Beginning in the third quarter, Weigel Broadcasting’s Decades multicast network will be carried on Fox-owned stations in 12 major markets as part of a multiyear agreement with Fox Television Stations, LLC. The deal ups the network’s U.S. coverage to 60% with 65 TV affiliates nationwide. Decades will launch on Fox stations in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, Tampa, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis, Austin and Gainesville, Fla.
“Ladies and gentlemen, The Beatles!” That simple introduction changed America and TV forever, as 73 million people gathered in front of their televisions to see The Beatles’ first live performance on U.S. soil. The Fab Four had launched The British Invasion — and theirs was one of many history-making performances to grace Ed Sullivan’s stage. […]
While diginets still have some hurdles to face — such as rising program license fees — they have captured the attention of general-market advertisers and they are looking forward to the rollout of the upcoming ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard with its expanded capacity. What’s more, the multicast networks are relieved that the FCC’s incentive auction and ongoing repack of the TV band isn’t affecting their station carriage deals to any significant extent.
Decades Network, the multicast TV network from Weigel Broadcasting and CBS Television Stations, remembers the comedic talent and the cultural influence of actress Mary Tyler Moore. Moore died Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the age of 80. This special Decades multi-day tribute of programming celebrating her career begins on Friday, Feb. 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 […]
Decades Network, the multicast network from Weigel Broadcasting and CBS Television Stations, is making additions to its lineup in December. First is comedy series Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In. This groundbreaking ensemble comedy is a fun and funny step back to psychedelic 1960s, with its of-the-moment catch phrases, unique comedy sketches and topical humor, all […]
Decades Network, the multicast TV network from Weigel Broadcasting and CBS Television Stations, has scheduled a special four-day tribute to the slapstick comic legacy of the Three Stooges. The event is scheduled to air Monday, Aug. 29 through Thursday, Sept. 1, in honor of the 33rd anniversary of the Three Stooges receiving their star on […]
Decades Network, the multicast TV network from Weigel Broadcasting and CBS Television Stations, has scheduled a special full-day programming event remembering the historic 1969 moon landing. On Wednesday, July 20 — the 47th anniversary of Apollo 11 — Decades will present original and historical programming spotlighting America’s 11-year space journey that culminated with Neil Armstrong’s and […]
Decades Network, the multicast TV network from Weigel Broadcasting Co. and CBS Television Stations, is adding The Dick Cavett Show to its weekday lineup beginning Monday, May 2. The talk show first joined Decades as a special program in February. Decades says popular response and unique nature of the show has led to its daily scheduling Monday […]
A new documentary from the Decades Network, Operation Greylord, profiles one of the largest undercover stings in FBI history that brought corrupt Chicago law enforcement officers to justice.
The wit and wisdom of Dick Cavett will be back on TV starting next month as the CBS-owned multicast network Decades has set a deal for full-length episodes from the long run of The Dick Cavett Show.
The multicast network from CBS Television Station Group and Weigel Broadcasting now covers 49% of the U.S. with clearances in 39 markets.
Starting Sept. 2, Quincy Newspapers Inc.-owned ABC affiliate WAOW Wausau-Rhinelander, Wis. (DMA 134), will launch Weigel Broadcasting’s multicast network Decades on its ch. 9.3, replacing ThisTV. Decades combines entertainment and history. Each day features a six-hour program block kicked off by the day’s historical events featured in an original series called Through the Decades with […]
As the market for subchannel options matures, there’s a new wave of multicast networks with significant distribution, tightly focused brands and programming and, in some cases, a smattering of distinguishing original programming. This is Part Two of a four-part special report on multicasting running this week. Read the other stories here.
The one-hour Through the Decades premieres in May 2015 on the new Weigel-CBS Television station multicast network.
Decades will feature originals and more than 100 television series, plus theatrical and made-for-TV movies. Original programming to include Decades Retrospectical, a daily topical show. It is expected to debut during the second quarter of 2015, with the 16 CBS-owned stations that are part of the CBS Television Network serving as the new service’s launch group.