|Type||Digital over-the-air television network|
|Founded||December 14, 1990 (now TruTV)|
May 8, 2019 (re-founded)
by Steven Brill
|Owner|| Katz Broadcasting, LLC |
(E. W. Scripps Company)
|Parent||Court TV Media LLC|
|Dissolved||January 1, 2008 (cable broadcast)|
|Affiliates||List of Court TV affiliates|
|Replaced by||TruTV (cable broadcast)|
Court TV is an American digital broadcast network and former cable television channel. It was originally launched in 1991 with a focus on crime-themed programs such as true crime documentary series, legal analysis talk shows, and live news coverage of prominent criminal cases. In 2008, the original cable channel became TruTV. The channel relaunched on May 8, 2019 as a digital broadcast television network owned by Katz Broadcasting, a subsidiary of the E. W. Scripps Company. Court TV is also available via streaming services such as YouTube TV and Pluto TV, and its audio feed is available on Sirius XM channel 793.
Cable television channel Courtroom Television Network, known as Court TV, was launched on July 1, 1991, at 6:00 am Eastern Time by founder Steven Brill and was available to three million subscribers.Its original anchors were Jack Ford, Fred Graham, Cynthia McFadden, and Gregg Jarrett. The network was born out of two competing projects to launch cable channels with live courtroom proceedings, the American Trial Network from Time Warner and American Lawyer Media, and In Court from Cablevision and NBC. Both projects were present at the National Cable Television Association, in June 1990. Rather than trying to establish two competing networks, the projects were combined on December 14, 1990. Liberty Media would join the venture in 1991. The network's first logo consisted of a rectangle with the word "COURT", and the letters "TV" below, with a line underneath. The network's second logo ran from 1999 to 2005. The network's third and final logo ran from 2005 to 2007.
The channel originally consisted of live courtroom trials that were interspersed with anchors and reporters. It was led by law writer Steven Brill, who later left the network in 1997. The network came into its own during the Menendez brothers' first trial in 1994, and the O.J. Simpson murder trial in 1995. In 1998, NBC sold its share of the network to Time Warner. That same year, Court TV began running several original and acquired programs in prime time, such as Homicide: Life on the Street , and Forensic Files . In 1999, it acquired the rerun rights to Fox's Cops.
Recognizing the growth of its prime time programming, Court TV announced in 2005 that it would split its programming into two brands. Daytime trial coverage was branded as Court TV News while other dayparts were branded under the tagline Seriously Entertaining; this programming would feature new reality television series focusing on crime-oriented topics. In January 2006, the network launched a male-targeted programming block known as "RED", an abbreviation of "Real. Exciting. Dramatic."
Time Warner bought full control of Court TV in 2006 and began running it as part of the company's Turner Broadcasting System division. The buyout of Court TV marked Time Warner's first television network acquisition, rather than a sale, since the acquisition of Turner in 1996.[ citation needed ] On July 11, 2007, it was announced that Court TV would be relaunched as truTV on January 1, 2008. The new brand was intended to accompany a larger shift towards action-oriented reality series which did not necessarily involve crime or law enforcement.
Reruns of Court TV series then aired on HLN (primarily Forensic Files ) and the over-the-air digital network True Crime Network (originally known as Justice Network). With changes to HLN's programming strategy and the growing popularity of the genre, the network began to produce and premiere more original true crime programs in 2017.
On December 10, 2018, Katz Broadcasting (owned by the E. W. Scripps Company) announced that it would relaunch Court TV as an over-the-air network following the acquisition of the intellectual property rights to the Court TV name and the pre-2008 Court TV original programming library from Turner Broadcasting System and Warner Bros. Television Studios.Scripps announced affiliation deals with Tribune Media and Univision Communications at that date, in addition to existing Scripps-owned stations. Further deals with Meredith Corporation, Nexstar Media Group (which was in the process of acquiring Tribune; the deal closed in September 2019), Tegna, and Quincy Media were announced on May 2, 2019. The channel is also available nationally on Pluto TV.
