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MONTREAL, Dec. 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Fans of investigations and
forensics will finally have a channel that they can call their own in
Québec. On December 12, Bell Media launches Canal D/Investigation, a French-language channel specialized in
documentaries delving into the fascinating world of crime. The new
channel benefits from expertise developed by Canal D in forensic
"Television channels for fans of investigations and forensics have grown
exponentially all over the world. That's why there are so many quality
shows featuring crimes and police investigations," said Jean-Pierre
Laurendeau, Senior Director of Programming, Canal D/Investigation.
The channel will broadcast more than 500 hours of programming
never-seen-before in Québec. Canadian productions will account for 15%
of the diversified, high-quality content, including two original Québec
productions: Opération Police from Productions Sovimage, and Amour
fatal from CMJ Productions.
Canal D/Investigation programming will offer several genres:
Docu-reality shows focus on people who fight crime, such as DEA : Lutte
antidrogue, and those who try to rehabilitate themselves and find a way
out, like Au bout de la peur.
Organized crime is exposed in Les stars de la mafia and the most famous
criminals get their story told in Histoires de gangsters.
Criminal investigations hold the place of honour, notably with Opération
police, while innovative forensics are featured in Premières médicolégales and
The best documentaries will get top billing on the channel. Viewers can
find out about the elusive Pink Panthers, les braqueurs du siècle, and
even the sadly notorious Magnotta.
Crimes of all sorts are uncovered and recounted by people directly
involved in the cases through such shows as Le dernier témoin and
Pourquoi j'ai épousé ce criminel?
Canal D/Investigation will be launched as a Freeview on Bell TV and Bell
Fibe as of December 12, and on Cogeco Cable as of December 19. Other
service providers will be announced soon.
About Canal D/Investigation
CanalD/Investigation invites viewers into the fascinating world of
forensics and police investigations. Through exciting and entertaining
fact-based programming, it reveals the exciting twists of genuine
criminal investigations and the worst of human nature. Canal
D/Investigation is a division of Bell Media.
For further information:
Nathalie Roy, Investigation, 514 938-3320 x3622 or email@example.com