A+E Networks debuts D2C Crime+Investigation streamer in UK

A+E Networks EMEA is to launch what it claims to be the only dedicated direct-to-consumer destination for true crime on September 5 in the UK.

The streaming service, Crime+Investigation Play, will offer over 1,000 hours of premium programming and local originals.

The direct-to-consumer service will offer boxsets, a library of browsable content, curated collections, and new content available weekly, including the latest UK commissions such as Rob Rinder’s Interrogation Secrets and Murdertown 4, as well as franchises such as Meet, Marry, Murder, The Jail: 60 Days In, Killer Britain with Dermot Murnaghan, Homicide Hunter and The First 48, and docu-series such as Surviving R. Kelly, Secrets of Playboy and Surviving Jeffrey Epstein. 

Launched in 2019, Crime+Investigation Play is already available via Amazon Prime Video Channels and Apple TV Channels in the UK, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands. 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, according to the company.

Dean Possenniskie, managing director, A+E Networks UK & EMEA 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.”

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