KVEO-TV Brownsville/Harlingen/McAllen, Texas Branding NewsCenter 23 Slogan The Valley's New Choice for News Channels Digital: 24 (UHF)
Virtual: 23 (PSIP)
Subchannels 23.1 NBC
23.2 Estrella TV
Affiliations NBC Owner Communications Corporation of America
(Comcorp of Texas License Corporation)
First air date December 1981 Call letters' meaning KVEO comes from "que veo", Spanish for "what I'm watching" Former channel number(s) Analog:
23 (UHF, 1981-2009)
Transmitter power 1000 kW Height 445 m Facility ID 12523 Transmitter coordinates Website www.kveo.com
It broadcasts with a digital signal on UHF channel 24. It airs on Time Warner Cable systems as cable 8 in standard definition and 860 in high definition. It is operated out of its studio in Brownsville, located on US Highway 77. KVEO is also available on channel 23 in both standard definition and high definition on DirecTV and Dish Network .
KVEO signed on in December 1981. Before then, the area had been one of the few in the country without a full-time NBC affiliate; the area's original NBC affiliate, Weslaco's KRGV-TV, had become a full-time ABC affiliate in 1976. In the interim, CBS affiliate KGBT-TV carried NBC programming on a secondary basis.
At the station's inception, KVEO had a news operation branded as Total 23 News but in a year or two, local news programming was dropped in favor of entertainment programming due to very low news ratings against the other area stations.
Local news returned to the station on October 1, 2007, under the NewsCenter 23 branding. The newscasts are produced in high definition, making KVEO the first station in the Rio Grande Valley to do so.
In January 2010, ComCorp announced that it would close KVEO's news department, other than a few reporters. The locally-produced newscast would now originate from a ComCorp-controlled station in El Paso, KDBC-TV, using its own staff, with the remaining reporters in Brownsville filing reports. The new newscast, which debuted January 18, 2010, is broadcast live from El Paso.
Even before KVEO restarted its news operation, KVEO provided a weather segment at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. weekday evenings with meteorologist Jason McCleave of WeatherVision. (A similar segment continues to air at 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday nights, as KVEO does not air weekend newscasts.) KVEO also broadcasts local forecast segments during Today.
Current on-air staff
- Adrienne Alvarez (from KDBC-TV)
- Joangel Concepcion
- Matt Fernandez
- Na'tassia Finley
- Joshua Navarro
- Michelle Macias
- Erin Murray
- Matt Searcy
NewsCenter 23 Weather
- Robert Bettes - (from KDBC-TV)
(KVEO's current newscast has no sports segment.)
- Total 23 News (1980s)
- NewsCenter 23 (2007–present)
- 23's The Place (1982–1987)
- Come Home to the Best, Only on KVEO-TV 23 (1988–1990, localized version of NBC ad campaign. There was also a Spanish version of the campaign made for KVEO since the Rio Grande Valley has a huge Mexican audience.)
- Vuelva a casa al Mejor, Sólo en KVEO-TV 23 (1988–1990; Spanish version of NBC's 1988 campaign)
- The Valley's New Choice for News (2007–present)
KVEO has been broadcasting a DTV signal since 2005.
Video Aspect Programming 23.1 24.1 1080i 16:9 main KVEO programming / NBC HD 23.2 24.2 480i 4:3 Estrella TV
Like many other HD channels on the local Time Warner Cable system, KVEO-DT can be picked up on basic cable by connecting the cable directly into an HDTV with a built-in QAM tuner, channel 98.1
- KVEO web site
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KVEO
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KVEO-TV
- ^ The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says December 19, while the Television and Cable Factbook says December 18.
- ^ El Paso Times: "Ayoub and Bettes now in Brownsville ... sorta", January 14, 2010.
- ^ http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/articles/kveo-107500-paso-most.html
Broadcast television in the Rio Grande Valley (Brownsville / Matamoros - McAllen / Reynosa) English stations Spanish stations
KGBT (4.2 Mexicanal, 4.3 Inmigrante TV) • XHAB 7 (Televisa Reg.) • XERV 9 (Canal de las Estrellas • XHMTA 11 (Azteca 13) • XHREY 12 (Azteca 13) • XHOR 14 (Azteca 7) • XHTAM 17 (Canal de las Estrellas) • KVTF-CA 20 (TFU) • KVEO (23.2 Estrella TV) • KJST-LP 28 (IND) • KMBH (38.2 V-me, 38.3 Mariavisión) • KTLM (40.1 TEL, 40.3 Tr3s, 40.4 Inmigrante TV) • XHRBT 42 (P40) • KLUJ (44.4 Enlace) • KNVO (48.1 UNI, 48.2 TFU) • XHVTV 54 (Multimedios) • KNWS-LP 64 (AZA)
Texas Broadcast television areas by city: Abilene/Sweetwater • Amarillo (Texas Panhandle) • Austin • Beaumont/Port Arthur • Corpus Christi • Dallas-Fort Worth • Del Rio • Eagle Pass • El Paso • Houston • Laredo • Lubbock • Midland-Odessa (Permian Basin) • Presidio • Rio Grande Valley • San Angelo • San Antonio • Sherman/Ada, OK • Texarkana/Shreveport, LA • Tyler/Longview (East Texas) • Victoria • Waco/Bryan (Brazos Valley) • Wichita Falls/Lawton, OK
NBC Network Affiliates in the state of Texas
KPRC 2 (Houston) • KFDX 3 (Lawton / Wichita Falls) • KSAN 3 (San Angelo) • KAMR 4 (Amarillo) • WOAI 4 (San Antonio) • KXAS 5 (Fort Worth / Dallas) •
KCEN 6 / KAGS-LD 23 (Temple / Bryan) • KRIS 6 (Corpus Christi) • KTAL 6 (Texarkana) • KGNS 8 (Laredo) • KRBC 9 (Abilene) • KTSM 9 (El Paso) •
KWES 9 / KWAB 4 (Midland / Big Spring) • KTEN 10 (Sherman) • KCBD 11 (Lubbock) • KBMT-DT 12.2 (Beaumont) • KMOL-LP 17 (Victoria) • KVEO 23 (Brownsville) •
KXAN 36 (Austin) • KETK 56 / KETK-LP 53 (Tyler / Jacksonville)See also: ABC, CBS, CW, Fox, ION, MyNetworkTV, NBC, PBS and Other stations in Texas
Corporate Staff: D. Wayne Elmore, CEO, President and Secretary; Timothy M. Lynch, COO; Thomas R. Galloway, Sr., Chairman of the Board and Treasurer
CBS network affiliate: WEVV-TV
CW network affiliates: WBRL-CD · WGMB-DT2
Fox network affiliates: KADN · KMSS-TV · KPEJ · KWKT/KYLE · WEVV-DT2 · WGMB · WNTZ
MyNetworkTV affiliates: KLAF-LP · KWKT/KYLE · WEVV-DT2 · WNTZ
NBC network affiliates: KETK-TV · KTSM-TV · KVEO-TV
See also:White Knight BroadcastingAnnual Revenue: $27.6m · Employees: 345 · Stock Symbol: None, privately held. · Website: http://www.comcorpusa.com/
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