Crime & Investigation Network (Europe)

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Crime+Investigation Network
Launched 10 July 2006; 12 years ago (2006-07-10) (UK & Ireland)
4 July 2011; 7 years ago (2011-07-04) (Netherlands)
7 May 2010; 8 years ago (2010-05-07) (Bulgaria)
2 September 2013; 4 years ago (2013-09-02) (Romania)
Owned by A+E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky plc)
Picture format 16:9, 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share UK:
0.03% (+1) (April 2017, [1])
Country United Kingdom
Broadcast area Benelux, Central Europe & Eastern Europe, Iberian Peninsula, Ireland, Italy, United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East
Sister channel(s) Blaze
Timeshift service Crime + Investigation +1
(UK & Ireland)
Channel 156 (SD/HD)
Channel 256 (+1)
Channel 835 (SD)
Channel 46
TV Vlaanderen
Channel 29
(South Africa)
Channel 170
OSN (MENA) Channel 506 (HD)
Virgin Media (UK) Channels 200 & 222 (HD)
Channel 224 (+1)
Channel 275
On Demand
Virgin Media (Ireland) Channel 225 (HD)
Ziggo (Netherlands) Channel 122
UPC Romania Channel 305
BT TV (UK) Channel 328
Channel 380 (HD)
TalkTalk TV (UK) Channel 328
Plusnet (UK) Channel 328
Channel 380 (HD)
Streaming media
TVPlayer Watch live (UK only) (TVPlayer Plus subscription required)
Sky Go Sky (UK & Ireland only)
Virgin TV Anywhere Virgin Media (UK only)
BT TV Everywhere BT TV (UK only)
Ziggo GO (Netherlands only)

Crime & Investigation Network (Europe) (branded as Crime+Investigation) is a pan-European television channel broadcasting programmes related to crime, investigation and mystery. It is owned and operated 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.[2][3] In Spain, it is named Crimen + Investigación and in Portugal, it is named Crime + Investigation and it is operated by The History Channel Iberia. As well as being available in Portugal, the Portuguese version also airs in Portuguese-speaking African countries (Angola, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe).

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


A high definition version launched on Sky (UK and Ireland) on 5 November 2008.[4] Crime+Investigation HD originally operated on a separate schedule to the standard definition channel and timeshared with Bio. HD.[5] On 3 July 2012, Bio. HD closed to allow Crime + Investigation HD to broadcast 24 hours a day, simulcasting the standard definition channel.[6]

A one-hour timeshift channel named CI +1 launched on Sky UK on 2 March 2009. Since rebranding in January 2017 this has been named Crime+Investigation +1 and is on Sky channel 256.

The channel launched in the Netherlands in July 2011.[7]

A Romanian version was launched on 2 September 2013 on UPC Romania.

An Italian version was launched on 17 December 2013 on Sky Italia.

The network launched on BT TV on 15 August 2013 and TalkTalk in the UK on 28 August 2014. It is on the Entertainment Extra Boost along with History.

The HD channel launched on Virgin Media channel 222 in the UK on 21 July 2018. At the same time, the timeshift channel also launched on there on channel 224.

See also[edit]


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

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