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Sky Crime is a British pay television channel owned and operated by Sky, a division of Comcast. The channel launched on 1 October 2019.[1]

Sky Crime
Sky Crime logo 2019.svg
Launched1 October 2019; 48 days ago (1 October 2019)
Owned bySky
Picture format2160p UHDTV
(downscaled to 1080i and 16:9 576i for the HDTV and SDTV feeds, respectively)
Audience shareTBC
ReplacedReal Lives
Sister channel(s)Challenge,
Sky One,
Sky Two,
Sky Arts,
Sky Atlantic,
Sky Witness,
Sky Cinema,
Sky News,
Sky Sports,
Sky Sports F1,
Sky Sports News,
Sky Sports Racing,
Sky Box Office,
Sky Comedy
Timeshift serviceSky Crime +1
SkyChannel 121 (SD/HD)
Channel 221 (+1)
Channel 819 (SD)
Virgin Media
Channel 135 (HD)
Channel 136
Channel 207 (+1)
Virgin Media (Ireland)Channel 158
TalkTalk TVChannel 305
Streaming media
Sky GoWatch live (UK and Ireland)
Now TVWatch live (UK and Ireland only)
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (UK only)
Watch live (Ireland)

The channel launched at 12:00 on 1 October 2019, replacing Real Lives which had ceased broadcasting at 06:00 that day. A looped advert for the new channel was aired between 06:00 and 12:00, with the first programme on Sky Crime being How I Caught the Killer.

Sky Crime broadcasts shows from Oxygen, HBO, Jupiter Entertainment and Woodcut Media broadcasting crime dramas.[1]


Sky Crime broadcasts[1]:

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  1. ^ a b c "Sky to launch Sky Crime and Sky Comedy". Sky. Retrieved 25 August 2019.

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