Broadcast areaAustralia
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Timeshift serviceCrime +2
OwnerFoxtel Networks
Sister channelsFoxtel Networks channels
Launched1 January 2014; 10 years ago (2014-01-01)
Former namesTVHits (2014–2019)
FOX Crime (2019-2023)
Streaming media
Foxtel GoChannel 113

Crime (formerly Fox Crime) is an Australian subscription television channel primarily screening crime drama television series. The channel launched on 7 November 2019, replacing TVHits.[1][2]


TVHits (2014–2019)

In August 2013 it was announced Foxtel had failed to complete negotiations with the TV1 General Entertainment Partnership for a new carriage deal for their channel TV1, an Australian general entertainment channel dedicated to hit television series. As a result, Foxtel planned to replace it with another general entertainment channel once TV1's carriage deal had expired.[3] In October 2013 it was announced TVHits, a channel owned and operated by Foxtel Networks, would replace TV1 on 1 January 2014. The branding logo used an exclamation point in place of the "I" character.[4][5]

TVHits' logo used for its entirety (2014–2019)

On 1 January 2014, the channel launched on pay television provider Foxtel (which included its streaming service Foxtel Go as well as its IPTV service Foxtel Play)[4][6] as well as on Australian IPTV provider Fetch TV.[7][8]

On 1 January 2019 TVHits ceased broadcasting on Fetch TV as the provider, and TVHits parent company Foxtel were unable to renew their supply agreement.[9]

TVHits programming

At launch, TVHits' programming primarily consisted of hit American shows from Warner Bros., Carsey-Werner, Sony Pictures Television, CBS Studios International and NBCUniversal.[4][5][6] However, following the rebrand of 111 on 1 November 2015, the channel's sitcoms moved to 111 and as a result, the channel became solely focused on dramas.[10][11]

FOX Crime logo used from 7 November 2019 - 28 September 2023

Fox Crime (2019–2023)

In late 2019 Foxtel announced they would launch four new entertainment channels on 7 November 2019, one of which was Fox Crime.[1][2] Fox Crime was described as offering crime and mystery series such as the CSI and NCIS franchises.[2] This new channel would replace the existing TVHits which offered similar content. These new Fox-branded channels were a means of building and consolidating the Fox brand to combat increasing competition in the subscription television marketplace.[12]

Crime (2023-present)

On 28 September 2023, the channel rebranded as Crime with a new logo.[13]


Current programming

Former programming

As TVHits

See also


  1. ^ a b Perry, Kevin (10 September 2019). "FOXTEL announces Four New Channels - Putting the focus on Entertainment and Lifestyle". TV Blackbox. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Foxtel confirms date for new FOX-branded entertainment channels". Mediaweek. 30 October 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  3. ^ "TV1 to disappear from Foxtel platform". Mediaweek. 16 August 2013. Archived from the original on 23 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Knox, David (16 October 2013). "TV Hits channel to join Foxtel". TV Tonight. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  5. ^ a b Groves, Don (17 October 2013). "Foxtel preps entertainment net". C21. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Foxtel's TVH!TS is the new channel destination for TV's greatest hits from Wednesday, January 1". 16 December 2013. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Fetch TV". Facebook. 16 December 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  8. ^ Davidson, Darren (16 December 2013). "Fetch muscles up before a Foxtel grab". The Australian. Archived from the original on 18 December 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  9. ^ "Disney XD, 111 Funny & TV H!TS are ceasing transmission on Fetch". Optus. 11 December 2018. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  10. ^ "We're now the home of your favourite sitcoms! 111 - very funny! Keep an eye out for the new programs coming to 111 from today…". Facebook. 1 November 2015. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Some of your favourite show's such as #Prisoner and #Packedtotherafters have moved to a new home on @TVH!TS". Facebook. 8 November 2015. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  12. ^ Knox, David (7 November 2019). "New FOX entertainment channels launch". TV Tonight. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  13. ^ "Foxtel Magazine (October 2023) - Your monthly guide to a world of entertainment". Foxtel Magazine. p. 32. Retrieved 28 September 2023.