More Layoffs Hit Court TV
November 14, 2007 1:09 PM
Or maybe I should say what will be left of it as it morphs into truTV, a moniker that still doesn’t resonate with me at all.
As part of the ongoing repositioning of Court TV to truTV come January, the net has laid off 16 of the 31 staffers in New York who had worked on the Court TV Web site.
The site, too, will be rebranded truTV.com, but the trial coverage now there will move to a new section of CNN.com, called CNN.com/crime, and will be handled out of Atlanta, according to published reports.
If any of this makes any sense to you, let me know. I liked Court TV just the way it was. Sure, I get that you can’t program a network day in and day out unless there are headlines grabbing trials like OJ Simpson. And sure all of the cable news networks, including Court TV sibling CNN cover the big trials during the daytime.
Court TV’s rabid core base of trial junkies will likely again feel shortchanged with less emphasis on trials on the cable network and now, online.