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Encyclopedia > Court TV
Court TV
Type Cable television network
Country United States and Canada
Availability    United States
Founder Steven Brill
Slogan "The Whole Truth", Daytime; "Seriously Entertaining", Primetime
Owner Court TV Networks
(a subsidiary of TBS Networks, owned by Time Warner)
Key people Marc Juris (General Manager)
Marlene Dann (Executive Vice President)
Launch date July 1, 1991
For the Canadian channel, see CourtTV Canada

The Courtroom Television Network, more commonly known as Court TV, is an American cable television network owned by Time Warner that launched on July 1, 1991. On May 15, 2006, it was announced that Time Warner bought Liberty Media's 50% ownership in the channel, making Time Warner (within its TBS Networks division) the sole owner of Court TV.[1] Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... At least two well-known people have been named Steven Brill: Steven Brill is the founder of American Lawyer magazine, Court TV, Contentville, and Brills Content. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Turner Broadcasting logo Turner Broadcasting System (often abbreviated to Turner), based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, is the company managing the collection of cable networks and properties started by Robert Edward Ted Turner from the mid-1970s to the late-1990s. ... Time Warner Inc. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... CourtTV Canada is a Canadian category 2 digital cable specialty channel with programming related to law, police, forensic and rescue and emergency medicine. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... Time Warner Inc. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Liberty Media Corporation is an American media conglomerate. ... Turner Broadcasting System logo The Turner Broadcasting System (often abbreviated to Turner or TBS) is the company managing the collection of cable networks and properties started by Ted Turner from the mid-1970s to the late-1990s. ...


On March 13, 2007, Time Warner announced that Court TV will be changing its name, look and logo as part of a network overhaul planned for later this year. The network will be called TruTv as of January 1, 2008, and will revamp its daytime trial coverage and add in prime several new reality series (or, as the network prefers to call them, "real-life series"). Daytime programming will be redone and will lead into a 3-5 p.m. ET/PT block with talk shows hosted by Star Jones and a soon to be named anchor. Grace's Closing Arguments, which was originally scheduled to shrink to 1 hour and air at 3pm (before Jones' program), will no longer air as Grace has requested to leave the network. [2] Trial coverage will move to the network's broadband website during the afternoon.[3] is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ... External links Official site Star Jones at the Internet Movie Database Biography and resumé from the ABC website for The View Landscaper sues The View star, a December 2004 article from The Smoking Gun Categories: People stubs | 1962 births | American television personalities | Talk show hosts | American lawyers | People from North... Broadband in telecommunications is a term which refers to a signaling method which includes or handles a relatively wide range of frequencies which may be divided into channels or frequency bins. ...


Steve Koonin, President of Turner Entertainment Networks, said the goal is to find a new name that suggests a broader lineup of shows. He said that the new target audience of the network is viewers known internally as "real engagers". They are typically male and young, 18 to 49 years old. Koonin believes that this audience wants programs that focus on real people and real situations.[4]

