KSAO-LD, channel 49, is a low-power digital television station in Sacramento, California, United States, and is an affiliate of the Spanish-language television network Azteca. The station is branded as Azteca 49 Sacramento and is owned by Cocola Broadcasting. KSAO is also available locally on Comcast Xfinity channel 396 and AT&T U-verse channel 4.

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

ChannelVideoAspectPSIP Short NameProgramming[2]
49.1480i16:9AZTECAMain KSAO-LD programming / Azteca
49.24:3RetroTVRetro TV

None of KSAO's subchannels are available on local cable providers, although the national feed of SBN is available on AT&T U-verse, DirecTV and Dish Network.

Former subchannel affiliations

KSAO affiliated with MundoMax when the network launched (as MundoFox) in August 2012. It was also affiliated with Bounce TV on digital subchannel 49.2 until March 2013, when Bounce was switched over to KUVS digital subchannel 19.3 as part of a distribution agreement with Univision Communications, owner of KUVS.[3]

KSAO was affiliated with TheCoolTV on digital subchannel 49.2 until April 2016 when it was dropped and replaced by Retro TV. As part of an affiliation deal with Retro TV's parent company Luken Communications, it also included the addition of Rev'n on digital subchannel 49.5.[4]

A simulcast of former Azteca affiliate KSTV-LP, channel 32, aired on digital subchannel 49.3 until the simulcast was dropped in early 2016. The channel remained silent for a short time until May 11, 2016, when it was affiliated with Buzzr, a broadcast television network airing classic game shows.

Azteca returned to KSAO on its main channel as the primary Sacramento area affiliate when MundoMax ceased operations on November 30, 2016.