A channel that was on television for more than 20 years is about to be brought back. Katz Networks announced plans today to relaunch Court TV.
The new network, due to launch in May 2019, will be “devoted to live, gavel-to-gavel coverage, in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials,” Katz said.
The original court TV gained a high profile by covering landmark cases such as the trials of O.J. Simpson, the Menendez brothers and Casey Anthony. The new network will run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will be available via cable, satellite, over-the-air and over-the-top carriage.
Katz has acquired Court TV’s intellectual property, including the trademark, website and complete, original 100,000-hour Court TV library, from Turner Broadcasting. Original Court TV anchor Vinnie Politan will return as lead anchor.
Former Court TV and CNN producers John Alleva and Scott Tufts will join the new operation as vice presidents and managing editors.
The new Court TV has secured over-the-air distribution agreements with major local TV station group owners including Tribune, Scripps and Univision.
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