Sony Pictures Television

Press Release


SONY PICTURES TELEVISION LAUNCHES TRUE CRIME CHANNEL


London, 7 March 2016. Sony Pictures Television announced today that it is launching a brand new UK channel, True Crime, on Tuesday 22nd March. Available on Freeview channel 60, True Crime will host back-to-back crime related programming, making it the platform’s only dedicated crime channel.

Hosting a schedule packed with gripping real life stories, unexpected murder mysteries and law-breaking action, True Crime will be the home to shows including Deadly Women, Crime 360, The Devil You Know and The 9/11 Faker. Additional well-known favourites such as Caught on Camera, Dog the Bounty Hunter and Paternity Court will also have a home on the channel, making up a schedule that allows viewers to get closer to the scene of the crime than ever before.

Kate Marsh, executive vice president, Western Europe, International Networks, said: True Crime is all about true life crime stories and investigations.  It's dedicated to the crime genre and for viewers who are fascinated by true life stories.  It's a first for the Freeview platform and the True Crime launch further builds on the success of our overall Freeview channel portfolio, marking SPT's continued investment in the UK broadcast market.

True Crime is the latest addition to the ‘True’ channel portfolio and will sit alongside True Entertainment (and +1), True Movies 1, True Movies 2 and True Drama. Sony Pictures Television’s  worldwide  networks portfolio includes 150 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide.

True Crime will be available on Freeview channel 60, Sky channel 185 and Freesat channel 143.

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Contact:
Saskia Wirth
Director, Communications (EMEA)
+44 (207) 533-1363
saskia_wirth@spe.sony.com

About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television (www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 11 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 150 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages the studio’s premium streaming network, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of the cable channel Game Show Network (GSN). SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and DoctorOZ.com.