KTDO, virtual channel 48 (UHF digital channel 47), is a Telemundo owned-and-operated television station serving El Paso, Texas, United States that is licensed to Las Cruces, New Mexico. The station is owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal (itself a subsidiary of Comcast, which also owns the local cable system in Las Cruces). KTDO's studios are located on North Mesa Street/Highway 20 in northwest El Paso, and its transmitter is located atop the Franklin Mountains on the El Paso city limits. Master control and some internal operations are based in Centennial, Colorado, at the studios of fellow Telemundo O&O KDEN-TV.

Las Cruces, New Mexico/El Paso, Texas/
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
United States/Mexico
CityLas Cruces, New Mexico
BrandingTelemundo 48 (general)
Noticiero Telemundo 48 (newscasts)
ChannelsDigital: 47 (UHF)
(to move to 26 (UHF))
Virtual: 48 (PSIP)
Affiliations48.1: Telemundo (1999–present; O&O since 2018)
48.3: Cozi TV
48.4: TeleXitos
(NBC Telemundo License LLC)
First air dateNovember 1984[1]
Call letters' meaningTelemunDO
Former callsignsKASK-TV (1984–1989)
KZIA (1989–1997)
KMAZ (1997–2001)
KTYO (2001–2004)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
48 (UHF, 1984–2009)
KTDO-LP 48 (UHF analog, until 2018)
Former affiliationsIndependent (1984–1995)
UPN (1995–1999)
Transmitter power200 kW
132 kW (CP)
Height555 m (1,821 ft)
553 m (1,814 ft) (CP)
Facility ID36916
Transmitter coordinates31°48′18.9″N 106°29′0.7″W / 31.805250°N 106.483528°W
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile


The station first signed on the air in November 1984 as KASK-TV; it originally operated as an English-language independent station. Five years later in 1989, the station changed its call letters to KZIA. Channel 48 became a charter affiliate of the United Paramount Network (UPN) upon the network's launch on January 16, 1995. In 1997, the station's calls were changed to KMAZ.

In 2001, the station's call letters were changed to KTYO. In 2004, the station was purchased by the Arlington, Virginia-based ZGS Group for $11.8 million;[2] ZGS subsequently converted the station into a Spanish-language outlet as the market's Telemundo affiliate and changed its call letters to KTDO. As a result of the switch, UPN (which ceased operations in September 2006 and merged its programming with competing network The WB as part of a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Time Warner to form The CW) did not have a full-time affiliate in the El Paso market for the remainder of the network's run, with its programming being relegated to a secondary affiliation on KKWB (channel 65, now KTFN) until it switched to TeleFutura in January 2002.

On December 4, 2017, NBCUniversal's Telemundo Station Group announced its purchase of ZGS' television stations, including KTDO.[3] The sale was completed on February 1, 2018.[4]

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[5]
48.1 1080i 16:9 KTDO HD Main KTDO programming / Telemundo
48.3 480i 4:3 Cozi Cozi TV
48.4 T-Xitos TeleXitos

Analog-to-digital conversion

KTDO shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 48, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 47.[6] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 48.

Former translator

KTDO's main channel was also seen in analog in El Paso proper via low-power translator KTDO-LP on channel 48, mainly to allow viewers in El Paso and on the Mexican side of the market to continue to watch the station over-the-air. With the sale to NBCUniversal and Mexico's digital transition having been completed, the license for KTDO-LP was returned to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on November 30, 2018, and was formally canceled on December 21.

News operation

KTDO presently broadcasts 12 hours of locally produced newscasts each week (with two hours each weekday and one hour each on Saturdays and Sundays).

On November 16, 2010, KTDO launched a news department, with half-hour Spanish-language newscasts airing at 5:00 and 10:00 p.m., under the title Telenoticias El Paso; with the launch, it became the first Spanish-language television station in the El Paso market to broadcast its local newscasts in high definition.

On June 11, 2018, the station launched newscasts at 4 and 4:30 p.m., adding to the already established 5 p.m. newscast. With this expansion, KTDO has more hours of local news than any other Spanish-language station in El Paso.[7]


  1. ^ The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says November 11, while the Television and Cable Factbook says November 18.
  2. ^ KTYO sold to ZGS Communications in 2004
  3. ^ Miller, Mark K. (December 4, 2017). "NBCU Adding ZGS Stations To Telemundo". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  4. ^ Tsoflias Siegel, Stephanie (February 1, 2018). "Telemundo Completes Acquisition of ZGS Communications". TVSpy. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  5. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KTDO
  6. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  7. ^ "Telemundo's KTDO El Paso and WRMD Tampa launch new afternoon newscasts". MediaMoves.com. June 7, 2018. Retrieved June 12, 2018.