The relaunched Court TV features live court coverage with former Court TV anchor Vinnie Politan as lead anchor and Court TV and CNN producers John Alleva and Scott Tufts as vice presidents and managing editors. The network began broadcasting on May 8, 2019. The first live courtroom coverage was the Covington, Georgia, trial of parents who, after reporting their newborn baby missing in 2017, were later charged with murder. It also featured coverage of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault trialand the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse.
In May 2020, the network was picked up for carriage on YouTube TV.
Following Scripps acquisition of Ion Media in 2021, it began to add Court TV to its stations in place of the defunct Qubo, Ion Plus and Ion Shop networks.
|City of license/market||Station|| Virtual|
(on main channel)
|Birmingham||WIAT||42.4||CBS||Nexstar Media Group|
|Florence (Huntsville & Tennessee Valley)||WHDF||15.2||The CW|
|Hoover (Birmingham)||WPXH-TV||44.2||Ion Television||Inyo Broadcast Holdings |
(Inyo Broadcast Licenses LLC)
|Launched March 1, 2021|
|Huntsville||W34EY-D||38.1||Court TV||HC2 Broadcasting|
|Mobile||WKRG-TV||5.4||CBS||Nexstar Media Group|
|Ozark (Dothan)||WDFX-TV||34.4||Fox||Lockwood Broadcast Group|
|Troy (Montgomery)||WIYC||48.4||Cozi TV||Woods Communications|
|Phoenix||KNXV-TV||15.4||ABC||E. W. Scripps Company|
|Sierra Vista (Tucson)||KWBA-TV||58.4||The CW|
|Tolleson (Phoenix)||KPPX-TV||51.3||Ion Television||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Fayetteville||KFFS-CD||36.1||Court TV||KTV Media, LLC|
|Fort Smith||KFLU-LD||20.2||The Country Network||HC2 Broadcasting|
|Little Rock||KTHV||11.2||CBS||Tegna Inc.|
|Bakersfield||KERO-TV||23.2||ABC||E. W. Scripps Company|
|El Centro (Yuma, AZ)||KVYE||7.5||Univision||Entravision Communications|
|Fresno||KGPE||47.4||CBS||Nexstar Media Group|
|KVBC-LP||13.1||Court TV||Ventura Broadcasting Company|
|Los Angeles||KHIZ-LD||39.1||Court TV||HC2 Holdings|
|KTLA||5.3||The CW||Nexstar Media Group||Launched October 28, 2019|
|KPXN-TV||30.2||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Palm Springs||KPSE-LD||50.4||MyNetworkTV||Entravision Communications|
|Sacramento||KSPX-TV||29.2||Ion Televsion|| Ion Media Networks |
(Subsidiary of E.W. Scripps Company)
|Launched March 1, 2021|
|Salinas||KMMD-CD||39.1||Court TV||CNZ Communications|
|San Bernardino (Los Angeles)||KPXN-TV||30.2||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|San Diego||KSWB-TV||69.3||Fox||Nexstar Media Group||Launched October 28, 2019|
|San Jose (San Francisco Bay Area)||KKPX-TV||65.3||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|San Luis Obispo (Central Coast)||KSBY||6.4||NBC||E. W. Scripps Company|
|Denver||KPXC-TV||59.3||Ion Television||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Grand Junction||KLML||20.1||Court TV||Ventura Broadcasting|
|Pueblo (Colorado Springs)||KOAA-TV||5.2||NBC||E. W. Scripps Company|
|New London (Hartford-New Haven)||WHPX-TV||26.3||Ion Television||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Waterbury (Hartford)||WCCT-TV||20.2||The CW||Tegna Inc.||Launched October 28, 2019|
|Dover (Washington, D.C.)||WMDE||36.2||ShopHQ||WRNN-TV Associates|
|Wilmington (Philadelphia, PA)||WPPX-TV||61.2||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
District of Columbia
|Washington, D.C.||WPXW-TV||66.3||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks|
|Bradenton (Tampa Bay Area)||WXPX-TV||66.2||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Cape Coral (Fort Myers)||WFTX-TV||36.3||Fox||E. W. Scripps Company|
