Investigation Discovery


Deals round-up: ‘Spiky Gold Hunters’ go global; ID returns to Arrow trio; YES orders Endemol Shine comedy

Pango’s Spiky Gold Hunters go global A+E Networks UK is among companies to have struck pre-sale deals for fact-ent show Spiky Gold Hunters (6 x 60’) from Australian distributor LGI Media (formerly known as Looking Glass International). The series has also been acquired by The History Channel Iberia’s entertainment channel Blaze and Foxtel/A+E networks Australia, […]

Top US cable entertainment channel rankings unveiled

USA Network, home of The Sinner and Banijay’s forthcoming Temptation Island reboot, was the most watched ad-supported cable entertainment channel Stateside in 2018. The network marks its 13th year at the top of Nielsen’s annual rankings for cable entertainment channels in non-news and non-sports categories. It garnered an average of 1.48m across total viewers and […]

Arrow scores Body Cam series for Investigation Discovery

Investigation Discovery has commissioned Arrow Media for a 10-part series centered on body camera footage from police officers. Body Cam will combine the footage with first-hand accounts of various police run-ins, detailing how routine situations can escalate into tragic altercations. Each story follows police officers from the moment they get the call from dispatch. Between […]

ID set to premiere Kardashian-produced Twisted Sisters

Investigation Discovery (ID), Discovery’s destination for true-crime programming, is set to premiere Twisted Sisters, executive produced by Khloe Kardashian. Twisted Sisters will premiere on the channel on September 3 and every Monday onwards for six episodes. The series will follow the most shocking crimes ever committed by unlikely siblings. Sometimes these sisters work together to […]

Discovery to create slate of Facebook originals

Discovery Communications has entered into a deal with Facebook to create a slate of original shows for the social media giant’s new video service. The deal will see Discovery develop “premium mid-form shows” for Facebook Watch. Some will be based on existing Discovery franchises and other exclusive to Facebook. The first is Celebrity Animal Encounters, […]

ID will Hear No Evil

US cable channel Investigation Discovery has commissioned a sister series to See No Evil. Hear No Evil will focus on audio recorded at the scene of crimes, rather than the CCTV footage that hangs See No Evil together. Discovery Communications-owned ID has commissioned UK-based indie Arrow Media to produce the 6x60mins series, which will use […]

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 […]

Ex-ID exec creates Momentum with new prodco

Former Investigation Discovery exec Christina Douglas has launched a production company, with the indie of former Zodiak Media exec Geno McDermott backing it. Douglas has created Momentum Content, which will develop and produce unscripted programming. She had spent a decade with Discovery Communications-owned true crime network ID, most recently in development. There she created hundreds […]

Discovery, National Enquirer prep cold case series

Discovery has greenlit a true crime series looking at the infamous cold case of JonBenét Ramsey, the child beauty queen who was killed in her own home in Boulder, Colorado, on Boxing Day, 1996. JonBenét: An American Murder Mystery (WT), for the Investigation Discovery channel, is billed as an event series and will run on […]

ID to contest Netflix’s Making a Murderer

US cable net Investigation Discovery is to release a doc special that refutes the details provided in Netflix’s buzzy true crime series Making a Murderer. ID has commissioned NBC News-owned Peacock Productions to create quick turnaround doc Front Page: The Steven Avery Story, with an airdate set for later this month. The response to the ten-episode […]

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