Investigation Discovery
Broadcast areaEurope
NetworkWarner Bros. Discovery EMEA
HeadquartersAmsterdam, Netherlands
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Timeshift serviceInvestigation Discovery +1
OwnerWarner Bros. Discovery
Sister channels
Launched20 January 2009; 14 years ago (2009-01-20)
WebsiteInvestigation Discovery
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Streaming media
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Investigation Discovery (abbreviated as ID) is a pay television channel available in several European nations. It competes in the same genre as Crime & Investigation Network which is also available in several European nations. The ID channel features crime programming, including "missing persons and murder inquiries, cold cases and historical crime," as well as documentaries on forensic investigations. One such program is Deadly Women, an investigative series in which former FBI agent and profiler Candice DeLong looks at female killers throughout history.

Its programming is mainly in English and locally subtitled or dubbed. In some countries, the advertisement and the announcements between programs are localized.


Investigation Discovery became available on cable television in the United States in January 2008.[1] In Europe, the channel was first made available in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Central and Eastern Europe

The channel launched in Poland, Romania, Hungary and Greece in April 2009,[2][3] followed by Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Montenegro in May 2009. On 28 June 2009 the channel replaced nTalk on the Polish platform N.[4][5] On 15 July it replaced TVN Lingua on Cyfra+.[6] In September 2009, it was announced that the channel would be added to RCS/RDS's offerings.[7] The Baltic states followed in August 2009, when it launched on the Latvian Lattelecom platform.[8]


Since 2011, Investigation Discovery Africa launched on DStv channel 171, in October 2014, it was announced that Investigation Discovery will broadcast in HD. In 2014, Investigation Discovery launched on Azam TV, StarTimes, Kwese TV and GOtv (since 2019). Investigation Discovery launched on Zuku TV on 16 November 2021, along with Africa and Africanews.


Since 15 December 2015, the channel is available exclusively to SFR TV subscribers, as a part of a deal between SFR and Discovery.[9][10][11][12]

Netherlands and Flanders

Investigation Discovery replaced Discovery Travel & Living in the Netherlands and Flanders on 4 July 2011.[13] An HD-simulcast started through Ziggo in the Netherlands on 8 February 2017.[14]


Investigation Discovery launched in Portugal on 2 October 2018 exclusively on NOS.[15][16] The Portuguese feed has only local subtitles.


Investigation Discovery had been broadcasting to Sweden since 2010, but was initially not widely available through major distributors. On 1 October 2014, it was added to the leading cable network Com Hem.[17] It was added by satellite operator Canal Digital on 15 December.[18] In January 2015, Discovery bought the terrestrial broadcasting license held by multicultural channel Kanal Global. That channel stopped broadcasting on 15 February 2015 and Investigation Discovery took over the license after that.[19] The transaction was accepted by the Swedish Broadcasting Authority and the license is valid until 2020.[20]

On 1 June 2015 a localized version launched in Sweden with content adapted for the Swedish market.[21][22] The first original Swedish programme to air on the channel was Brottscentralen, a live crime show produced by Aftonbladet.[23] Brottscentralen premiered on Investigation Discovery on 31 August 2015.[24] During its first seven months on air, the channel achieved a 0.5 percent share of viewing and reached 1.8 percent of the population each week.[25]







See also


  1. ^ Discovery Fall Program Guide Archived 2011-11-04 at the Wayback Machine, accessed September 9, 2011.
  2. ^ "Kolejny kanał pod marką Discovery w Polsce". April 7, 2009.
  3. ^ "Discovery ID channel heads East". April 7, 2009.
  4. ^ "ITI closes another channel". June 19, 2009.
  5. ^ "Grupa ITI likwiduje kolejną stację". June 19, 2009.
  6. ^ "Cyfra+: ID Investigation Discovery za TVN Lingua". July 16, 2009.
  7. ^ "ID Investigation extends CEE reach". broadbandtvnews. September 14, 2009.
  8. ^ "ID Investigation launches in Baltics". broadbandtvnews. August 5, 2009.
  9. ^ "Altice Group partners with Discovery Communications to deliver more premium content to more fans than ever before in France" (PDF).
  10. ^ Sallé, Caroline (2016-12-16). "Discovery Investigation se lance en France sur SFR". Le (in French). Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  11. ^ "Altice Group Partners with Discovery Communications to Deliver More Premium Content to More Fans Than Ever Before in France – Discovery, Inc". Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  12. ^ (8 December 2016). "Le communiqué de SFR concernant les partenariats avec Discovery Communications et NBCUniversal International". (in French). Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  13. ^ Jarco Kriek (June 20, 2011). "Investigation Discovery neemt plaats Discovery Travel & Living in". Totaal TV.
  14. ^ "". 8 February 2017.
  16. ^ "Novo canal ID – Investigation Discovery chega a Portugal em outubro". 26 September 2018.
  17. ^ "Kanalförändringar". Com Hem. Archived from the original on 2016-01-12.
  18. ^ "Investigation Discovery ny kanal i Familjepaketet". Canal Digital. 12 December 2014. