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During the 1970s, KTLA was uplinked to satellite and became one of the nation's first superstations; the station was eventually carried on cable providers across much of the United States located west of the Mississippi River.
KTLA sought a different programming strategy from its competitors during the late 1960s and 1970s, emphasizing syndicated reruns of off-network hour long dramas with a heavy emphasis on western-themed programs such as The Gene Autry Show, Bonanza, The Big Valley, first-run talk shows, movies and sports programming.
KTLA was originally affiliated with the Du Mont Television Network, of which Paramount held a minority stake; it disaffiliated from the network in 1948 and converted into an independent station.
Despite this, the FCC still considered Paramount as controlling manager of Du Mont due to the strength of the company's voting stock and their influence in managing the network.
The station was licensed by the Federal Communications Commission in 1939 as experimental station W6XYZ, broadcasting on VHF channel 4; it did not sign on the air until September 1942.
The station was originally owned by Paramount Pictures subsidiary Television Productions, Inc., and was based at the Paramount Studios lot.
The service never gelled into a true television network, but during KTLA's early years, the station produced over a dozen series that were syndicated in much of the U.
S., including Armchair Detective, and Time for Beany.
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