Sony Pictures Television To Launch True Crime Channel In The UK
True Crime has always had some interest, but with the arrival of Netflix’s excellent ‘How To Make A Murderer’ docu-series, and the brilliant Serial podcast regularly topping every podcast chart, it seems to be getting a much wider recognition than ever before. So it makes sense for Sony to expand it’s tv offering by creating it’s own, dedicated ‘crime related’ channel in TRUE CRIME.
Launching 22nd March 2016 on Freeview 60, Sky 185 and Freesat 143, TRUE CRIME will host back-to-back crime related programming, hosting a schedule packed with gripping real life stories, unexpected murder mysteries and law-breaking action. This will be Freeview’s first dedicated crime channel.
True Crime will be the home to shows including Deadly Women, Crime 360, The Devil You Know and The 9/11 Faker. Additional well-known favourites such as Caught on Camera, Dog the Bounty Hunter and Paternity Court will also have a home on the channel, making up a schedule that allows viewers to get closer to the scene of the crime than ever before.
Kate Marsh, Executive Vice President, Western Europe, International Networks, said: “True Crime is all about true life crime stories and investigations. It’s dedicated to the crime genre and for viewers who are fascinated by true life stories. It’s a first for the Freeview platform and the True Crime launch further builds on the success of our overall Freeview channel portfolio, marking SPT’s continued investment in the UK broadcast market.”
True Crime is the latest addition to the ‘True’ channel portfolio and will sit alongside True Entertainment (and +1), True Movies 1, True Movies 2 and True Drama. Sony Pictures Television’s worldwide networks portfolio includes 150 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide.