A+E Networks EMEA will launch the only dedicated direct-to-consumer destination for true crime Crime+Investigation Play on September 5 in the UK, Dean Possenniskie, Managing Director at A+E Networks UK & EMEA, announced. With over 1.000 hours of premium programming and local originals, Crime+Investigation Play will be the ultimate subscription video-on-demand service for true crime content in the UK.
Crime+Investigation Play direct-to-consumer will offer true crime enthusiasts gripping binge-worthy boxsets, an extensive library of browsable content, curated collections, and new, compelling content available weekly, including the latest UK commissions such as “Rob Rinder's Interrogation Secrets” and “Murdertown 4”; franchises such as “Meet, Marry, Murder,” “The Jail: 60 Days In,” “Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan,” “Homicide Hunter” and “The First 48”; and agenda setting docuseries such as “Surviving R. Kelly,” “Secrets of Playboy” and “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein.”
"The popularity of true crime content has exploded in the last few years, and as a leading broadcaster in this space, Crime+Investigation has played a key role in that growth. Its clear proposition, quality content, and journalistic integrity have helped to transform the broad appeal of true crime programming. Our ambition now is to bring the most comprehensive collection of premium true crime programming to new audiences in the UK while continuing to grow the quality of this passion brand with established partners such as Sky, Virgin, and Amazon," Possenniskie said.
Launched in 2019, Crime+Investigation Play is available via Amazon Prime Video Channels and Apple TV Channels in the UK, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands, and has amassed an impressive number of subscribers. The new direct-to-consumer rollout will see Crime+Investigation Play become widely available to true crime fans in the UK through the Crime+Investigation Play app and across multiple platforms.