DPS was an American cable and satellite television channel owned by DPS Networks. It mostly airs edited episodes of Martinburg. It was founded by Donovan Shavis. The network first launched on June 10th, 1994 as TREtv. In August 2nd, 2001 TREtv was changed to TV64. In May 23, 2004 TV64 merged with TechTV to change as TV64TechTV. In 2005 TV64TechTV was changed to TV64 Videogame TV. In 2007 TV64 Videogame TV went back to TV64. In 2009 TV64 renamed as DPS.com. In 2013 DPS announced that they are removed the .com to stop promoting the DPS website. On June 5, 2015 DPS Networks announced that Harlo Cat is taking over DPS popularity, & all networks owned by DPS are shutting down on June 6, 2015. Programming ceased at 6:00 AM ET on June 6, 2015. DPS also had a record company called DPS Records.
"Sit in your Rare and relax" (2001-2002)
"TV 4 Gamers and Users" (2002-2004)
"Stay connected." (2004-2007)
"TV that's plugged in" (2007-2009)
"TV gets WOOHPed!" (2009-2015, 2016-present)
See also: List of programs broadcast on DPS
DPS normally airs edited episodes of Martinburg, & The Realist. DPS also airs acciqured programming.
Marathons Spring Break Week A block that airs new episodes everyday until Wednesday's DPS Comedy Awards.
Web Thursdays A block that airs reruns of shows from YouTube.
Giraffikiki Week A weekend morning block aired from 9:00 A.M to 12:00 P.M. EST.
Final days on the airEdit
DPS's last program was the first episode of Clarence at 5:30 a.m. ET. A note on the DPS website's program schedule was added to that particular episode saying "Thanks for watching DPS, we had a great 20 years having you." The network then ended broadcasting after that episode with a bomb next to the studio fans of Harlo Cat wanted the crane to lift the headquarters of DPS Networks. A man's voice saying "Back..back, back, back. Okay. Yeah, that's good." was then heard, followed by the crane drops the headquarters off the cliff, the man's voice finally says ''Perfect''. Finally Harlo Cat fans shouted ''YAY WE BROUGHT BACK HARLO CAT'S POPULARITY''. Several days after DPS signed off, some cable providers replaced DPS's slot entirely with sister networks of MOTV, which in turn had replaced ATV, Life, Teen tv, & VTV.
On July 16, 2015, it was announced that Harlo Media Networks would relaunch DPS Networks, DPS, VTV, LIFE, & ATV. However, Harlo's plans for relaunching DPS were scrapped.
The network has been returned on May 3rd, 2016, one year after the infamous shutdown. Jefferson Smith later took control of DPS.
Every once in a while, DPS will show specials of shows, special versions of episodes on shows, behind-the-scenes, and more. Here are some of them:
•On March 9, 2014, at 11 PM, a real, completely uncensored version of Sailor Mouth from SpongeBob SquarePants was shown, and was rated TV-MA-L, very suprisingly, for the constant, uncensored, vulgar language.
•On April 26, 2014, at 4 AM, a very, uncensored, deleted scene on Chapter 5-3 from Resident Evil 5 was shown, and was rated TV-X, very suprisingly, for spoilers who haven't played the game.
•On May 2, 2014, at 3 AM, a montage of uncensored scenes on Resident Evil 6 were show, and was rated TV-15-ADLSUV to TV-X.
Special Days/Marathons/ • Throwback Day: On June 10, 2014, DPS had a "throwback" day, bringing back their old look and logo from 1994, old shows on DPS that haven't aired since the 1994-2007 era or shows that don't air on DPS as often now but used to back in 2004-2008, or old episodes of shows that barely air anymore. •DPS's Independe-blah-blah-whatever Day: Every year on the fourth of July, Many Independence Day-themed episodes of many shows on DPS are aired. •Thanksgiving Day: Every year on Thanksgiving Day, DPS celebrates with a marathon of a voted show that airs from 8 PM to midnight. In 2009, the chosen show was Darius Durn. In 2011, it was Dana's Home. On the DPS website, there is a poll to vote for which show for the Thanksgiving marathon will be chosen. The poll has 5 choices. You are allowed to change your vote. Also, from 5 PM to 8 PM, non-stop Thanksgiving-themed episodes are shown. The shows chosen for the marathons in recent years are listed below: •2011: Dana's Home •2014: Linner •2015: Politics •2016: Cars N the Hood
•Merry DPSmass: Every year, Christmas is celebrated on DPS with many Christmas-themed episodes from December 20th at 8 AM EST to December 25th at 10 PM EST. There is even a Christmas-themed movie that airs on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. The movie this year will be Elf (2003). This event became official on Christmas of 1997. •Live-tweets: Every month or two, DPS sets up a live tweet, where people can tweet about the show they are watching live. Here are the previous and upcoming live tweets. •Linner - Linner Stole Christmas - December 1, 2014 •The Adventures of Pete & Pete - O Christmas Pete - December 2, 2014 •Dana's Home - Dana's Sucky Christmas - December 3, 2014 •Martinburg - A Very Martinburg Christmas - December 9, 2014 •Homestar Runner - A Decemberween Pageant - December 10, 2014 •Adventure Time - Holly Jolly Secrets - December 15, 2014 •Neighborhood - Murray Christmas - December 23, 2014
