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Crime and Investigation Network (Europe)

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Country  United Kingdom

Launched  10 July 2006 (UK & Ireland) 4 July 2011 (Netherlands) February 2010 (Bulgaria)
Owned by  A+E Networks Europe (A+E Networks)
Picture format  16:9, 576i (SDTV) 1080i (HDTV)
Audience share  UK: 0.11% 0.04% (+1) (September 2015 (2015-09), )
Broadcast area  Benelux, Central Europe & Eastern Europe, Iberian Peninsula, Ireland, Italy, United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East

Crime & Investigation Network (Europe) (branded as Crime+Investigation) is a pan-European television channel broadcasting programmes related to crime, investigation and mystery programming. It is owned and operated by A+E Networks and British Sky Broadcasting. AMC Networks International DMC is responsible for the signal distribution across mainland Europe and the subsidiaries of AMC Networks International are the distribution representatives across Europe. In Spain, it is named Crimen + Investigación and in Portugal, it is named Crime + Investigation and it is operated by The History Channel Iberia. The Portuguese version is available in Portugal and also airs in Portuguese-speaking African countries (Angola, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe).

Its programming is mainly in English and locally subtitled or dubbed. It is available through numerous satellite, cable, terrestrial and IPTV distributors across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In some countries the advertisement and the announcements between programmes are localised.

A high definition version launched on Sky 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 554.

The channel launched in the Netherlands in July 2011. An Italian version was launched on 17 December 2013 on Sky Italia.

The network launched on BT TV on 15 August 2013 and TalkTalk on 28 August 2014. It is on the Entertainment Extra Boost along with History.

References

Crime & Investigation Network (Europe) Wikipedia


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