New York Gets Justice

The two-year-old Justice Network — sort of a 24/7 version of John Walsh’s America’s Most Wanted, without that particular show, but with lots of true crime and forensics programming — launched this week over-the-air on channel 68.5 in the New York metro area and on channel 67.1 in adjacent Long Island.

Walsh himself appears as the network’s “on-air talent” in spots designed to track down criminals and find missing children. Primetime on the network now features Husband Hunting, which launched Monday at 9 pm and 10 pm ET weekdays. Synopsis: “From the Justice Network collection of true crime dramas…we present the compelling stories of women fighting back and sometimes going too far.” Other series on the channel include Killing Spree, Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer and Dr. G: Medical Examiner.

Here, from August, is Justice Network’s most recent Facebook video, promoting the series Pretty Bad Girls:

Unlike other networks, Justice also has a public service mission – to stop crime and increase public safety. The channel’s “Be Safe” initiative is broken into three segments: “Most Wanted,” “Missing Children” and “Safety Tips.” Justice Network says the initiative has led to the capture of 195 fugitives and the recovery of 106 missing children since its launch in January 2015.

Here’s one of the “Missing Children” spots:

Justice Network also debuted last week on channel 9.2 in Washington. DC, and last month on channel 66.5 in the San Francisco area. To find if and where you can watch Justice Network, go to the Find Justice page and enter your zip code.

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About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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