Contents

History

Court TV was founded in 1991 as an all news joint venture between Time Warner, Liberty Media, and NBC. Originally, the channel aired only actual courtroom trials, which included the proceedings along with analyses by anchors. In 1995, viewership increased when they aired the OJ Simpson Trial. In 1997, Founder Steven Brill left Court TV. By 1998, NBC sold their share to Time Warner, resulting in a 50/50 partnership between Time Warner and Liberty Media. That same year, or a year before, Discovery Communications, owner of Discovery Channel, made and dropped a bid for Court TV, also the channel began carrying original and acquired shows like Homicide: Life on The Street and Forensic Files. In 2001, Court TV celebrated its 10th anniversary while Time Warner merged with AOL, and former half sister channel Comedy Central celebrated its tenth anniversary. In 2002, Time Warner acquired AT&T's stake in Time Warner Entertainment(which AT&T acquired in 2000), resulting again 50/50 ownership with Liberty Media. In 2003, Viacom wanted to buy Court TV for MTV Networks, but Time Warner and Liberty Media declined to let them buy it. In 2004, Court TV made a new look and turned itself into two separate divisions: Court TV News and Court TV Primetime, which bills itself as "Seriously Entertaining". On May 15, 2006, Time Warner bought the remainder of Liberty Media's shares in the channel for $735 million. Court TV is now worth nearly $1.5 billion, mostly due to its new programming and the increasing popularity of the network. NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... At least two well-known people have been named Steven Brill: Steven Brill is the founder of American Lawyer magazine, Court TV, Contentville, and Brills Content. ... See also Discovery Channel Discovery Communications Inc. ... Discovery Channel is a cable and satellite TV channel distributed by Discovery Communications that provides non-fiction variety programming focused primarily on the themes of popular science, history, and knowledge about the world, which is showcases uasually as documentaries. ... Forensic Files is a documentary style show which reveals how science is used to solve violent crimes, mysterious accidents, and even outbreaks of illness. ... It has been suggested that AOL search data scandal be merged into this article or section. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... AT&T Inc. ... Time Warner Inc. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This page is about the post-2005 Viacom. ... MTV Networks is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands, including the first MTV channel. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


To begin 2007, retransmission consent issues forced Court TV off Dish Network systems.[5] Court TV returned to Dish Network in its former channel position on February 9, 2007.[6] DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Court TV is now available in more than 86 million homes. Its programming includes movies (both original and off-network), news (with editorial content), and simulcasts of trials which often involve high-profile criminal cases. In 2006, the network was the 25th-most-popular ad-supported cable network among all viewers. [4]


Television programming

CourtTV News

CourtTV News provides live coverage of trials, legal news, and details of highly-publicized crimes during their news programming hours from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Their coverage takes viewers into the courtrooms and shares analyses from anchors and guests to help viewers understand the legal proceedings. Image File history File links Courttvnews. ... Live television refers to television broadcasts of events or performances on a delay of between zero and fifteen seconds, rather than from video recordings or film. ... Look up trial in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A courtroom is the actual enclosed space in which a judge regularly holds court. ...

Programs

Lisa Bloom, daughter of feminist activist Gloria Allred, is a feminist lawyer and television hostess best known for her work on Court TV. She lives in New York with her husband and two children. ... Vinnie Politan is a former attorney and journalist who currently co-anchors the Court TV News daily trial coverage program Bloom & Politan: Open Court alongside Lisa Bloom. ... Jami Floyd is a former lawyer and current Court TV news anchor and legal analyst. ... Ashleigh Dennistoun Banfield (born December 29, 1967 in Winnipeg, Manitoba), is a Canadian-born journalist currently working as an anchor for Court TV. Known for her articulate, personable style as much as for her in-depth reporting, Banfield has risked her life several times while reporting in the Middle East... Jack Ford is currently the co-anchor of Courtside, the afternoon program on Court TV, alongside Ashleigh Banfield. ...

