Investigation Discovery Europe

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This article is about the European channel. For the US channel, see Investigation Discovery.
Investigation Discovery
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Launched January - April 2009
Network Discovery Networks Western Europe
Discovery Networks CEEMEA
Owned by Discovery Networks EMEA (Discovery Communications)
Picture format 576i 4:3/16:9 SDTV (PAL)
Language English
Dubbed: Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian and Turkish
Broadcast area Europe
Headquarters London, UK
Warsaw, Poland
Replaced Discovery Travel & Living
Sister channel(s) Animal Planet
Discovery Channel
Discovery HD
Discovery Home & Health
Discovery Historia
Discovery History
Discovery MAX
Discovery Science
Discovery Shed
Discovery Travel & Living Europe
Discovery Travel & Living Italy
Discovery Turbo
Discovery World
DMAX Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Liechtenstein
DMAX United Kingdom & Ireland
Quest
Real Time Italy
TLC Netherlands
TLC Poland
TLC UK and Ireland
Timeshift service Investigation Discovery +1
Website Investigation Discovery
Availability
Satellite
Sky (UK & Ireland) Channel 522
Channel 551 (+1)
CanalDigitaal (Netherlands) Channel 51
N (Poland) Channel 136
Cable
UPC Ireland Channel 504
YouSee (Denmark) Channel 149
UPC Netherlands Channel 113
Ziggo (Netherlands) Channel 123
CAIW (Netherlands) Channel 113
Kabel Noord (Netherlands) Channel 253
Delta NV (Netherlands) Channel 351
CAI Harderwijk (Netherlands) Channel 136
Stichting Kabelnet Veendam (Netherlands) Channel 77
Virgin Media (UK) Channel 214
Channel 215 (+1)
IPTV
Glashart Media (Netherlands) Channel 65
KPN (Netherlands) Channel 21
Moja TV
(Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Channel 002
BT (United Kingdom) Channel 471
Streaming media
UPC Horizon Watch live (Netherlands only)
Watch live (Ireland only)
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)

Investigation Discovery (abbreviated as ID) is a television channel available in several European nations. It competes in the same genre as Crime & Investigation Network which is also available in several European nations. The ID. channel features crime programming, including "missing persons and murder inquiries, cold cases and historical crime," as well as documentaries on forensic investigations. One such program is Deadly Women, an investigative series in which former FBI agent and profiler Candice DeLong looks at female killers throughout history.

Its programming is mainly in English and locally subtitled or dubbed. In some countries the advertisement and the announcements between programs are localized.

History[edit]

Investigation Discovery became available on cable television in the United States in January, 2008.[1]

In Europe the channel was first made available in the United Kingdom and the Ireland. The channel launched in Poland, Romania, Hungary and Greece in April 2009.[2][3]

This was followed by launches in Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro in May, 2009. On June 28, 2009, the channel replaced nTalk on the Polish platform N.[4][5] On 15 July it replaced TVN Lingua on Cyfra+.[6]

In August 2009, ID. came to the Baltic states when it launched on the Latvian Lattelecom platform.[7] In September 2009 it was announced that the channel would be added to RCS/RDS's offerings.[8]

On 4 July 2011 Investigation Discovery replaced Discovery Travel & Living in the Netherlands and Flanders.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discovery Fall Program Guide, accessed September 9, 2011.
  2. ^ "Kolejny kanał pod marką Discovery w Polsce". WirtualneMedia.pl. April 7, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Discovery ID channel heads East". broadbandtvnews.com. April 7, 2009. 
  4. ^ "ITI closes another channel". broadbandtvnews.com. June 19, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Grupa ITI likwiduje kolejną stację". WirtualneMedia.pl. June 19, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Cyfra+: ID Investigation Discovery za TVN Lingua". WirtualneMedia.pl. July 16, 2009. 
  7. ^ "ID Investigation launches in Baltics". broadbandtvnews. August 5, 2009. 
  8. ^ "ID Investigation extends CEE reach". broadbandtvnews. September 14, 2009. 
  9. ^ Jarco Kriek (June 20, 2011). "Investigation Discovery neemt plaats Discovery Travel & Living in". Totaal TV. 

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