Decades, a new multicast TV network from CBS Television Stations and Weigel Broadcasting Co., officially launches today, Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015, according to a press release from Weigel.
The announcement says “The Decades multicast network broadcasts on the digital sub-channels of the CBS Television Stations and other broadcast groups.
“The network is currently available on 35 television stations representing more than 45% of the country, with additional affiliation announcements pending.
“Decades will feature a unique ‘daily time capsule’ lineup exploring different years, trends or events. Programming will include a one-hour original series as well as popular TV shows and films chosen to immerse viewers in that day’s Decades context. Programmed as a six-hour block, the schedule will be repeated four times each weekday, giving viewers in all time zones multiple opportunities to tune in.”
Today, the announcement notes, Decades will “feature the theatrical anti-war movie ‘Hair’ alongside the comedic TV series ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ and the dramatic war series ‘The Rat Patrol,’ letting viewers experience contrasting depictions of combat and patriotism in entertainment. Presenting the Holiday weekend blockbuster phenomena, we feature a profile of director George Lucas, who premiered ‘Star Wars on Memorial Day 1977.
To see if Decades is available in your market, please go to the tune-in section of the Decades website, which you find if you click here. To see a schedule of what’s on Decades through Sunday, May 31, 2015, please click here.
The announcement also notes that Decades will also feature “the original one-hour weekday program ‘Through the Decades,’ presenting historical CBS News and ‘Entertainment Tonight’ footage, along with other archival elements. Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Bill Kurtis [who is also the announcer on NPR’s popular ‘Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me’] hosts ‘Through the Decades,’ which unlocks our shared history. Viewers will explore the decades of the 1950s through the 1990s, where they can relive, remember and relate each day.”