Crime & Investigation Network (Europe)

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Crime & Investigation Network
C&I Network Logo
Launched 10 July 2006 (UK & Ireland)
4 July 2011 (Netherlands)
February 2010 (Bulgaria)
Owned by A+E Networks UK (A+E Networks/BSkyB)
Picture format 16:9, 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share UK:
0.1%
~0.0% (+1) (September 2014 (2014-09), BARB)
Country United Kingdom
Broadcast area Benelux, Central Europe & Eastern Europe, Iberian Peninsula, Ireland, Italy, United Kingdom
Sister channel(s) History
H2
Lifetime
Timeshift service CI +1
Website crimeandinvestigation.co.uk
crimeandinvestigation.nl
Availability
Terrestrial
VuTV Channel 238 on Freeview (UK)
Satellite
Sky
(UK & Ireland)
Channel 553 (SD/HD)
Channel 554 (+1)
Channel 555 (SD)
CanalDigitaal
(Netherlands)
Channel ?
TV Vlaanderen
(Flanders)
Channel ?
DStv
(South Africa)
Channel 170
Cable
Virgin Media (UK) Channel 237
TV Choice On Demand
UPC Ireland Channel 225 (HD)
UPC Netherlands Channel 112
Ziggo (Netherlands) Channel 124
IPTV
BT (UK) Channel 433
Channel 453 (HD)
TalkTalk Plus TV (UK) Channel 433
Streaming media
Sky Go Watch live (UK & Ireland only)
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)

Crime & Investigation Network (branded as CI) is a pan-European television channel broadcasting programs related to crime, investigation and mystery programming. It is owned and operated by A+E Networks UK, jointly owned 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.[1][2] In Spain and Portugal it's named Crimen & Investigación and it's operated by AMC Networks International Iberia.

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

A high definition version launched on Sky on 5 November 2008.[3] CI HD originally operated on a separate schedule to the standard definition channel and timeshared with Bio. HD.[4] On 3 July 2012, Bio. HD closed to allow CI HD to broadcast 24 hours a day, simulcasting the standard definition channel.[5]

A one hour timeshift channel named CI +1 launched on Sky on Monday 2 March 2009.

The channel launched in the Netherlands in July 2011.[6] An Italian version was launched on 17 December 2013 on Sky Italia.

It launched on BT on 15 August 2013 and TalkTalk on 28 August 2014 along with its sister channels. It is on the Entertainment Extra Boost along with History.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Lambert and Sarah Whyte (April 10, 2012). "Chello DMC Announces "TV without Boundaries"". Chello DMC. 
  2. ^ Robert Briel (February 12, 2010). "DMC launches Crime & Investigation". Broadband TV News. 
  3. ^ "Sky to launch AETN's Crime and Investigation HD / Bio HD on November 5th". Engadget. 14 October 2008. 
  4. ^ "Even more HD channels on their way to you". Sky User. 13 October 2008. 
  5. ^ "Crime HD changes and Bio HD removed". Entertainment Interactive. 3 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Jarco Kriek (July 4, 2011). "Crime & Investigation Netwerk in Nederland van start". Totaal TV. 

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