Decades (TV network)

Decades is an American digital broadcast television network that is owned as a joint venture between the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation and Weigel Broadcasting.[2][3] The network, which is primarily carried on the digital subchannels of television stations and on Cable TV through their cable providers, mainly airs classic television sitcoms and drama series from the 1950s through the 2000s, feature films from the same period, along with historical news and documentary programming.

Through its ownership by Weigel, Decades is a sister network to MeTV, which focuses on classic television series from the 1950s to the 1990s and carries some programming from Decades corporate cousin CBS Television Distribution. As the network has access to theatrical films and television series remastered for high definition and widescreen presentation, the network is carried in 480i widescreen.

Decades
TypeDigital broadcast television network
Country
AvailabilityNationwide (available on OTA digital television, Cable TV)
(U.S. coverage: 55%)[1]
FoundedOctober 21, 2014
SloganRelive. Remember. Relate.
OwnerCBS Television Stations
Weigel Broadcasting
Key people
Launch date
January 16, 2015
(soft launch)
May 25, 2015
(official launch)[2]
Picture format
480i (SDTV; widescreen)
AffiliatesList of affiliates
Official website
decades.com

History

On October 21, 2014, CBS Corporation and Weigel Broadcasting announced the launch of Decades, with plans to debut the network in 2015; through its part-ownership by CBS Corporation, Decades announced that owned-and-operated stations of the CBS television network would serve as its initial charter affiliates.[4][5]

The network is the first national multicasting venture by CBS Television Stations; the group did not carry subchannels on any of its television stations prior to 2013 and at the time of the Decades announcement, only three of its stations even maintained subchannels (CBS O&Os WCBS-TV in New York City and KYW-TV in Philadelphia carried rolling news channels under the "CBS Plus" brand on their respective secondary subchannels, while independent station KTXA in Dallas-Fort Worth carried MeTV on its second subchannel). In addition, CBS Television Distribution had already maintained a content distribution agreement with Weigel Broadcasting's classic television network MeTV, which sourced much of its programming from that library.

On January 13, 2015, Weigel Broadcasting confirmed that its Milwaukee CBS affiliate WDJT-TV would carry the network on its fourth digital subchannel[6] (replacing the digital news service TouchVision).

Decades officially launched at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time on May 25, 2015, with the series premiere of Through the Decades as its inaugural telecast. At the time, the network was available in over 45% of all American households with a television set.[7]

Programming

Decades relies primarily on programming from the extensive content library owned by CBS Television Distribution,[4] which includes the pre-2006 Paramount Television library – which CBS had acquired as a result of absorbing Paramount's syndication unit in 2006 through its split from Viacom into a separate company – along with series from Desilu Productions, Bing Crosby Productions, Don Fedderson Productions, QM Productions, Spelling Television and Republic Pictures Television. Decades also carries series and movies from NBCUniversal, Warner Bros., Disney (20th Century Fox), Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Lionsgate, Sonar Entertainment, the Peter Rodgers Organization, Shout! Factory, The Carsey-Werner Company and the public domain.

In order to stand out from other "retro-TV" multicast services (such as MeTV and Antenna TV), the Monday through Friday schedule initially featured a block of programming based on a daily theme, with interstitials to highlight the theme. Each six-hour block of programming was repeated four times a day and typically included a feature film, episodes of theme related TV programs, and biographical programs featuring celebrities, actors and actresses, musicians, athletes, and public figures of interest. The theme blocks were bookended with Through the Decades, an hour-long program hosted and narrated by Bill Kurtis (who formerly served as a presenter for Chicago CBS O&O WBBM-TV and CBS News) that explores the events and news from a particular day or period in history, using archival footage that CBS owns via services such as CBS News and CBS Television Distribution's syndicated newsmagazine program Entertainment Tonight.[3][4][8]