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Channel 47 digital TV stations in the United States

The following television stations broadcast on digital channel 47 in the United States:

K47AB-D in Garfield, etc., Utah

K47AD-D in Cody, etc., Wyoming

K47AE-D in Inyokern, etc., California

K47BL-D in Crested Butte, Colorado

K47BP-D in Follett, Texas

K47BQ-D in Clarendon, Texas

K47CC-D in Victorville, California

K47CH-D in Winnemucca, Nevada

K47DG-D in Eureka, Nevada

K47DW-D in Alexandria, Louisiana

K47FT-D in Anton, Colorado

K47GM-D in New Mobeetie, Texas

K47HA-D in Roosevelt, Utah

K47HB-D in Summit County, Utah

K47HE-D in Meadview, Arizona

K47HM-D in Delta/Oak City, etc., Utah

K47HO-D in Shreveport, Louisiana

K47HP-D in Elko, Nevada

K47HU-D in Kanarraville/New Har, Utah

K47HV-D in Lund & Preston, Nevada

K47HW-D in Logan, Utah

K47IR in Virginia, Minnesota

K47IS-D in Cedar City, Utah

K47JC-D in Wadena, Minnesota

K47JE-D in Olivia, Minnesota

K47JH-D in Julesburg, Colorado

K47JK-D in Pocatello, Idaho

K47JO-D in New Orleans, Louisiana

K47JR-D in Gateway, Colorado

K47KI-D in Duncan, Oklahoma

K47KK-D in Orangeville, Utah

K47KO-D in Marysvale, Utah

K47KP-D in Caineville, Utah

K47KR-D in Koosharem, Utah

K47KS-D in Garrison, etc., Utah

K47KU-D in Beaver, etc., Utah

K47KX-D in Green River, Utah

K47LG-D in Point Pulley, etc., Washington

K47LM-D in Prineville, etc., Oregon

K47MA-D in Terrace Lakes, Idaho

K47MD-D in Henrieville, Utah

K47ME-D in East Carbon County, Utah

K47MG-D in Rural Sevier County, Utah

K47MH-D in Holbrook, Idaho

K47MW-D in Casper, Wyoming

K47NQ-D in Sterling/S. Logan City, Colorado

K47NU-D in Forsyth, Montana

K51IO in Bullhead City, Arizona

KAZA-TV in Avalon, California

KCNH-LD in Joplin, Missouri

KDLT-TV in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

KFMS-LD in Keyes, California

KLPN-LD in Longview, Texas

KMYA-LD in Sheridan, Arkansas

KOAA-TV in Woodland Park, Colorado

KQUP-LD in Spokane, Washington

KRMA-TV in Fort Collins, Colorado

KSMO-TV in Kansas City, Missouri

KSSJ-LD in San Antonio, Texas

KTDO in Las Cruces, New Mexico

KTLN-TV in Novato, California

KUNP-LD in Portland, Oregon

KUVN-CD in Fort Worth, Texas

KWCC-LD in Wenatchee, Washington

KWHB in Tulsa, Oklahoma

KWWO-LD in Walla Walla, Washington

KYAZ in Katy, Texas

W47AO-D in Berwick, Pennsylvania

W47DM-D in Cullowhee, North Carolina

W47DX-D in Canovanas, Puerto Rico

W47DY-D in Canton/Waynesville, North Carolina

W47EI-D in Birmingham, Alabama

WAMI-DT in Hollywood, Florida

WATV-LD in Orlando, Florida

WAVE in Louisville, Kentucky

WBQC-LD in Cincinnati, Ohio

WDGA-CD in Dalton, Georgia

WEKK-LD in Wausau, Wisconsin

WGSR-LD in Reidsville, North Carolina

WHBF-TV in Rock Island, Illinois

WIEF-LD in Athens, Georgia

WIYE-LD in Parkersburg, West Virginia

WJZY in Belmont, North Carolina

WKTB-CD in Norcross, Georgia

WLNY-TV in Riverhead, New York

WMDT in Salisbury, Maryland

WOIL-CD in Talladega, Alabama

WOLF-TV in Hazleton, Pennsylvania

WPBN-TV in Traverse City, Michigan

WPMT in York, Pennsylvania

WRBU in East St. Louis, Illinois

WRLM in Canton, Ohio

WTTW in Chicago, Illinois

WTVH in Syracuse, New York

WUDL-LD in Detroit, Michigan

WUPV in Ashland, Virginia

WUTH-CD in Hartford, Connecticut

WVEA-TV in Tampa, Florida

WVMA-CD in Claremont, New Hampshire

WWKH-CD in Uniontown, Pennsylvania

WYCH-LD in Rockford, Illinois

WYDN in Worcester, Massachusetts

WYDO in Greenville, North Carolina

WYKE-CD in Inglis/Yankeetown, Florida

WZRB in Columbia, South CarolinaThe following stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly broadcast on digital channel 47:

KKNF-LD in Lufkin, Texas

Channel 48 low-power TV stations in the United States

The following low-power television stations broadcast on digital or analog channel 48 in the United States:

K48AC-D in Kasilof, Alaska

K48AD in Lucerne Valley, California

K48AW-D in Shiprock, New Mexico

K48AY-D in Kingman, Arizona

K48CU in Pueblo, Colorado

K48DD-D in Childress, Texas

K48DQ-D in Sterling, Colorado

K48ED in Fillmore, etc., Utah

K48FJ-D in Parowan/Enoch, etc., Utah

K48GA-D in Wray, Colorado

K48GC-D in Florence, Oregon

K48GK in Gallup, New Mexico

K48GO-D in Cave Junction, Oregon

K48GR-D in Hanksville, Utah

K48GV-D in Laketown, etc., Utah

K48GX in Tucson, Arizona

K48GY in Carrizozo, etc., New Mexico

K48GZ-D in Roosevelt, Utah

K48HA in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

K48HL-D in Datil/Horse Springs, New Mexico

K48ID-D in Overton, Nevada

K48IF in Brainerd, Minnesota

K48IJ-D in Preston, Idaho

K48IL-D in Mount Pleasant, Utah

K48IQ in Billings, Montana

K48JH-D in Capulin, etc., New Mexico

K48KB in Chico, California

K48KJ-D in Geneva, Minnesota

K48KK-D in Orangeville, Utah

K48KN-D in Kanarraville, Utah

K48KR-D in Beaver, etc., Utah

K48KS-D in Delta, etc., Utah

K48LA-D in South Lake Tahoe, California

K48LM in Carlin, Nevada

K48LO-D in Woody Creek, Colorado

K48LR-D in Green River, Utah

K48LS-D in Clear Creek, Utah

K48LT-D in Beryl/New Castle/Modena, Utah

K48LU-D in Marysvale, Utah

K48LW-D in Redstone, Colorado

K48MI-D in Howard, Montana

K48MN-D in Boulder, Colorado

K48MW-D in Ely & McGill, Nevada

K48NO-D in Fillmore, etc., Utah

K48NU-D in Beaumont, Texas

K48NY-D in Gainesville, Texas

K48OL-D in Rio Grande City, Texas

K48OQ-D in Lowry, South Dakota

KAVC-LP in Loveland, Colorado

KDAS-LP in Clarks Crossing, California

KDMK-LD in Lafayette, Louisiana

KDPH-LP in Phoenix, Arizona

KGNG-LD in Las Vegas, Nevada

KHHI-LP in Honolulu, Hawaii

KHVM-LD in Minneapolis, Minnesota

KLBB-LP in Lubbock, Texas

KLNK-LD in Lufkin, Texas

KOCY-LP in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

KOHA-LD in Omaha, Nebraska

KROL-LP in Rolla, Missouri

KTFA-LP in Albuquerque, New Mexico

KTFV-CD in McAllen, Texas

KTPN-LD in Tyler, Texas

KTVU in San Jose, California

KUAN-LP in Poway, etc., California

KUKC-LP in Kansas City, Missouri

KUOC-LD in Enid, Oklahoma

KVCV-LD in Victoria, Texas

KVUT-LD in Twin Falls, Idaho

W30CV-D in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

W48AV in Detroit, Michigan

W48CH in Erie, Pennsylvania

W48CL in Grand Rapids, Michigan

W48DP-D in Atlantic City, New Jersey

W48DT-D in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico

W48DU-D in Albany, Georgia

W48DW-D in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

WAZW-LP in Winchester, Virginia

WBND-LD in Chicago, Illinois

WCPX-LP in Columbus, Ohio

WEFG-LD in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

WFUN-LD in Miami, Florida

WHWD-LD in Statesville, North Carolina

WLEH-LD in Mount Vernon, Illinois

WRID-LD in Richmond, Virginia

WRNT-LP in Hartford, Connecticut

WVTN-LP in Corbin, Kentucky

WWHB-CA in Stuart, Florida

