DTV America

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DTV America Corporation
Private
IndustryBroadcast television
HeadquartersSunrise, Florida
Area served
United States
(Nationwide, although not in all markets)
Key people
John Kyle II (President & CEO) [1]
ServicesDigital terrestrial TV stations
(primarily low-power)
Subsidiaries
  • Regal Media, LLC
    King Forward, Inc.
    Woods Reality, LLC
Websitewww.dtvamerica.com Edit this on Wikidata

DTV America Corporation is an owner of low-power television stations in the United States.

Majority owned by telecommunications conglomerate HC2 Holdings, DTV America stations have no local operations, and the company relies almost entirely upon the 24-hour feeds of digital subchannel networks for content. DTV America stations typically carry a large number of digital subchannels not carried by any full-power broadcaster in each respective market. Its stations are mostly in small media markets and rural areas on the fringes of another market but too far away to be served by the major network affiliates.

As of 2015, the chief executive officer is John Kyle II.

History[edit]

In the early 2010s, DTV America secured programming agreements with several networks. Several of DTV America's stations carry Doctor TV, a network for which DTV America provides its largest affiliate base. MyNetworkTV is also being offered by several DTV America-owned stations as secondary affiliations with programming with another network surrounding MyNetworkTV's primetime programming; it is the only non-full-time network DTV America offers. (None of the five major U.S. broadcast networks have affiliated with any DTV America station.) Other networks on each station vary by station and market, depending on which ones have not been claimed by another station. A number of the stations carry Spanish language networks; these stations typically have more local presence and marketing.

Advertising revenue is provided through a partnership with direct response marketing firm Revenue Frontier, which carries its barter/revenue sharing infomercials on DTV America stations.

In December 2014, DTV America gained rights to launch MundoFox (now discontinued) affiliates in select markets.

In 2015, DTV America and Raycom Sports reached an agreement for three of DTV America-owned or operated Antenna TV/MyNetworkTV dual affiliates to broadcast Atlantic Coast Conference football and men's basketball games under the ACC Network label. They were WCZU-LD/Bowling Green, Kentucky, WYJJ-LD in Jackson, Tennessee, and KPJO-LP in Joplin, Missouri.

In July 2017, DTV America announced that over 50% of the company would be acquired by HC2 Holdings. HC2 is a diversified holding company.[2]

Stations[edit]

DTV America owns and operates these television stations below. Some of them may not be in operation yet.[3] The station's city of license, if different from the DMA's principal city is listed in parentheses.

Mainland United States[edit]

