Another high-profile trial yielded big viewership numbers for Court TV. During the six-week Alex Murdaugh murder trial, the E.W. Scripps-owned network said its viewership nearly tripled, compared to the network’s pre-trial average. When the guilty verdict was rendered, viewership soared 600%. The viewership was the highest since the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial last year.
Steve Turnham promoted to Washington Bureau chief, while Ethan Nelson is named head of Court TV prior to Jan. 1 launch.
The veteran digital and news exec will be responsible for the overall digital and social media strategies for the E.W. Scripps news group.
Johnny Depp wasn’t the only winner in the sensational defamation trial between the actor and his ex-wife Amber Heard. The case drew viewers to emerging legal networks Law&Crime and Court TV with the verdict providing an exclamation point. Dan Abrams’ Law&Crime network set its YouTube viewership record with more than 3.5 million live concurrent viewers during its coverage of the verdict Wednesday.
Ethan Nelson has been appointed head of program development, and Christina Hartman has been appointed head of news standards, effective immediately.
A rejuvenated cable TV brand name is a gavel-to-gavel source for the highly anticipated case.
In this newly created role, the ABC News veteran will be responsible for the news and programming strategy for Scripps Networks’ news brands Newsy and Court TV.
The network that O.J. Simpson made famous is returning for the trial in the death of George Floyd, but the feel and the stakes are very different. Above, Court TV’s Julia Jenae prepares to interview Maurice Hall, who was with George Floyd on the day he was killed.
Scripps will continue to operate the Ion Television network on its 48 Ion stations’ primary channels but will cease operations of the Ion multicast networks Ion Plus, Qubo and Shop Ion, effective Feb. 28.
The Katz channel, now available on Sky Television, provides British viewers access to, and expert analysis of, true-life courtroom dramas taking place in the U.S. today.
Court TV, rebooted last May and available on cable, over the air and over the top, expands to another new platform on May 15 when it will be launched by SiriusXM. Court TV’s live gavel-to-gavel coverage and analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials will be available on ch. 793 through the SiriusXM app on […]
Court TV, the newly-rebooted, multiplatform network devoted to live, gavel-to-gavel coverage, in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials, is now available on YouTube TV. “We’re thrilled to have Court TV added to YouTube TV at a time when consumer appetite for the real-life drama of true-crime and courtroom trials […]
Court TV will air live audio of the cases being presented in front of the Supreme Court of the United States beginning May 4 at 10 a.m. ET. Americans will be able to listen to real-time arguments in the highest court in the country, with several cases involving President Donald Trump. To follow COVID-19 guidelines set […]
TV legal journalist Ashleigh Banfield will join Court TV as a special contributor, appearing nightly on Court TV’s live primetime show seen weeknights at 8 p.m. ET starting tonight. Banfield, a host on the original Court TV, will join anchors Vinnie Politan, Julie Grant and Ted Rowlands in discussing the legal news of the day. “Ashleigh’s Court […]
Court TV — which is covering the rape trial of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein live and gavel-to-gavel — today will unveil Court TV Instant Replay, a new feature that will bring everything said in open court of the camera-less trial to viewers immediately. Seasoned voice talent will read trial transcripts, statements and exchanges verbatim in real […]
Court TV has promoted veteran crime and justice reporter Ted Rowlands to network anchor, effective immediately. Rowlands joins Vinnie Politan, Seema Iyer and Julie Grant helming the network’s anchor desk based at Court TV’s headquarters in Atlanta. Rowlands has been a field producer and reporter for the new Court TV since its launch this past May. […]
Two of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s attorneys and two of his accusers sit down for exclusive interviews with Court TV’s Seema Iyer in a two-night primetime event Nov. 4 and Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Iyer’s interviews with Weinstein Attorneys Donna Rotunno and Damon Cheronis air on Monday, Nov. 4, with conversations with alleged victims Kadian Noble and Hope Exiner […]
Court TV, the network devoted to live, gavel-to-gavel coverage, in-depth legal reporting and trial analysis launched Monday in 19 stations. The stations are: New York – WPIX (Channel 11.3) Los Angeles – KTLA (Ch. 5.3) Chicago – WGN (Ch. 9.3) Philadelphia – WPHL (Ch. 17.3) Dallas – KDAF (Ch. 33.3) Houston – KIAH (Ch. 39.3) […]
Court TV is launching a weekly podcast that will dive into the real-life deceptions, betrayals and murders that lead to justice in the courtroom. The Court TV Podcast will be hosted by network anchors Vinnie Politan and Seema Iyer and debuted this week, with new installments available every Thursday. Each podcast will take listeners behind-the-scenes of Court […]
Court TV relaunched in May after more than a decade off the air, and now the network is branching into original programming with a 37-hour docuseries about the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
The recent relaunch of Court TV included a new sonic brand and music package created by Stephen Arnold Music for the network devoted to live, gavel-to-gavel coverage, legal reporting and expert analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials. The Texas-based company used all live orchestration to create a range of original compositions representing the pacing, tone and emotion of […]
Among the new outlets announced for the network’s revival that launches on May 8 are stations in 48 new markets owned by Meredith, Tegna, Nexstar, Quincy, Lockwood and American Spirit. Over-the-air coverage will be more than 80% of the U.S. at launch. It’s also added cable and OTT coverage.
WKOW Adds Justice Network, Court TV
Katz diginets Justice Network and Court TV will launch Wednesday, May 1, and Wednesday, May 8, respectively, on Quincy’s Madison, Wis., ABC affiliate.
The revived brand will feature live coverage of America’s most fascinating trials all day. Closing Arguments with Vinnie Politan will anchor the primetime schedule.
The new Court TV has added five seasoned journalists, four of whom are lawyers who have successfully have blended television and legal careers, to its growing on-air news team as the network builds to its launch in May: Seema Iyer and Julie Grant will join Vinnie Politan at the Court TV anchor desk, Chanley Painter has been named legal correspondent and veteran crime […]
The new multiplatform network, to debut in May 2019, has secured over-the-air distribution agreements with major local TV station group owners including Tribune, Scripps and Univision, giving Court TV coverage of more than 50% of U.S. television households at launch. Vinnie Politan will be the network’s lead anchor.