Victory Television Network

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Victory Television Network (VTN)
Victory Television Network.png
Central and northeastern Arkansas
United States
Branding VTN
Slogan Your Arkansas Christian Connection
Channels Digital: See below
Subchannels xx.1 Religious independent
Affiliations Religious independent
Owner Victory Television Network, Inc.
First air date December 1, 1988 (30 years ago) (1988-12-01)
Call letters' meaning All stations:
Victory Television
Fourth letter: see table below
Transmitter power See below
Height See below
Facility ID See below
Transmitter coordinates See below
Website www.vtntv.com

Victory Television Network (VTN) is a state network of religious independent television stations serving the U.S. state of Arkansas. Operating under the call signs KVTH-DT, KVTJ-DT and KVTN-DT, it is owned and operated by Victory Television Network, Inc., which holds the licenses for all of the VTN stations. The network's studio facilities are located on Napa Valley Drive in western Little Rock.

Background

The Victory Television Network was founded in 1988, by husband-and-wife Happy and Jeanne Caldwell. KVTN in Little Rock was the first station in the service to sign on the air, launching on December 1, 1988. VTN's programming is available on more than 225 cable systems across Arkansas, and KVTN is also carried on satellite within the Little Rock market through DirecTV and Dish Network.

VTN is the only Christian-oriented television network headquartered in Arkansas—the over-the-air signals and cable and satellite distribution of KVTN, KVTJ and KVTH reach 1.2 million homes across the state of Arkansas, western Tennessee (including the Memphis area), the bootheel of Missouri and portions of northern Mississippi. It is also one of the few religious independent stations that is located outside of a major U.S. television market.

VTN carries a combination of the most popular nationally syndicated Christian programs, as well as locally produced religious shows. The network also produces original program features such as Community Connection, More Than Champions and Southern Gospel Notes.

Stations

The VTN network comprises three stations:

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Station City of license Channels
TV / RF
First air date Fourth
letter
meaning
ERP HAAT Facility ID Transmitter coordinates Public license information
KVTN-DT Pine Bluff
(Little Rock)
25 (PSIP)
24 (UHF)
December 1, 1988 (30 years ago) (1988-12-01) Network
(flagship station)
725 kW 355.5 m (1,166 ft) 607 34°31′55.7″N 92°2′41.6″W / 34.532139°N 92.044889°W / 34.532139; -92.044889 (KVTN-DT) Profile
CDBS
KVTH-DT Hot Springs 26 (PSIP)
26 (UHF)
(to move to 16 (UHF))
April 2, 1995 (23 years ago) (1995-04-02) Hot Springs 66.4 kW
52.6 kW (CP)
258 m (846 ft)
263 m (863 ft) (CP)
608 34°22′20.2″N 93°2′48.9″W / 34.372278°N 93.046917°W / 34.372278; -93.046917 (KVTH-DT) Profile
CDBS
KVTJ-DT Jonesboro 48 (PSIP)
48 (UHF)
(to move to 18 (UHF))
June 1998 (20 years ago) (1998-06)1 Jonesboro 780 kW
420 kW (CP)
297 m (974 ft)
296 m (971 ft) (CP)
2784 35°36′13.1″N 90°31′18.5″W / 35.603639°N 90.521806°W / 35.603639; -90.521806 (KVTJ-DT) Profile
CDBS

Notes:

  • 1. The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says KVTJ signed on June 6, while the Television and Cable Factbook says it signed on June 26.

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1][2][3]
25.1/48.1 1080i 16:9 VTN Main VTN programming
26.1 480i 4:3

Of the three stations, KVTN and KVTJ broadcast in high definition.

Analog-to-digital conversion

KVTN, KVTH and KVTJ shut down their analog signals at 10 a.m. on February 9, 2009, eight days before the original target date for full-power television stations in the United States to transition from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate (which Congress had moved the previous month to June 12). The post-transition channel allocations for the Victory Television Network stations are as follows:[4]

  • KVTN's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 24; through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 25.
  • KVTH's digital signal relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 14 to channel 26 for post-transition operations.
  • KVTJ's digital signal relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 49 to channel 48 for post-transition operations.

References

  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KVTN
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KVTH
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KVTJ
  4. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.

External links

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