E. W. Scripps-owned Katz Networks is rebranding its Escape diginet to Court TV Mystery on Monday, Sept. 30.
The rebranded network, which is available in 103.5 million homes covering 94 percent of the country, will continue to target women 25-54 with true-crime programming. Its programming line up will include crime-focused series such as The First 48, Forensic Files, American Greed, FBI Files, Crime Watch Daily, Unsolved Mysteries and more.
“Court TV Mystery will continue to focus on true-crime programming but will now be powered by one of the most recognizable brands in television history,” said Jonathan Katz, president and chief executive officer, Katz Networks, in a statement.
“While increasing consumer recognition, aligning the two networks also creates increased marketing and co-promotional strength and the ability to naturally share content. We have begun producing true-crime docuseries and documentaries for Court TV, drawing from the nearly 100,000 hours of footage in the original network library. This compelling content will premiere on Court TV and then have a home on Court TV Mystery, giving the millions of consumers who are hungry for the real-life drama of true-crime programming more opportunities to watch and enjoy it.”
Katz rebooted Court TV across multiple platforms in May. Court TV Mystery joins a growing group of Court TV brands in the Katz portfolio, including the Court TV network, mobile app and the just-launched Court TV podcast.