|Daytona Beach (Orlando)||WOTF-TV||26.5||UniMás||Entravision Communications|
|Fort Myers||WGPS-LD||22.6||Cozi TV||HC2 Broadcasting|
|Lake Worth (West Palm Beach)||WPXP-TV||67.2||Ion Television||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Miami||WSFL-TV||39.2||The CW||E. W. Scripps Company||Launched October 28, 2019|
|Orlando||WRDQ||27.2||Independent||Cox Media Group|
|Panama City||WPGX||28.4||Fox||Lockwood Broadcast Group|
|Sarasota (Tampa)||WSNN-LD||39.4||Independent||Citadel Communications|
|WXPX-TV||66.2||Ion Television||E. W. Scripps Company|
|Stuart (West Palm Beach)||WHDT||9.2||Court TV|
|Augusta||WFXG||54.4||Fox||Lockwood Broadcasting Group|
|Brunswick (Jacksonville, FL)||WPXC-TV||21.2||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Perry (Macon)||WPGA-TV||58.6||MeTV||Marquee Broadcasting|
|Rome (Atlanta)||WPXA-TV||14.2||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Savannah||WSAV-TV||3.3||NBC||Nexstar Media Group|
|WGCB-LD||35.1||Court TV||Lowcountry 34 Media, LLC|
|Summerville/Trion (Chattanooga, TN)||WKSY-LD||21.7||Independent||Altennga Broadcasting|
|Kaneohe (Honolulu)||KPXO-TV||66.2||Ion Television||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Nampa (Boise)||KIVI-TV||6.5||ABC||E. W. Scripps Company|
|KTRV-TV||12.2||Ion Television||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Pocatello (Idaho Falls)||KPIF||15.6||MeTV||Ventura Broadcasting|
|Twin Falls||KSAW-LD||6.5||ABC||E.W. Scripps Company||Operates as a semi-satellite station of KIVI-TV|
|Chicago||WCPX-TV||38.3||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|East St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)||WRBU||46.2||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Harrisburg (Paducah, KY)||WSIL-TV||3.4||ABC||Allen Media Broadcasting|
|Rock Island (Davenport–Bettendorf, IA)||WHBF-TV||4.2||CBS||Nexstar Media Group|
|Rockford||WREX||13.4||NBC||Allen Media Broadcasting|
|Springfield||WCQA-LD||16.1||Court TV||HC2 Broadcasting|
|Bloomington (Indianapolis)||WIPX-TV||63.2||Ion Television||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Elkhart (South Bend)||WSJV||28.4||Heroes & Icons||Gray Television|
|Fort Wayne||WISE-TV||33.4||The CW|
|Indianapolis||WXIN||59.3||Fox||Nexstar Media Group||Launched October 28, 2019|
|Des Moines||WHO-DT||13.4||NBC||Nexstar Media Group||Launched October 28, 2019|
|Newton (Des Moines)||KFPX-TV||39.2||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Sioux City||KTIV||4.4||NBC||Gray Television|
|Waterloo (Cedar Rapids)||KWWL||7.4||Allen Media Broadcasting|
|Derby (Wichita)||KDCU-DT||31.5||Univision||Entravision Communications|
|Pittsburg (Joplin, MO)||KPJO-LD||49.1||MyNetworkTV (secondary affiliation)||HC2 Broadcasting|
|Bowling Green||WCZU-LD||39.1||Court TV||HC2 Broadcasting|
|Lexington||WLEX-TV||18.4||NBC||E. W. Scripps Company|
|Richmond (Lexington)||WUPX-TV||67.2||Ion Television||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Baton Rouge||K29LR-D||47.1||CourtTV||DTV America|
|Lafayette||KATC||3.4||ABC||E. W. Scripps Company|
|Lake Charles||KSWL-LD||17.3||CBS||SagamoreHill Broadcasting|
|New Orleans||WNOL-TV||38.2||The CW||Nexstar Media Group||Launched October 28, 2019|
|West Monroe (Monroe)||KMCT-TV||39.3||Religious independent||First Assembly of God of West Monroe|
|Lewiston (Portland)||WIPL||35.2||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Baltimore||WMAR-TV||2.5||ABC||E. W. Scripps Company|
|Salisbury||WGDV-LD||32.7||Azteca América||Marquee Broadcasting|
|New Bedford (Providence, RI)||WLNE-TV||6.4||ABC||Standard Media|
|WLWC||28.1||Court TV||Inyo Broadcast Holdings|
|Woburn (Portland)||WDPX-TV||58.1||Court TV||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021 |
Operates as a satellite station of WBPX-TV
|Worcester (Boston)||WUTF-TV||27.5||UniMas||Entravision Communications|
|Ann Arbor (Detroit)||WPXD-TV||31.2||Ion Television||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Battle Creek (Grand Rapids)||WZPX-TV||43.2|
|Bay City (Saginaw/Flint)||WNEM-TV||5.5||CBS||Gray Television||Launched February 27, 2020|
|Detroit||WXYZ-TV||7.4||ABC||E. W. Scripps Company|
|Lake City||WMNN-LD||26.8||NewsNet||Freelancer Television Broadcasting, Inc.|
|Lansing||WSYM-TV||47.5||Fox||E.W. Scripps Company||October 28, 2019|
|Roscommon||WURO-LD||18.1||Court TV||M33 Media, LLC|
|Duluth||KDLH||3.4||The CW||Gray Television|
|Minneapolis-St. Paul||KARE||11.2||NBC||Tegna Inc.|
|Cleveland||WHCQ-LD||8.3||Antenna TV||Ellington Broadcasting|
|Jackson||WJTV||12.4||CBS||Nexstar Media Group|
|Pascagoula (Biloxi)||WXVO-LD||7.5||Antenna TV||NCN Cable Advertising|
|Columbia-Jefferson City||KGKM-LD||36.3||Telemundo||SagamoreHill Broadcasting||Launched January 10, 2022|
|Kansas City||KPXE-TV||50.2||Ion Television||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||Launched March 1, 2021|
|WDAF-TV||4.3||Fox||Nexstar Media Group||Launched October 28, 2019|
|Poplar Bluff (Paducah, KY)||KPOB-TV||15.4||ABC||Allen Media Broadcasting|
|Springfield||KRFT-LD||8.1||Court TV||Craft Broadcasting|
|St. Louis||KPLR-TV||11.2||The CW||Nexstar Media Group||Previously channel 11.4|
|Bozeman||KBZK||7.5||CBS||E. W. Scripps Company||Operates as a semi-satellite station of KXLF-TV|
|Great Falls, Montana||KTGF-LD||50.3||NBC||KTVH simulcast|
|Hardin (Billings)||KHMT||4.2||Fox||Nexstar Media Group|
|Helena||KTVH-DT||12.4||NBC||E. W. Scripps Company|
|Omaha||KMTV-TV||3.2||CBS||E. W. Scripps Company|
|Las Vegas||KTNV-TV||13.4||ABC||E. W. Scripps Company|
|Laughlin (Las Vegas)||KMCC||34.3||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Amsterdam (Albany)||WYPX-TV||55.3||Ion Television||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Buffalo||WIVB-TV||4.2||Nexstar Media Group|
|New York City||WPIX||11.3||The CW||Mission Broadcasting||Launched October 28, 2019|
|Syracuse||WSPX-TV||56.2||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Burlington (Greensboro)||WGPX-TV||16.3||Ion Television||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Raleigh||WRPX-TV||47.2||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Greensboro-High Point||WGHP||8.3||Fox||Nexstar Media Group||Previously channel 8.4|
|Jacksonville||WPXU-TV||35.2||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021 |
Operates as a satellite station of WEPX-TV
|Rocky Mount (Triangle Region)||WRPX-TV||47.2||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Wilmington||WSFX-TV||26.2||Fox||American Spirit Media|
|Bismarck||KNDB||26.9||Heroes & Icons||BEK Sports Network, Inc.|
|Minot||KNDM||24.9||Operates as a semi-satellite station of KNDB|
|Valley City (Fargo & Grand Forks)||KRDK-TV||4.8||Cozi TV||Major Market Broadcasting|
|Canton/Akron/Cleveland||WDLI-TV||17.1||Court TV||Inyo Broadcast Holdings|
|Cincinnati||WCPO-TV||9.2||ABC||E. W. Scripps Company|
|Columbus||WCMH-TV||4.2||NBC||Nexstar Media Group|
|Oklahoma City||KAUT-TV||43.2||Independent||Nexstar Media Group|
|KOPX-TV||62.3||Ion Television||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Okmulgee (Tulsa)||KTPX-TV||44.3||Ion Media Networks|
|Portland||KRCW-TV||32.3||The CW||Nexstar Media Group||Launched October 28, 2019|
|Salem (Portland)||KPXG-TV||22.3||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Altoona (Johnstown)||WKBS-TV||47.2||Cornerstone Television||Cornerstone Television|
