Doctor Television Channel

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Doctor Television Channel
Launched January 6, 2014 (2014-01-06)
Owned by Doctor Television Channel, Inc. (MSGPR, Inc.)
Picture format 480i SDTV
Slogan Your Source For Healthy Living
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Odessa, Florida, USA
Website drtvchannel.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Available on television stations in some markets via digital subchannels See list of affiliates
Cable
Consult your local cable provider or program listings source for channel availability Availability is at the discretion of the station and provider
National feed available on select U.S. cable systems

Consult your local cable provider or program

listings source for channel availability
Streaming media
DrTV webstream drtvchannel.com/live
Digital Media Receiver Roku

The Doctor Television Channel, known as Doctor TV (stylized as DrTV), is a healthy lifestyle digital television network in the United States. Doctor TV is primarily affiliated with the digital sub-channels (main channel or second) of television stations owned and/or operated by DTV America Corporation, as well as a handful of other station groups, with additional stations adding the channel in the near future. The network’s programming format is somewhat similar to those of ION Life and the Live Well Network.

A sister channel to The Walk TV, the DrTV headquarters are located at 2607 Success Drive in Odessa, Florida.[1]

History

In December 2013, DTV America Corporation announced the network’s launch. The official launch took place on January 6, 2014. DTV America signed an agreement to launch Doctor TV affiliated low-power television stations in 68 markets between December 2013 and July 2016, including 18 within the top 100 markets, with more coming soon after.[2] Currently, DTV America is the largest group of Doctor TV affiliates.[3] Doctor TV signed affiliation deals with stations in 25 other markets. The network was to be dedicated to health care, in which what the channel’s specialty programming will be offering. DTV America is currently the largest group of Doctor TV affiliates.[4]

In early 2014, the network’s first affiliates signed on the air, including stations in Amarillo, Texas; Bowling Green, Kentucky; Jackson, Tennessee; Lubbock, Texas; Fort Myers, Florida; and Fayetteville, Arkansas. Eventually, KGPT-CD in Wichita, Kansas became the first non-DTV America-operated station to sign one of its subchannels with Doctor TV in Fall 2014. Currently, the Sacramento, California media market is the largest by size to have a DrTV affiliate.>[5][6]

In the first quarter of 2015, WCKV-LD in Clarksville, Tennessee, along with KPVM-LP in Pahrump, Nevada, became the newest stations to sign on DrTV-affiliated subchannels.

Programming

Doctor TV offers many healthy-lifestyle programs on their schedule. It is mainly a blend of programming with healthcare information from medical professionals. In addition, the channel offers healthy cooking shows, as well as three fitness program series. They also broadcast “health minutes,” which are one-minute-long spots that give the viewer health advice in a varied topic. Four and a half hours of children’s educational programming is provided on Saturday and Sunday mornings, making a total of 9 hours of FCC-mandated children’s educational programming.[7]

Doctor TV also offers classic public domain movies from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. ET (7 to 9 p.m. CT) on Saturday and Sunday nights, and from 12 Midnight to 2:00 a.m. ET (11 p.m. to 1 a.m. CT). Overnight hours from 2 to 4:30 ET (1:00 to 3:30 a.m. CT), Doctor TV provides programming from The Worship Network under the title “Music for Meditation.”[7]

Former programming

  • Faithful Workouts
  • Just Down the Road

Availability

DrTV Online and Streaming

In addition to its over-the-air affiliates, DrTV can also be viewed worldwide by using their live network stream at their website.[8] In addition, users of the Roku Digital media receiver can also access the network as well, making DrTV available to all users of that device.[9]

Current Doctor TV affiliates

City of License/Area(s) served Station Virtual Channel References/Notes
Arecibo, PR W02CT-D 28.1
Augusta, GA WQEP-LD 25.1 Affiliation pending
Beaumont, TX K19JB-D 19.2
Caguas, PR W20DS-D 28.1
Canovanas, PR W47DX-D 47.1
Canton, Ohio WQDI-LD 20.7
Cataño, PR W19DK-D 19.1
Champaign-Urbana, IL WEEJ-LD 13.1
Clarksville, TN/Fort Campbell WCKV-LD 21.2 [6] Owned by Tennessee Media Group, Inc.
College Station, TX KTJX-LD 41.1
Concord, NH WLEK-LD 22.1 [6]
Crowley/Lafayette, LA K18JF-D 18.1 Affiliation pending
Dover, Delaware WMDE 36.1
Fayetteville, NC WNCB-LD 16.2 [6]
Florence, SC WVEB-LD 40.7
Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands W43DA-D2 43.2
Gainesville, FL WRCZ-LD 35.1 Affiliation pending
WNDS-LD 44.1
WFEF-LD 50.1
Guayama, PR W31DV-D 31.1
Humacao, PR W20DR-D 28.1
Joplin, MO KIAP-LD 38.1
Lafayette, IN WUEA-LD 32.1
Lake Charles, LA K19JB-D 19.2 [6]
Mayaguez, PR W02CU-D 28.1
Mount Vernon, IL WLEH-LD 48.1
Naguabo, PR W39DJ-D 39.1
New Bern-Greenville, NC WAET-LD 36.1
New York, NY WBQM-LD 51.4
Pahrump, NV KPVM-LP 46.4 [6][10][11]
Ponce, PR W02CS-D 28.1
Reedley/Fresno, CA KVBC-LP 13.9 [6]
Rincon, PR W28DV-D 28.1
Rockford, IL WIDN-LD 16.1
Sacramento, CA KFKK-LD 32.1 [6]
Springfield, IL WODK-LD 45.1
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands W47DS-D 47.1
W50EG-D 50.1
Tallahassee, FL WDDM-LD 31.1 [6]
Toa Baja, PR W17DL-D2 17.2
Turlock, CA KBIS-LD 38.1 Affiliation pending
Vieques, PR W34DY-D2 34.2
Wausau, WI WWEA-LD 21.1
Yauco, PR W36EP-D 36.1

