LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Decades, a digital channel aimed at pop culture and history buffs, will make its official launch Monday.
CBS is partnering with Weigel Broadcasting, owners of another nostalgia platform called Me-TV, on the new channel.
It’s being billed as “the ultimate TV time capsule.” The channel will offer viewers a chance to binge watch their favorite classics from yesteryear in a single day.
The channel will combine CBS’ vast library of classic shows (nearly 40 in all) from the 1950s through the 1980s like “I Love Lucy,” “Star Trek,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” the original “Dark Shadows” (as well as the remake), “Happy Days,” “Melrose Place” and “Cheers” as well as CBS News programs and archived magazine shows like “Entertainment Tonight.”
A new show called “Through the Decades” will tie up news and pop culture events from that day in history and all programs airing in that particular day will continue the theme.
Retro TV channels are all the rage with viewers, especially those that love nostalgia. Besides the aforementioned Me-TV, other channels include Cozi, RetroTV and Antenna TV.
Decades will appear in the LA area on Channel 2.2. For digital viewers, look for Decades on Charter Channel 201 and Cox Channel 820.
For more about Decades and its programming line-up (including a count down clock), click here.