Justice Network, a Free-to-Air U.S. Multicast Channel, Goes Live on Stations Across the Country Tonight
(WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 20, 2015) – No one knows more about justice than John Walsh. As an acclaimed crime fighter and human and victim rights advocate, he is infusing his talent, experience and passion to Justice Network. His hourly public service announcements asking viewers to help find criminals and missing children can be seen as Justice Network goes live tonight at 6 pm (ET/PT). For a local market station finder, please visit http://www.justicenetworktv.com/find-justice.
Walsh helped Justice Network forge partnerships with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (of which Walsh was a founder), Crime Stoppers USA, and other law enforcement agencies. These organizations will funnel information about high-risk criminals and missing children to Justice Network for its 90-second public service announcements, including: 30 seconds to most wanted fugitives, :30 seconds to help locate missing children, and :30 second safety tips. Walsh hosts these announcements, which run on-air every hour, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Additionally, Justice Network will have a range of entertaining programming and gripping stories of true mystery that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
“Being a part of this mission-driven network gives police and their partners an incredible, national platform to get the word out about how people can help solve crimes,” said John Walsh. “It finally gives America a chance to answer the call to action they deserve — and put these criminals behind bars. Naturally, finding missing children has become my life’s mission to help every family affected by such unthinkable circumstances.”
John Walsh is the host of CNN’s successful show The Hunt and was the Emmy award-winning host for 25 years of the highly-rated America’s Most Wanted, which has put over 1200 of the nation’s worst criminals behind bars and more than 60 missing children in the safety of their homes. Since the 1981 abduction and murder of Walsh’s six-year-old son, Adam, Walsh has dedicated his life to victims’ right and capturing fugitives.
“John Walsh joining the team at Justice Network further builds on our ultimate mission of catching fugitives, finding missing children and making America safer,” said Justice Network CEO Steve Schiffman. “His personal crusade for justice touched so many Americans and will be a driving force behind our network brand, public service announcements, and programming influences. Not to mention, our network will be full of the best crime, investigation and mystery programming that appeals to our wide-reaching audience.”
The Senior Leadership Team of Justice Network includes founder Lonnie Cooper, founder of Bounce TV, one of the most successful multicast networks. Industry leaders from some of cable’s largest networks include CEO Steve Schiffman, former president of National Geographic Channels; Head of Distribution Barry Wallach, former president of NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution; and Head of Programming John Ford, award-winning programmer and former president of Discovery Channel. Wendy Brown, formerly of CSE, will serve as Justice Network COO.
At launch, the Justice Network will have penetration in markets across 40% of the U.S. through partners such as Gannett Broadcasting. Justice Network programming will include series such as, Body of Evidence, Masterminds, The Investigators, Psychic Detectives, I, Detective, LA Forensics, Missing Persons Unit, Murder by the Book, Parco P.I., Alaska State Troopers, Extreme Evidence, North Mission Road, Haunting Evidence, Over the Limit and Dominick Dunne’s Power Privilege and Justice.
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About Justice Network
Justice Network is dedicated to providing a first-of-its-kind public service initiative by catching fugitives, finding missing children and providing safety tips for its viewers. Proud to be the only multicast network with a public service commitment to making communities safer, the Justice Network recognizes crime affects everyone. For more information, including a station finder, please visit www.justicenetworktv.com/.
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