DrTV Channel set to launch

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drtvDoctor Television Channel (DrTV) says it has begun signing affiliates for the official multicast network launch on 1/6.  DrTV (www.DRTVChannel.com) brings the latest in medical news, entertainment and medicine with a variety of stories on healthy lifestyles, proper eating, and living longer.


DrTV allows and encourages affiliates to partner with local hospitals, medical schools and health organizations, becoming fully integrated into the health issues of their community.

According to Jim West, president of DrTV, the network is different from other medical related networks, “Doctor Television Channel is committed to offering medical programming by medical professionals. This is a standard that truly makes the network unique in the marketplace.”

Pre-launch, DrTV has already signed affiliation agreements in 93 markets with almost 30 million homes covered.  DTV America Corporation of Sunrise, FL, is the largest affiliate group with 68 TV markets.

Said John Kyle, CEO of DTV America: “We are very excited to add DrTV Channel to our programming line-up. DrTV allows us to build partnerships with local medical professionals so that together we can reach consumers with targeted health initiatives and community programs, through the power of broadcast television.”

DrTV’s signature weekly feature, DrTV News, offers incisive video segments from trusted medical sources such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, The Mayo Clinic, Swedish Seattle, Tampa General/USF Medical School, and UF Health Shands Hospital. It gives viewers the latest medical news, procedures, and technologies, which allows them to make informed decisions for better health.


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