|Philadelphia||WPHL-TV||17.3||MyNetworkTV||Nexstar Media Group||Launched October 28, 2019|
|Pittsburgh||WINP-TV||16.3||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Villalba||W16CW-D||16.1||Court TV||TV Red Puerto Rico|
|Beaufort (Savannah, GA)||WSCG-LD||14.1||Court TV||Lowcountry 34 Media, LLC|
|Columbia||WZRB||47.2||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Greenville||WGGS-TV||16.7||Religious independent||Carolina Christian Broadcasting|
|Sumter (Columbia)||WKTC||63.6||MyNetworkTV||WBHQ Columbia|
|Sioux Falls||KDLT-TV||46.5||NBC||Gray Television|
|Chattanooga||WYHB-CD||39.1||Court TV||HC2 Broadcasting|
|Franklin (Nashville)||WNPX-TV||28.2||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Jackson||WYJJ-LD||27.1||Court TV||HC2 Broadcasting|
|Jellico (Knoxville)||WPXK-TV||54.2||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Kingsport (Tri-Cities)||WKPT-TV||19.7||Cozi TV||Glenwood Communications Corporation|
|Knoxville||WKNX-TV||7.3||Independent||Lockwood Broadcasting Group|
|Memphis||WPXX-TV||50.2||Ion Television||Inyo Broadcast Holdings||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Amarillo||KAOU-LD||15.3||The Country Network||HC2 Broadcasting|
|Conroe (Houston)||KPXB-TV||49.2||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Corpus Christi||KRIS-TV||6.4||NBC||E. W. Scripps Company|
|Dallas-Fort Worth||KDAF||33.3||The CW||Nexstar Media Group||Launched October 28, 2019|
|El Paso||KINT-TV||26.5||Univision||Entravision Communications|
|Houston||KEHO-LD||32.1||Court TV||HC2 Broadcasting|
|KIAH||39.5||The CW||Nexstar Media Group|
|Lubbock||KLBK-TV||13.2||CBS||Nexstar Media Group|
|McAllen (Harlingen)||KNVO||48.5||Univision||Entravision Communications|
|Uvalde (San Antonio)||KPXL-TV||26.2||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Waco||KXXV||25.4||ABC||E. W. Scripps Company|
|Ogden (Salt Lake City)||KUCW||30.4||The CW||Nexstar Media Group|
|Salt Lake City||KSTU||13.3||Fox||E. W. Scripps Company||Launched February 1, 2021. Replaced Stadium.|
|Manassas (Washington, D.C.)||WPXW-TV||66.3||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Norfolk||WPXV-TV||49.4||Inyo Broadcast Holdings|
|WTKR||3.2||CBS||E. W. Scripps Company||Launched October 28, 2019|
|Roanoke||WPXR-TV||38.2||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Bellevue (Seattle)||KWPX-TV||33.2||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|Tacoma (Seattle)||KCPQ||13.2||Fox||Fox Television Stations||Launched October 28, 2019|
|Bluefield/Beckley/Oak Hill||WVVA||6.4||NBC||Gray Television|
|Charleston||WLPX-TV||29.2||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|WOCW-LD||21.1||Court TV||HC2 Broadcasting|
|Martinsburg||WWPX-TV||60.3||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021 |
Operates as satellite of WPXW-TV, Manassas, VA
|Crandon||WMOW||4.4||ABC||Allen Media Broadcasting|
|Green Bay||WGBA-TV||26.4||NBC||E. W. Scripps Company|
|Kenosha (Milwaukee)||WPXE-TV||55.3||Ion Television||Ion Media Networks||Launched March 1, 2021|
|La Crosse||WXOW||19.4||ABC||Allen Media Broadcasting|
|Milwaukee||WMKE-CD||21.1||Court TV||CNZ Communications|
|WTMJ-TV||4.3||NBC||E. W. Scripps Company|
|Wausau||WAOW||9.4||ABC||Allen Media Broadcasting|
Court TV currently shows gavel to gavel live news trial coverage under the branding Court TV Live. Ted Rowlands anchors from 9am to noon, Julie Grant from noon til 3pm, Ashley Willcott takes over from 3pm-6pm, and Michael Ayala is on from 6pm until 8pm. Vinnie Politan anchors Closing Arguments with Vinnie Politan from 8pm-11pm and is repeated twice in a row from 11pm to 5am.
