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KSAO-LD, virtual channel 49 (UHF digital channel 14), branded on air as Azteca 49 Sacramento, is a low-powered Azteca América-affiliated television station licensed to Sacramento, California, United States. The station is owned by Cocola Broadcasting. On cable, KSAO is available locally on Comcast Xfinity channel 397, AT&T U-verse channel 4 and Charter Spectrum channel 191.

Satellite provider DirecTV has yet to carry this station as the Sacramento markets Azteca affiliate. It continues to carry KEMO from the SF Bay Area instead.

Technical information[]


The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Subchannels of KSAO-LD
Virtual Channel Physical RF Channel Video Aspect Short Name Programming
49.1 14.3 1080i 16:9 KSAO-HD Main KSAO-LD programming / Azteca America
49.2 14.4 480i ThisTV This TV
49.3 14.6 Buzzr Buzzr
49.4 14.8 NTD New Tang Dynasty Television (NTD)
49.5 14.5 4:3 ShopLC Shop LC
49.6 14.9 16:9 SBN SonLife Broadcasting Network (SBN)
49.8 14.7 4:3 Unichur Religious independent (Universal Church)

Most of KSAO's subchannels are not available on local cable and satellite providers, although the national feeds of Shop LC and SBN are carried by some local providers. In addition, KSAO's main channel is not carried by DirecTV and instead carries Azteca América owned-and-operated KEMO-TV (subchannel 50.2) in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In 2019, KSAO became the third station in the Sacramento television market to affiliate with This TV on digital subchannel 49.2, after having previous subchannel affiliations with KQCA (subchannel 58.2) and KTXL (subchannel 40.3).

Former Subchannels[]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Former Subchannels of KSAO-LD
Virtual Channel Physical RF Channel Video Aspect Short Name Programming
49.1 14.3 720p 16:9 KSAO-LD Main KSAO-LD programming / Azteca America
49.2 14.4 480i ThisTV This TV
49.3 14.6 4:3 Buzzr Buzzr
49.5 14.5 ShopLC Shop LC
49.6 14.9 SBN SonLife Broadcasting Network (SBN)
49.7 14.7 TCN The Country 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.

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. Both channels were dropped in 2018.

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

TV stations in California
Azteca América UniMás Telemundo Univision Other stations
KMSG-LD2, Fresno KBTF-CD/KTFB-CA, Bakersfield KKEY-LP, Bakersfield KVER-CD, Indio KVMM-CD, Santa Barbara KVMD, Twentynine Palms KCBT-LD, Bakersfield KZMM-CD, Fresno
KVYE-DT2, El Centro KEVC-CD, Indio KUNA-LD, Indio KVYE, El Centro KSDX-LD, San Diego KWHY, Los Angeles
XHAS-TDT, Tijuana/San Diego KKTF-LD, Chico KMUV-LD, Monterey KDTV-DT/KDTV-CD, San Francisco/Santa Rosa KGMC, Merced
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-DT/KEZT-CD, Modesto/Sacramento KRCA, Riverside
KBBV-CD, Bakersfield KFTR-DT, Ontario KTAS, San Luis Obispo KFTV-DT, Hanford
KMCE-LD, Monterey KDTF-LD, San Diego KSTS, San Jose KUCO-LD, Chico
KSAO-LD, Sacramento KAJB, Calipatria KUAN-LD, Poway KEUV-LD, Eureka
KEMO, San Francisco KTFF-DT/KTFF-LD, Porterville/Fresno KNSO, Clovis KMEX-DT, Los Angeles
KWHY-DT2, Los Angeles KTFK-DT, Stockton KVEA, Corona KPMR, Santa Barbara
KFSF-DT, Vallejo KABE-CD, Bakersfield
KSMS, Monterey
TV stations in Northern California, including Sacramento, Stockton, and Modesto
KCRA 3 (NBC) |

KVIE 6 (PBS) | KBTV-CD 8 (Ind) | KXTV 10 (ABC) | KOVR 13 (CBS) | KUVS-DT 19 (UNI) | K20JX-D 20 (3ABN) | KEZT-CD 23 (UNI) | KBSV 23 (Ind) | K20JX-D 27 (3ABN) | KSPX 29 (Ion) | KMAX 31 (CW) | KSTV-LP 32 (JTV) | KFKK-LD 32 (DrTV) | KCSO-LD/KMUM-CD/KMMW-LD 33 (TLM) | KACA-LD 34 (Daystar) | K04QR-D 38 (Info) | KTXL 40 (Fox) | KAHC-LD 43 (Stadium) | KRJR-LP 44 (Daystar) | KFMS-LD 47 (Info) | KSAO-LD 49 (AZA) | KMSX-LD 51 (IBN) | KQCA 58 (MNTV) | KTFK-DT 64 (UMas)
Defunct Stations:
KAZV-LP 14 (A1)|KCCC/KVUE 40 (Ind)|KMMK-LP 47 (Tr3́s)

Adjacent locals
KAIL 7 (TCT) | KMPH-CD 17 (Fox)| KFTV-DT 21 (Uni) | KSEE 24 (Fox) | KFSN 30 (ABC) | KGMC 43 (Estrela) | KNSO 51 (TLM) | KFRE 59 (CW)
San Francisco:
KTVU 2 (Fox) | KRON 4 (MNTV) | KGO 7 (ABC) |KNTV 11 (NBC) |KSTS 48 (TMD)
KHSL 12 (CBS) | KCVU 20 (FOX) | KNVN 24 (NBC) | KUCO-LD 27 (Uni)