A+E Networks EMEA Launching True-Crime D2C Platform


A+E Networks EMEA is set to launch Crime+Investigation Play as a dedicated direct-to-consumer streaming service for true-crime content.

The platform will offer a catalog of more than 1,000 hours of programming, including Rob Rinder’s Interrogation SecretsMurdertownMeet, Marry, MurderThe Jail: 60 Days InKiller Britain with Dermot MurnaghanHomicide HunterThe First 48Surviving R. KellySecrets of Playboy; and Surviving Jeffrey Epstein.

Launched in 2019, Crime+Investigation Play is available via Amazon Prime Video Channels and Apple TV Channels in the U.K., Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. The new direct-to-consumer rollout on September 5 will see Crime+Investigation Play become widely available to true-crime fans in the U.K. through the Crime+Investigation Play app and across multiple platforms.

Dean Possenniskie, managing director of A+E Networks UK and 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 U.K. while continuing to grow the quality of this passion brand with established partners such as Sky, Virgin and Amazon.”