The network's Saturday and Sunday schedule features "binge" blocks of classic television series. Beginning on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. (ET), forty-two consecutive hours are devoted to a particular series, which is usually sourced from either the CBS Television Distribution library of shows or a show Weigel Broadcasting has a contract to carry (such as one of the shows it broadcasts on MeTV).[9]

Airings of The Dick Cavett Show were added to the schedule February 1, 2016 within the daily themed block, as appropriate. Episodes from Cavett's late-night ABC talk show from 1969 to 1974 as well as his later interview series on PBS, USA, and CNBC were all made available for airing.[10]

On November 1, 2016, a major change was made to the programming lineup, with the daily programming block reduced to two airings daily (one from mid-morning to mid-afternoon, the other in overnight) as the 2:00 p.m. to midnight (ET) time period was converted to a "daily binge" with a different show airing each day. During the month of November, a different "cop show" was aired each weekday;[11] in December, sitcoms were featured, and in January 2017, shows that aired in 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987 and 1997 were featured.

A further shift in direction from the original channel concept came on December 5, 2016, when the network added two daily airings of the NBC series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, the first breaking the daily binge in half at 6:00 p.m. (ET) and the same show repeating at the conclusion of the binge time block.[12] The themed block was also modified to include a daily airing of The Dick Cavett Show at the starting point of each day's block.

On January 2, 2017, the weekday schedule was further altered by the addition of back-to-back airings of two episodes of Ripley's Believe it or Not! at 5:00 p.m. (ET); it is followed by two separate episodes of Laugh-In at 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., Through The Decades at 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. (but without the associated themed programming), and a different episode of The Dick Cavett Show from the one in the themed block airing at 8:00 p.m. The "daily binge" then resumes at 11:00 p.m. until the daily themed block replay at 2:00 a.m.

The weekend "binge" schedule remained unchanged through the late-2016/early-2017 weekday changes.

As of 2018, Decades has begun airing a collection of series that have lapsed into the public domain, namely The Great Gildersleeve, Topper, The Bob Cummings Show, Life with Elizabeth, The Loretta Young Show and Annie Oakley.

As with all digital multicast networks, Decades is required by law to interrupt its programming to air three weekly hours of educational children's programs. Missing, America's Heartland and Animal Rescue air two episodes each Saturday morning to fulfill the requirement.

Affiliates

As of May 2015, Decades has current or pending affiliation agreements with 35 television stations covering at least 44% of the United States.[7] Weigel Broadcasting handles the responsibility of affiliate distribution to stations outside the core CBS O&O group.[3]

Decades is being offered to stations on a barter basis, in which the network and the local affiliate will share the responsibility of selling advertising inventory and split the allocated hourly commercial time; CBS affiliates and their owners hold the right of first refusal to carry the network in their local market, before it is offered to other network-affiliated stations.[3] The network is also available on local cable television providers (most likely through their digital tiers, as is the case with most multicast networks) and other pay television services at the discretion of the affiliate's parent station.[13]

CBS Television Stations initially planned to launch Decades on all 16 CBS owned-and-operated stations (including two that operate as satellite stations of Minneapolis O&O WCCO-TV); not all of the CBS Television Stations outlets were announced to carry Decades initially, as CW owned-and-operated stations in markets where CBS Corporation does not own a CBS O&O (such as Tampa and Seattle) were originally excluded from its initial list of affiliates; the standalone CW O&Os were later added as charter stations by late April 2015. In the Chicago market, where CBS Television Stations and Weigel Broadcasting each own television stations, the network was carried on CBS O&O WBBM-TV, instead of one of Weigel's three stations in that market – WCIU-TV, WWME-CA and WMEU-CD (a similar situation exists in that market with Movies!, in which WPWR-TV – owned by Weigel's partner in that network, Fox Television Stations – carries the network in lieu of any of Weigel's outlets); inversely, Weigel-owned WBME-CD carries the network in the Milwaukee market.[6] WMYS-LD in South Bend, Indiana is the other Weigel-owned station to carry the network.