DMA / City of License Station RF / PSIP Short Name Affiliation Notes
Agoura Hills, CA (Los Angeles, CA) KVTU-LP 3.1 Independent
Amarillo, TX KAUO-LD 15.1
15.2
15.3
15.4
15.5
15.6
The Country Network
GetTV (DT2)
Tuff TV (DT3)
Justice Network (DT4)
QVC (DT5)
QVC2 (DT6)
Quest (DT7)
Purchased from Excellence in Christian Broadcasting in 2016
KLKW-LD 22.1 / 43.1
22.2 / 43.2
22.3 / 43.3
estrellaTV
Azteca America (DT2)
Sonlife Broadcasting Network (SBN) (DT3)
Buzzr (DT4)
Shop LC (DT5)
JTV (DT6)
Augusta, GA WCZC-LD 20.1 Silent future station
WDRF-LD 21.1 Silent future station
WQEP-LD 25.1 DrTV
WDYH-LD 27.1 Silent future station
WJEA-LD 28.1
28.3
Laff
Escape (DT3)
Beaumont, TX KBMN-LD 40.1
40.2
GetTV
Sonlife Broadcasting Network (SBN) (DT2)
Boise, ID KFLL-LD 25.1 Silent future station
Boston, MA (Concord, NH) WLEK-LD 22.1 DrTV
Bowling Green, KY WCZU-LD 39.1
39.2
39.3
39.4
39.5
39.6
MyNetworkTV/Antenna TV
Buzzr (DT2)
Bounce TV (DT3)
Sonlife Broadcasting Network (SBN) (DT4)
Grit (DT5)
Escape (DT6)
WKUT-LD 32.1 / 25.1 Silent Former TBN O&O translator purchased from Budd Broadcasting; future station
Canton, OH (Cleveland, OH) WQDI-LD 20.1
20.2
20.3
20.4
20.5
20.6
20.7
estrellaTV
AccuWeather (DT2)
Comet (DT3)
American Sports Network (DT4)
OnTV4U (DT5)
QVC2 (DT6)
DrTV (DT7)
WUEK-LD 26.1 Silent future station
KONV-LD 28.1 Silent future station
WEKA-LD 41.1
41.2
41.3
41.4
41.5
41.6
41.7
Newsmax TV
Sonlife Broadcasting Network (SBN) (DT2)
Buzzr (DT3)
Shop LC (DT4)
QVC (DT5)
The Country Network (DT6)
Tuff TV (DT7)
Cedar Rapids, IA KBBA-LD 14.1 Silent
KMIK-LD 21.1 Silent future station
Champaign/Urbana, IL (Jacksonville, IL) WEEJ-LD 13.1 DrTV
WFDE-LD 41.1 Infomercials
Charleston, SC WCYD-LD 16.1 Infomercials
WBSE-LP 20.1 Silent
Charlotte, NC (Florence, SC) WVEB-LD 40.1 DrTV
Cleveland, GA (Atlanta, GA) WDWW-LD 28.1
28.2
28.3
28.4
28.5
28.6
28.7
The Country Network
Infomercials (DT2)
Stadium (DT3)
Shop LC (DT4)
QVC (DT5)
QVC2 (DT6)
Tuff TV (DT7)
Crozet, VA WUDW-LD 15.1 Silent
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX KPFW-LD 18.1 Religious Pending purchase from Iglesia JEMIR
Davenport, IA WUEB-LD 23.1 DrTV
Detroit, MI WUDL-LD 19.1
19.2
19.3
19.4
19.5
The Country Network
Sonlife Broadcasting Network (SBN) (DT2)
Shop LC (DT3)
Newsmax TV (DT4)
QVC (DT5)
Purchased from King Forward, Inc. in Fall 2015
Des Moines, IA (Fort Dodge, IA) KAJR-LD 36.1 DrTV
KCYM-LD 45.1 Sonlife Broadcasting Network (SBN)
Enid, OK KZMB-LD 35.1 / 36.1 Silent future station
Evansville, IN WELW-LD 14.1 Silent future station
WEIN-LD 40.1
40.2
Laff
Escape (DT2)
Fayetteville, AR KAJL-LD 16.1
16.2
16.3
16.4
Stadium
Sonlife Broadcasting Network (DT2)
GetTV (DT3)
Buzzr (DT4) (DT3)
Quest (DT5) (DT3)
QVC2 (DT6) (DT3)
Movies! (DT7)
Fort Myers-Naples, FL WGPS-LP 22.1
22.2
estrellaTV
DrTV (DT2)
