|Headquarters||Lufkin, Texas, USA|
|Picture format||480i SDTV|
|Owner||Doctor Television Channel, Inc. (MSGPR, Inc.)|
|Launched||January 6, 2014|
|Available on television stations in some markets via digital subchannels||See list of affiliates|
|Digital Media Receiver||Roku|
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.
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. The Sacramento, California media market was the largest by size[clarification needed] to have a Doctor TV affiliate.
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 and its online feed had ceased operating.
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.
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.”
In addition to its over-the-air affiliates, Doctor TV could also be viewed worldwide by using their live network stream at their website. Doctor TV was also available on the Roku Digital media receiver, making it available to all users of that device.
|City of License/Area(s) served||Station||Virtual Channel||References/Notes|
|Mount Vernon, IL||WLEH-LD||48.1|
|New Bern-Greenville, NC||WAET-LD||36.1|
|St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands||W47DS-D||47.1|
|Toa Baja, PR||W17DL-D2||17.2|
|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 ||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 ||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|
|Hot Springs-Little Rock, Ark.||KQPS-LD||14.3 ||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 |
|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|