|VHF 10, Cable 10, Digital 61|
Sacramento, CA 95818-2041
A local television station, and an affiliate of the ABC network. During the NBA (basketball) regular season, this station is the home to many Sacramento Kings games.
The station has a distinctive HDTV broadcast tower attached to it, visible from both I-5 and I 80 when coming into town. It has a color-coded set of Light-emitting diode's at the top installed by LED Effects. Different colors represent different weather forecast conditions. The key is on their website, and duplicated here:
KXTV shares a transmission tower with KOVR, the area's CBS affiliate. The KXTV-KOVR Transmission Tower is the tallest structure built in California, and the fourth largest in the world. Another transmission tower for KXTV, located elsewhere, also shares transmission space with KOVR and KCRA 3.
The tower where KXTV transmits its signal from is shared with rival television station KOVR. The tower is considered the tallest television tower in the world. KXTV receives its call letters with "X" being the Roman Numeral for "ten".
When KXTV launched in 1955, it was originally KBET. Four years later, it changed its call letters. In 2000, it discontinued the name "KXTV 10" and became "News10".
After KMAX-TV lost the contract to air Sacramento Kings games (due to a dispute with owners over advertisements), KXTV picked up the games. They continue on KXTV today.
In 2006, KCRA meteorologist Patty Souza left the Sacramento NBC affiliate for KXTV. News10 capitalized on her arrival through television promos and through KXTV's website. Souza is currently News10's Chief Meteorologist.
The station is owned by Gannett, the same corporation that owns the USA Today newspaper.