Crime & Investigation (European TV channel)
Crime & Investigation (stylized as Crime + Investigation) is a pan-European television channel based in the United Kingdom, owned by A&E Networks UK (a joint venture of A&E Networks and Sky). The channel primarily broadcasts true crime programming, and is a European version of the U.S. network of the same name.
|Crime & Investigation|
|Launched||10 July 2006|
|Owned by||A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky)|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
0.05% (+1) (June 2019 , BARB)
|Broadcast area||Benelux, Central Europe & Eastern Europe, Iberian Peninsula, Ireland, Italy, United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East|
|Timeshift service||Crime & Investigation +1|
(UK & Ireland)
|Channel 156 (SD/HD) |
Channel 256 (+1)
Channel 835 (SD)
|OSN (MENA)||Channel 506 (HD)|
|Virgin Media (UK)||Channel 209 (HD) |
Channel 222 (+1)
|Virgin Media (Ireland)||Channel 225 (HD)|
|Ziggo (Netherlands)||Channel 122|
|UPC Romania||Channel 305|
|BT TV (UK)||Channel 328|
Channel 380 (HD)
|TalkTalk TV (UK)||Channel 328|
|Plusnet (UK)||Channel 328|
Channel 380 (HD)
|eir Vision (Ireland)||Channel 553|
Channel 555 (HD)
|TVPlayer||Watch live (UK only) (TVPlayer Plus subscription required)|
|Sky Go||Sky (UK & Ireland only)|
|Virgin TV Anywhere||Virgin Media (UK only)|
|BT TV Everywhere||BT TV (UK only)|
|Ziggo GO||ZiggoGO.tv (Netherlands only)|
TVT Media is responsible for the signal distribution across mainland Europe, and local subsidiaries of A&E Networks are the distribution representatives across Europe, except for Spain and Portugal. In Spain, it is named Crimen + Investigación and in Portugal, it is named Crime + Investigation and it is operated by AMC Networks International Southern Europe. The Portuguese version also airs in Portuguese-speaking African countries (Angola, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe).
A high definition version launched on Sky (UK and Ireland) on 5 November 2008. Crime+Investigation HD originally operated on a separate schedule to the standard definition channel and timeshared with Bio. HD. On 3 July 2012, Bio. HD closed to allow Crime + Investigation HD to broadcast 24 hours a day, simulcasting the standard definition channel.
A one-hour timeshift channel named CI +1 launched on Sky UK on 2 March 2009. Since rebranding in January 2017 this has been named Crime+Investigation +1 and is on Sky channel 256.
The HD channel launched on Virgin Media channel 222 in the UK on 21 July 2018. At the same time, the timeshift channel also launched on there on channel 224.
- Robert Briel (12 February 2010). "DMC launches Crime & Investigation". Broadband TV News.
- TVT Media clients
- "Sky to launch AETN's Crime and Investigation HD / Bio HD on November 5th". Engadget. 14 October 2008.
- "Even more HD channels on their way to you". Sky User. 13 October 2008.
- "Crime HD changes and Bio HD removed". Entertainment Interactive. 3 July 2012.
- Jarco Kriek (4 July 2011). "Crime & Investigation Netwerk in Nederland van start" (in Dutch). Totaal TV.
- Roxborough, Scott (6 November 2018). "Disney's Fox Deal Gets European Union Clearance Subject to Divestments". The Hollywood Reporter.