TV
23.3 Escape
23.4 Grit

Programming

Syndicated programming on KVEO includes The Big Bang Theory, Jerry Springer, Maury, Rachael Ray and Dr. Phil.

Newscasts

At the station's inception, KVEO had a news operation branded as Total 23 News. However, it made almost no headway in the ratings against KGBT and KRGV. Within a few years, the news department was shut down. For the next quarter-century, KVEO was one of the few Big Three stations with no local newscasts.

Local news returned to the station on October 1, 2007, under the NewsCenter 23 branding. The newscasts are produced in high definition, making KVEO the first station in the Rio Grande Valley to do so.

In January 2010, ComCorp announced that it would close KVEO's news department, other than a few reporters. The locally produced newscast would now originate from a ComCorp-controlled station in El Paso, KTSM-TV, using its own staff, with the remaining reporters in Brownsville filing reports. The new newscast, which debuted January 18, 2010, is broadcast live from El Paso.[7][8]

Logo used from 2007–2018 under the “Newscenter 23” branding.

Weather segment

Even before KVEO restarted its news operation, KVEO provided a weather segment at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. weekday evenings with meteorologist Jason McCleave of WeatherVision. (A similar segment continues to air at 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday nights, as KVEO does not air weekend newscasts.) KVEO also broadcasts local forecast segments during Today.

KVEO offered NBC Weather Plus on 23.2 prior to NBCUniversal's acquisition of The Weather Channel and subsequent termination of the Weather Plus service.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Listing of channel lineups in TV Guide South Texas Edition". matthewsittel.com. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "UPN Affiliate Stations (Texas)". UPN.com. Archived from the original on May 8, 1999. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "UPN Affiliate Stations (Texas)". UPN.com. Archived from the original on October 7, 1999. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  4. ^ https://licensing.fcc.gov/cdbs/CDBS_Attachment/getattachment.jsp?appn=101552312&qnum=5040&copynum=1&exhcnum=1
  5. ^ Consummation Notice, CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  6. ^ http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=KVEO#station
  7. ^ El Paso Times: "Ayoub and Bettes now in Brownsville ... sorta", January 14, 2010. Archived March 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/articles/kveo-107500-paso-most.html

External links

  • Official website
  • Query the FCC's TV station database for KVEO
  • BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KVEO-TV
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