On January 9, 2015, Decades reached its first affiliation agreement with a station outside the core CBS group, through a deal with Media General for its Green Bay, Wisconsin ABC affiliate WBAY-TV (which was previously affiliated with CBS from 1953 to 1992). WBAY planned to carry the marathon blocks on its third subchannel as a replacement for the Live Well Network;[2] however, on January 13, as a result of Disney–ABC Television Group's decision to temporarily continue Live Well Network's national operations, WBAY announced that its 2.3 subchannel would not switch to Decades until after LWN's new March 2015 shutdown date.[14] It eventually picked up Ion Television as part of a group deal with WBAY owner Media General to carry the network in markets without an Ion station.

On September 3, 2018, Decades was replaced on CBS-owned stations with Start TV, a new Weigel-owned diginet focusing on crime dramas with female leads.[15] Weigel states that they are still committed to Decades, and that their owned-and-operated stations will take over in Los Angeles and Chicago, but there has been no word yet on CBS markets where Weigel doesn't own a station (such as New York City).

List of current affiliates

City of license/Market Station[16] Affiliate Virtual
channel
(RF)
Owner Launch Date Notes

Arkansas

Fort Smith KFLU-LD TCN 20.3 (20) DTV America Corporation March 2017

California

Fresno-Visalia KFAZ-CA Charge! 8.2 (18.2) Cocola Broadcasting
Los Angeles KAZA-TV MeTV 54.2 (27.8) Weigel Broadcasting September 3, 2018 Previously on KCBS-TV 2/3/15 to 9/2/18
SacramentoStocktonModesto Coming Soon (Per Decades website) Previously on KOVR 2/3/15 to 9/2/18
San FranciscoOaklandSan Jose KAXT-CD 1.2 (42) Weigel Broadcasting April 2019 Previously on KPIX-TV 2/9/15 to 9/2/18

Colorado

Denver TBD TBD (Per Decades website) Previously on KCNC-TV 1/23/15 to 9/2/18

District of Columbia

Washington WRZB-LD Escape 31.5 (32) DC Broadcasting

Florida

Jacksonville WJAX-TV CBS 47.3 (19) Cox Media Group June 1, 2015
MiamiFort Lauderdale Coming Soon (Per Decades website) Previously on WFOR-TV 3/7/15 to 9/2/18
Orlando WKMG-TV CBS 6.3 (26) Graham Media Group December 12, 2016 Previously Heartland
St. PetersburgTampa Coming Soon (Per Decades website) Previously on WTOG 3/7/15 to 9/2/18

Georgia

ToccoaAthens WGTA MeTV 32.3 (24) Marquee Broadcasting Primary coverage for Atlanta previously on WUPA 5/8/15 to 9/2/18

Idaho

Boise KRID-LD H&I 22.4 (22) Idaho TV 22 July 1, 2017
Idaho Falls KPVI-DT NBC 6.2 (23) Northwest Broadcasting January 13, 2016

Illinois

Chicago WCIU-TV Independent 26.6 Weigel Broadcasting September 3, 2018 Previously on WBBM-TV 1/29/15 to 9/2/18
WMEU-CD 48.4 (32) 2017

Indiana

Indianapolis (Wolcott, IN) WSDI-LD Quest 30.2 DTV America
South Bend WMYS-LD MyNetworkTV 69.3 (39) Weigel Broadcasting Previously TouchVision

Kentucky

Louisville WBNA Ion Television 21.5 (8) Evangel World Prayer Center Previously Qubo

Kansas

Wichita KSCW-DT The CW 33.2 (12) Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc.

