Shaw Media adds renowned A+E Networks brand to already arresting lineup of specialty stations
TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - On November 3, Mystery TV becomes Crime + Investigation™. The schedule remains packed with a roster of fan-favourite crime drama series while adding exclusive unscripted programming that brings viewers closer to the truth behind infamous murders, psychic phenomena, and villainous crimes. The launch of Crime + Investigation further extends the partnership between Shaw Media and A+E Networks, which already brings Canadian viewers such trusted brands as HISTORY®, H2™, Lifetime®, and FYI®.
With a compelling and entertaining slate, viewers can still catch the usual suspects of Mystery TV's primetime crime lineup on Crime + Investigation, including hit series Law & Order, NCIS, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Rookie Blue, and Haven. Exclusive docuseries joining the Crime + Investigation schedule this fall include My Haunted House, The Haunting of…, and I Killed My BFF.
"With series that take viewers behind the crimes and into the investigations, Mystery TV has evolved into Crime + Investigation, an internationally renowned brand that will captivate viewers with suspenseful dramas and intriguing stories of real crime," said Barbara Williams, Executive Vice President, Broadcasting, Shaw Communications and President, Shaw Media. "Adding a leading international brand in true crime programming only strengthens Shaw Media's extensive portfolio of dynamic specialty brands in Canada."
As part of the rebranding, Crime + Investigation will be available as a free preview to Rogers Digital customers from November 4 to December 11, 2014. See local listings for more information.
The new unscripted series premiering exclusively on Crime + Investigation this fall reveal the mysterious, suspenseful, and emotionally gripping journey into the world of real crime and criminal investigation:
NEW THIS FALL:
I Killed My BFF
Saturdays at 7pm ET beginning November 8
This show gives new meaning to the word "frenemy" and proves just how thin the line can be between love and hate. This series explores shocking true stories that reveal that the most intense and cherished friendships are often the ones that lead to the most tragic and unexpected crimes.
Saturdays at 8pm ET
Killer Kids provides an in-depth profile of the lives of kids who kill. From hate crimes to gang initiations, murders of family members to occult ceremonies, each case in the series exposes different motives and methods of murders committed by children.
My Haunted House
Saturdays at 9pm ET
The shocking eyewitness accounts of terrified people whose dream homes have become nightmares are brought to life on My Haunted House. Told with first person interviews and strikingly crafted re-enactments, each episode of this nerve-wracking new series tells two compelling horror stories of people living in terror.
The Haunting of…
Saturdays at 10pm ET
Each episode features an in-depth investigative exploration of a celebrity's paranormal experience. From the first person interview to the dramatic high-end re-creations bringing the bone-chilling events to life, The Haunting Of… uncovers the true story of why it took place and who may be responsible.
Crime + Investigation is operated by Shaw Media.
About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.2 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.
About A+E Networks
A+E Networks, LLC. is an award-winning global media content company offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from television networks to websites, to home videos/DVDs to gaming and educational software. A+E Networks is comprised of A&E® Network, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, LMN®, FYI™, H2™, HISTORY en Español™, Crime + Investigation™, Military HISTORY™, Lifetime Real Women®, A&E IndieFilms®, A+E Networks International®, A+E Networks Digital® and A+E Networks Consumer Products™. A+E Networks channels and branded programming reach more than 330 million households in over 180 countries. A+E Networks, LLC. is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.
SOURCE: Crime + Investigation
For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Meg Campbell, Publicity Coordinator, Dramatic & Factual Channels, Shaw Media, [email protected], 416.966.7220; Laura Hughes, Publicity Manager, Lifestyle & Factual Channels, Shaw Media, [email protected], 416.967.8169