Anchors, correspondents, and contributors

FORMER Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 467 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1086 × 1395 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 467 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1086 × 1395 pixel, file size: 1. ... Catherine Crier (born November 6, 1954 in Dallas, Texas) is an American television anchor for the Court TV program, Catherine Crier Live, a daily show that deals legal news stories. ... Ashleigh Dennistoun Banfield (born December 29, 1967 in Winnipeg, Manitoba), is a Canadian-born journalist currently working as an anchor for Court TV. Known for her articulate, personable style as much as for her in-depth reporting, Banfield has risked her life several times while reporting in the Middle East... Lisa Bloom, daughter of feminist activist Gloria Allred, is a feminist lawyer and television hostess best known for her work on Court TV. She lives in New York with her husband and two children. ... Jean Casarez is a Court TV correspondent of live daytime trial coverage, reporting on courtroom trials across the country. ... Jami Floyd is a former lawyer and current Court TV news anchor and legal analyst. ... Jack Ford is currently the co-anchor of Courtside, the afternoon program on Court TV, alongside Ashleigh Banfield. ... Fred Graham is the chief anchor and managing editor of Court TV. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 6, 1931. ... Savannah Guthrie is a journalist and attorney, presently serving as the Washington correspondent for Court TV News. ... Eddie Hayes may be: Eddie Hayes (boxer) (fl. ... Beth Karas is a Senior Reporter with Court TV, providing commentary on a number of high-profile cases, including the rape trial of Kobe Bryant, the Martha Stewart trial, and the murder trials of Robert Blake and Scott Peterson. ... Rikki Klieman is an American criminal defense lawyer and TV personality for Court TV. Additionally, she is an author, actress, and is married the city of Los Angeles’s chief of police William Bratton. ... Vinnie Politan is a former attorney and journalist who currently co-anchors the Court TV News daily trial coverage program Bloom & Politan: Open Court alongside Lisa Bloom. ... Adaora Udoji (born 1967) is a host on Court TV. She is a former correspondant for CNN and is based in New York City. ... Ronald L. Kuby (born in 1492 in Oxfield, India) is a criminal defense and civil rights lawyer, radio talk show host, and at the age of six was arrested for burglarizing a Carvel and TV commentator. ... Star Jones Reynolds (born Starlet Marie Jones March 24, 1962) is an American lawyer and television personality, best known for her stint as a co-host of the popular ABC weekday morning talk show The View. ...


Catherine Crier


Nancy Grace


Court TV primetime

Court TV also provides primetime programs that pertain to criminal stories. The programs include dramas, movies, documentaries, and television series. PrimeTime is a television newsmagazine from ABC News. ...


truTV

It was announced on July 11, 2007 that Court TV will rename the network truTV to better reflect the network beginning January 1, 2008.[7]


Programs

  • Home of the Brave
  • Inside: Supercops
  • Inside: Supermax
  • Inside: Vice Squad Miami
  • The Lindbergh Kidnapping: Investigation Re-Opened
  • Memphis Homicide
  • Mississippi Justice
  • NOPD: After Katrina
  • NOPD: Mardi Gras
  • Riots: Mobs Out of Control
  • Saturday Night Solution[5]
  • Smoking Gun TV
  • Speeders
  • Special Forces
  • Stories of the Innocence Project
  • Under Fire: Deadliest Police Shootouts
  • Unexpected Heroes
  • World's Scariest Police Shootouts
  • World's Scariest Police Stings

Forensic Files is a documentary style show which reveals how science is used to solve violent crimes, mysterious accidents, and even outbreaks of illness. ... Masterminds is a true crime documentary television series produced in Canada with Court TV. As of 9 October 2006, the program is broadcast on History Television in Canada and Court TV in the United States. ... Most Shocking is a reality television show produced by Nash Entertainment. ... North Mission Road is a documentary style show on Court TV that details unique and compelling [1] cases of the Los Angeles County Coroner Department. ... A psychic detective is a self-proclaimed psychic who uses his or her alleged paranormal powers to help law enforcement agencies solve crimes (often kidnappings and murders). ... Til Death Do Us Part is an upcoming series that will debut on Court TV in 2006. ... NYPD Blue was an Emmy Award-winning hour long-running American television police drama set in New York City. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Video Justice is a new television primetime program produced by John Langely airing on the television cable stations Court TV and Spike TV. The program focuses on criminals who were captured on camera in the act of the crime. ... Haunting Evidence is an American television documentary series following the travels of a psychic profiler, a medium and a paranormal investigator. ... Hot Pursuit For other uses, see Hot pursuit. ... Law and Order: Trial by Jury is the third spinoff of Law & Order; it focuses on the court room process, as opposed to particular topics of crime. ... Parco P.I. is a reality television program that airs on Court TV. The series is about the cases of New York City-based private investigator Vinny Parco. ... Home of the Brave is a phrase used in the refrain of The Star Spangled Banner, the national anthem of the United States. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

Original movies

  • The Exonerated
  • Chasing Freedom
  • The Interrogation of Michael Crowe
  • Guilt by Association

Turner takeover

When Time Warner acquired the remaining 50% of Court TV Networks from Liberty Media for its TBS Networks unit, many of the Court TV staff were laid off during the transition to the TBS Networks Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Time Warner Inc. ... The Liberty Media Corporation is an American media conglomerate. ... Turner Broadcasting System logo The Turner Broadcasting System (often abbreviated to Turner or TBS) is the company managing the collection of cable networks and properties started by Ted Turner from the mid-1970s to the late-1990s. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ...


