CBS Television Distribution has cleared its advertiser-supported diginet Dabl in more than 80% of the U.S. to launch on Monday, Sept. 9, the company said Tuesday.
In addition to the CBS Television Stations, Dabl will premiere on stations from the Sinclair, Tribune, Graham, Meredith, Quincy Media, News-Press & Gazette, Capitol Broadcasting, Bahakel and Univision groups.
At launch, Dabl will include programming from the Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse TV libraries, as well as from Cesar Millan, Bob Vila and Jamie Oliver with such series as Cesar to the Rescue, Cesar Millan’s Leader of the Pack, Home Again with Bob Villa and Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals.
Dabl also has acquired series from A&E, including Find & Design, Flip This House and Sell This House. It’s also picked up standalone series Doctor & The Diva, starring American Idol Kimberly Locke and ER physician Dr. Steve Salvatore, and Canadian talk show Cityline, hosted by Tracy Moore.
Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.
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