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)
Owned by A+E Networks UK (A+E Networks/BSkyB)
Picture format 16:9, 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 0.1% (UK)
~0.0% (+1) (UK) (November 2012, BARB)
Country United Kingdom
Broadcast area Benelux, Central Europe & Eastern Europe, Iberian Peninsula, Ireland, Italy, United Kingdom
Sister channel(s) History
Timeshift service CI +1
VuTV Channel 238 on Freeview (UK)
(UK & Ireland)
Channel 553 (SD/HD)
Channel 554 (+1)
Channel 555 (SD)
Channel ?
TV Vlaanderen
Channel ?
Virgin Media (UK) Channel 237
TV Choice On Demand
UPC Ireland Channel 225 (HD)
UPC Netherlands Channel 112
Ziggo (Netherlands) Channel 124
BT (UK) Channel 433
Channel 453 (HD)
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. Chello DMC is responsible for the signal distribution across mainland Europe and the subsidiaries of Chellomedia are the distribution representatives across Europe.[1][2] In Spain and Portugal it's named Crimen & Investigación and it's operated by Chello Multicanal.

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 will launch on 17 December 2013 on Sky Italia.

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  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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