TruTV is shifting production and business operations of its daytime courtroom trials block In Session to HLN.
The block will retain its name, with production moving from New York to a studio built by HLN in Atlanta. HLN will assign staff to In Session production, including on-air talent.
The move will result in job losses in New York and the creation of new jobs in Atlanta.
TruTV is also restructuring its marketing efforts under the newly formed Brand Strategy & Marketing umbrella. It will include the Digital Content & Multi-Platform Development group. TruTV’s affiliate marketing activities will also move to Atlanta.
“Production of TruTV’s In Session trial coverage will shift from New York to HLN in Atlanta, effective Nov. 16, to leverage the unrivaled production capabilities and infrastructure of the CNN organization, which includes HLN,” Shirley Powell, SVP of corporate communications for Turner Broadcasting System, said in a statement.
“This move will result in some position elimination in New York and position growth in Atlanta, which we are currently addressing. There will be no interruption to In Session’s programming schedule. We are also restructuring TruTV’s marketing staff, which will
include a reduction of some positions in New York."