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KCOP-TV

Los Angeles, California United States
ChannelsDigital : 13 ( VHF ) Virtual : 13 ( PSIP )
BrandingMy13
SloganTV for All of Us
Programming
Affiliations11.2 : Fox ( O&O ) 11.3: Light TV 13.1: MyNetworkTV ( O&O ) 13.2: Buzzr 13.3: Movies! 13.4: Heroes & Icons
Ownership
OwnerFox Television Stations , LLC (a subsidiary of Fox Corporation )
Sister stationsKTTV
History
First air dateSeptember 17, 1948 (72 years ago) ( 1948-09-17 )
Former call signsKLAC-TV (1948-1954)
Former channel number(s)Analog:, 13 (VHF, 1948-2009), Digital:, 66 ( UHF , 1998-2009)
Former affiliationsPrimary:, Independent (1948-1995), UPN (1995-2006), Secondary:, DuMont (1950-1955), DT2:, Bounce TV (2011-2015)
Call sign meaningCOP ley Press (former owners)
Technical information
Licensing authorityFCC
Facility ID33742
ERP120 kW
HAAT905 m (2,969 ft)
Transmitter coordinates341329N 118351W / 34.22472N 118.06417W / 34.22472; -118.06417 Coordinates : 341329N 118351W / 34.22472N 118.06417W / 34.22472; -118.06417
Links
Public license informationProfile LMS
Websitewww .foxla .com /my13

KCOP-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 13, is MyNetworkTV own-and-operate television station located in Los Angeles, United States. The station is owned by Fox Television Stations, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation, as part of a duopoly with Fox own-and-operate station KTTV. Two stations share studio facilities at Fox Television Center in West Los Angeles; KCOP's transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson.

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History

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ChannelNameProgramming
13.1KCOP-DT1Main KCOP-TV Programming / MyNetworkTV (HD)
13.2KCOP-DT2Bounce TV
13.3KCOP-DT3Movies! TV Network

On October 27 1993, Chris-Craft and its broadcasting subsidiary, United Television, partnered with Viacom's newly acquired subsidiary Paramount Pictures to form United Paramount Network. KCOP became the Network's Los Angeles station, which debuted on January 16 1995. At the network's launch, KCOP served as UPN's West Coast flagship station. During the late 1990s, station began carrying large amount of younger leaning talk show, reality series, some sitcoms during evening hours, and syndicate cartoons in the morning, well as popular anime Series Sailor Moon. In 2000, Viacom bought Chris-Craft's 50 % ownership interest in UPN; deal effectively stripped KCOP of its status as one of the Network's O & Os in process. On August 12 2000, Chris-Craft sold its UPN Stations to FOX Television Stations subsidiary of News Corporation for 5. 5 billion; deal that was finalized on July 31 2001, creating a duopoly with FOX O & O KTTV. Upon being sold to FOX, FOX Kids weekday block moved to KCOP in mid-afternoons, only for it to be discontinued nationwide in January 2002. Soon after, station ran an hour-long morning cartoon block, but dropped cartoons entirely in September 2006. Channel 13 was the last local television station to air cartoons on weekdays; like other local stations, cartoons were replaced with informercials. In a separate transaction from its purchase of UPN, Viacom purchased KCOP's rival, KCAL-TV, from Young Broadcasting on June 1 2002. Rumors persist that UPN would move to higher-rat KCAL, reverting KCOP to Independent station status. However, Viacom decided to continue operating KCAL as an independent, as FOX renewed affiliation agreements for its UPN-affiliated Stations for four years, keeping the Network's programming on KCOP. With FOX's acquisition of KCOP, station abandoned its longtime-Hollywood studios at 915 North LA Brea Avenue with KCOP's News and technical operations being moved into KTTV's facilities at FOX Television Center in West Los Angeles in 2003. LA Brea Avenue Studio was put up for sale, with FOX electing to keep the facility, remodeling it to house the first two seasons of reality Series Hell's Kitchen. It was eventually abandoned with fixtures in place, and became a haven for squatters who were evicted by police in May 2009. The studio was eventually torn down, and currently the site is now Sprouts store, with a large apartment complex that open November 2015.


