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Man Stabs Wife To Death After She Changed The Channel From His Football Game While He Stepped Outside To …

An Arkansas man has admitted to killing his wife because of a dispute over their television. According to People, 58-year-old Tony Thomas of Carlisle, Arkansas murdered his wife, Elke, because she changed the channel when he was watching football.

The incident took place on November 19, 2017.

Thomas says that he went outside for a smoke and when he came back, his show was no longer on. He says that he asked her the score of the game and a fight ensued. “She began yelling at him and got in his face,” the criminal complaint alleges. “He stated he got a knife from the wall and stabbed her. He claimed he’d blacked out and then when he ‘came to,’ he was over her with a knife in his hands.” 

The incident took place in the couple’s living room.

Once he killed her, Thomas took the body outside and he covered it with a blanket and tarp.

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/man-stabs-wife-to-death-after-she-changed-the-channel-from-his-football-game-while-he

Chelsea’s story to be told on Oxygen cable channel

The hour-long show follows the case and trail of Daniel Clay who convicted this summer of murdering the Maybee woman and is serving a sentence of life in prison.

Oxygen Network, a cable television program aimed at women, is airing its version of the Chelsea Bruck story this weekend.

The Bruck case will be shown on Oxygen’s “Snapped” Sunday. Scheduled times include 1:30 a.m., a repeat immediately following and again at 5 p.m.

The hour-long show follows the case and trail of Daniel Clay who convicted this summer of murdering the Maybee woman and is serving a sentence of life in prison.

NBC’s “Dateline” focused on the murder and trial during its Oct. 27 episode.

Links to The Monroe News reports about the case and during the trial can be found at In review – the case against Daniel Clay.

Read more at: http://www.monroenews.com/news/20171104/chelseas-story-to-be-told-on-oxygen-cable-channel

Oxygen Channel to air true crime shows, 24/7

The Oxygen Channel, known for programs like “The Bad Girls Club” and “The Prancing Elite Project,” is re-branding itself. Based on the success of its long-running series, “Snapped,” the cable network is abandoning its fluffy reality shows to focus solely on true crime beginning this month.

“Oxygen is not new to the crime space,” says Rod Aissa, Oxygen Media’s executive vice president for original programming and development. “‘Snapped’ is one of the true success stories in the genre, and it’s in its 20th season on Oxygen.

“It’s fair to say we already had a loyal audience who came to us for their crime-related content. When we expanded our weekend ‘Crime Time’ programming block last year, our audience kept growing. The sea change was evident, and we wanted to give our viewers more of what they craved.”

And what women crave, it appears, are grisly investigative murder series.

“Historically it’s a female-viewer-dominated space,”

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/07/07/oxygen-channel-to-air-true-crime-shows-247.html

The Oxygen Channel Is Becoming A True-Crime, All The Time Network

Now, the last remaining sliver of Oxygen’s former programming schedule is “Snapped,” which has been wearing in its “re-cre” formula over 20 seasons, dramatically recreating murders. Some of the show’s successes may have something to do with its unexpected subject material: “Snapped” is all about women killers, or suspected killers, spinning from them salacious tales of adultery, greed, fear and revenge when statistics show that women are overwhelmingly victims of domestic violence, not its perpetrators. It’s been a longtime hit for the network, and it’s not going anywhere, at least as long as women continue harming their husbands, boyfriends, abusers that share one or neither of those labels, and, sometimes, children. 

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-oxygen-channel-is-rebranding-as-all-true-crime-all-the-time_us_59499af0e4b00cdb99cb1d24

Oxygen Is Becoming A Crime Channel, Because Of Course It Is

We’re not super surprised that Oxygen is finding a niche elsewhere. The lifestyle network has often played second fiddle to Lifetime in terms of prominence with female viewers, and it’s not exactly competing with networks like TLC, that crush with shows like Say Yes To The Dress. In recent years, cable network Investigation Discovery (ID) was also launched, and has proven that true crime is a sell to households. In 2015, ID was the highest-rated network when looking at women between the ages of 25-to 54. In 2016, ID was second in the demographic. Clearly, women love true crime shows and crime shows are a way to yield new viewers.

