Viasat World Rolls Out True-Crime Channel


Viasat World has launched the new crime-themed television channel Viasat True Crime via its primary broadcaster and technical partner CANAL+.

Viasat True Crime is debuting initially in the Polish market and is set to reach more territories in the future. From launch, the hub’s offering includes titles such as Cineflix Rights’ The Clown and the Candyman, Murder Uncut and Killer Cases.

More content includes Married to a Psychopath (Abacus Media Rights), Busted in Bangkok: Thai Tourist Police (Blue Ant Media), Prison Down Under (Fred Media), The Sixth Commandment (Banijay Rights), Des (All3Media International), The Hunt for a Killer (Banijay Rights) and The Serpent (ITV Studios).

Viasat World has secured the SVOD and FAST rights for much of its launch content.

Benjamin Groocock, CEO of Viasat World, commented: “We’re incredibly excited to introduce Viasat True Crime to audiences in Poland and soon across our other markets. Our independence as a broadcaster allows us to work closely with our operator partners and respond quickly to audience needs, and we’re thrilled to have CANAL+ as our partner for the launch of Viasat True Crime. Content curation runs through our DNA, and with this new channel, we will be able to tell stories across multiple content genres, whilst uniquely offering fans of true crime a comprehensive mix of scripted drama, factual documentaries and real-life crime fighting, all in one place.”