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Digging deep into Oxygen’s true crime transformation

Longtime viewers of NBCUniversal’s Oxygen have been treated to a new direction in programming in recent months as a steady stream of true crime content begins to pour from the cable network’s tap.

The influx of darker content – programming surrounding kidnappings, assaults, rapes and murders – comes as the former female-focused lifestyle channel marked its intention to rebrand in February to a crime destination network for women, with four programs rolling out shortly thereafter to kick off the slate: Three Days to Live, which premiered March 5; Cold Justice, which moved to Oxygen from TNT on July 22; The Jury Speaks, which also aired July 22; and The Disappearance of: Natalee Holloway (pictured, above), launching Saturday (Aug. 19) at at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Gone from Oxygen’s airwaves is its previous docusoap fare, with the likes of Battle of the Ex Besties, Preachers of LA, Bad Girls Club, Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2017/08/17/digging-deep-into-oxygens-true-crime-transformation/

Oxygen Media Examines the Drew Peterson Case in SNAPPED NOTORIOUS, 8/25


Oxygen Media Examines the Drew Peterson Case in SNAPPED NOTORIOUS, 8/25

Oxygen Media’s critically-acclaimed true-crime franchise, “Snapped,” now in its 21st season, will premiere SNAPPED NOTORIOUS: DREW PETERSON, an eye-opening two-hour special that takes a closer look at Drew Peterson’s volatile history with the women in his life and eventual conviction for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. The two-hour event will also focus on the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. “Snapped Notorious: Drew Peterson,” premieres Friday, August 25th at 9pm ET/PT. For a sneak peek, please visit: http://www.oxygen.com/snapped/season-21/videos/snapped-notorious-drew-peterson-airs-friday-august-25th

The special marks the 10th anniversary since the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, and will examine the two widely reported explanations of her vanishing. Drew, her local law enforcement husband, claimed she ran off with another man, however, her family believes Drew is to blame. The show’s deep dive

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Oxygen Media Examines the Drew Peterson Case in SNAPPED …


Oxygen Media Examines the Drew Peterson Case in SNAPPED NOTORIOUS, 8/25

Oxygen Media’s critically-acclaimed true-crime franchise, “Snapped,” now in its 21st season, will premiere SNAPPED NOTORIOUS: DREW PETERSON, an eye-opening two-hour special that takes a closer look at Drew Peterson’s volatile history with the women in his life and eventual conviction for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. The two-hour event will also focus on the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. “Snapped Notorious: Drew Peterson,” premieres Friday, August 25th at 9pm ET/PT. For a sneak peek, please visit: http://www.oxygen.com/snapped/season-21/videos/snapped-notorious-drew-peterson-airs-friday-august-25th

The special marks the 10th anniversary since the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, and will examine the two widely reported explanations of her vanishing. Drew, her local law enforcement husband, claimed she ran off with another man, however, her family believes Drew is to blame. The show’s deep dive

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Oxygen-Media-Examines-the-Drew-Peterson-Case-in-SNAPPED-NOTORIOUS-825-20170814

Oxygen Examines Case of Ex-Cop Drew Peterson’s Still-Missing Fourth Wife 10 Years After Disappearance

For 10 years, the fate and whereabouts of Stacy Peterson have remained unknown, even as her ex-cop husband sits in jail on two unrelated convictions — one for murdering a different wife and another for trying to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars for that murder.

Now the Oxygen network promises a fresh look at the mystery and at Drew Peterson, the disgraced, attention-seeking former police officer in Bollingbrook, Illinois, who has long maintained he had nothing to do with his bride’s 2007 disappearance.

The two-hour special Snapped Notorious: Drew Peterson premieres August 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. An exclusive trailer is at the top of this post.

The broadcast marks the 10th anniversary since Stacy, who was Drew’s fourth wife, went missing. He has alleged in court records and his public statements that the 25-year-old was cheating on him with another man and had run off with him.

Stacy’s family

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Inside Oxygen’s Crime-Focused Redesign (Exclusive)

Oxygen has a new look to go along with its major programming revamp.

Ahead of moving full-time to solely crime programming on Wednesday, the NBCUniversal cable channel has unveiled its rebranding and The Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive first look.

Set to debut at midnight, the new look gives a big nod to the channel’s dramatic programming shift and draws inspiration from police records, court documents and newspaper headlines.

“We tried to touch on hearing, seeing, touch — we tried to get all of the senses in to provoke people in this project because crime is such an emotional genre,” Oxygen vp brand design Nancy Mazzei tells THR.