Louisiana

Lafayette K18JF-D Cozi TV 20.7 (21) HC2 Holdings Launch Date TBD
New Orleans WWL CBS 4.3 (36) Tegna

Maine

Bangor WABI-TV CBS 5.3 (13) Gray Television October 1, 2015

Maryland

Baltimore Coming Soon (Per Decades website) Previously on WJZ-TV 13.2 until 9/2/18

Massachusetts

Boston Coming Soon (Per Decades website) Previously on WBZ-TV 2/26/15 to 9/2/18

Michigan

Detroit Coming Soon (Per Decades website) Previously on WWJ-TV 2/10/15 to 9/2/18
Roscommon WURO-LD Heroes & Icons 18.4 (18) M33 Media LLC

Minnesota

MinneapolisSt. Paul Coming Soon (Per Decades website) Previously on WCCO-TV 2/10/15 to 9/2/18

Missouri

St. Louis KNLC MeTV 24.5 (14) Weigel Broadcasting

Nevada

Las Vegas KHSV H&I 21.2 (2) Howard Stirk Holdings

New Mexico

Albuquerque KRQE CBS 13.4 (13) Nexstar Media Group Coming Soon!

New York

Albany/Pittsfield WNYA MyNetworkTV 51.3 (13) Hubbard Broadcasting December 31, 2015
New York City Coming Soon (Per Decades website) Previously on WCBS-TV 1/16/15 to 9/2/18
Rochester WBGT-CD MyNetworkTV 46.5 Vision Communications June 1, 2018
Olean WVTT-CD/WWHC-LP This TV 25.2 DTV America June 1, 2018 Affiliation agreement signed under Vision Communications ownership
Saranac Lake WYCI H&I/MNTV 40.2 (40) Cross Hill Communications 2018

Ohio

Cincinnati WOTH-CD Movies! 20.2 (47) Block Broadcasting
Cleveland WBNX-TV Independent 55.6 (30) Winston Broadcasting Network December 1, 2018
Columbus WBNS-TV CBS 10.3 (21) Dispatch Broadcast Group

Oklahoma

Tulsa KUOC-LD Buzzr 48.3 (48) DTV America Corporation

Oregon

Portland KOIN CBS 6.3 (40) Nexstar Media Group March 10, 2016

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia WDPN-TV MeTV 2.6 (2) Maranatha Broadcasting Company September 3, 2018 Previously on KYW-TV 1/16/15 to 9/2/18
Pittsburgh Coming Soon (Per Decades website) Previously on KDKA-TV 3/16/15 to 9/2/18

Tennessee

Jackson WYJJ Antenna TV 27.6 (27) HC2 Holdings
Memphis WHBQ-TV Fox 13.3 (13) Cox Media Group June 15, 2015
Nashville WJDE-LD H&I 31.3 (31) Evangel World Prayer Center of Kentucky Inc. January 8, 2015 Previously HSN

Texas

Fort WorthDallas Coming Soon (Per Decades website) Previously on KTVT 2/3/15 to 9/2/18
Houston KTXH MyNetworkTV 20.3 (19) Fox Television Stations October 2, 2015 Previously MundoFox/MundoMax
Odessa/Midland KWWT CBS 30.3 (22) JB Broadcasting 2018

Utah

Cedar City/St. George KCSG H&I 8.2 (14) Weigel Broadcasting November 27, 2017 Previously Back Country TV

Virginia

Roanoke WDBJ CBS 7.3 (18) Gray Television April 27, 2015

Washington

Bellingham KVOS H&I 12.4 (35.4) Weigel Broadcasting added January 17, 2018
Spokane KREM CBS 2.3 (20) Tegna April 27, 2016
TacomaSeattle KFFV MeTV 44.4 (44) Weigel Broadcasting September 3, 2018 Previously on KSTW 5/9/15 to 9/2/18

Wisconsin

Crandon WMOW The CW 4.3 (12) Quincy Media September 2, 2015 Previously This TV
Eagle River WYOW ABC 34.3 (28)
Eau Claire WQOW 18.3 (25)
La Crosse WXOW 19.3 (28)
Madison WKOW 27.3 (26)
Milwaukee WBME-CD Independent 49.4 (24) Weigel Broadcasting January 16, 2015 Previously TouchVision
Wausau WAOW ABC 9.3 (9) Quincy Media September 2, 2015[17] Previously This TV

