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Chico, California
BrandingAntenna TV 17.1
ChannelsAnalog: 17 (UHF)
(to move to 3 (VHF))
AffiliationsAntenna TV (2014–present)
OwnerSinclair Broadcast Group
(Sinclair-California Licensee, LLC)
FoundedJuly 26, 2002
First air date2006; 13 years ago (2006)
Sister station(s)KRCR-TV, KRVU-LD, KUCO-LD
Former callsignsK17HF (2005)
K27HD (2002–2005)
Former affiliationsTelemundo (2006–2014)
Transmitter power40 kW
Facility ID125422
Transmitter coordinates39°57′49″N 121°42′38″W / 39.96361°N 121.71056°W / 39.96361; -121.71056
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile

KXVU-LP is a low-power television station in Chico, California, broadcasting locally on channel 17 as an affiliate of the Antenna TV network. The station is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, owners of KRCR-TV in Redding, KRVU-LD and KUCO-LD in Chico and KECA-LD in Eureka.


The station commenced broadcasting in 2006. It was founded by Chester Smith of Sainte Partners II, L.P., joining sister station KUCO-LD (their Univision affiliate) as the only two Spanish-language stations in the North Valley until they also founded KKTF-LD (the UniMás affiliate). After the sale of Sainte's assets to Bonten Media Group (owners of ABC affiliates KRCR-TV in Redding and KAEF-TV in Eureka) in 2014, the new owners sold the rights of Telemundo to K4 Media Holdings and moved the station from KXVU to KNVN-DT2 channel 24.2, which is now owned by Heartland Media.

On April 21, 2017, Sinclair announced its intent to purchase the Bonten stations for $240 million.[1] The sale was completed September 1.[2]


  1. ^ "Sinclair Buying Bonten Stations For $240M". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  2. ^ Consummation Notice, CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, Retrieved 6 September, 2017.

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