Investigation Discovery (Latin America)

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Investigation Discovery
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Launched October 1995 (as Travel Channel)
1997 (as People+Arts)
April 13, 2010 (as Liv)
July 9, 2012 (as Investigation Discovery)
Owned by Landmark Communications (1995-1997)
Discovery Networks Latin America/Iberia (1997-present)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Slogan Tu nueva obsesión (Spanish)
Sua nova obsessão (Portuguese)
("Your new obsession")
Country Latin America
Language Spanish, Portuguese
Formerly called Travel Channel (1995-1997)
People+Arts (1997-2010)
Liv (2010-2012)
Website InvestigacionDiscovery.com
InvestigacaoDiscovery.com.br
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV
Latin America
Channel 223
Dish Network Mexico Channel 216
Cable
NET
Brazil
Channel 52

Investigation Discovery (Investigação Discovery in Brazil) is a television channel in Latin America[1] dedicated to crime- and investigation-themed programming, owned by Discovery Communications.

History[edit]

The channel was launched in October 1995 as the local version of Travel Channel. After the purchase by Discovery Communications and the BBC, the channel was then renamed "El Nuevo / O Novo Travel Channel: People+Arts" (pronounced as "people and arts"), and again renamed as simply "People+Arts".

The station's programming consisted of a mix of British series, reality shows, hobby programs and some American series, either in their original language with subtitling (Portugal) or dubbed in Spanish/Portuguese with optional English soundtrack; a few Spanish programs originally broadcast by generalist networks also ran on People+Arts.

In January 2010 it was replaced in Portugal on TV Cabo's Channel 82 by Discovery Travel & Living. On April 13, 2010, People+Arts in Latin America was replaced by Liv, originally a channel dedicated to women's entertainment, but quickly evolved into a general entertainment channel, with the addition of series such as Blue Bloods and the 2010 remake of Hawaii Five-O.

On 15 November 2010, BBC Worldwide sold 50% interest in Animal Planet and Liv to Discovery Communications for $156 million.[2]

On July 9, 2012, Liv was relaunched as the Latin American version of Investigation Discovery (and called Investigação Discovery in Brazil).

Programming[edit]

Current programming[edit]

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Second-run:

Past programming[edit]

as Liv[edit]

First-run:

Second-run:

as People+Arts[edit]

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