Sony launches UK True Crime channel

Sony Pictures Television is due to launch a new UK channel dedicated to “back-to-back crime content” later this month.

Kate MarshTrue Crime will launch on March 22 and be available on Freeview channel 60, Sky channel 185 and Freesat channel 143.

The true crime genre has become one of the most coveted in international TV after the global successes of the Serial podcasts and, significantly, Netflix’s Making a Murderer.

The channel is the latest addition to SPT’s ‘True’ channel portfolio, which already includes True Entertainment, True Movies 1, True Movies 2 and True Drama.

“True Crime will be a dedicated crime channel, where viewers who are fascinated by true life stories will be able to have everything in one place,” said Kate Marsh, Sony Pictures Television’s executive vice president, Western Europe, international networks.

The channel further builds on the success of our Freeview channel portfolio and marks our commitment to the UK television market.”

True Crime will air shows including Deadly Women, Crime 360, The Devil You Know, Caught on Camera, Dog the Bounty Hunter and Paternity Court.

Sony also operates UK kids channels such as Pop and Kix after acquiring the CSC Media Group in 2014.

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