Discovery Opens Investigation Abroad


Discovery Networks International will establish its Investigation Discovery service in the United Kingdom next month.

The Jan. 20 debut will mark the first international launch of the Investigation Discovery brand, which debuted in the U.S. last January, from the former Discovery Times moniker. ID, through such series as Call 911, Dateline on ID, Solved and Extreme Forensics, focuses on investigations, forensics and other crime and human nature related programming.

When it hops the Pond to the UK, the network will showcase new series Serial Killers, tracking, through archival footage and reenactments, some of the world’s most famous murderers, including the Yorkshire Ripper, Dennis Nilsen, Steven Wright, Aileen Wuornos and Alexander Pichushkin, aka the Chessboard Killer. 

“International consumer interest in investigative programming is robust and growing,” said Greg Ricca, president and CEO, Discovery Networks International, in a statement. “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.”