Crime & Investigation


A+E Networks to launch week-long Crime + Investigation event

A+E Networks is to launch Twisted Faith, its first primetime week-long programming event for Crime + Investigation. The seven-day block will feature a line-up of original content, new season premieres of continuing series and locally produced long- and short-form content. It kicks off on November 18. Twisted Faith focuses on cults and troubled faith groups around […]

Netflix & A+E partner for Sky Vision true crime series

Netflix has partnered with A+E Networks UK and Sky Vision Productions on a new true crime series for A+E’s Crime + Investigation (CI) channel. The 10×60 minute I Am a Killer, profiles ten prisoners convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. With access to prisons across America, each convicted prisoner recounts events that led […]

Sky and A+E Networks extend European partnership

Sky has extended its long-term partnership with A+E Networks and will continue to distribute A+E’s channels across its European footprint. The deal applies to A+E Networks’ six brands in Europe – History, Lifetime, Crime + Investigation, H2, A&E, and Blaze. The latter launched in the UK in September and recently went live in Italy exclusively […]

A+E names international programming chief

A+E Networks has upped Laura Fleury to head of international programming, giving her a remit across channels including History, FYI, Crime + Investigation and free-to-air net Blaze. She will oversee global programming, covering A+E’s originals for the international market, coproduction and acquisitions. Fleury will also coordinate the international networks collaboration with their US counterparts and […]

NBCU takes on ID as Oxygen retools as crime net

NBCUniversal is repositioning female-focused US cable channel Oxygen as a crime-themed network, putting it in direct competition with Investigation Discovery. The new look network will target true crime-hungry female audiences, which are mainly served in the US by Discovery Communications’ thematic ID channel. The reposition comes after Oxygen expanded its ‘Crime Time’ block to four […]

A+E poaches BBCWW exec for VOD post

A+E Networks UK has poached BBC Worldwide’s Riccardo Donato. Donato will take on a new role as director of distribution and digital partnerships at the UK arm of A+E Networks, which leads company operations in 90 territories in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He was previously head of VOD for BBCWW’s emerging markets arm […]

Prison sells

Prisons have long been a source of fascination for TV producers – as illustrated by series such as British sitcom Porridge, Australian soap Prisoner Cell Block H and HBO limited series Oz. Right now, though, there are more outstanding prison-themed shows than ever, across both scripted and factual television, reports Andy Fry. Prison might not […]

A+E poaches finance chief from Scripps

A+E Networks UK, which runs the channel operator’s European operations, has recruited Mark Neil as its head of finance, bringing him over from Scripps Networks Interactive. Neil will start in his new role in January, leading the finance team and will replace Jan Volschenk, who will leave at the end of the year. At Scripps […]

H2 channel launches on Get in Norway

Norwegian cable and IPTV provider Get will now carry factual channel H2 after extending its distribution deal with A+E Networks UK. H2 will be available free-of-charge to all Get’s customers on channel number 53 until the end of September. After that, it will be offered as an optional channel in Get’s Start and Family package, […]

Crime + Investigation to launch in Portugal

A+E Networks and AMC Networks have launched their Crime + Investigation channel in Portugal exclusively via operator NOS. The network is a joint venture between AMC Networks International-Iberia and A+E Networks and will be available on NOS channel 113. “Thanks to NOS, we are proud to offer widely recognised programming on an international level to […]

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