Flagship station of DrTV because WGPS is the closest television station to DrTV's headquarters
Fort Smith, AR KFLU-LD 16.1 / 20.1
16.2 / 20.2
16.3 / 20.3
16.4 / 20.4
Bounce TV
Grit (DT3)
Escape (DT3)
Laff (DT4)
Fort Wayne, IN WCUH-LD 16.1 Silent
WEDX-LD 29.1
29.2
29.3
Grit
Escape (DT2)
Laff (DT3)
WODP-LD 49.1 Religious
Gainesville, FL (Ocala, FL) WRCZ-LD 35.1 DrTV Purchase pending
WNDS-LD 44.1
WFEF-LD 50.1
Greenville-New Bern, NC WAET-LD 36.1 DrTV
WPDU-LD 45.1
45.2
45.3
45.4
Grit
Escape (DT2)
Laff (DT4)
Huntington-Charleston, WV WOCW-LP 21.1 Silent Purchased from Gray Television in 2015
Indianapolis, IN
(Terre Haute, IN)
WUDZ-LD 28.1
28.2
28.3
28.4
28.5
28.6
28.7
Buzzr
H&I (DT2)
Sonlife Broadcasting Network (SBN) (DT3)
Shop LC (DT4)
QVC (DT5)
QVC2 (DT6)
Movies! (DT7)
Relocated from Terre Haute to Indianapolis in May 2016
Indianapolis, IN
(Wolcott, IN)
WSDI-LD 30.1
30.2
30.3
30.4
30.5
30.6
30.7
Quest
Decades (DT2)
Tuff TV (DT3)
RevFrontier (DT4)
RevFrontier (DT5)
Stadium (DT6)
Jewelry TV (DT7)
Jackson, TN WPED-LD 19.1 Silent future station
WYJJ-LD 27.1
27.2
27.3
27.4
Antenna TV/MyNetworkTV
Bounce TV (DT2)
DrTV (DT3)
Sonlife Broadcasting Network (SBN) (DT4)
WHJK-LD 20.1
20.2
Escape
Laff (DT2)
WQEH-LD 50.1 Silent future station
Jacksonville, IL WEEJ-LD 13.1 Silent future station
WODH-LD 17.1 DrTV
Jacksonville, NC WPDL-LD 30.1 Silent future station
Jonesboro, AR K30MF-D 30.1 Silent Possibly a future MyNetworkTV/Antenna TV dual affiliate[4]
Joplin, MO KFKY-LD 20.1 Silent future station
KIAP-LD 38.1 DrTV
KCNH-LD 47.1 Silent future station
Kansas City, MO-KS KAJF-LD 21.1
21.2
21.3
21.4
21.5
The Country Network
GetTV (DT2)
Sonlife Broadcasting Network (SBN) (DT3)
Shop LC (DT4)
QVC (DT5)
Evine (DT6)
La Crosse, WI (Eau Claire, WI) K20DU-D 20.1 Silent future station
La Salle-Chicago, IL WSPY-LD 31.1 DrTV
Lafayette, LA K18JF-D 20.1 Silent 20.1 Cozi TV
20.2 Buzzr
20.3 Escape
20.4 Bounce TV
20.5 Comet TV
20.6 Charge!
20.7 Decades
20.8 Movies!.
future station with Expected launch in 2018
Lafayette, IN WUEA-LD 32.1 / 23.1 DrTV
Little Rock, AR (Hot Springs, AR) KQPS-LD 14.1
14.2
Telemundo
DrTV (DT2)
Lubbock, TX KNKC-LD 29.1
29.2
29.3
estrellaTV
GetTV (DT2)
Sonlife Broadcasting Network (SBN) (DT3)
Lumberton, NC WHEH-LD 41.1 Silent future station
Macon, GA WDYI-LD 17.1 Silent future station
WUEO-LD 49.1
Memphis, TN (Jackson, TN) WPED-LD 19.1 Silent future station
Midland, MI WIEK-LD 23.1 / 23.2 Silent future station
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN KWJM-LD 20.1 Silent future station
Montgomery, AL WIDB-LD 15.1 Silent future station
WDSF-LD 19.1
19.2
19.3
19.4
19.5
19.6
MyNetworkTV/Quest
Buzzr (DT2)
GetTV (DT3)
Shop LC (DT4)
Newsmax TV (DT5)
QVC2 (DT6)
Decades (DT7)
Mount Vernon, IL W42EM-D 42.1 Silent purchase pending
WLEH-LD 48.1
