Wednesday, August 8, 2012

ION Televison acquires licensing rights to Law & Order: Criminal Intent

ION Television Acquires Fan Favorite "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" From NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution


NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

ION Television [formerly Pax] continues to strengthen its programming lineup with high-quality content, announcing today the acquisition of the critically-acclaimed series "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." The off-network licensing rights give ION all 10 seasons (195 episodes) of the crime-drama favorite.
"'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' is a proven drama with a long-standing history as part of a highly successful 20-plus year franchise" said Brandon Burgess, CEO, ION Media Networks. "The addition of this popular series to our general entertainment lineup is yet another important piece to ION's solid programming foundation."
"'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' is a perfect addition to ION's lineup and we are excited to extend our partnership with another series that resonates with their audience," added Bruce Casino, SVP, NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution.
"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" takes viewers into the minds of its criminals while following the psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve the crimes. Detective Robert Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio), who channels his inner Sherlock Holmes, is an exceptionally bright homicide investigator with well-honed instincts that match up favorably with his criminal quarry. Likewise, his partner, Detective Alexandra Eames (Kathryn Erbe), brings an independence and stylish edge to her work that meshes well with Goren.
"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" was created by Dick Wolf and is the third installment of the "Law & Order" brand, which stands as the second longest-running scripted primetime series in television history. Executive producers of the series include Wolf, Warren Leight, Peter Jankowski and Norberto Barba. The series was produced by Wolf Films in association with NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution. "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" aired for 10 seasons, first on NBC (six seasons) and followed by USA Network, concluding in 2011.
The "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" deal comes on the heels of other recent key acquisitions for the network, including "Numb3rs" and ION's first exclusive broadcast partnership with WWE for the original series "WWE Main Event." "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" also joins ION's "Positively Entertaining" lineup of hit series, including the original show "Flashpoint," "Criminal Minds," "Cold Case" and "Leverage."


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1 comment:

Regina Caschetto said...

I am thrilled. Right now, we only get the repeats of CI in CT. on a local New York channel starting at 4am usually till 6 am, but until noon on Mondays. I already watch ION television for "Criminal Minds," so this is great news.
Regina

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