The subchannel shuffle
There are some new subchannel spottings this week on the Houston dial.
KVVV channel 15 has dropped EduSat from 15.8, marking that channel for lease. (Contact information on the dial page.) African-American-oriented Distinction TV has moved from KUGB 28.5 to KVVV 15.5.
Running a sizzle reel (more like a simmer reel) on KVVV 15.6 is KFTB, targeting Fort Bend County with “family programming, local content, sports, events and entertainment.”
LATV has moved from full-power KYAZ 51.6 to low-power KUGB 28.6.
KZHO 38.4 and 38.6 are airing an online radio station called “Manà, Un Sonido Diferente”.
New on KBPX 46.3 is Ion’s shopping channel, Shop TV. ShopTV won’t fit on Ion’s main station, KPXB, due to the Airbox MPEG-4 paycast.
KTMD 47.3, Soi TV, has gone off the air on all Telemundo stations nationwide. Its only air coverage now is on low-power stations in New York and Los Angeles.
KYAZ 51.5 has switched from Global TiVi to NT Entertainment. 51.6 is now showing infomercials.
And finally, KZJL 61.3 has turned on a test pattern.