•Movie Month: September is DPS's movie month, a month where the most movies are aired. At least 1 or 2 movies are shown every weekend, while the rest of the year, only 1 movie is shown every 2 or 3 months. •Halloweentober: On the last week of October, DPS premieres a halloween marathon every day, and one of the top-rated scary movies finishing everything off premieres on Halloween night. If Halloween is on a sunday, monday, tuesday, or wednesday, halloweek will start airing on monday of the week before, and stop on Halloween. Here are some examples of Halloweentober in recent years: •1994: 10/26/94 (monday) to 10/31/94 (saturday) •1995: 10/25/95 (monday) to 10/31/95 (sunday) •1996: 10/24/96 (monday) to 10/31/96 (monday) •1997: 10/22/97 (monday) to 10/31/97 (wednesday) •1998: 10/28/98 (monday) to 10/31/98 (thursday) •1999: 10/27/99 (monday) to 10/31/99 (friday) •2000: 10/26/00 (monday) to 10/31/00 (saturday) •2001: 10/25/01 (monday) to 10/31/01 (sunday) •2002: 10/25/02 (monday) to 10/31/02 (monday) •2003: 10/25/03 (monday) to 10/31/03 (wednesday) •2004: 10/25/04 (monday) to 10/31/04 (thursday) •2005: 10/25/05 (monday) to 10/31/05 (friday) •2006: 10/25/06 (monday) to 10/31/06 (saturday) •2007: 10/25/07 (monday) to 10/31/07 (sunday) •2008: 10/25/08 (monday) to 10/31/08 (monday) •2009: 10/25/09 (monday) to 10/31/09 (wednesday) •2010: 10/25/10 (monday) to 10/31/10 (thursday) •2011: 10/25/11 (monday) to 10/31/11 (friday) •2012: 10/25/12 (monday) to 10/31/12 (saturday) •2013: 10/25/13 (monday) to 10/31/13 (sunday) •2014: 10/25/14 (monday) to 10/31/14 (monday)
•Spring Break: On the 2nd and 3rd weeks of March every year, DPS celebrates spring break by showing marathons of random shows, exclusive online episodes and clips, new merchandise, awards show, a chance to win tickets for a tropical vacation, teasers for new seasons, and more.
Every once and a while, typically on weekends, DPS airs a movie. Depending on its rating, it can be shown during the day or late at night. On September 3rd, 2011, Zadar: Cow from Hell was aired, the first movie to air on DPS. DPS aired another movie in November, and continued this tradition. Because the first movie was aired in September, it was decided that the most movies would be shown every September. It became the official "Movie Month". Here are some upcoming or already aired movies.
Previously aired Edit
- 9/2/11 or 9/3/11, 12/11c - Zadar: Cow from Hell
- 9/6/14, 11/10c - CircleCity: City Vs. World
- 9/8/14 or 9/7/14, 12/11c - South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut
- 9/13/14, 10/9c - Linner: The Movie
- 9/14/14, 8/7c - Back to the Future
- 9/15/14 or 9/14/14 12/11c - Darius Durn: The Movie
- 9/20/14, 9/8c - Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
- 9/21/14 8/7c - Guardians of the Galaxy
- 9/22/14 or 9/21/14 12/11c - The Blair Witch Project
- 9/27/14 9/8c - Ted
- 9/28/14 2/1c - The Lego Movie
- 9/29/14 or 9/28/14 12/11c - The Nutty Professor
- 10/11/14 9/8c - Fat Kid Rules the World
- 10/18/14 9/8c - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
- 10/25/14 9/8c - Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
- 10/31/14 or 11/1/14 12/11c - My Little Pony: Equestria Girls
- 11/1/14 9/8c - Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
- 1/10/15 2/1c - Despicable Me
- 1/11/15 2/1c - Despicable Me 2
- 2/14/15 7/6c AM - Dick Figures: The Movie
- 2/14/15 8:30/7:30c AM G.I Joe: The Movie
- 3/17/15 11/10c - Beavis & Butthead: Do America
- 5/14/15 11/10c - The Hood Boys
- 5/23/15 11/10c - Calliou Gets Grounded: The Movie
- 5/24/15 11/10c -Terri
- 5/25/15 11/10c - MST3K: The Movie
- 6/3/15 11/10c- 8 Mile (Final movie before network's closure)
Outro (for owned DPS shows) Edit
After the credits of a show owned by DPS, it shows the production companies. It typically shows the DPS Productions logo, then the DPS Networks Logo, then it shows: "This has been a DPS original series". After that, it shows the other production companies that helped develop the show. (ex: Krebstar, Flasminator Animations, etc.)
DPS's commercial breaks work how most cable and satellite networks does. After one episode or during the middle of the episode (for episodes longer than 11 minutes), a 1-2 minutes commercial break will be played. After each program, another commercial break will be played.
DPS censors nudity and strong language, unless it is an uncut program which can only air at 10/9c or later. ATV rarely airs any programs with real nudity, unless it is a midnight feature presentation. (rated R movies and such)
Bumper & Ad MusicEdit
DPS mainly uses music from Massage Situation, Burial, Associated Production Music, Mandeer, or short songs, and Mandeer. Avicii's (without vocals, most of the time) music for their ads and bumpers.