New Launches Drive Court TV to Nearly 90% Over-the-Air, 40% Cable

July 30, 2019

LOS ANGELES (July 27, 2019) – Court TV, the newly-rebooted, multi-platform television network devoted to live, gavel-to-gavel coverage, in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials, will grow even more when it is launched by top-rated and high-powered television stations in 17 major markets on Oct. 28, 2019:

Court TV runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is available to be seen on cable, over-the-air and over-the-top. The new launches will drive the network’s over-the-air penetration to close to 90 percent of the country and nearly 40 percent on cable.

Court TV is also live streamed on as well as the Court TV app for Roku®, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Android and Apple devices.All feature robust and exclusive content from the massive Court TV library, including the nation’s most compelling, high-profile cases over the past 20 years available on demand.

Court TV’s weekday schedule begins at 9:00 a.m. EDT with live, gavel-to-gavel coverage of the most important and compelling trials being conducted across America. Yodit Tewolde has the morning shift at the Court TV news desk, anchoring trial coverage from 9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon. Julie Grant hosts from Noon – 3:00 p.m. then Seema Iyer takes the chair from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. (All times Eastern.) The team is comprised of seasoned journalists and lawyers who have successfully blended television and legal careers.

When the court recesses for the day, the pillar of the network’s primetime is Closing Arguments with Vinnie Politan, weeknights from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET. A lawyer and former prosecutor who became an EMMY® Award-winning legal journalist, Politan is Court TV’s lead anchor. He hosts the nightly show, leading viewers through the key events and moments of the legal day, joined by Court TV’s team of anchors, legal correspondents and veteran crime and justice journalists, along with the country’s brightest attorneys, most experienced investigators and experts who will provide legal insights, opinion, discussion and debate. 

In addition to the network’s all-star anchor team, Court TV’s team of accomplished legal correspondents and reporters includes Chanley Painter, Ted Rowlands and Julia Jenaé. Overseeing Court TV programming are vice presidents and managing editors John Alleva and Scott Tufts, who have a combined 40 years of experience producing trials for Court TV and CNN and who wrote the book on how to produce trials for television.

Court TV is part of Katz Networks, a division of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).#