September 28, 2016 10:40 PM ET


Company Overview of Weigel Broadcasting Co. Inc.

Company Overview

Weigel Broadcasting Co. Inc., through its affiliates, owns and operates television broadcasting stations. The company broadcasts Spanish language, live business news, local, sports, and African American programs. It also owns and operates Memorable Entertainment Television network in collaboration with MGM. The company was incorporated in 1962 and is based in Chicago, Illinois with broadcasting stations in Chicago, Illinois; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and South Bend, Indiana.

26 North Halsted Street

Chicago, IL 60661

United States

Founded in 1962





Key Executives for Weigel Broadcasting Co. Inc.

President of Content and Networks
Vice President and General Manager
Director of Strategic Sales and Marketing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. Inc. Key Developments

Rentrak Corporation Announces a Contract Expansion with Weigel Broadcasting

Rentrak Corporation announced a contract expansion with Weigel Broadcasting Co. Inc. to provide local market TV ratings to stations WCIU (IND), WWME (MeTV) and WMEU (IND) in Chicago, and WDJT (CBS), WMLW (IND), WBME (MeTV) and WYTU (TEL) in Milwaukee. Rentrak already provides ratings and Automotive Advanced Demographic information to Weigel's stations in South Bend WBND (ABC), WMYS (MyNet) and WCWW (CW)--and renews them as a part of this expansion agreement.

CBS Television Stations and Weigel Broadcasting to Launch DECADES

The CBS Television Stations group, a division of CBS Corporation and Weigel Broadcasting announced plans to launch DECADES, a new national entertainment programming service for distribution across local television stations’ digital subchannels – broadcast channels that utilize a local station’s available spectrum to provide a companion to that station’s primary channel. For example, in the New York market, WCBS-TV will continue to be available digitally as Channel 2.1 and DECADES will be available as Channel 2.2. In addition to being available as an over-the-air broadcast channel, DECADES will appear on numerous local cable systems and other multichannel video programming distribution services along with the stations’ primary channels. Utilizing a library of more than 100 classic television series, including select titles from the CBS library such as I LOVE LUCY from the 1950s, STAR TREK from the 1960s, HAPPY DAYS from the 1970s and CHEERS from the 1980s, as well as a wide selection of theatrical and made-for-television movies and footage of historical news events from the archives of CBS News and ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, DECADES will provide viewers with a new way to experience shared historical and cultural past. As the ultimate TV time machine, DECADES will differentiate itself from other subchannel programming services by varying the classic series and movies that appear on the network every day. DECADES will take viewers into a daily time capsule presentation of entertainment, popular culture and news. The service will feature DECADES RETROSPECTICAL SM, a daily one-hour program that will be produced around the news events and cultural touchstones of a specific day, week or other time frame or theme. The TV series and movies presented each day will reflect that day’s theme or commemorative event. DECADES is expected to debut during the second quarter of 2015, with the 16 CBS-owned stations that are part of the CBS Television Network serving as the new service’s launch group. This includes the CBS stations serving New York City (WCBS), Los Angeles (KCBS), Chicago (WBBM), Philadelphia (KYW), Dallas (KTVT), San Francisco (KPIX), Boston (WBZ), Detroit (WWJ), Minneapolis-St. Paul (WCCO and its satellite stations KCCO and KCCW), Miami (WFOR), Denver (KCNC), Sacramento (KOVR), Pittsburgh (KDKA) and Baltimore (WJZ).

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