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.
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.
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."
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
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.