As seen in Oxygen’s sizzle reel below, the new promos use much more serious music and show imagery of every step of a potential crime, from the scene of the act to the investigation to the jail cell to court. Additionally, Oxygen’s logo, as

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Behind Oxygen’s Killer Rebranding

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High-end true-crime series such as Netflix’s Making a Murderer and This American Life podcast Serial played a significant part in Oxygen’s decision to remake itself as the destination for crime series. The rebrand has been gradual, but it’s now kicking in in earnest, with a new logo making its way to air, and the resurrection of Dick Wolf’s Cold Justice series, which debuts July 22, among other crime show launches.

Rod Aissa, Oxygen executive VP of original programming and development, said the wildly popular crime series on Netflix and podcasts such as Serial revealed a younger version of the true-crime fan that Oxygen executives found intriguing. He speaks of a new wave of women consuming those pop-culture staples.

“We’re looking to engage with younger women,” he said, “this next generation of crime viewer.”

Oxygen was launched in 2000 by Geraldine Laybourne, Oprah Winfrey and

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Oxygen to Present Special 4-Night Event THE JURY SPEAKS, Beg. Today


Oxygen to Present Special 4-Night Event THE JURY SPEAKS, Beg. Today

Oxygen Media, the new network for crime fans, launches a special four-night television event about the verdicts that stunned the nation with THE JURY SPEAKS beginning Saturday, July 22 at 9 PM ET/PT. The new true crime series reexamines some of the most high-profile and controversial cases in history through the eyes of the people who served on the original jury. Each night will delve into a new case including Michael Jackson, OJ Simpson, George Zimmerman and Robert Durst, as jurors uncover what really happened inside the courtroom. From surviving the longest jury sequestration in U.S. history to deciding the fate of the King of Pop, each juror will reveal what led them to their decision, if their vote would change today and how the aftermath of their verdicts subjected them to

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New Episodes of COLD JUSTICE Premiere on Oxygen Beginning Today


New Episodes of COLD JUSTICE Premiere on Oxygen Beginning Today

Oxygen Media, the new network for crime, revives fan-favorite series COLD JUSTICE with brand new episodes beginning Saturday, July 22 at 8pm ET/PT. From Executive Producer Dick Wolf and Magical Elves, the real life crime series follows veteran prosecutor Kelly Siegler, who gets help from seasoned detectives – Johnny Bonds, Steve Spingola, Aaron Sam and Tonya Rider, as they dig into small town murder cases that have lingered for years without answers or justice for the victims. Together with local law enforcement from across the country, the “Cold Justice” team has successfully helped bring about 30 arrests and 16 convictions. No case is too cold for Siegler as the new season delves into new unsolved homicides while also bringing updates to previous cases. For a sneak peek: http://www.oxygen.com/cold-justice/season/videos/a-new-season-of-cold-justice-premieres-july-22nd

“With cases from seasons past still

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Oxygen to investigate “Disappearance of Natalee Holloway”

NBCUniversal-owned, women-focused crime network Oxygen Media is slated to investigate the cold case of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway, who vanished without a trace in Aruba more than 12 years ago.

Produced by Brian Graden Media, The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway will shadow Holloway’s father Dave as he follows what he believes to be the most credible lead to date in the May 30, 2005 disappearance of the American teenager (pictured).

The first installment of the true crime franchise chronicles Dave and T.J. Ward, the family’s long-time private investigator, as they search to unravel the mystery behind Natalee’s murder through a detailed first-hand account from a man who claims to have a connection to an alleged co-conspirator in the crime and information regarding its prime suspect, Joran van der Sloot, as well as the location of Natalee’s remains.

Van der Sloot – along with Deepak and Satish Kalpoe – was initially arrested as a suspect in the

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OXYGEN MEDIA FOLLOWS A FATHER’S JOURNEY FOR TRUTH IN "THE DISAPPEARANCE OF NATALEE …

THE MOST PROMISING LEAD IN 12 YEARS MAY FINALLY BRING JUSTICE HOME FOR NATALEE HOLLOWAY

OXYGEN MEDIA FOLLOWS A FATHER’S JOURNEY FOR TRUTH IN “THE DISAPPEARANCE OF NATALEE HOLLOWAY” PREMIERING SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 AT 9PM ET/PT

New Evidence And Never Before Seen Footage Revealed

NEW YORK, NY – July 10, 2017 – On May 30, 2005, 18-year-old Natalee Holloway disappeared on the island of Aruba. Her case resulted in a world-wide media frenzy, yet Natalee’s body was never found, and her father, Dave Holloway, has never stopped searching for answers. Now, 12 years later, he’s following what he believes to be the most credible lead to date: a detailed first-hand account from a man who claims to know the whereabouts of his daughter’s remains, and the hope of

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