Written by Court TV
LONDON (19 December 2020)– Just weeks after debuting in the United Kingdom, Court TV has grown its UK presence further thanks to a new carriage agreement with Freesat, the UK’s free-to-air satellite platform. The deal adds an additional two million homes to Court TV’s viewing base in the UK via Freesat channel 177 from 30 November 2020.
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The network’s UK launch in September offered audiences primetime access to, and analysis of, the most explosive real-life courtroom dramas taking place in the US today, live and gavel-to-gavel.
Court TV’s roster of forthcoming trials available for UK audiences in early 2021 promises to be just as gripping, with cases including:
- The Death of George Floyd – Four Minneapolis police officers will be tried in the death of George Floyd, which launched a national movement on race in America.
- The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery – Three white men are accused of murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who was shot while jogging through a South Georgia neighborhood.
- The Case of The Doomsday Cult Mom – Lori Vallow and her husband, Chad Daybell, are facing charges after authorities discovered the bodies of their two children in their backyard. Daybell, a former gravedigger, has authored numerous doomsday books and is rumored to have built a cult-type following.
- “The Jinx” Murder Trial – Robert Durst, a wealthy New York City real estate heir, faces first-degree murder charges in California, as police allege he killed his longtime friend, Susan Berman. Authorities suspect Durst in the 1982 disappearance of his wife, Kathleen McCormack, and investigators believe that Durst, the subject of the HBO documentary “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” killed Berman because she knew what happened to McCormack.
- The R. Kelly Sex Abuse Case – Entertainer R. Kelly, currently in a federal prison in Chicago, faces numerous racketeering and sex trafficking charges involving five women, with legal problems ignited by the television show “Surviving R. Kelly.”
Complementing the live coverage are a team of anchors, legal correspondents and veteran crime and justice journalists – all of whom are lawyers – who offer in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis to take viewers through the proceedings and help them understand the intricacies of the US judicial system. They include Emmy-Award-winning lead anchor Vinnie Politan, as well as Julie Grant, Ted Rowlands, Michael Ayala. Meanwhile, legal correspondents and crime reporters Chanley Painter and Julia Jenaé will be reporting from the courts.
The Court TV regulars are joined by some of the brightest lawyers, most-experienced investigators, and experts who provide additional legal insights, opinion, discussion, and debate.
Viewers can also follow along on social media: @CourtTVUK.
Over the next few weeks, look out for Court TV’s most recent explosive trials including:
- Wisconsin vs McCandless – runs from 11/12-18/12 and then continues from 04/01-13/01 – 22-year-old Ezra McCandless stands accused of murdering 24-year-old Alex Woodworth in the town of Spring Brook in Wisconsin. McCandless, a woman who sometimes identifies as male claims her actions were in self-defence. Prosecutors say she intentionally lured Woodworth to his death to rid herself of inner turmoil. If found guilty, she faces a lifetime in prison.
- Ohio vs Groves – 28/12 – 01/01 – Daniel and Jessica Groves are facing life in prison in the death of their two-month-old son, Dylan. The couple is facing multiple charges, including murder and gross abuse of a corpse. They were arrested in June after Dylan Groves’ decomposed body was found at the bottom of a 30-foot well near their home.
Court TV is part of Katz Networks and The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) and is also available on Sky Television Channel 179. Find out about the latest scheduling news at www.courttv.uk.