Justice Net Relaunching As True Crime Network

Tegna’s multicast network is rebranding on July 27 as a one-stop destination for true crime content that will also offer a free, on-demand streaming service and podcasts.

Tegna Completes Justice, Quest Purchase

It closes on the $77 million purchase of the 85% of the two diginets it didn’t own. Tegna taps Brian Weiss, former president and general manager of Cooper Media, as their president.

DIGINETS

Tegna Buying Multicast Networks Justice, Quest

It’s paying Cooper Media $77 million for the 85% of the two diginets it doesn’t already own. Brian Weiss, Cooper’s president-GM, will join Tegna and continue to run the two.

DMA 86: MADISON, WI

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.

Cooper Media Makes Two Executive Moves

Cooper Media, owner of multicast networks Justice Network and Quest TV, the latter of which launches Jan. 29, has made two executive promotions. Brian Weiss has been promoted to VP of strategy and distribution. He has been director of distribution and business development for Justice Network since 2014. John Kiser has been promoted to programming manager. Kiser has […]

Univision Adds Justice Network In 11 Markets

The partnership will boost the diginet’s distribution coverage to more than 80 affiliates covering over 73% of U.S. households.

Justice Network Reaches Big Milestones

More than 100 missing children and 100 most-wanted fugitives featured on the diginet have been returned home or captured.

MULTICASTING 2017 | PART 2

Bringing Justice To The Entire Country

That’s the goal of Steve Schiffman, Lonnie Cooper, John Ford and Barry Wallach who are moving the Justice Network diginet in that direction since its launch in 2015. It’s now at about 60% U.S. coverage. To fill its programming grid, Justice has tapped into a vast reservoir of low-cost “factual” crime shows originally produced for cable over the past decade-and-a-half in addition to two originals. Above, John Walsh, the public face of the network, with Sergeant Ralph Woolfolk of the Atlanta Police Department. (Justice Network photo by Ray Sullivan.) This is the second installment of a three-part Special Report. Part 1 appeared Tuesday morning, while Part 3 on technology will run Thursday before noon ET. You can read all the stories here.

Justice Network Honors National Police Week

For the third year, Justice Network, in conjunction with National Police Week, will be saluting and celebrating the thousands of men and women who are dedicated to protecting their communities.  Throughout the week, Justice will be airing stories, narrated by John Walsh, of heroes who have fallen in the line of duty as well as those who have gone […]

Justice Network Grows To 57% Coverage

Pickups by Hearst, Tribune, Media General, Gray and Univision in addition to Tegna mean the true crime diginet is now available 24 of the top 30 markets.

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Justice Network To Debut 2 Original Series

Killing Spree and Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer will premiere back-to-back on Sunday, March 6, starting at 9 p.m.

DMA 27: INDIANAPOLIS

WISH Launches Justice Network On Subchannel

Media General’s CW affiliate WISH Indianapolis (DMA 27) has launched the Justice Network diginet on its ch. 8.3 subchannel, replacing WISH’s weather radar. “Crime is a growing problem,” said Les Vann, WISH president-GM. “By making Justice Network available to our viewers, we are helping to keep Central Indiana safer. We’re proud to offer this mission-driven […]

MULTICASTING 2015

Narrowing Focus Marks Newest Diginets

As the market for subchannel options matures, there’s a new wave of multicast networks with significant distribution, tightly focused brands and programming and, in some cases, a smattering of distinguishing original programming. This is Part Two of a four-part special report on multicasting running this week. Read the other stories here.

MULTICASTING 2015

Wallach Wants Justice (Network) For All

Former NBCU syndication head Barry Wallach is now looking to clear in as many TV homes as he can the Justice Network, one of the newcomers to the volatile business of multicasting. In this Q&A, Wallach talks about the network’s fast start and unique programming mix.This is Part One of a four-part special report on multicasting running this week. Tomorrow, in Part Two, TVNewsCheck looks at the proliferation of new targeted networks like Justice.

DIGINETS

Justice Network Finds First Missing Child

Earlier this month, a viewer called the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about a girl featured on the fledgling multicast network. That girl, who disappeared in 2013, was later safely found and returned to her family.

TVN'S JESSELL AT LARGE

Diginets Proliferate And Possiblities Expand

With multiple introductions of new multicast networks at this week’s NATPE, and no shortage of existing ones, it gets one to wondering how they can all survive. The added capabilities of the upcoming next-gen broadcast standard will mean more space for them. And with smart, gradual investments in originals, some diginets could become great businesses and real contributors to the top lines of TV stations.

DMA 46

Justice Network Adds WFMY Greensboro

Justice Network, a crime and investigation entertainment multicast network is now airing on Gannett CBS affiliate WFMY Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, N.C. (DMA 46) The diginet is available on WFMY’s ch. 2.2 and on Time Warner Digital Cable ch. 1255. The network — hosted by Emmy award-winning broadcaster John Walsh — features stories of true crime […]

NATPE 2015: DIGINETS

Justice Network Debuts With John Walsh

The new multicast network launches today with the former America’s Most Wanted host as on-air spokesman and part owner. Gannett stations are among those on board, covering 40% of U.S. households. The lineup will include a range of criminal justice programming, with viewer involvement solicited.

Wallach, Other TV Vets Launching Diginet

Barry Wallach, Lonnie Cooper, Steve Schiffman are among the leadership team of Justice Network, which will feature entertaining programming with stories of true mystery set to launch in January 2015. It will enlist viewers to track down criminals and missing children. Gannett Broadcasting’s stations give it coverage of almost one-third of the U.S.