The buyout of Court TV marks Time Warner's first instance of buying a TV network, rather than selling one, other than the acquisition of TBS Networks in 1996. In 2003, former half sister Comedy Central was sold to Viacom for its MTV Networks unit. In 2006, the same year Time Warner bought Court TV, Time Warner's Turner South, (now SportSouth) was sold to News Corporation's Fox Entertainment Group. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... This page is about the post-2005 Viacom. ... MTV Networks is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands, including the first MTV channel. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Turner South is a popular regional cable tv network that shows sports and variety programming. ... SportSouth is a regional sports network in the United States, with its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: NWS, LSE: NCRA) is one of the worlds largest media conglomerates. ... Fox Entertainment Group is an American entertainment industry company that owns film studios and terrestrial, cable, and direct broadcast satellite television properties. ...


Websites

In addition to their own website, Court TV also operates The Smoking Gun, a website that focuses on legal items often pertaining to famous people, such as mug shots and other public documents. Court TV also owns the website Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods, which provides detailed information about infamous crimes and how they were solved. Court TV Extra, a broadband video site, airs live trials online and keeps an archive of highlights. Screenshot from The Smoking Gun The Smoking Gun is a website that posts legal documents, arrest records, and police mugshots on a daily basis. ... Al Capone. ...


Radio

Court TV Radio
Broadcast area Contiguous United States & Canada
First air date February 3, 2003
Frequency Sirius Channel 110
Format Trials and legal programming
Owner TBS Networks (Time Warner)
Website www.sirius.com/CourtTV

On February 3, 2003, Court TV Plus debuted on Sirius Satellite Radio, featuring audio from Court TV programs. Originally on Channel 134, it was moved in September 2005 and now airs on Channel 110. Image File history File links CourtTVradio. ... The continental United States refers (except sometimes in U.S. federal law and regulations) to the largest part of the U.S. that is delimited by a continuous border. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... In legal parlance, a trial is an event in which parties to a dispute present information (in the form of evidence) in a formal setting, usually a court, before a judge, jury, or other designated finder of fact, in order to achieve a resolution to their dispute. ... Turner Broadcasting logo Turner Broadcasting System (often abbreviated to Turner), based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, is the company managing the collection of cable networks and properties started by Robert Edward Ted Turner from the mid-1970s to the late-1990s. ... Time Warner Inc. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Main competitors

  • LTVN

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See also

CourtTV Canada is a Canadian category 2 digital cable specialty channel with programming related to law, police, forensic and rescue and emergency medicine. ... Below is a numerical representation of the DirecTV channel lineup. ... This is a list of the channels receivable from DISH Network. ...

External links

References

  1. ^ Time Warner buys remaining part of Court TV
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ [3]
  5. ^ Network's Press Release On Court TV Being Removed From Its Programing
  6. ^ Court TV Back on Dish Network
  7. ^ http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070711/ap_en_tv/tv_no_more_court_tv;_ylt=Al50sKa.iuYHzwyOxmBffMZpMhkF

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Court TV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (389 words)
Court TV provides live coverage of trials, legal news, and crimes making headlines during their news programming hours, known as CourtTV News, running from 9:00 a.m.
Apart from owning the Court TV website, it also operates The Smoking Gun, a website which focuses on legal items such as mug shots and other public documents.
Court TV also owns the website Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods, which goes in depth concerning infamous crimes and how they were solved.
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