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Sky Vision Commits to True Crime

Barnaby Shingleton, the director of entertainment and factual at Sky Vision, talks to TV Real about the ongoing demand for crime-themed factual programming.

Chalk it up to morbid curiosity but there’s something fascinating about stories centered on illegal activity. These tales are even more intriguing—and terrifying—when they involve real-life crimes, including murder. As dark as the material is, true-crime TV programming continues to be an extremely popular genre and one that Sky Vision, the production and distribution arm of Sky, has had success with.

“Over the last couple of years Sky Vision has greatly expanded its true-crime catalog, reflecting the increased audience demand for this genre of programming,” says Barnaby Shingleton, the director of entertainment and factual at Sky Vision. “There are close to 500 hours of [true-crime] content in Sky Vision’s catalog, from long-running series like I Knew My Murderer and It Takes a Killer (Bellum Entertainment) through to limited series

Read more at: http://worldscreen.com/tvreal/sky-vision-commits-to-true-crime/

First Look – Oxygen Presents Music Special SNAPPED NOTORIOUS …

First Look - Oxygen Presents Music Special SNAPPED NOTORIOUS: TUPAC SHAKUR, 9/10

“Snapped,” Oxygen Media’s longest running true-crime franchises, will premiere the two-hour special, SNAPPED NOTORIOUS: TUPAC SHAKUR. The special will focus on the pivotal six day period leading up to the death of one of hip-hop’s greatest rappers, and will retrace his final steps in Las Vegas before he was viciously gunned down. It will also examine the evolution of Tupac’s friendship with legendary rapper Biggie Smalls, which became embroiled in a COLLISION COURSE that ended in tragedy. “Snapped Notorious: Tupac Shakur” premieres on Sunday, September 10th at 6PM ET/PT. For a sneak peek, please visit: http://www.oxygen.com/snapped/season-21/videos/snapped-notorious-tupac-shakur-airs-on-september-10th

Marking the 21st anniversary of his death “Snapped Notorious: Tupac Shakur,” will examine the unsolved case from his previous clashes with danger, to his rap rivalries, to the east coast vs. west coast feuds and theories

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/First-Look-Oxygen-Presents-Music-Special-SNAPPED-NOTORIOUS-TUPAC-SHAKUR-910-20170905

Oxygen app launches on Apple TV

NBCUniversal has launched the new Oxygen app on Apple TV (4th generation). Apple TV users will now be able to authenticate via their pay-TV provider to enjoy current and past episodes of Oxygen’s crime programming. Earlier this summer, Oxygen Media refocused its programming and expanded to a full-time crime destination network for women.

The new Oxygen app includes the latest full episodes of popular series, including “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” “Snapped,” “Cold Justice,” “It Takes a Killer,” “Dateline: Secrets Uncovered,” and “The Jury Speaks.” 

Apple TV customers can use the Siri Remote and the TV app to find Oxygen, and enjoy a seamless and easy authentication experience with single sign-on via select pay-TV providers.

Other NBCUniversal network apps on Apple TV include Bravo, CNBC, E! NBC, NBCSN, Syfy, Telemundo, and USA.

Read more at: http://advanced-television.com/2017/08/31/oxygen-app-launches-on-apple-tv/

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF NATALEE HOLLOWAY is Highest …


THE DISAPPEARANCE OF NATALEE HOLLOWAY is Highest-Rated True Crime Series Premiere in Oxygen History

Oxygen Media’s THE DISAPPEARANCE OF NATALEE HOLLOWAY debuted as the highest rated true crime series premiere in network history, with a cumulative 1.1 Million total viewers on premiere night wanting to see the real-time investigation that continues to make headlines across the country. Additionally, 324,000 viewers in the coveted F25-54 demo tuned in, also setting a network record for a true crime series premiere. Having been in the true crime space for more than a decade, the ratings success comes nearly one month after the network announced it completed its rebrand to a full-time true crime destination. With a new slate of high quality true crime programming, Oxygen has become the fastest growing cable entertainment network, up +54% among total viewers in total day, year over year.

Premiering Saturdays at

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/THE-DISAPPEARANCE-OF-NATALEE-HOLLOWAY-is-Highest-Rated-True-Crime-Series-Premiere-in-Oxygen-History-20170830

TV Guy: Wallow in the lurid, or reach for the stars? – recordonline.com – Times Herald

Prime-time’s true-crime offerings continue to grow.

Oxygen, once a “women’s network” to rival Lifetime, has turned itself into an “all-crime, all the time” destination, home to original true-crime series (“Cold Justice,” “It Takes a Killer,” “Snapped” and “The Jury Speaks”) as well as procedurals.

Tonight’s lineup consists of three consecutive episodes of “CSI.”

The NBC-owned network plans new series with familiar faces, including Soledad O’Brien, Nancy Grace and Ice-T, who will host “Ice Cold Murders.”

Oxygen is just catching up to rival ID in the true-crime department.

