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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.


KTMD drops Inmigrante for new rerun channel

KTMD channel 47 has dropped Manuel Solis’ Inmigrante TV from channel 47.2, replacing it with “Exitos TV”. From what I can tell this new channel consists of reruns of Telemundo telenovelas.

Inmigrante TV remains on KZJL channel 61.2.

Bits ‘n’ pieces

A couple of quick notes today: Biz Television tells me that KYAZ is waiting for some new equipment to arrive and be installed before they’ll be back on channel 51.5.

It’s been a while since GBC World News has been on KUVM-LD channel 10.1. That subchannel has now been turned off and removed from the multicast.

And fans of attorney Manuel Solis have one less channel to watch him on. The all-infomercial En Directo channel on KTMD 47.3 has been turned off and removed from the multicast. Inmigrante TV continues on KTMD 47.2 and KZJL 61.2.

New subchannel coming to 61?

Thanks to “tvlover” for the tip that a new subchannel has been set up on KZJL. 61.3 is only set up as an audio channel right now, so we’ll see what gets put in that channel slot.