Early history

Channel 13 went on air on September 17 1948, as KMTR-TV. Station briefly changed its call letters to KLAC-TV, and adopted moniker Lucky 13. It was co-own with KLAC-AM-FM, which was later co-own with channel 13's current sister station KTTV. Although it was an independent station, it do run some programming from DuMont Television Network. One of KLAC-TV's earlier stars was veteran actress Betty White, who Star in her own sitcom, Life with Elizabeth. Television personality Regis Philbin and actor-director Leonard Nimoy once worked behind the scenes at channel 13, and Oscar Levant had his own Show on the station from 1958 to 1960. In 1954, Copley Press purchased KLAC-TV, and changed its call letters to KCOP. Bing Crosby led group purchase station shortly there after. In 1960, NAFI Corporation, which would later merge with Chris-Craft Boats to become Chris-Craft Industries, bought channel 13. NAFI / Chris-Craft would be channel 13's longest-tenured owner, lasting over 40 years. For most of its first 46 years on air, channel 13 was a typical general-Entertainment independent station. It was usually the third-or fourth-rat independent in Southern California, trading 3 spots with KHJ-TV channel 9, now KCAL-TV. During the 1980s and early 1990s, it was Southern California, home of Star Trek: Next Generation and Baywatch. Station tried airing movies for six nights a week in 1992, but this fared poorly. In 1993, KCOP moved to add more first run syndication productions. Along with Chris-Craft's other stations, KCOP carried Prime Time Entertainment Network block from 1993 to 1995.


From UPN onto MNTV

With Fox's acquisition of KCOP, station abandoned its longtime-Hollywood studios at 915 North La Brea Avenue with KCOP's news and technical operations being moved into KTTV's facilities at Fox Television Center in West Los Angeles in 2003. La Brea Avenue studio was put up for sale, with Fox electing to keep the facility, remodeling it to house the first two seasons of reality series Hell's Kitchen. It was eventually abandoned with fixtures in place, and became a haven for squatters who were evicted by police in May 2009. Studio was eventually torn down, and currently the site is now Sprouts store, with a large apartment complex that open November 2015. On January 24 2006, Warner Bros. Unit of Time Warner and CBS Corporation announced that two companies would shut down UPN and WB and combine the networks' respective programming to create new fifth network call CW. KTLA, which had been the market's WB affiliate since the network's January 1995 launch, become CW's Los Angeles affiliate as part of a 10-year affiliation deal between the new network and KTLA's owner, Tribune Broadcasting.


MyNetworkTV affiliation

On January 24 2006, WB and UPN networks announced that they would merge into a new network called CW Television Network. KTLA, which had been Los Angeles' WB affiliate for the Network's entire run, was announced as CW's Los Angeles station as part of a 10-year affiliation deal between new Network and KTLA's owner, Tribune Broadcasting. CW's affiliation list didn't include any of Fox's UPN stations. However, even without an affiliation deal with Tribune, it is not likely KCOP would have been picked over KTLA. CW officials were on record as preferring the strongest WB and UPN affiliates, and KTLA had led KCOP in ratings dating back to days when they were both still independent. On January 25 2006, day following the announcement of creation of CW Network, Fox dropped all UPN references from its UPN stations' logos and branding, and stopped promoting UPN programming altogether. Accordingly, KCOP changed its branding from UPN 13 to Channel 13, and introduced a new logo featuring just box 13 from the old logo. It also changed its slogan to Get it on 13. On February 22 2006, less than a month after the formation of CW, Fox announced the formation of a new primetime Network called MyNetworkTV, with KCOP and other Fox-own UPN stations as nuclei. UPN continued to broadcast on stations across the country until September 15 2006. While some UPN affiliates who switched to MyNetworkTV aired the final two weeks of UPN programming outside its regular primetime period, Fox-own stations, including KCOP, dropped UPN entirely on August 31 2006. In October 2006, station began identifying itself as MyNetworkTV, Channel 13. The logo changed to a two-column design, with the Network logo on the left side and number 13 on the right. In May 2007, branding changed again, with My13 Los Angeles appearing on-screen in the bottom right-hand corner. Additionally, KCOP may air Fox Network programming should it be preempted by KTTV for breaking news story or any other emergency.

