MUMBAI: Discovery Networks International will launch the Investigation Discovery (ID) channel in the UK on 20 January. This will be the first international launch of the ID brand, which debuted in the United States in January 2008.
Investigation Discovery offers fact-based investigative content about culture, history and the human condition from the past to the present, featuring core series including Call 911, Dateline On ID, Solved and Extreme Forensics.
International ID network will focus on the science of forensics and how it is used to unlock the real life stories behind some of the world‘s most fascinating investigations. ID will use dramatic, fact-based storytelling to provide in-depth analysis of investigations along with first-hand testimony from the experts who uncover the evidence, methods and motives.
Discovery Networks International president and CEO Greg Ricca says, "International consumer interest in investigative programming is robust and growing. Investigation Discovery will strengthen our best-in-class portfolio of international networks by engaging new audiences with intriguing, quality content that only Discovery can provide with credibility and remarkable storytelling."
ID‘s UK programming line-up kicks off on 20 January 2008 with original content including the new series Serial Killers. Commissioned by Discovery Networks UK in partnership with UK production company IWC, the nine-part series uses police video material, archive news footage, dramatic reconstructions and interviews to tell the stories behind some of the world‘s most infamous killers, including the Yorkshire Ripper, Dennis Nilsen, Steven Wright, Aileen Wuornos and Alexander Pichushkin - the Chessboard Killer.
Other titles for the UK channel will include Deadly Women, Crime Museum UK With Martin Kemp and the feature documentary, Gold Diggers: World‘s Biggest Bank Robbery.