WZRA-CA in Oldsmar, FloridaThe following television stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly broadcast on digital or analog channel 48 in the United States:

K48AE in Woodland & Kamas, Utah

K48BL in Terrebonne-Bend, etc., Oregon

K48EH in Tucumcari, New Mexico

K48FG in Fairbanks, Alaska

K48FZ in Ames, Iowa

K48GI-D in Flagstaff, Arizona

K48HU in Wichita Falls, Texas

K48LL-D in Kingsville-Alice, Texas

K48MH-D in Roswell, New Mexico

KNCV-LP in Carson City, etc., Nevada

KOAZ-LP in O'Neill, Nebraska

KTDO-LP in El Paso, Texas

W48AO in Auburn, New York

WLWN-LP in Sarasota, Florida

WSSF-LP in Fayette, Alabama

WSVL-LP in Keysville, Virginia

Channel 48 virtual TV stations in the United States

The following television stations operate on virtual channel 48 in the United States:

K16IG-D in Cottage Grove, Oregon

K19KP-D in Hermiston, Oregon

K22NI-D in Leesville, Louisiana

K26NB-D in Klamath Falls, Oregon

K28NT-D in Bentonville/Rogers, Arkansas

K28NU-D in Buffalo, Oklahoma

K48AH-D in WIllmar, Minnesota

K48DI-D in Litchfield, California

K48DV-D in Alexandria, Minnesota

K48GC-D in Florence, Oregon

K48GQ-D in Redwood Falls, Minnesota

K48KJ-D in Geneva, Minnesota

K48LV-D in Three Forks, Montana

K48NU-D in Beaumont, Texas

KAVC-LP in Loveland, Colorado

KDMK-LD in Lafayette, Louisiana

KDPH-LD in Phoenix, Arizona

KFBI-LD in Medford, Oregon

KHVM-LD in Minneapolis, Minnesota

KLNK-LD in Lufkin, Texas

KMJF-LD in Columbus, Nebraska

KNVO in McAllen, Texas

KOHA-LD in Omaha, Nebraska

KPXR-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

KSTS in San Jose, California

KTDO in Las Cruces, New Mexico

KTPN-LD in Tyler, Texas

KUAN-LD in Poway, California

KUOC-LD in Enid, Oklahoma

KVCV-LD in Victoria, Texas

KVSN-DT in Pueblo, Colorado

KVTJ-DT in Jonesboro, Arkansas

KVUT-LD in Twin Falls, Idaho

KXUN-LD in Sallisaw, Oklahoma

W16BE-D in Hornell/Alfred, New York

W20BL-D in Bath, New York

W48DP-D in Atlantic City, New Jersey

W48DU-D in Albany, Georgia

W48DW-D in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

WAFF in Huntsville, Alabama

WAZT-CD in Woodstock, Virginia

WCET in Cincinnati, Ohio

WCYA-LD in Midland, Michigan

WECY-LD in Corning, New York

WEUX in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

WFBD in Destin, Florida

WFNY-CD in Gloversville, New York

WFUN-LD in Miami, Florida

WGTW-TV in Burlington, New Jersey

WIYC in Troy, Alabama

WLEH-LD in Mount Vernon, Illinois

WMEU-CD in Chicago, Illinois

WMNT-CD in Toledo, Ohio

WMYV in Greensboro, North Carolina

WNTZ-TV in Natchez, Mississippi

WQSJ-CD in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico

WRID-LD in Richmond, Virginia

WRNN-TV in Kingston, New York

WVLR in Tazewell, Tennessee

WVOZ-TV on Ponce, Puerto Rico

WVTN-LP in Corbin, Kentucky

WYDC in Corning, New York

WYDN in Worcester, Massachusetts

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