Court TV's original programming traditionally consisted of reality legal programming and legal drama, such as legal-based news shows, legal-based talk shows, live homicide trial coverage, court shows, police force shows, and other criminal justice programming. The channel also carried a week-daily news block, In Session (the successor to Court TV News), which provided live news coverage of trials, legal news and details of highly publicized crimes Monday through Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. ET (except during national holidays, with reruns of the channel's reality programming airing in place of the block on such days). Its coverage included analysis from anchors and guests to help viewers understand legal proceedings. In Session also ran a blog, Sidebar, where the In Session team posted updated legal news and analysis.
On August 11, 2020, it was announced that a new original true-crime series titled Judgment with Ashleigh Banfield will premiere on September 13, 2020.
|Broadcast area||United Kingdom, Ireland|
|Picture format||16:9 SDTV|
|Owner||Katz Broadcasting, LLC (E. W. Scripps Company)|
|Launched||8 September 2020.|
|Replaced||Sony Crime Channel|
|Court TV||Watch online|
On 10 August 2020, Court TV began testing on Astra 28.2°E on frequency 11568 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6, with the label "54140".
On 1 September 2020, Court TV was added to the EPG on Sky on channel 179 ahead of its official launch on 8 September 2020 as a replacement of Sony Crime Channel, according to on-screen information.
On 15 February 2021, Court TV joined the Freeview television service in the UK with a short-term deal in order to show the trial of Derek Chauvin.It was found on channel 89 and joined the Law & Crime Trial Network as part of the service's offerings (though this other network is currently found as part of the streaming options on channel 271, as it is broadcast via Channelbox). On June 1, 2021 Court TV shut down on Freeview, less than four months after starting, with its channel number de-activated on June 22.
Court TV relaunched its satellite radio channel on May 15, 2020 on SiriusXM.It was removed on April 21, 2022.
Court TV Canada, a Canadian version of the channel under its previous format, owned by CHUM Limited (and later acquired by CTVglobemedia which then sold its assets to Bell Canada under the Bell Media subsidiary), launched on September 7, 2001. Unlike its U.S. counterpart, it did not re-brand under the TruTV name and continued to operate as Court TV until August 30, 2010, when, as part of a wider licensing agreement with Discovery Communications and CTV, Court TV was replaced by Investigation Discovery (Canada).
The U.S. version of Court TV had earlier been approved by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission as an eligible foreign channel in 1997, and indeed, had been carried by several Canadian service providers prior to the launch of the domestic service.
In 2001, Court TV purchased The Smoking Gun, a website that focuses on legal items such as mug shots and other public documents pertaining to famous individuals and cases. The site remained a property of the company through the rebranding to TruTV, but was sold back to its founder in 2014.
Court TV purchased the website Crime Library, which provided detailed information about infamous crimes and how they were solved, in 2001. The website remained an actively updated property until 2014 and was taken offline in 2015.
On February 3, 2003, Court TV Plus debuted on Sirius Satellite Radio, featuring audio from Court TV programs. Launched on Channel 134, it was moved in September 2005 and aired on Channel 110 until the channel ceased operations on January 1, 2008.
On September 30, 2019, the Escape network was rebranded as Court TV Mystery, serving as an extension to the Court TV brand.The network was subsequently rebranded to Ion Mystery on February 24, 2022, with the "Ion" brand now more established regarding procedural dramas in general, including Ion Mystery's overall programming, whereas Court TV is more associated with its news division.
