KXLA, virtual channel 44 (UHF digital channel 51), is a Iranian Community Network affiliate as a Farsi language serving Los Angeles, California, United States that is licensed to Rancho Palos Verdes. The station is owned by Rancho Palos Verdes Broadcasters, Inc., whose president and majority owner is Ronald Ulloa, who also owns Twentynine Palms-based KVMD (channel 31). KXLA's studios are located on Corinth Avenue in West Los Angeles (near Interstate 405), and its transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson.

Overview

The station first signed on the air in December 2000 as KRPA as an affiliate of America One. The station changed its call letters to KXLA on August 8, 2001 with ethnic programming. The KXLA call letters were previously used by the Pasadena radio station now known as KDIS and in fictional form by the television station featured in the film The China Syndrome. KXLA's transmitter was originally located on Catalina Island at , but in 2004 it was moved to Mount Wilson, where most of the other stations in the Los Angeles market transmit.

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

ChannelVideoAspectPSIP Short NameProgramming[2]
44.1480i4:3KXLA-DTIranian Community Network (Farsi)
44.2H&SH&S (Korean)
44.3SKYLINKSky Link TV Channel 3 (Mandarin)
44.4SKY-CANSky Link TV Channel 2 (Cantonese)
44.5ARRANGArirang TV (Korean/English)
44.6IAVC (Mandarin)
44.7NTDTVNew Tang Dynasty TV (Mandarin)
44.8HTTVHTTV USA (Mandarin)
44.9GETV (Mandarin)
44.10QVC plusQVC plus
44.11QVCQVC Over the Air (Shopping)

Analog-to-digital conversion

KXLA-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 44, 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 51.[3] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 44.