13th Street
13th Street logo
NetworkNBCUniversal International Networks
Programming
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feeds)
Ownership
OwnerNBCUniversal
Sister channelsSyfy
CNBC Europe
DreamWorks Channel
Movies 24
E!
Golf Channel
Sky News
History
Launched6 August 1986; 36 years ago (1986-08-06) (United Kingdom & Ireland)
30 November 1997; 24 years ago (1997-11-30) (France)
1 May 1998; 24 years ago (1998-05-01) (Germany)
21 October 1998; 24 years ago (1998-10-21) (Russia)
12 January 1999; 23 years ago (1999-01-12) (Switzerland)
13 September 1999; 23 years ago (1999-09-13) (Spain)
24 May 2000; 22 years ago (2000-05-24) (New Zealand)
17 April 2001; 21 years ago (2001-04-17) (Italy)
13 September 2003; 19 years ago (2003-09-13) (Czechia)
13 July 2005; 17 years ago (2005-07-13) (Hungary)
30 May 2007; 15 years ago (2007-05-30) (Netherlands)
15 November 2009; 12 years ago (2009-11-15) (Australia)
13 September 2010; 12 years ago (2010-09-13) (Poland)
Closed26 November 2014; 7 years ago (2014-11-26) (Russia)
1 July 2016; 6 years ago (2016-07-01) (Netherlands & Flanders)
20 July 2017; 5 years ago (2017-07-20) (Hungary)
31 December 2019; 2 years ago (2019-12-31) (Australia)
5 July 2021; 16 months ago (2021-07-05) (Czechia)
Channel logo between 2010 and 2017
Channel logo between 2010 and 2017

13th Street (France: 13ème Rue, Spain: Calle 13, Hungary: Utca 13, and Poland: 13 Ulica) is a television channel specializing in action, suspense and police procedural programs and movies, mainly from the Universal Pictures and Television libraries. It is owned by NBCUniversal and was inaugurated in the United Kingdom in 1986, quickly adding local versions across Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Russia.

The channel changed its name to 13th Street Universal on 13 October 2010.[1] The additional "Universal" notation was dropped in March 2017 as part of a reimage effort.[2] Local versions of the network began to shut down in the mid-2010s in deference to streaming services, including NBCUniversal's own Hayu.

See also

References

  1. ^ Jarco Kriek & Jan Hein Visser (27 August 2010). "Nieuw logo en huisstijl voor tv-kanaal 13Th Street". TotaalTV.nl (in Dutch).
  2. ^ Georg Szalai (3 March 2017). "NBCUniversal's International Crime Channel 13th Street Gets Brand Refresh With Help From Hans Zimmer". The Hollywood Reporter.