Steve Schiffman


Guilty pleasures

Murder. Bloodlust. Revenge. Jesse Whittock listens to testimony from leading executives and gathers evidence to deliver a verdict on why the true crime genre continues to deliver killer ratings A s the ultra-popular podcast Serial has demonstrated, the true crime genre continues to defy expectations. The mix of blood, horror and investigation has captivated middle-aged […]

Buyers Briefing: Steve Schiffman, Justice Network

Name: Steve Schiffman Role: CEO Former National Geographic Channel chief Steve Schiffman leads the latest entrant into the competitive US true crime market, Justice Network, which launched on US multicast on January 20. He tells TBI about the channel’s launch, the proposition and buying wants and needs TBI: What makes the channel’s proposition unique? SS: […]

Discovery, Nat Geo, NBCU vets launch Justice Network

A collection of veteran US TV execs have come together to launch a new true-crime channel, Justice Network. The US cable net count has been created by Bounce TV founder Lonnie Cooper. Steve Schiffman, former president of Nat Geo; Barry Wallach, former president of NBCUniversal US TV distribution; and John Ford, the ex Discovery Channel […]