Weigel Broadcasting Co. on Wednesday unveiled its latest multicast entertainment television network — Start TV —with CBS Television Stations as the launch group. It will premiere on Monday, Sept. 3.
Start TV, it said, will showcase “strong and resourceful female leading characters in a lineup of contemporary and proven procedural dramas. Each lead character and series embody a boldness and determination to ‘Start’ leading the way, seeking the truth, solving the crime and defending the innocent.”
Start TV will launch with an original seven-day-a-week strip schedule. Episodes air every day at the same time, Monday through Sunday. This convenient format allows viewers to tune in and “Start” watching any day or time they choose. Headliner programs will be showcased with multiple episodes airing each day in multi-hour blocks.
Network programming begins Monday, September 3, 2018:
The Good Wife Series begins January, 2019.
Crossing Jordan Series begins January, 2019.
Note: The new network will replace Decades, another Weigel-produced diginet, on most, but not all of the CBS O&Os. WWJ-DT Detroit currently airs Decades. No mention of any Pennsylvania or New York stations carrying Start TV.