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Uvalde/San Antonio, Texas
United States
City of license Uvalde, Texas
Branding Ion Television
Slogan Positively Entertaining
Channels Digital: 26 (UHF)
Virtual: 26 (PSIP)
Subchannels 26.1 Ion Television
26.2 qubo
26.3 Ion Life
26.4 Ion Shop
26.5 QVC
26.6 HSN
Affiliations Ion Television
Owner Ion Media Networks
(Ion Media San Antonio License, Inc.)
First air date February 19, 1999
Call letters' meaning PaX TV
L = meaning unknown (maybe UvaLde?)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
26 (UHF, 1999–2009)
Former affiliations Pax TV (1999–2005)
i (2005–2007)
Transmitter power 228 kW
Height 521 m
Facility ID 61173
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Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile

KPXL-TV, virtual and UHF channel 26, is an Ion Television owned-and-operated television station serving San Antonio, Texas, United States that is licensed to Uvalde. The station is owned by Ion Media Networks. KPXL-TV maintains offices located on Bandera Road (between Loop 410 and Highway 16) in northwest San Antonio, and its transmitter is located off of Highway 173/RM Road 689 on the Medina-Bandera County line (west-northwest of Lakehills).

The station first signed on the air on February 19, 1999; KPXL was built and signed on by Paxson Communications (the forerunner to Ion Media Networks) as an owned-and-operated station of Ion Television predecessor Pax TV.

Digital television[1]

Digital channels

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Network
26.1 720p 16:9 ION Ion Television
26.2 480i 4:3 qubo Qubo
26.3 IONLife Ion Life
26.4 Shop Ion Shop
26.5 QVC QVC
26.6 HSN HSN

Analog-to-digital conversion

Because it was granted an original construction permit after the FCC finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997 [1], the station did not receive a companion channel for a digital television station. Instead, on June 12, 2009, which was the end of the digital television conversion period for full-service stations, KPXL turned off its analog signal and turned on its digital signal. The station "flash-cut" its digital signal into operation on its former analog-era UHF channel 26.


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