Jellysmack Acquires Law&Crime Network


Jellysmack has acquired the Law&Crime Network, founded by award-winning legal analyst and television host Dan Abrams.

Law&Crime’s YouTube channel is popular for live trial footage and other true-crime-related content, amassing more than 3 billion views and over 5 million subscribers since launching in 2015. Law&Crime has become a key multiplatform news outlet for legal stories, trials and true-crime programming.

The strategic acquisition signals Jellysmack’s aim to diversify its digital content offerings and strengthen the company’s growing YouTube portfolio. The deal marks Jellysmack’s largest acquisition to date.

Law&Crime’s founding team will remain in place, with Abrams acting as CEO, Rachel Stockman as president and Andrew Eisbrouch as COO and general counsel.

The company will also expand its production arm, Law&Crime Productions, which is a creator of premium true-crime content and programming with partners including Hulu, Netflix, HBO, A+E Networks, Discovery ID, Fox and many more.

“This acquisition aligns seamlessly with our mission to provide high-quality content that resonates with global audiences across platforms,” said Sean Atkins, president of Jellysmack. “Dan Abrams’ expertise and his network’s impressive track record in legal and true crime storytelling make it a perfect fit for Jellysmack and creates exciting new synergies and opportunities for our creators.”

Abrams commented: “I’m excited to join forces with a team that has demonstrated unparalleled expertise in maximizing the reach and impact of digital content. Together, we can take the Law&Crime Network to new heights, reaching a global audience that is increasingly hungry for captivating legal and true-crime stories.”