Doctor Television Channel

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Doctor Television Channel
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersLufkin, Texas, USA
Picture format480i SDTV
OwnerDoctor Television Channel, Inc. (MSGPR, Inc.)
LaunchedJanuary 6, 2014 (2014-01-06)
Closedc. 2019
Available on television stations in some markets via digital subchannelsSee list of affiliates
Streaming media
Digital Media ReceiverRoku

The Doctor Television Channel, also known as Doctor TV (stylized as DrTV), was a healthy lifestyle digital television network in the United States. Doctor TV was primarily affiliated with the digital sub-channels (main channel or second) of television stations owned and/or operated by Edge Spectrum Inc, as well as a handful of other station groups. The network's programming format was somewhat similar to that of the also-defunct Live Well Network. The channel's headquarters were most recently located at 1511 S Chestnut St in Lufkin, Texas.[1]


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. 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.[2]

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. The Sacramento, California media market was the largest by size[clarification needed] to have a Doctor TV affiliate.[3][4]

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 Doctor TV-affiliated subchannels.

In January 2018, network was sold to Captender LLC with master control moved to Lufkin, Texas. The network's social media ceased being updated shortly after the sale.

By the end of 2019, all of the network's stations had disaffiliated from the network[5] and its online feed had ceased operating.[6]


Doctor TV offered many healthy-lifestyle programs on their schedule, mainly including programming with healthcare information from medical professionals. In addition, the channel offered healthy cooking shows, as well as three fitness program series. They also broadcast “health minutes,” which were one-minute-long spots that gave the viewer health advice in a varied topic. Four and a half hours of children's educational programming was provided on Saturday and Sunday mornings, making a total of 9 hours of FCC-mandated children's educational programming, triple the 3 hour minimum.[7]

Doctor TV also offered 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 12:00 to 2:00 a.m. ET (11 p.m. to 1 a.m. CT). From 2:00 to 4:30 a.m. ET (1 to 3:30 a.m. CT), Doctor TV provided programming from The Worship Network under the title “Music for Meditation.”[7]

Former programming[edit]

  • Faithful Workouts
  • Just Down the Road


Online and streaming[edit]

In addition to its over-the-air affiliates, Doctor TV could also be viewed worldwide by using their live network stream at their website.[8] Doctor TV was also available on the Roku Digital media receiver, making it available to all users of that device.[9]

Former affiliates[edit]

City of License/Area(s) served Station Virtual Channel References/Notes
Canton, Ohio WQDI-LD 20.7
Canovanas, PR W47DX-D 47.1
Cataño, PR W19DK-D 19.1
Champaign-Urbana, IL WEEJ-LD 13.1
Concord, NH WLEK-LD 22.1 [4]
Dover, Delaware WMDE 36.1
Joplin, MO KIAP-LD 38.1
Lafayette, IN WUEA-LD 32.1
Mount Vernon, IL WLEH-LD 48.1
New Bern-Greenville, NC WAET-LD 36.1
Rincon, PR W28DV-D 28.1
Rockford, IL WIDN-LD 16.1
Sacramento, CA KFKK-LD 32.1 [4]
Springfield, IL WODK-LD 45.1
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands W47DS-D 47.1
Tallahassee, FL WDDM-LD 31.1 [4]
Toa Baja, PR W17DL-D2 17.2
Vieques, PR W34DY-D2 34.2
Wausau, WI WWEA-LD 21.1
Amarillo, Texas KLKW-LD2 22.2 Replaced by Buzzr on December 8, 2015
Arecibo, PR W02CT-D 28.1 Replaced with teleSUR
Beaumont, TX KWWE-LD 19.2 Replaced with Simulcast of KSWL-LD
Bowling Green, KY WCZU-LD2 39.2 Replaced by Buzzr on December 8, 2015
Boise, ID KFLL-LD 25.1 Replaced by Bounce TV
Caguas, PR W20DS-D 28.1 Replaced with teleSUR
Carolina, PR WVDO-LD 1.1 Replaced by Encanto TV on 10.1
Clarksville, TN/Fort Campbell WCKV-LD 21.2 [4] Replaced with an SD Simulcast of Main Channel
Cleveland (GA) (Atlanta, GA) WDWW-LP 28.1 Replaced by The Country Network in 2016
College Station, TX KTJX-LD 41.1 License cancelled November 16, 2017
Des Moines, IA-Fort Dodge, IA KAJR-LD 36.1 Replaced by Revenue Frontier in 2016
Enid, OK KUOC-LD 48.1 [4] Relocated to Tulsa, and DrTV replaced by Buzzr in 2016
Fayetteville, Ark. KAJL-LD 16.2 Replaced by Grit in late 2015
Fayetteville, NC WNCB-LD 16.2 Replaced by Buzzr
Florence, SC WVEB-LD 40.7 Replaced with Evine
Fort Myers-Naples, Fla. WGPS-LP 22.2 Replaced by GetTV in December 2015
Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands W43DA-D2 43.2 License cancelled December 7, 2017
Gainesville, FL WFEF-LD 50.1 Replaced by Grit
WNDS-LD 44.1 License cancelled November 16, 2017
WRCZ-LD 35.1 Replaced by Comet
Guayama, PR W31DV-D 31.1 Replaced with teleSUR
Humacao, PR W20DR-D 28.1
Hot Springs-Little Rock, Ark. KQPS-LD 14.3 [4] Replaced by Escape in 2016
Jackson, TN WYJJ-LD 27.3 Replaced by GetTV in January 2017.
Lake Charles, LA K19JB-D 19.2 Replaced with Simulcast of KSWL-LD
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 [10]
16.2 Replaced by Buzzr in December 2015; DrTV was still seen on 16.1 outside of MyNetworkTV programming until late 2016
Mayaguez, PR W02CU-D 28.1 Replaced with teleSUR
Naguabo, PR W39DJ-D 39.1 License cancelled December 7, 2017
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
Pahrump, NV KPVM-LP 46.4 Replaced with Vibrant TV
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
Ponce, PR W02CS-D 28.1 Replaced with teleSUR
Reedley/Fresno, CA KVBC-LP 13.9 Replaced with My Life TV
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands W50EG-D 50.1 License cancelled December 7, 2017
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
Yauco, PR W36EP-D 36.1 Replaced with teleSUR


  1. ^ DrTV Children’s Programming Report - First Quarter of 2015 (XLS document)
  2. ^ DrTV Launch - DRTV ChannelDRTV Channel
  3. ^ Digital TV Market Listing for KJNK-LD
  4. ^ a b c d e f g DrTV query @
  5. ^ DrTV affiliates via; as of the January 31, 2020 listing, only one affiliate is shown, a station that is silent
  6. ^ as of January 31, 2020 returns an error message when attempting to stream
  7. ^ a b DrTV Program Schedule for April 2015
  8. ^ DrTV Live- DRTV ChannelDRTVChannel
  9. ^ DrTV + Roku - DRTV ChannelDRTVChannel
  10. ^ Press Release (December 20, 2013). “DTV America Launches New My Net TV Stations” DTV America Corporation. Retrieved February 17, 2015.

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