Fox 26 Houston (KRIV) UHF Digital and Virtual Channel 26 is the Fox-owned television station, located In Houston, Texas United States. The KRIV share studio facilities with KTXH (Channel 20) which is owned by MynetworkTV. Their studio situated on Southwest Freeway in Huston. The transmitter of KRIV located in Fort Bend country near Missouri City. This station broadcast programs under branding Fox News 26 and Fox 26. The previous station name was KVRL which changed into KRIV in May 1978.
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History of Fox 26 Houston
Fox 26 Houston first signed on 15 August 1971 with the name of KVRL as the independent station. It was the third UHF television after KHTV (now KIAH) channel 39 and KVVV-TV channel 16. Its call letters were changed into KDOG in 1975 by Leroy Glover. Jerry Marcus said that station 26 was a dogged station. The former slogan of the channel was Where every dog has his day.
The station presented the entertainment program in the English languages like sitcoms, cartoons and movies and some programs in the Spanish languages like drama series at night and telenovelas. The station studio first located at 3935 Westheimer Road in Houston’s Highland Village.
The station sold to Metromedia inMay 1978 and owner of Metromedia Albert driven changed its call letters to KRIV. Jerry Marcus hired as manager channel 26 operations Under the Metromedia the channel got high-profile syndicated program, and its news section developed in 1983.
Fox 26 Houston was purchased by Rupert Murdoch, an Australian newspaper tycoon in 1986 and five other television stations from Metromedia group, all of which operated then his new television network Fox Broadcasting company.
Fox 26 Houston changed its branding into current branding Fox 26 on 9 October 1986. KRIV run the more syndicated program in the ownership of Fox company. In 1993-1994 Fox has acquired the rights to play the NFC package from CBS. The station moved from Westheimer Road studio to Southwest freeway. It also introduces a new multi-paned rectangle logo similar to 1994 affiliation agreement networks with New world communications. In August 2006 channel 26 website adopted the My Fox website design.
KRIV newscast was rated as fastest growing in Houston and outperformed KPRC’s report in February 2007. Fox 26 was the fourth television station in Houston on 31 January 2009 which broadcast its local news in high definitions. It is the first Fox-owned and Houston station with their morning newscast at 4:00 AM with extra six hours broadcast. The channel presented the Fox 26 news at 4:00AM, 5:00AM, 6:00AM, 7:00AM , 8:00AM and 9:00AM, 12;00PM at noon, 9:00PM. List of other programs is given in the table.
|1||TMZ||At 3:30AM||Entertainment news & celebrity news|
|2||Dish Nation||At 12:30PM||Comedy program|
|3||The Wendy Williams||At 10:00AM||Talk show with Wendy William|
|4||The Real show||At 11:00AM||Talk show about five women experiences|
|5||The Dr. Oz Show||At 1 :00PM||Show related to medical|
|6||Steve Harvey||At 3:00PM||Comedy show|
|7||Judge Judy||At 4:00 PM||Reality court show|
|8||Modern Family||At 6:00PM||American television series|
|9||The Big Bang theory||At 10:00PM||American sitcom|
|10||Crazy Talk||At 11:30 PM||Reality show|
|11||Hollywood today live||At 1:00AM||Entertainment news show|
|12||The closer||Saturday At 12:00PM||American television series|
|13||Wayward pines||Saturday at 7:00PM||AmericanTelevision series|
|14||Family Guy||Sunday at 8:00PM||American sitcom|