Colorado has two of the top one hundred television markets in the United States, in Denver at number 18 and Colorado Springs-Pueblo at number 91. Television began in Colorado with KFEL-TV broadcasting on July 18, 1952. Colorado’s primetime TV viewership now numbers over four million people.
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Colorado was part of television history when it took part in one the very first satellite broadcasts ever to be conducted. The Telstar communications satellite was used to connect former President Eisenhower in Denver, Colorado, with luminaries in London, Belgium, and West Germany, as well as Walter Cronkite in New York. This “Town Meeting of the World” was presented by CBS News across the country.
Television history was again made in Colorado when KMGH-TV began broadcasting a fully automated news program. It was the first major market TV station anywhere to do so. This automation allowed one person to operate a computer program to control the video, audio, and animation of the broadcast, where previously seven people had been required to do so.
Today, television stations broadcast from eight different areas in Colorado to serve the residents of the Centennial State with high quality programming. High-power stations operate in both English and Spanish, and provide content from both major networks and smaller ones, as well as independent and locally produced programming.
Current Television Networks
Denver, Colorado, has affiliates from all the major networks broadcasting, including KCNC-TV (CBS), KMGH-TV (ABC), KUSA (NBC), and KDVR (Fox). Other networks represented include MyNetwokTV (KTVD), the Trinity Broadcasting Network (KPJR-TV), and ION Television (KPXC-TV). Spanish stations KTFD-DT (TeleFutura), KCEC (Univision), and KDEN-TV (Telemundo) are present in Denver as well. Independent station KCDO-TV also broadcasts in the Denver area. KCDO-TV focuses on providing locally-produces programming. One of its offerings is Consumer News Television, which highlights local businesses in the Denver area.
The Colorado Springs-Pueblo market has affiliates of major networks NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox all broadcasting there, as well as PBS and Univision. Grand Junction also features every major network, plus PBS. The remaining markets that have high-power television stations broadcasting to them are Durango, Fort Collins, Glenwood Springs, Montrose, and Steamboat Springs. These stations are home to major network broadcasts, as well as PBS and Telemundo.
Current Cable and Satellite Providers
Comcast is Colorado’s largest cable provider, at over 800,000 customers. Other companies offering cable TV to Colorado residents include Optimum, Rocky Mountain Cable, and US Cable.
Satellite TV is also available from the major national providers in Colorado. Dish Network, the second-largest satellite provider, is headquartered in Douglas County, Colorado. DirecTV is also a major service provider.
College and Campus Television
Various educational institutions in the state of Colorado work to offer television programming to students and to residents in the surrounding areas. Colorado State University operates CSUTV, which goes through cable to students at the university as well as other households in the Fort Collins, Colorado area. Its programming includes original content from Colorado State University, as well as programs from Campus TV and the Research Channel.
DTV Channel Lists are available for the following cities in Colorado.
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Aurora, Colorado (CO)
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