Court TV has entered into agreements directly with more than a dozen mid-sized cable providers, including GCI Cable; Massillon Cable TV; Buckeye Cable; Skitter TV; CDE Lightband and Hotwire Communications. More MSO agreements are expected shortly. These deals are in addition to the strong local cable distribution the network has through their broadcast station affiliates.
Court TV unveiled the following new over-the-air agreements, which add 48 markets:
Meredith Broadcasting will carry the network in Atlanta and Nashville, Tennessee.
TEGNA will launch Court TV in Minneapolis; Charlotte, North Carolina; Jacksonville, Florida; Louisville, Kentucky and Spokane, Washington.
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. will add the network in nine markets, including San Francisco; Salt Lake City; Birmingham, Alabama and Buffalo, New York.
14 Quincy Media markets primarily across the north and Midwest will air Court TV including Madison, Wisconsin; Rochester and Duluth, Minnesota; Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Sioux City, Iowa and Binghamton, New York.
Court TV will be seen in Knoxville, Tennessee; Augusta, Georgia, Panama City, Florida and Dothan, Alabama on Lockwood Broadcast Group stations.
American Spirit will air Court TV in Toledo, Ohio.
In a previously-announced agreement, Tribune Broadcasting will carry Court TV in 22 markets, with St. Louis; Norfolk, Virginia; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Greensboro, North Carolina and New Orleans launching the network on May 8. The remaining 17 Tribune markets - including New York; Los Angeles; Chicago; Philadelphia; Dallas-Fort Worth; Houston and Miami-Fort Lauderdale - will launch Court TV on November 1. Those launches will drive the network's over-the-air penetration to over 80 percent of the country and 25 percent on cable. Scripps, Univision and Entravision are also among the station groups carrying Court TV via broadcast.
The Court TV app, featuring a live feed of the network, will be available on May 8 for Roku®, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Android and Apple devices. Court TV will also be live streamed on CourtTV.com, the newly-launched site which features robust and exclusive online content - including the nation's most compelling, high-profile cases over the past 20 years available on demand.
"The response to the new Court TV from distributors, as well as advertisers and consumers alike, has been overwhelmingly positive. We are in active conversations with many more cable and satellite providers and we fully expect Court TV's availability to expand even further across all platforms in the months ahead," commented Jonathan Katz, President and Chief Executive Officer, Katz Networks.
For nearly two decades, Court TV brought high-profile courtroom dramas into American living rooms. Continuing that legacy, the new Court TV will run 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will be available to be seen on cable, satellite, over-the-air and over-the-top.