On that network, once known as “Investigation Discovery,” things tend to be a tad more tabloid. Tonight’s premiere of “Shattered” (10 p.m., TV-14) focuses on victims and those left behind by horrific crimes: A father recalls the horrifying moment he discovered that his son had been dismembered; a woman describes her imprisonment in a footlocker, and a policeman remembers a rookie assignment that

Read more at: http://www.recordonline.com/entertainmentlife/20170823/tv-guy-wallow-in-lurid-or-reach-for-stars

TV Guy: Wallow in the lurid, or reach for the stars? – Times Herald

Prime-time’s true-crime offerings continue to grow.

Oxygen, once a “women’s network” to rival Lifetime, has turned itself into an “all-crime, all the time” destination, home to original true-crime series (“Cold Justice,” “It Takes a Killer,” “Snapped” and “The Jury Speaks”) as well as procedurals.

Tonight’s lineup consists of three consecutive episodes of “CSI.”

The NBC-owned network plans new series with familiar faces, including Soledad O’Brien, Nancy Grace and Ice-T, who will host “Ice Cold Murders.”

Oxygen is just catching up to rival ID in the true-crime department.

On that network, once known as “Investigation Discovery,” things tend to be a tad more tabloid. Tonight’s premiere of “Shattered” (10 p.m., TV-14) focuses on victims and those left behind by horrific crimes: A father recalls the horrifying moment he discovered that his son had been dismembered; a woman describes her imprisonment in a footlocker, and a policeman remembers a rookie assignment that

Read more at: http://www.recordonline.com/entertainmentlife/20170823/tv-guy-wallow-in-lurid-or-reach-for-stars

Tune In Tonight 8/23

Prime-time’s true-crime offerings continue to grow. Oxygen, once a “women’s network” to rival Lifetime, has turned itself into an “all-crime, all the time” destination, home to original true-crime series (“Cold Justice,” “It Takes a Killer,” “Snapped” and “The Jury Speaks”) as well as procedurals. Tonight’s lineup consists of three consecutive episodes of “CSI.”

The NBC-owned network also plans new series with familiar faces, including Soledad O’Brien, Nancy Grace and Ice-T, who will host “Ice Cold Murders.”

Those in search of something more celestial might consider “The Farthest — Voyager in Space” (8 p.m. on Channel 10, 9 p.m. on Channel 11, PBS), a two-hour celebration of the mission that has been exploring the heavens since 1977.

Launched on Aug. 20 of that year, the Voyager 2 spacecraft reached Jupiter’s neighborhood in 1979; it neared Saturn in 1981, Uranus in 1986 and Neptune in 1989. It’s been on the move since. Its “partner,” Voyager

Read more at: http://www.kenoshanews.com/tune-in-tonight/article_4422a4c9-e16c-531d-b9d7-66666539e42e.html

Tune In Tonight 8/23 | | kenoshanews.com

Prime-time’s true-crime offerings continue to grow. Oxygen, once a “women’s network” to rival Lifetime, has turned itself into an “all-crime, all the time” destination, home to original true-crime series (“Cold Justice,” “It Takes a Killer,” “Snapped” and “The Jury Speaks”) as well as procedurals. Tonight’s lineup consists of three consecutive episodes of “CSI.”

The NBC-owned network also plans new series with familiar faces, including Soledad O’Brien, Nancy Grace and Ice-T, who will host “Ice Cold Murders.”

Those in search of something more celestial might consider “The Farthest — Voyager in Space” (8 p.m. on Channel 10, 9 p.m. on Channel 11, PBS), a two-hour celebration of the mission that has been exploring the heavens since 1977.

Launched on Aug. 20 of that year, the Voyager 2 spacecraft reached Jupiter’s neighborhood in 1979; it neared Saturn in 1981, Uranus in 1986 and Neptune in 1989. It’s been on the move since. Its “partner,” Voyager

Read more at: http://www.kenoshanews.com/tune-in-tonight/article_4422a4c9-e16c-531d-b9d7-66666539e42e.html

Tune in Tonight for Aug. 23, 2017 – Waco Tribune

Prime-time’s true-crime offerings continue to grow. Oxygen, once a “women’s network” to rival Lifetime, has turned itself into an “all-crime, all the time” destination, home to original true-crime series (“Cold Justice,” “It Takes a Killer,” “Snapped” and “The Jury Speaks”) as well as procedurals. Tonight’s lineup consists of three consecutive episodes of “CSI.”

The NBC-owned network plans new series with familiar faces, including Soledad O’Brien, Nancy Grace and Ice-T, who will host “Ice Cold Murders.”

Oxygen is just catching up to rival ID in the true-crime department. On that network, once known as “Investigation Discovery,” things tend to be a tad more tabloid. Tonight’s premiere of “Shattered” (9 p.m., TV-14) focuses on victims and those left behind by horrific crimes: A father recalls the horrifying moment he discovered that his son had been dismembered; a woman describes her imprisonment in a footlocker, and a policeman remembers a rookie assignment that colored his

Read more at: http://www.wacotrib.com/townnews/broadcasting_events/tune-in-tonight-for-aug/article_be4a78b4-d6e8-5eff-a85d-fe13340a75b9.html