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Dallas, Texas
United States
ChannelsDigital: 44 (UHF)
  • 44.1 SWAGAT TV
  • 44.2 KBS America-DFW
  • 44.3 JCBS-DFW TV
  • 44.4 SAB TV
  • 44.5 DIYA TV
  • 44.6 MBC-DFW TV
Affiliations(See subchannels)
OwnerDV Broadcasting
FoundedFebruary 15, 1996
Former callsigns
  • K19BW (1996-1999)
  • K44FO (1999-2001)
  • KLEG-LP (2001-2011)
  • KLEG-LD (2011-2013)
Former channel number(s)19 (1996-1999)
Former affiliations
Transmitter power15 kW

KLEG-CD is class A low-power television station that is licensed in Dallas, Texas. KLEG-CD is owned and operated by DV Broadcasting. It was seen on Time Warner Cable on Channel 21 (now taken over by KAZD) in the Dallas area and Charter Cable on channel 20 in the Fort Worth area, in addition to its low-power signal, as well as DirecTV and Dish Network both on channel 44. It was added to Verizon Fios on channel 24 in early March, 2008 as well as on AT&T U-verse on channel 26.


This station was first established in 1996 as K19BW on channel 19 (branded on-air as Canal 19) with a Spanish general entertainment format, consisting of cartoons, classic programs, movies, and sports. Then on February 1999, the station was airing news from CBS Telenoticias. The network's news programming was relegated to overnight hours where the station would usually sign off-the-air and slots where infomercials would run, thus making it a 24-hour TV station, instead of the daily 8AM-12AM programming operations. By September 1999, K19BW was moved to channel 44 to make way for KTVT's Digital signal, then the station was rebranded K44FO. By September 2000, K44FO dropped the CBS Telenoticias affiliate upon the network's transition to Telemundo Internacional and became a flagship station of Luis de la Garza's TeleAmerica Spanish Network with a few original programs such as Foro 44. By March 15, 2001, the station was once again rebranded to KLEG-LP. Despite picking up the Mas Musica network temporarily, it has remained an affiliate of TeleAmerica.

In 2006, Una Vez Más Holdings, LLC acquired this station as KODF-LP's repeater for Azteca América, thus any and all TeleAmerica programming was elilminated. This arrangement continued on until KODF's analog shut-off on June 25, 2009, where KLEG continued to carry Azteca América programming. Una Vez Más has since acquired KLDT, becoming KAZD, with that station becoming an Azteca América affiliate. As a result, Azteca América programming was dropped from KLEG-LP on January 25, 2011. Una Vez Mas has returned this station to its original owner and it has gone dark for six months.

There were rumors that KLEG-LP would become the LATV affiliate for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro (previously shown on KDAF Channel 33.2). However, as of 2011, KAZD has acquired that affiliation as well on channel 55.4. The station returned to the air in July 2011 multiplexed with Spanish language VMAS on 44.1, Indian comedy channel SAB on 44.2, an audio-only station playing south Asian music on 44.3 and a test pattern on 44.4. On August 10, 2011, the station's call sign was changed to KLEG-LD, and again on April 23, 2013, to KLEG-CD.

The station is now is committed to serving the growing multicultural viewers living in the DFW metro area, with South Asian and East Asian programming, most of which has English subtitles.

Digital programming

Channel Video Aspect Programming
44.1 480i 4:3 Swagat TV - Hindi Entertainment
44.2 KBS World - Korean Broadcasting System in DFW
44.3 JCBS - Jesus Christ Broadcasting System in DFW
44.4 MBC DFW - MoonHway Broadcasting Company in DFW
44.5 DIYA TV - Indian American Programming
44.6 SAB TV - Hindi Family Entertainment from Sony TV

Analog-to-digital conversion

KLEG-CD switched to digital as of December 2010 serving the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

External links

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