Wiegel and CBS collaborate on new net


CBSDECADES is a new offering coming from Wiegel Broadcasting and CBS Television Stations. A new show from longtime journalist Bill Kurtis will anchor the network’s lineup.

The network is intended for use by stations using digital multicasting.

Kurtis’s show, Through the Decades,” will debut in May. The companies stated, “From moon shots to galvanizing events to pop culture snapshots in time, “Through the Decades” will unlock our shared history, exploring the decades of the 1950’s through the 1990’s, reimagined and relived each day.”

CBS will provide a stable anchor for the program with the digital side channels of its own O&Os. It will also be on stations owned by other groups.

Weigel has experience in the side-channel space with MeTV, Memorable Entertainment Television, MOVIES! TV Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, H&I Heroes & Icons, plus the new DECADES Network in partnership with the CBS Television Stations.