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WGBA-TV is a television station in Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States, affiliated with NBC. It is owned by the E. W. Scripps Company alongside Appleton-licensed independent station WACY-TV. Both stations share studios on North Road near the WIS 172 freeway in Ashwaubenon, while WGBA-TV's transmitter is located in the unincorporated community of Shirley, east of De Pere, Wisconsin.
WTVF is a television station in Nashville, Tennessee, United States, affiliated with CBS. It is owned by the E. W. Scripps Company alongside Ion Television owned-and-operated station WNPX-TV. WTVF's studios are located on James Robertson Parkway in downtown Nashville, and its transmitter is located north of downtown along I-24 near Whites Creek.
Ion Media was an American broadcasting company that owned and operated over 71 television stations in most major American markets, as well as the linear broadcast networks Ion Television, Ion Plus, and Qubo. After being operated as a private company through its entire existence, it was acquired by the E. W. Scripps Company and merged with its Katz Broadcasting subsidiary on January 7, 2021, after Scripps' purchase of Ion Media to manage those assets separately from its traditional broadcast network-affiliated television stations.
The Extreme Sports Channel is a pay television channel that was launched from Amsterdam on 1 May 1999. The channel broadcasts in over 60 countries and 12 languages, and covers extreme sport and adventure sports which include surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, motocross, BMX, mountain biking, FMX, music, gaming and fashion.
WNPX-TV is a television station licensed to Franklin, Tennessee, United States, broadcasting the Ion Television network to the Nashville area. It is owned and operated by the Ion Media subsidiary of the E. W. Scripps Company alongside CBS affiliate WTVF. WNPX-TV's transmitter is located near Cross Plains, Tennessee.
Qubo was an American television network for children between the ages of 5 and 14. Owned by Ion Media, it consisted of a 24-hour free-to-air television network often mentioned as the "Qubo channel", associated website with games and programs available through video on demand, and a weekly programming block on Ion Television, along with Ion Life, later known as Ion Plus.
Vincent Joseph "Vinnie" Politan is a former New Jersey county prosecutor, practicing private attorney and broadcast journalist. He serves as Lead Anchor of Court TV. He hosts and created the primetimeshow Closing Arguments with Vinnie Politan, which is the highest rated primetime program on the Network.
Jean Ann LeGrand-Casarez is an American lawyer and news correspondent for CNN and its sister network HLN. She formerly worked for TruTV until that network eliminated daytime trial coverage. As a correspondent for Court TV/TruTV, Casarez provided live daytime trial coverage, reporting on courtroom trials across the country; she covered such cases as the Coral Eugene Watts trial, the Kobe Bryant rape case, and Scott Peterson sentencing hearings. She was an anchor for Court TV's hourly Newsbreak. In addition to her current work for CNN, she is occasionally a substitute host for HLN's Current affairs show, Primetime Justice.
Jane Velez-Mitchell is a television and social media journalist and author, with specialities in vegan lifestyles, animal rights, addiction and social justice.
Vision TV Network is a television channel distribution service provided by Vision247 Ltd in the United Kingdom. The service carries around 35 channels in English and other languages, streamed from the internet and accessed via Freeview channel 264, EE TV boxes, mobile apps or the web.
Ion Plus is an American free linear television network owned by the Katz Broadcasting subsidiary of the E. W. Scripps Company that formerly operated as a broadcast television network until February 28, 2021. The network originally launched in 2007 as Ion Life, maintaining a format featuring lifestyle programming focused on health and wellness, cooking, home decor, and travel. With expanded cable carriage, in 2019, Ion Media converted the network into a general entertainment format that matched that of parent network Ion Television, featuring day-long marathons of various drama series.
TruTV was a British free-to-air television channel owned by Sony Pictures Television. The channel was launched on 4 August 2014 by Turner Broadcasting System as TruTV. On 12 February 2019, it was replaced by True Crime.
Ion Mystery is an American free-to-air television network owned by the Katz Broadcasting subsidiary of the E. W. Scripps Company. It focuses primarily on mystery, true crime, and police/legal procedural programs.
Katz Broadcasting, LLC, doing business as Scripps Networks, is an American specialized digital multicasting network media company and a subsidiary of E. W. Scripps Company. The company owns nine television networks that each carry programming with specified formats targeted at individual demographics.