See also

  • MeTV – sister network owned by Weigel, specializing in classic television series from the 1950s to the Early 2000s.
  • Grit – competing digital broadcast network owned by Katz Broadcasting, featuring television series and movies aimed at a male audience.
  • Antenna TV – competing digital broadcast network owned by Tribune Broadcasting, specializing in classic television series from the 1950s to the 1990s.
  • Cozi TV – competing digital broadcast network owned by NBCUniversal specializing in classic television series from the 1950s to the 1980s.
  • This TV – competing digital broadcast network owned by Tribune Broadcasting and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, primarily featuring movies as well as a limited amount of classic television series.

References

  1. ^ Buckman, Adam (July 26, 2016). "Diginets Keep Growing, Despite Auction Cloud". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheck Media. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Ted Miller (January 9, 2015). "Web Archive: DECADES launches January 16 on WBAY-TV 2.3". WBAY-TV. Media General. Archived from the original on January 10, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Cynthia Littleton (October 21, 2014). "CBS to Launch Retro Digital Channel Focused on Pop Culture, History". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Michael Malone (October 21, 2014). "CBS Stations, Weigel Partner on Oldies Digi-Net Decades". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  5. ^ Mike Farrell (October 21, 2014). "CBS, Weigel Ready 'Decades' Digi-Net". MultiChannel News. NewBay Media. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  6. ^ a b Chris Foran (January 13, 2015). "TV flashback: Weigel to add new nostalgia channel in Milwaukee". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Journal Communications. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  7. ^ a b Robert Feder (May 25, 2015). "Decades opens 'daily time capsule' today". RobertFeder.com. Chicago Tribune (Tribune Publishing).
  8. ^ Robert Feder (January 15, 2015). "Bill Kurtis to guide viewers 'Through the Decades' in daily series". RobertFeder.com. Chicago Tribune (Tribune Publishing). Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  9. ^ "New 'Decades' Channel Launches On Memorial Day". CBSChicago.com. CBS Interactive. May 22, 2015. Retrieved May 22, 2015.
  10. ^ "'The Dick Cavett Show' Returns on CBS' Decades Digital Channel". Variety.com. January 18, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  11. ^ "Decades Network Has Cop Show Binge in November". SitcomsOnline.com. October 31, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  12. ^ "'Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In' arrives on Decades this Monday, December 5". Decades.com. December 1, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  13. ^ "CBS To Launch Classic Digital Channel". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. October 21, 2014. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  14. ^ "WBAY Facebook page". Facebook. January 13, 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2015 – via WBAY-TV.
  15. ^ "Weigel To Launch 'Start TV' Female Diginet". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheckMedia LLC. July 18, 2018. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  16. ^ "Decades TV Network". Decades.
  17. ^ Mark K. Miller (August 20, 2015). "WAOW Wausau Adding Decades Diginet". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheck.

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The station was previously an Azteca América owned-and-operated station from 2001 until 2018.

KCMN-LD

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KFFV

KFFV, virtual channel 44 (UHF digital channel 44), is a television station licensed to Seattle, Washington, United States and also serving Tacoma. Owned by Weigel Broadcasting, it serves as an affiliate of MeTV, Movies!, Heroes & Icons and Decades on its four digital subchannels, all of which are simulcast on its Bellingham-licensed sister station KVOS-TV (channel 12). The two stations share studios on Third Avenue South in Seattle; KFFV's transmitter is located on Capitol Hill east of downtown.

KFLU-LD

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KHDT-LD

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KMSG-LD

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WBGT-CD

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WBNS-TV

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WDPN-TV

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WKMG-TV

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WKOW

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WMOW

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WQDI-LD

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WQOW

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WXOW

WXOW is a dual ABC/CW+-affiliated television station licensed to La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States and serving Western Wisconsin. Owned by Quincy Media, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 28 (or virtual channel 19 via PSIP) from a transmitter at its studios on County Highway 25 in La Crescent, Minnesota.

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