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A+E launches Kriminal OTT TV service with Amazon

Amazon ChannelsA+E Networks has launched a new true crime-related on-demand service on Amazon Channels in the UK.

The new service, Kriminal, will be available for Prime members in the UK via their existing Amazon Video app on smart TVs, iOS and Android mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets and games consoles and on the web.

The service will be available for £2.99 a month following a seven-day free trial.

Kriminal will feature A+E crime shows including Cold Case Files, Beyond Scared Straight, I Killed My BFF and Killer Kids.

Amazon Prime members will be able to access the service via their existing account.

“As a leader in the crime space with such genre-defining series as First 48, 60 Days In and the recently rebooted Cold Case Files, we look forward to bringing the UK’s passionate crime audience our robust crime library through Amazon Channels,” said Edward Sabin, executive managing director, international, A+E Networks.

Kriminal joins a growing list of OTT initiatives from pay TV channel providers, though in this case available through Amazon rather than as a pure direct-to-consumer initiative.

The Amazon Channels subscription offering launched in the UK, Germany and Austria in May, with a line-up that included other OTT offerings from pay TV channel providers such as NBCUniversal’s reality and lifestyle SVOD service Hayu and AMC Networks’ horror-themed Shudder.