Esquire Network is making a change of scene. Deadline reports the network will now be digital only.
Despite the switch, Esquire will still air its planned original series, Borderland USA and Edgehill, on their upcoming digital platform, Esquire.com.
According to Deadline, the network is going digital due to low subscription numbers and “difficult carriage negotiations with Charter Spectrum.” Esquire.com, which is expected to launch this spring, will include existing series such as Car Matchmaker, Knife Fight, Brew Dogs, and Best Bars in America in addition to Borderland USA and Edgehill.
Read more about the two upcoming shows below:
Borderland USA” (working title)
This new documentary series will follow the most elite special ops unit on US soil, BORTAC (Border Patrol Tactical Unit). BORTAC’s primary purpose is to combat the Central and South American cartels’ lucrative business operations through intercepting and preventing drugs from coming across the border, human trafficking raids, counter terrorism and high-tech special ops missions. The immersive series will follow the missions of BORTAC teams protecting two of the most active and dangerous regions along the southern border, Rio Grande Valley, TX and Ajo, AZ. The series is produced by Lucky 8 TV with Kim Woodard, Greg Henry and Bill Pruitt serving as Executive Producers.
This new first person investigative series will explore the unsolved 1998 murder of Yale undergrad Suzanne Jovin. Reporter Charles Graeber will dig into allegations of a police cover-up, CIA involvement, an affair gone wrong, and mental illness. Viewers will follow Graeber, in real time, as he works sources, chases down leads, runs into dead-ends, and ultimately hopes to find the information that will reveal the truth surrounding the case. “Edgehill” is produced by Punched in the Head with Craig D’Entrone and Amelia D’Entrone serving as Executive Producers.”
What do you think? Do you watch Esquire Network? Will you watch Borderland USA and Edgehill on their new digital platform?