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A+E Networks EMEA to launch The World's First Dedicated True Crime Direct-To-Consumer Streaming Service, ‘Crime+Investigation Play'

Crime+Investigation Play, The World's First Dedicated True Crime Direct-To-Consumer Streaming Service

Crime+Investigation Play, The World's First Dedicated True Crime Direct-To-Consumer Streaming Service

Dean Possenniskie, Managing Director, A+E Networks UK & EMEA, today announced that A+E Networks EMEA will launch the only dedicated direct-to-consumer destination for true crime Crime+Investigation Play on the 5th of September in the UK. With over 1,000 hours of premium programming and local originals, Crime+Investigation Play will be the ultimate subscription video-on-demand service for true crime content in the UK.

Embodying the unique brand proposition the 'Truth is Worth Pursuing', Crime+Investigation® has firmly established itself as the UK's authority on true crime, boasting the most compelling content in the true crime space.

Crime+Investigation Play direct-to-consumer will offer true crime enthusiasts gripping binge-worthy boxsets, an extensive library of browsable content, curated collections, and new, compelling content available weekly, including the latest UK commissions such as Rob Rinder's Interrogation Secrets and Murdertown 4, genre-defining franchises such as Meet, Marry, Murder, The Jail: 60 Days In, Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan, Homicide Hunter and The First 48, and agenda setting docu-series such as Surviving R. Kelly, Secrets of Playboy and Surviving Jeffrey Epstein. 

Commenting on today's announcement, Possenniskie said: "The popularity of true crime content has exploded in the last few years, and as a leading broadcaster in this space, Crime+Investigation® has played a key role in that growth. Its clear proposition, quality content, and journalistic integrity have helped to transform the broad appeal of true crime programming. Our ambition now is to bring the most comprehensive collection of premium true crime programming to new audiences in the UK while continuing to grow the quality of this passion brand with established partners such as Sky, Virgin, and Amazon."

Launched in 2019, Crime+Investigation Play is available via Amazon Prime Video Channels and Apple TV Channels in the UK, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands and has amassed an impressive number of subscribers. The new direct-to-consumer rollout will see Crime+Investigation Play become widely available to true crime fans in the UK through the Crime+Investigation Play app and across multiple platforms.



About Crime+Investigation®

Crime+Investigation® opens the door to the complex, compelling world of real crime, taking viewers on a journey in pursuit of truth, justice and a better understanding of criminal behaviour. Each journey is personal and emotional, telling the story through the eyes of the investigators, criminal experts and those most affected. The brand is home to top-rating series such as: Crimes That Shook Britain, Murdertown, Meet Marry Murder and Cold Case Files. Crime+Investigation is available on major operators across the UK and EMEA with Crime+Investigation Play available on Amazon Prime Video Channels and Apple TV across the UK, Italy, Germany and Netherlands and soon to be available direct-to-consumers in the UK.  

A+E Networks EMEA

At A+E Networks EMEA, we share stories that matter, everywhere, anywhere. A leader in factual entertainment, our compelling, award-winning content connects with millions across the UK, Nordics, Benelux, Germany, Italy, Spain, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Our portfolio of premium brands –  HISTORY, Crime + Investigation®, BLAZE® and COSMO - inspire and excite viewers with hit franchises (Forged in Fire), must-see dramas (Vikings), and original commissions (The Hunt for Baltic Gold and Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunters). For more information, visit

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