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CourtTV, which is in the middle of changing its name to truTV, has laid 16 of the 31 people on its online staff as the network shifts its on…

CourtTV, which is in the middle of changing its name to truTV, has laid 16 of the 31 people on its online staff as the network shifts its online trial coverage to CNN.com, reports TVWeek. CNN will be replacing its CNN.com/law site with CNN.com/crime. The new site will pick up trial coverage and will be managed by CNN.com staff in Atlanta.

Staci adds: I’ve confirmed that CNN.com has no plans to add staff to manage the extra coverage, set to begin Jan. 1. In addition to the online trial coverage, CNN.com inherits CourtTV’s crime library. The new section also will have the in-depth reporting on the Justice Department. (We can only hope they rethink changing the name of the section from CNN.com/law to CNN.com/crime.) Meanwhile, a statement from truTV sheds little light about their plans for the new truTV.com, other than using video to match their programming.

  1. Can't wait for it to start CTV has let a lot of people down since they stoped court coverage at 3:00 for Star what here name. And who CARES!

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  2. Can’t wait for it to start CTV has let a lot of people down since they stopped court coverage at 3:00 for Star what's her name. And who CARES!

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  3. Why does CTV continue showing its limited trial coverage at all? I am so disgusted with this change and the fact that a needed service is being removed from the public domain without a whimper by the media. You know TruTV would not be giving the 9 to 3 time slot to trial coverage unless they had some obligation to do so. It makes no sense otherwise. Who will watch knowing that at 3 pm, the coverage stops abruptly.

    Ok, me. I admit, I fell off my CTV wagon today and watched the hearing. At this point I have given up hope of ever having live trials on TV regularly again, but I would like very much to know what is the rationale behind this limited coverage.

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  4. Kenneth Calvin Friday, December 28, 2007

    I hope that staff resposible for alerting or directing loyal extra video cumsumers of the link to find the trials will factually do so.I hope and look forward to being able to follow trials using extra…

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  5. I just want to see live trials and I don't care who or what station does it, I miss the old coverage of Trials. Let us know if Ever we see it again. Jane Boucher. , retired from The Pocono's PA.

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  6. Melanie Reiter Monday, December 31, 2007

    I'm retired and court.t.v. was a very improtant part of my day!
    I'm so dissapointed that I no longer will be able to watch the trials.
    Believe me, I will never turn on this new Tru t.v. show.
    Hate Star Jones and want the trials back.
    Where can I find the trials now that you have taken them off?
    What happened to Ashleigh Banfield and the rest of the crew?

    Upset, in Portland, Oregon.

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  7. Court TV's gavel-to-gavel trial coverage had been the only "reality" show that was worth watching. Would seem Ted Turner bought CTV to water it down and ultimately kill it off. Cul followers of Court TV are not likely to transfer allegiance to the goofy concept laid out for TruTV. Maybe it's just me, but I have zero interest in Cops, Beach Patrol, and the rest.

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  8. I AM WITH THE PEOPLE THAT ARE UPSET WITH THE TRIALS GOING OFF THE AIR AT 3:00. THERE ARE ENOUGH TALK SHOWS ON TV. ALSO,WHEN LIVE TRIALS ARE ON, THERE IS TOO MUCH TALKING WHEN TESTIMONY IS BEING GIVEN. I WANT TO HEAR FOR MY SELF WHAT IS BEING SAID BY THE WITNESSES.

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  9. OK I am probably going to go into some sort of ""no court tv slump"…what the heck???? I watch this channel from morning till night.
    No more trial coverage? What is wrong with these owners/producers???

    Let's get rid of STAR JONES and replace her with Ashley Banfield……anything we can get together to do —bring it back????

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  10. I am so happy to hear that other people are as dissappointed as I am to lose court TV! I have been addicted to it since 1993. Unfortunately even though the network airs trial coverage from 9AM to 3PM, there is no longer online trial coverage available on the CNN site to replace Court TV Extra.

    But remember, it's better to have loved and lost Court TV and never to have loved Court TV at all!

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