NBCU takes on ID as Oxygen retools as crime net

NBCUniversal is repositioning female-focused US cable channel Oxygen as a crime-themed network, putting it in direct competition with Investigation Discovery. The new look network will target true crime-hungry female audiences, which are mainly served in the US by Discovery Communications’ thematic ID channel. The reposition comes after Oxygen expanded its ‘Crime Time’ block to four […]

Sky buys US prodco Jupiter

UK satellite broadcaster Sky has acquired a majority stake in US-based producer Jupiter Entertainment. The 21st Century Fox-backed broadcaster has taken 60% of Jupiter for an undisclosed amount. Nineteen-year-old Jupiter is best known for TLC’s Myrtle Manor, Animal Planet’s Wild West Alaska, Oxygen’s Snapped and ID’s Homicide Hunter. It becomes the third prodco Sky has […]

Katz’s Escape bags crime trio

Escape, a new female-skewed channel from Katz Broadcasting, has acquired more than 500 hours of crime programming. The over-the-air broadcast network has taken 150 episodes of Snapped from NBCUniversal Television & New Media US and Canada, 175 episodes of Unsolved Mysteries from Cosgrove/Meurer Productions, and 213 episodes of Forensic Files from Trifecta Entertainment & Media. […]