SIRIUS Satellite Radio to Launch Exclusive 'Court TV Morning Radio'
Live Call-In Morning Show on SIRIUS Hosted by Court TV News(SM) Anchor Vinnie Politan to Provide Expert Commentary on High-Profile Trials, Celebrity Cases and the 'Back Stories' Behind the Biggest Legal Headlines
NEW YORK, Feb 21, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) and Court TV News(SM) today announced the launch of Court TV Morning Radio(SM), a weekday call-in radio news program hosted by Court TV News' Vinnie Politan, who will continue to co-anchor the network's daily trial coverage program, Bloom & Politan. The new show, which will run weekdays from 6 am to 9 am, is expected to debut on March 20 on Court TV Radio, SIRIUS Channel 110.
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Court TV Morning Radio, exclusive to SIRIUS, provides a preview to the day's court coverage, carried throughout the day on SIRIUS' Court TV Radio channel. Court TV Morning Radio will go behind the headlines with in-depth commentary and the latest developments related to crime, justice and the legal system. Additionally, the show will feature the legal "take" on the big news, sports, and entertainment stories of the morning. Utilizing all of the network's resources, including reports from its widely popular Smoking Gun website (thesmokinggun.com), the show also has unparalleled access to the most important players on the bench and bar. Open phone lines and listener polls are expected to create opportunities for lively debate centering on breaking legal news from the entertainment and political worlds.
"The Court TV name is synonymous with compelling and authoritative programming, and provides unprecedented access to the real stories happening in America's courtrooms," said Scott Greenstein, President, Entertainment and Sports, SIRIUS Satellite Radio. On Court TV Morning Radio, SIRIUS subscribers will be the first to hear the stories so powerful, shocking, and at times, entertaining, that they can only be real. The Court TV Morning Radio show will mine Court TV's unmatched coverage of the legal world, live, every day."
Said Henry Schleiff, Court TV Chairman and CEO, "We are so pleased to extend our already long-standing relationship with SIRIUS, one of the most cutting-edge purveyors of entertainment in the world. Not only is this a wonderful opportunity to expand our brand, but as a long term fan of Howard Stern, I think it will be fun for him and his listeners to have a Court TV lawyer on the premises, every morning!"
Court TV Morning Radio joins an already extensive lineup of Court TV content on SIRIUS. Currently on Court TV Radio, Channel 110, subscribers can listen to live broadcasts of Court TV's daytime programming including trial coverage, Catherine Crier Live(SM), Bloom & Politan: Trial Heat(R), Open Court(R), Banfield & Ford: Courtside(SM), Jami Floyd: Best Defense(SM) and Nancy Grace: Closing Arguments(R), as well as the network's longest running series, the highly rated Forensic Files(R).
Politan, who is an attorney, joined Court TV in January of 2001 as a correspondent covering the nation's most high-profile cases including the Hockey Dad, the Michael Skakel Murder Trial, Danielle Van Dam Murder, the Sean Puffy Combs case, the so-called 20th hijacker Zacarias Moussaoui, the Pedophile Priest in Massachusetts, the 9-11 Ceremonies at Ground Zero, the Scott Peterson case and the Kobe Bryant case. Prior to joining Court TV, Vinnie worked as an AP Award winning reporter and anchor for Central Florida News 13 in Orlando.
Court TV Morning Radio is the latest addition to the stellar lineup of groundbreaking morning radio programming SIRIUS has to offer. Other original shows include The Howard Stern Show, Martha Stewart Living Radio's Morning Living, the forthcoming Cosmo Mornings from Cosmopolitan Magazine, OutQ in the Morning for the gay community, and Open Road Cafe, a morning show for truckers on SIRIUS Trucker.
About COURT TV
Court TV(R) provides a window on the American system of justice through distinctive programming that both informs and entertains. Court TV Networks(SM) is comprised of Court TV News(SM), which provides live trial coverage in daytime; and Court TV: Seriously Entertaining(SM) in primetime, featuring investigative drama, expert reality and relevant non-fiction series. Court TV is 50% owned by Time Warner, and 50% owned by Liberty Media Corp, and is seen in 85 million homes. (http://www.courttv.com or AOL Keyword: Court TV). Court TV Extra(SM), a subscription web-based service, offers viewers an interactive opportunity to watch multiple live trials on the internet while accessing the tremendous resources of Court TV Online.
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P-SIRI Media Contact: Hillary Schupf SIRIUS 212-901-6739 HSchupf@siriusradio.com Carole Shander COURT TV 212-973-2629 firstname.lastname@example.org
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