Investigation Discovery

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Investigation Discovery
InvestigationDiscovery.png
Launched1996[specify]
Owned byDiscovery Communications, Inc.
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
HeadquartersSilver Spring, Maryland
Formerly calledDiscovery Civilization Network: The World History and Geography Channel
(1996-1998)
Discovery Civilization Channel
(1998-2003)
Discovery Times (2003-2008)
Sister channel(s)Discovery Channel
TLC
Animal Planet
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Destination America
Discovery Fit & Health
Hub Network
Military Channel
Science
Velocity
WebsiteInvestigation.Discovery.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV285 (HD/SD)
1285 (VOD)
Dish Network192 (HD/SD)
C-BandAMC 11-Channel 614 (4DTV Digital)
n (Poland)136
OTE TV (Greece)405
Cable
Available on many cable systemsCheck local listings
Verizon FiOS623 (HD)
123 (SD)
IPTV
AT&T U-verse1260 (HD)
260 (SD)
 
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Investigation Discovery
InvestigationDiscovery.png
Launched1996[specify]
Owned byDiscovery Communications, Inc.
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
HeadquartersSilver Spring, Maryland
Formerly calledDiscovery Civilization Network: The World History and Geography Channel
(1996-1998)
Discovery Civilization Channel
(1998-2003)
Discovery Times (2003-2008)
Sister channel(s)Discovery Channel
TLC
Animal Planet
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Destination America
Discovery Fit & Health
Hub Network
Military Channel
Science
Velocity
WebsiteInvestigation.Discovery.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV285 (HD/SD)
1285 (VOD)
Dish Network192 (HD/SD)
C-BandAMC 11-Channel 614 (4DTV Digital)
n (Poland)136
OTE TV (Greece)405
Cable
Available on many cable systemsCheck local listings
Verizon FiOS623 (HD)
123 (SD)
IPTV
AT&T U-verse1260 (HD)
260 (SD)

Investigation Discovery (commercially abbreviated and stylized as ID) is a television network owned by Discovery Communications that features documentary-style programming dealing with true crime subjects, including criminal investigations (primarily homicides), forensics, and other crime-related documentaries.

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History[edit]

The channel launched in 1996 under the name Discovery Civilization Network: The World History and Geography Channel. It was one of four digital networks rolled out by Discovery Communications simultaneously in October 1996.[1] Plans for the channel had surfaced in November 1994, when its working name was "Time Traveler".[2]

Former logo, used from January 2008 to March 2012.

In April 2002, New York Times Television and Discovery Communications announced a joint venture to run the Discovery Civilization Channel. By then, it was available in 14 million households. The partnership aimed to complement the historical shows, with programming about current events and contemporary history.[3] In 2003, the channel was rebranded as Discovery Times, focusing more on American culture and programming pertaining to the well-being and culture of the people of America, as well as other miscellaneous programming. The previous name was described as "is a little off-message" by executives.[4] In April 2006, The New York Times sold its stake in Discovery Times back to Discovery Communications, ending its ownership in the channel.[5]

Also in 2006, the network's on-air identity was rebranded by creative studio Trollback + Company. On January 27, 2008, Discovery Times was renamed "Investigation Discovery".[6]

In addition to the television network, an Investigation Discovery website was also launched. Contributors to the website include crime writers David Lohr, Corey Mitchell, and Gary C. King.

The channel's simulcast Investigation Discovery HD is available with DirecTV, Dish Network, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, and Charter Communications.

Programming[edit]

Current programming[edit]

Upcoming programming[edit]

Past programming[edit]

International versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Digital Play in the U.S. of A.". Realscreen. April 1, 1999. 
  2. ^ "Discovery plans launch of four newly created nets. (Discovery Communications Inc.)". Multichannel News. November 1994. 
  3. ^ "The New York Times Company and Discovery Communications, Inc. Announce Joint Venture in Discovery Civilization Channel" (Press release). The New York Times Company. April 5, 2002. 
  4. ^ "'Civilization' Seeks Current-Affairs Niche". Multichannel News. November 4, 2002. 
  5. ^ "Discovery Times to Sell Stake". New York Observer. 2006-04-13. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  6. ^ "Discovery Investigates". Long Island Newsday. 2008-01-26. Archived from the original on 2008-01-29. Retrieved 2008-01-27. "Tomorrow, the Discovery Times digital channel morphs into Investigation Discovery. (ID, get it?) Premiere night features "Deadly Women" (tomorrow at 8 p.m.), about female killers, and a related episode of "48 Hours: Hard Evidence" (tomorrow at 9 p.m., all on ID). Read the new channel's case file at http://blogs.discovery.com/criminal_report" 
  7. ^ Bibel, Sara (March 5, 2013). "New Series 'Dead of Night' to Premiere Tuesday, March 12 on Investigation Discovery". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Investigation Discovery Debuts Nine New and Returning Series That Sizzle This June". The Futon Critic. May 29, 2013. 
  9. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 29, 2013). "Vacations 'To Die For' Featured in Investigation Discovery's 'Murder in Paradise'". TV by the Numbers. 

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