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News operation

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ChannelNameProgramming
13.1KCOP-DT1Main KCOP-TV Programming / MyNetworkTV (HD)
13.2KCOP-DT2Bounce TV
13.3KCOP-DT3Movies! TV Network

For many years, KCOP aired a traditional newscast at 10: 00. Pm. During the 1980s, station carried syndicate Independent Network News, and coupled it with its local 10: 00 program. The station's newscast has generally been the lowest rat evening newscast of seven VHF Television stations in the Los Angeles market. Newscast length has varied from 30 minutes to an hour depending on the station budget. For a brief period of time, during the late 1990s, KCOP tried airing a half-hour newscast at 3: 30PM week later airing it at 7: 30PM weeknights. However, when the station was purchased by FOX and its operations were merged with KTTV, Channel 13's newscast was moved to 11: 00 pm to avoid direct competition with Channel 11, and trim it from an hour in length down to 30 minutes. The station's news production and resources are now also handled by KTTV. Since FOX purchase station, KCOP's late-evening news takes a more unconventional approach than its Network-own competition, KCBS-TV, KNBC, and KABC-TV. To appeal to younger audience, it mainly features its female news anchors in slightly more revealing, trendy clothing. Its news stories also tend to be much shorter in detail, in a faster-paced format. In addition, it has become the first station to emphasize entertainment and trend-setting news as a major part of its format, one idea which has attracted a large young demographic. Nevertheless, Channel 13's newscast continually placed fourth in ratings, as it did when the station was competing at 10 pm against KTTV, KTLA, and KCAL-TV. However, KCOP's news drew substantially higher ratings among young people, especially young Latinos. On April 10 2006, KCOP's newscast was expanded from 30 minutes to a full hour, which made it the only Los Angeles station with a full-hour newscast at 11. Pm. On August 14 2006, newscast was rebranded as my 13 News. With the purchase by FOX, many of KCOP's former staff have since either left the station or been release, Reporter Hal Eisner is one of the remaining staffers who has been with KCOP since the Chris-Craft era, beginning there in the early 1990s. Before that, however, he had worked at KTTV for a time during 1987 and 1988. Today, Eisner also filed reports for KTTV. On December 1 2008, KCOP replaced its 60-minute 11 pm newscast with a 30-minute newscast titled FOX News at 11, anchored by KTTV anchors Christine Devine and Carlos Amezcua, marking the end of KCOP-name and producing newscast.

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External links

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ChannelNameProgramming
13.1KCOP-DT1Main KCOP-TV Programming / MyNetworkTV (HD)
13.2KCOP-DT2Bounce TV
13.3KCOP-DT3Movies! TV Network

KCOP holds television broadcasting rights for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball team. Before that, Channel 13 was the broadcasting home of the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2002 to 2005, NBA's Los Angeles Clippers from 1991 to 1996, and Los Angeles Marathon from 1986 to 2001. From 2005 to 2007, KCOP carry. Louis Rams preseason games produced by now-former sister station KTVI and corporate sibling FSN Midwest. It is considered a throwback of sorts, because back in the 1950s During team's early years in Los Angeles, station broadcast many Rams regular season games before NFL games became more exclusive to major broadcasting networks. However, according to a July 2008 article in Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal, NFL's broadcast committee decided to no longer allow teams to broadcast preseason games beyond even their secondary markets. This was do moreso to protect the league's broadcast partners, including those of KCBS-TV and KTLA, respective local broadcasters of San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders preseason games. The Network will air five Los Angeles Kings games beginning in November 2010. Like many local stations in the earlier years of television, KCOP hosted its own Studio Wrestling show every week for many years During 1970s. Stars such as Freddie Blassie, John Tolos, Rocky Johnson, Andre Giant, and Sheik headline shows, with longtime local announcer Dick Lane behind microphone calling action. In sorts, that tradition continue, as World Wrestling Entertainment has featured many of its shows in recent years on the station, including the return of Smackdown! To KCOP in October 2008 after a two-year absence, according to its current Network affiliation with MyNetworkTV and previous affiliation with now-defunct UPN. In the past, Channel 13 also aired other wrestling programs, including World Class Championship Wrestling and from NWA. Channel 13 also televised live boxing matches, originating from Grand Olympic Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles, on and off from late 1960s until as recently as mid-1990s, with legendary Los Angeles sportscaster Jim Healy calling blow-by-blow action in the early years.

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