Carriage change on Telenet for The HISTORY® Channel
Crime+Investigation®, A+E Networks® UK’s true crime brand, has announced to have joined the Telenet portfolio of channels in Belgium. This is the first move for Crime-Investigation to enter the Belgium market. The change will see Crime+Investigation placed in channel 350 (Flanders and number 340 Brussels) on the EPG and in Telenet’s ‘digital extended pack’.
In addition, The HISTORY® Channel moves to Telenet’s basic pack and to EPG channel number 24 (Flanders and channel number 138 Brussels). With the signing of the deal, all Telenet subscribers will have access to The HISTORY Channel and all digital extended subscribers’ access to Crime+Investigation.
Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy & General Manager, the Nordics, Benelux, Middle East and Africa, Adrian Pilkington said: “We are delighted to launch our award-winning brand Crime+Investigation on Telenet and to bring the brand to Belgium, as well as being able to offer The HISTORY Channel to all Telenet subscribers. These significant moves allow us to reach and expand our true crime offering to the Belgium market as well extending our reach with The HISTORY Channel. This is a fantastic opportunity”.
Crime + Investigation has been the global leader in true crime content for over 10 years, navigating the who, what and why of crime, and going further than anyone else. Crime+Investigation continues to grow worldwide and is currently available in more than 50million households in 18 languages with plans to grow further across every continent.
Key shows on Crime+Investigation in Belgium in 2021 include:
Cruise Ship Killers shines a light on these cases and aims to uncover the truth of what really happens at sea. Since 2011, more than 200 cruise line travelers have gone missing and are presumed dead. Many are murdered. While some of the murders have officially been solved, questions still linger. Others remain covered up for nefarious reasons. Cruise Ship Killers is a true crime television series that tells the stories of people who never returned home after taking a holiday on a cruise ship, featuring interviews with family, friends, investigators and experts. Premiering Wednesdays from 20 January at 21.00
Murder Mastermind immerses viewers in the emotional and mysterious story of a homicide. The viewers are taken on a dramatic true crime roller coaster first walking them through the “who has done it” with alternative suspects presented and the twists and turns as detectives go through the evidence. In court prosecutors charge and try the alleged Murder Mastermind. Viewers get to play armchair detective as they hear from police officers, forensic experts, witnesses, and sometimes the defendants themselves. Premiering Tuesdays from 26 January at 21.00.
Homicide Hunter features the beloved retired detective Lieutenant Joe Kenda. Kenda spent 23 years in the Colorado Springs Police Department, where he amassed a lifetime of memories catching killers and helping solve close to 400 homicide investigations. Homicide Hunter reveals the emotional and psychological effects of murder on the investigator himself as Kenda embarks on a personal journey, coming to terms with long-suppressed nightmares.
The First 48 takes viewers behind the scenes of real-life investigations as it follows homicide detectives in the critical first 48 hours of murder investigations. Detectives in major cities in the United States race against the clock in the wake of homicides, knowing that if they don’t find a lead within the first 48 hours, their chances of solving a case are cut in half. The programme shows how detectives use forensic evidence and witness interviews to help identify suspects
The HISTORY Channel is full of extraordinary, entertaining and ground-breaking stories packed with unique and colourful characters. With a mix of award-winning, talent-led commissions, premium innovative documentaries and global hit franchises; The HISTORY Channel is inspired by yesterday, lived out today, shaping tomorrow.
Throughout January and February, some of the world’s greatest, most enduring mysteries are being unraveled in MYSTERY SEASON, hosted by big name talent. In History’s Greatest Mysteries, hosted by Hollywood great Laurence Fishburne, on Monday nights at 20.30, HISTORY reveals the truth behind the sinking of RMS Titanic, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the identity of DB Cooper. On Tuesday nights at 20.30, the Lagina brothers continue their quest for the location of Captain Kidd’s treasure in The Curse of Oak Island, and there’s a raft of brand-new series to continue the Mystery theme next month. Roswell: The First Witness starts 15 February at 21.25; Strangest Things starts 22 February at 20.30. Other key shows on The HISTORY Channel for 2021 include the Oscar-winning feature documentary, Anne Frank Remembered, Forged in Fire, Forged with Steele, Hitler’s Secret Sex Life and River Hunters.
EVP Residential and SOHO at Telenet, Dieter Nieuwdorp said: ''At Telenet, we are very pleased to welcome Crime+Investigation to the Belgium market. We are convinced that our Play More customers will enjoy the excellent true crime documentaries, a genre that is very popular with our customers. In additon, we are also looking forward to introducing HISTORY to all our Telenet TV customers. A channel that has already proven its quality and entertainment value and will undoubtedly appeal to many customers''.