Myrtle Beach, SC WLDW-LD 9.1 Silent Operated by DTV America, but licensed to MIK, LLC
Nashville, TN WCTZ-LD 35.1 Silent
Nashville, TN (White House, TN) WKUW-LD 40.1
40.2
40.3
Buzzr
Shop LC (DT2)
Escape (DT3)
Quest (DT4)
QVC2 (DT5)
QVC (DT6)
Decades (DT7)
Former TBN O&O translator purchased from Budd Broadcasting
New Bern, NC (Greenville, NC) WAET-LD 36.1 DrTV
New Orleans, LA (Lumberton, MS) WQDT-LD 34.1
34.2
34.3
34.4
34.5
34.6
34.7
Buzzr
GetTV (DT2)
Sonlife Broadcasting Network (SBN) (DT3)
American Sports Network (DT4)
Shop LC (DT5)
QVC (DT6)
QVC2 (DT7)
Launched November 30, 2016
Olean, NY WVTT-CD 25.1
25.2
25.3
This TV
Decades
Movies!
Acquired from Woodland Communications in 2018. WVTT license held by HC2 Holdings; translator WWHC-LP (channel 20, also licensed to Olean) held by DTV America
Omaha, NE (Lincoln, NE) WNWE-LD 14.1 Silent
KJII-LD 19.1
KIJK-LD 24.1
KQMK-LD 25.1 Silent
KBLI-LD 31.1 DrTV
KAJS-LD 33.1
33.2
Silent
Bounce TV (DT2)
KQLD-LD 34.1 Silent
Ottumwa, IA KGLU-LD 17.1 Silent future station
Peoria, IL WDLF-LD 14.1 DrTV
WKMH-LD 16.1 Silent
Pittsburg, KS-Joplin, MO KPJO-LP 49.1
49.2
49.3
Antenna TV/MyNetworkTV
GetTV (DT2)
Sonlife Broadcasting Network (SBN) (DT3)
Buzzr (DT4)
Rochester, MN KILW-LD 27.1 Silent future station
Rockford, IL WIDN-LD 16.1 DrTV
WUEB-LD 23.1 Silent future station
Sacramento, CA KFKK-LD 32.1 DrTV
Sacramento, CA (Keyes, CA) KFMS-LD 47.1
47.2
47.3
47.4
47.5
47.6
47.7
Infomercials
Festiva TV (DT2)
Infomercials (DT3)
Infomercials (DT4)
Infomercials (DT5)
Newsmax TV (DT6)
AccuWeather (DT7)
Sacramento, CA (Modesto, CA) KFKK-LD 32.1 DrTV
Salt Lake City, UT KBTU-LD 23.1
23.2
23.3
Altavisíon
Sonlife Broadcasting Network (SBN) (DT2)
Buzzr (DT3)
Purchased from Adelante Media of Utah License LLC in 2015
San Antonio, TX KOBS-LD 19.1
19.2
Iglesia JEMIR
Vida Vision (DT2)
KSSJ-LD 47.1 Silent future station
Santa Fe, NM KWPL-LD 45.1 Silent future station
Savannah, GA WDID-LD 26.1 Infomercials
Sioux City, IA KEJK-LD 16.1 Silent future station
Springfield, IL WBDI-LD 15.1 Silent Purchase pending
WCQA-LD 16.1 future station
WODK-LD 45.1 DrTV
Tallahassee, FL WDDM-LD 33.1 DrTV
Texarkana, AR KLIA-LD 32.1 Infomercials
Topeka, KS KCMN-LD 42.1
42.2
42.3
42.4
42.5
42.6
42.7
Decades
H&I (DT2)
AMGTV (DT3)
Stadium (DT4)
Quest (DT5)
QVC2 (DT6)
Tuff TV (DT7)
KQML-LD 46.1 Sonlife Broadcasting Network (SBN)
Turlock, CA KBIS-LD 38.1 Silent future station
Tyler, TX KDKJ-LD 27.1
27.2
27.3
27.4
estrellaTV
Azteca (DT2)
GetTV (DT3)
The Country Network (DT4)
KPKN-LD 33.1
33.2
33.3
33.4
33.5
33.6
Buzzr
Laff (DT2)
Escape (DT3)
Shop LC (DT4)
QVC (DT5)
QVC2 (DT6)
Wausau, WI WODR-LD 19.1 Silent future station
(also serves Green Bay, WI)
WWEA-LD 21.1
WEHG-LD 29.1
WEKK-LD 47.1
West Palm Beach, FL (Wabasso, FL) WXOD-LD 33.1
33.2
33.3
Buzzr
GetTV (DT2)
Escape (DT3)