Read more at: http://www.cinemablend.com/television/1620522/oxygen-is-becoming-a-crime-channel-because-of-course-it-is

NBC closes Cloo, retools Oxygen as true crime channel to take on Investigation Discovery

NBC has closed the book on Cloo, its crime- and mystery-focused channel, while simultaneously announcing that Oxygen will retool to focus on true crime programming for women.

Cloo was shut down due to a lack of MVPD coverage, an NBC spokesperson told Multichannel News. Cloo originally launched in 2006 as Sleuth before changing its name.

The demise of Cloo comes shortly after NBCUniversal announced that it would cease operation of the Esquire Network linear channel and relaunch the channel as a digital brand with a reduced staff.

RELATED: Esquire loses 15M DirecTV and U-verse homes as ATT drops channel

Like Cloo, Esquire had been dropped by pay-TV providers. Most recently, Esquire lost 15 million subscribers when ATT made the decision to drop the channel from its pay-TV lineup, causing Esquire to lose reach in about 11 million DirecTV homes and about 4 million U-verse residences.

While Esquire is preparing for its new life

Read more at: http://www.fiercecable.com/broadcasting/nbc-closes-cloo-retools-oxygen-as-true-crime-channel-to-take-investigation-discovery

Cold Justice: Cancelled TNT Series to Be Revived for New Cable Channel

Big changes are coming to Oxygen. Deadline reports the network is rebranding itself as a crime-themed network and reviving the cancelled TNT series Cold Justice.

From Dick Wolf, the unscripted show followed former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and former crime-scene investigator Yolanda McClary as they travel to small towns around the country in order to look into murder cases that have lingered for years without answers or closure. The series was cancelled in 2015 after three seasons.

In addition to rebooting Cold Justice, Oxygen has ordered the new series The Jury Speaks. The show will explore “high-profile cases through the eyes of the jury.” Both The Jury Speaks and Cold Justice are slated to premiere later this year.

What do you think? Did you watch Cold Justice? Will you watch the revival and/or The Jury Speaks?

Read more at: http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/cold-justice-cancelled-tnt-series-revived-new-cable-channel/

NBCUniversal, Dick Wolf in Talks to Transform Oxygen Into Crime-Centric Channel (EXCLUSIVE)

NBCUniversal and prolific producer Dick Wolf are in discussions about turning the Oxygen cable channel into a crime-centric outlet anchored by Wolf’s Universal TV-produced drama series.

Sources cautioned that the discussions are still in the early stages and that a formal deal may not come together. It is understood that Wolf might wind up with a small equity stake in the revamped channel.

NBCUniversal declined to comment. A rep for Dick Wolf also declined comment.

The discussions are a sign that even the largest cable programmers are feeling the pressure when it comes to under-performing channel assets. Oxygen has been in a ratings slump with few buzzy series to draw attention. In primetime, the network is down 12% in adults 18-49 — and 13% in women 18-49 — from 2015, in Nielsen’s live-plus-seven ratings. Its average primetime draw is 228,000 total viewers, with 99,000

Read more at: http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/nbcuniversal-dick-wolf-oxygen-crime-channel-1201940020/

DirecTV Finally Launches Oxygen HD Channel on 251

New HD channels are few and far between these days, but there remain some networks that just aren’t available in high definition through certain TV service providers.

Oxygen has been broadcasting in 1080i since 2011, but up until now the network has been only available in standard definition (SD) on DirecTV.

That’s changed now with the launch of Oxygen HD channel on DirecTV Channel 251.

Oxygen airs women-focused TV series such as Bad Girls Club (now in its 16th season), “Last Squad Standing,” “The Wilkersons,” and “Snapped.”

Oxygen is also available in HD on ATT U-verse (Ch. 1368), Verizon FiOS (Ch. 644), Dish Network (Ch. 127), and other cable TV providers. Check your guide for the HD version of the show.

Read more at: http://hd-report.com/2016/11/22/directv-finally-launches-oxygen-hd-channel-on-251/