Former affiliates

City of License/Area(s) served Station Virtual Channel References/Notes
Amarillo, Texas KLKW-LD2 22.2 Replaced by Buzzr on December 8, 2015
Bowling Green, KY WCZU-LD2 39.2 Replaced by Buzzr on December 8, 2015
Boise, Id. KFLL-LD 25.1 Replaced by Bounce TV
Carolina, PR WVDO-LD 1.1 Replaced by Encanto TV on 10.1
Cleveland (GA) (Atlanta, GA) WDWW-LP 28.1 Replaced by The Country Network in 2016
Des Moines, IA-Fort Dodge, IA KAJR-LD 36.1 Replaced by Revenue Frontier in 2016
Enid, OK KUOC-LD 48.1 [6] Relocated to Tulsa, and DrTV replaced by Buzzr in 2016
Fayetteville, Ark. KAJL-LD 16.2 Replaced by Grit in late 2015
Fort Myers-Naples, Fla. WGPS-LP 22.2 Replaced by GetTV in December 2015
Hot Springs-Little Rock, Ark. KQPS-LD 14.3 [6] Replaced by Escape in 2016
Jackson, TN WYJJ-LD [12] 27.3 Replaced by GetTV in January 2017.
Lubbock, Texas KNKC-LD2 29.2 Replaced by GetTV in December 2015
Minneapolis, MN KJNK-LD 25.2 replaced by Sonlife Broadcasting Network in late 2015
KMBD-LD2 43.2 KMBD-LD2 went dark, and main channel became a Laff affiliate in December 2015
Montgomery, AL WDSF-LD 19.1 Replaced by AMGTV in 2016 [12]
16.2 Replaced by Buzzr in December 2015; DrTV was still seen on 16.1 outside of MyNetworkTV programming until late 2016
Nashville, TN (White House, TN) WKUW-LD 40.1 Affiliated November 23, 2015; replaced by Buzzr on December 8, 2015
Ocala-Gainesville, Fla. WFEF-LD 50.1 Replaced by Comet and relocated to Jacksonville, Florida in 2016
Paragould, AR/Memphis, TN KPMF-LD 26.1 Primary affiliation outside MyNetworkTV programming; replaced by AMGTV in late 2016
Pittsburg, KS-Joplin, MO KPJO-LP 49.2 Replaced by GetTV in December 2015
Tyler, Texas KDKJ-LD3 27.3 Replaced by GetTV on December 8, 2015
Wichita, KS KGPT-CD 26.6 Replaced by Rev'n in May 2015
Wilmington, NC WADA-LD 18.2 Replaced by Sonlife Broadcasting Network

References

  1. ^ DrTV Children’s Programming Report - First Quarter of 2015 (XLS document)
  2. ^ Press Release (December 20, 2013). “DTV America to launch 68 DrTV Affiliates”. DTV America Corporation. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  3. ^ DrTV Channel
  4. ^ DrTV Launch - DRTV ChannelDRTV Channel
  5. ^ Digital TV Market Listing for KJNK-LD
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k DrTV query @ RabbitEars.info
  7. ^ a b DrTV Program Schedule for April 2015
  8. ^ DrTV Live- DRTV ChannelDRTVChannel
  9. ^ DrTV + Roku - DRTV ChannelDRTVChannel
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-19. Retrieved 2015-04-14. 
  11. ^ KPVM-LD PAHRUMP, NV - Query @ RabbitEars.Info
  12. ^ a b Press Release (December 20, 2013). “DTV America Launches New My Net TV Stations” DTV America Corporation. Retrieved February 17, 2015.

External links

  • Doctor TV - Official Website
  • DRTV Channel on Facebook
  • DTV America - largest group of DrTV affiliates
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