DTV America-operated stations under other licensees[edit]

DTV America also operates these stations with different owners or licensees via local marketing/outsourcing agreements.[3]

DMA / City of License Station RF / PSIP Short Name Affiliation Licensee Notes
Los Angeles, CA KHIZ-LD 2.1 / 39.1
2.2 / 39.2
2.3 / 39.3
2.4 / 39.4
2.5 / 39.5
2.6 / 39.6
2.7 / 39.7
Escape
Laff (DT2)
Grit (DT3)
Stadium (DT4)
Shop LC (DT5)
QVC2 (DT6)
Altavisíon (DT7)
Jeff Chang
Lubbock, Texas KDKW-LD 21.1 Revenue Frontier (Infomercials) J.B. Salazar
Wichita, KS KFVT-LD 40.1 Soul of the South Network Woods Reality, LLC

Stations previously owned by DTV America[edit]

City of license/DMA Station RF / VC Affiliation
(at time of sale)
Notes
Birmingham, AL WUOA-LD 46.1 Laff Purchased by HC2 Holdings in Spring 2018
Bowling Green, KY W14DG-D 14.1 Silent Purchased by Gray Television in Summer 2016
Clarksdale, MS WQEK-LD 36.1 Cozi TV Purchased by HC2 Holdings in Spring 2018
College Station-Bryan, TX KZCZ-LD 34.1 The Country Network
Enid, OK KBZC-LD 42.1 Heartland
KUOC-LD 48.1 Buzzr
Fayetteville, NC WNCB-LD 15.1 / 16.1 Estrella TV
WIRP-LD 27.1
Houston, TX KEHO-LD 32.1 / 49.1 Religious
Jacksonville, FL (Live Oak, FL) WKBJ-LD 20.1 Buzzr
Joplin, MO KZLL-LD 39.1
Lafayette, IN WECY-LD 35.1 Silent Traded to Woodland Communications in 2018; operated by Star City Broadcasting as WPBY since 2017
Madison, WI WZCK-LD 8.1 Cozi TV Started broadcasting on November 16, 2016, ending a silent period lasting 6 years, but purchased by HC2 Holdings in Spring 2018.
Milwaukee, WI WTSJ-LP 38.1 Azteca Purchased from Adelante Media of Wisconsin License LLC in 2015, sold to HC2 Holdings in Spring 2018.
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN KMBD-LD 43.1 Bounce TV Purchased by HC2 Holdings in Spring 2018
Paragould, AR (Jonesboro, AR) KPMF-LD 26.1 MyNetworkTV/Quest
Rockford, IL W22EE-D 22.1 Silent Purchased by Gray Television in August 2016; converted into a replacement signal for CBS affiliate WIFR-TV after the FCC's Broadcast incentive auction
Sacramento, CA KAHC-LD 43.1 Stadium Purchased by HC2 Holdings in Spring 2018
St. Louis, MO KBGU-LP 33.1 Buzzr
Watertown, NY WVNC-LD 45.1 NBC Purchased by SagamoreHill Broadcasting in 2016
Wilmington, NC WADA-LD 43.1 / 18.1 Laff Purchased by HC2 Holdings in Spring 2018

Stations previously operated by DTV America[edit]

City of license/DMA Station RF / VC Affiliation
(at time of sale)
Notes
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN KJNK-LD 25.1 Telemundo Purchased by HC2 Holdings in Spring 2018
Waco, Texas KAXW-LP 51.1 / 61.1 Azteca

References[edit]

  1. ^ Team << DTV America
  2. ^ Inc., HC2 Holdings, (2017-06-27). "HC2 to Acquire Majority Interest in DTV America". GlobeNewswire News Room.
  3. ^ a b DTV America - Query @ RabbitEars.Info
  4. ^ "MyNetworkTV Affiliate List". Retrieved 24 October 2015.

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