Investigation Discovery


Investigation Discovery targets Arrow Media for true crime

Discovery-owned US true crime channel Investigation Discovery has commissioned Love, Honor, Betray, a new docuseries about people who betray their spouses. The 6 x 30-minute series is produced by UK factual label Arrow Media, which has also received a further order for 20 more hours of its American Monster series from the channel. Love, Honor, […]

Investigation Discovery hands TV & podcast order for Arrow Media Ed Kemper docuseries

Discovery-owned pay-TV network Investigation Discovery has made a combined TV and podcast order, handing a commission to UK-based factual label Arrow Media for a three-part docuseries on serial killer Ed Kemper and 18 podcast episodes – both as part of its Mind Of A Monster brand. The 3 x 60-minute The Co-Ed Killer: Mind Of […]

Discovery overhauls ID as Henry Schleiff departs, Jason Sarlanis promoted

Investigation Discovery (ID) chief Henry Schleiff and head of programming Kevin Bennett are leaving the US cablenet, with TLC’s Jason Sarlanis taking on an expanded remit. Schleiff has been with the Discovery-owned network for more than a decade and oversaw its move into true crime programming, while also heading up siblings Travel Channel, Destination America […]

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 […]

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