KCSO-LD, virtual channel 33 (VHF digital channel 3), is a low-powered Telemundo owned-and-operated television station licensed to Sacramento, California, United States. The station is owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal (itself a subsidiary of Comcast). KCSO-LD's studios are located on Media Place in Sacramento, and its transmitter is located near Walnut Grove. Due to its low-power status, KCSO's programming is simulcast in widescreen standard definition on KSPX-TV digital channel 29.7 (displayed as channel 33.2) to reach the entire market. KCSO also operates translator stations KMUM-CD and KMMW-LD in Sacramento and Stockton.
On cable, KCSO-LD is available locally on Comcast Xfinity channels 25 and 714 in HD, AT&T U-verse channels 25 and 1025 in HD, Consolidated Communications channel 25, Spectrum channels 22 and 790 in HD and Wave Broadband channels 610 and 704 in HD in Placer County and channels 15 and 715 in HD in Yolo County. The station is also available on satellite television providers Dish Network and DirecTV channel 33 throughout the Sacramento market.
The station was founded by country-western performer Chester Smith and his company Sainte Partners II, L.P. and first signed on the air in 1999. It was the last station to be owned by his company. On August 8, 2008, Chester Smith died of heart failure at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, California. He is survived by his previous wife Naomi Smith and three daughters Laura, Lorna and Roxanne and 11 grandchildren. The station continued operating under the Sainte banner until it was sold to Serestar Communications Group in 2013. Sainte folded shortly thereafter.
Serestar agreed to sell KCSO-LD, KMUM-CD, and KMMW-LD to NBCUniversal on November 28, 2018, as part of a $21 million deal. The sale was completed on March 5, 2019.
|TV stations in California|
|Azteca América||UniMás||Telemundo||Univision||Other stations|
|KMSG-LD, Fresno||KBTF-CD/KTFB-CA, Bakersfield||KKEY-LP, Bakersfield||KVER-CD, Indio||KVMM-CD, Santa Barbara||KVMD, Twentynine Palms||KBBV-CD, Bakersfield||KZMM-CD, Fresno|
|KVYE-DT2, El Centro||KEVC-CD, Indio||KUNA-LP, Indio||KVYE, El Centro||KSDX-LD, San Diego||KWHY, Los Angeles|
|XHAS-TDT, Tijuana/San Diego||KKTF-LD, Chico||KION, Monterey||KDTV, San Francisco||KGMC, Clovis|
|KRHT-LD, Redding||KDJT-CD, Monterey||KNVN-DT2, Chico||KBNT-CD, San Diego||KQCA-DT3, Stockton|
|KSBO-CD, San Luis Obispo||KTSB-CD, Santa Maria||KCSO-LD/KMUM-CD/KMMW-LD, Sacramento/Stockton||KUVS, Sacramento||KRCA, Riverside|
|KZKC-LP, Bakersfield||KFTR, Ontario||KTAS, San Luis Obispo||KFTV, Hanford|
|KMCE-LD, Monterey||KDTF-LD, San Diego||KSTS, San Jose||KUCO-LD, Chico|
|KSAO-LD, Sacramento||KAJB, Calipatria||KUAN-LD, Poway||KEUV-LP, Eureka|
|KEMO, San Francisco||KTFF, Porterville||KNSO, Merced||KMEX, Los Angeles|
|KJLA, Ventura||KTFK, Stockton||KVEA, Corona||KPMR, Santa Barbara|
|KFSF, Vallejo||KABE-CD, Bakersfield|
|TV stations in Northern California, including Sacramento, Stockton, and Modesto|
| KCRA 3 (NBC)|
KVIE 6 (PBS)