The History of FOX — KTVU Channel 2
StarTime has been working with FOX KTVU Channel 2 to expand the channels of the company. StarTime was featured on Fox with celebrities Antoine Bethea and Eric Reid who talked about StarTime. We wanted to give our fans a little information and history about Fox KTVU.
KTVU Channel 2 is a Fox owned and operated television station licensed to Oakland, California. KTVU is owned by the Fox Television Stations and operates a duopoly with independent stations KICU-TV. These two stations share a facility at Jack London Square in Oakland. KTVU Channel two first signed on air as an independent station on March 3, 1958. The station was originally owned by San Francisco-Oakland Television, a group of local investors led by a pair of Former Don Lee Network and KFRC radio executives, William D. Pabst and Ward D. Ingrim. In July 1963 KTVU was sold to Miami Valley Broadcasting Company for $12.3 million, this partnership lasted 51 years.
In 1896 KTVU became a charter affiliate of Fox television network, when it started programming the debut of a late night talk show, The Late Show. Throughout its affiliation with Fox under Cox Enterprises ownership the station continued to brand itself as “Channel 2”. KTVU has generally aired the entire Fox program line up. Currently KTVU broadcasts 60 hours of locally produced newscasts each week, being the highest newscast output of any television station in the San Francisco Bay Area.
StarTime hopes to keep working its relationship with Fox in the near future for some exciting updates for the app. Stay Tuned! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest news and updates.