Law & Crime Network Launches Mobile App

Live trial-based Law & Crime network has launched a digital app for mobile and streaming devices, the network said Monday.

The app, which will offer high-profile, live trials with expert legal analysis, is available to iOS and Android mobile platforms as well as Apple Tv, Amazon Fire TV and Google Play, said network officials. The network also plans to launch a Roku-based app in the coming weeks. 

The Law & Crime network, created by TV legal analyst Dan Abrams and in which A+E Networks is an investor, currently offers daily live trial coverage during daytime and early evening hours, and live legal commentary and analysis on the day’s biggest trials in the evening. 

"This is an exciting development in a rapid expansion of our next generation network available anywhere to a highly educated, highly engaged audience,” Abrams said in a statement. “We look forward to rolling out numerous additional distribution partners in the months ahead as we ensure our quality programming is conveniently available anywhere, anytime.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.