Doctor Television Channel
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|Doctor Television Channel|
|Launched||January 6, 2014|
|Owned by||Doctor Television Channel, Inc.|
|Picture format||480i SDTV|
|Slogan||Your Source For Healthy Living|
|Headquarters||Odessa, Florida, USA|
|Available on television stations in some markets via digital subchannels||See list of affiliates|
|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|
|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.
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. Currently, DTV America is the largest group of Doctor TV affiliates. 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.
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.>
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.
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.”
- Faithful Workouts
- Just Down the Road
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. 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.
Current Doctor TV 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|
|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|
|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-LD2||16.2||Replaced by Buzzr in December 2015; DrTV is still seen on 16.1 outside of MyNetworkTV programming|
|Nashville, TN (White House, TN)||WKUW-LD||40.1||Affiliated November 23, 2015; replaced by Buzzr on December 8, 2015|
|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|
- DrTV Children’s Programming Report - First Quarter of 2015 (XLS document)
- Press Release (December 20, 2013). “DTV America to launch 68 DrTV Affiliates”. DTV America Corporation. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
- DrTV Channel << DTV America
- DrTV Launch - DRTV ChannelDRTV Channel
- Digital TV Market Listing for KJNK-LD
- DrTV query @ RabbitEars.info
- DrTV Program Schedule for April 2015
- DrTV Live- DRTV ChannelDRTVChannel
- DrTV + Roku - DRTV ChannelDRTVChannel
- Press Release (December 20, 2013). “DTV America Launches New My Net TV Stations” DTV America Corporation. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
- KNKC 29 Profile @ DTVAmerica.com
- KPVM-LD PAHRUMP, NV - Query @ RabbitEars.Info