David Hudson will oversee the development and production of all original programming for Katz Networks as EVP of original programming and has hired Sophia Kateris Kelley as SVP of original programming.
The Katz Diginet adopts its new name on Sept. 30. It’s available in 94% of the U.S.
Gary Saginario will oversee national ad sales for Bounce, Court TV, Escape, Grit and Laff. Katz Networks also adds NBCUniversal and Discovery sales vet Lori Isola as VP of ad sales.
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.
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.
Scripps-owned Katz Networks on Monday announced three major off-network series licensing agreements: Escape, the over-the-air network targeting women 25-54 with stories of crime and mystery, has acquired the television rights to Law & Order and Boston Legal in two individual deals. Escape lands the first 12 seasons of Law & Order — the longest-running crime and investigation drama on American primetime television […]
Bruce Levinson will oversee negotiation of distribution agreements for the company’s portfolio of multicast networks: Bounce, Grit, Escape and Laff.