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Cox Media adds Law & Crime Network to streaming TV apps

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Cox Media Group is adding the Law & Crime Network to streaming TV apps operated by a handful of its local television stations.

The streaming crime and legal affairs channel will be incorporated into the mobile, tablet and smart TV apps for eight local television stations operated by Cox Media Group (CMG), the companies announced in a joint press release on Monday. Law & Crime Network will also be available as a free streaming channel on the websites of those same local stations.

Starting today, the free Law & Crime Network streaming channel is offered by the following CMG stations:

  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7, CBS) in Seattle
  • WFXT (Channel 25, Fox) in Boston
  • WSB-TV (Channel 2, ABC) in Atlanta
  • WSOC (Channel 9, ABC) in Charlotte
  • WPXI (Channel 11, NBC) in Pittsburgh
  • WJAX-TV (Channel 47, CBS) in Jacksonville
  • WFTV (Channel 9, ABC) in Orlando
  • WHIO (Channel 7, CBS) in Dayton

“CMG is thrilled to take this significant step to expand our partnership with Law & Crime,” Marian Pittman, the executive vice president of content and research at CMG, said in a statement. “Their high quality content and coverage of important cases of public interest are second to none and align perfectly with CMG’s mission to deliver high quality journalism.”

Law & Crime Network offers free streaming access to criminal trials of interest along with analysis and legal commentary from a suite of experts. The channel is owned and operated by Dan Abrams, a legal commentator and the host of his own commentary program on Nexstar Media Group’s cable news channel, NewsNation. Law & Crime Network is not affiliated with NewsNation or Nexstar.

“We are thrilled to expand our ongoing partnership with Cox Media Group and bring our channel to viewers on all of the CMG platform,” Rachel Stockman, the president of Law & Crime Network, said on Monday.

In addition to the CMG websites and apps, Law & Crime Network is also available to stream for free on the Roku Channel, Local Now, Redbox TV, LG Channels, Samsung TV Plus, Comcast’s Xumo, STIRR and Vewd. A simulcast of the channel is offered on Philo, Fubo TV, Vidgo, YouTube TV and Sling TV as well as some cable and satellite platforms.

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Matthew Keys is the publisher of The Desk and reports on the business and policy matters involving the broadcast television, streaming video and radio industries. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, Disney-ABC, Tribune Broadcasting and McNaughton Newspapers. Matthew is based in Northern California, has won numerous awards in the field of journalism, and is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors).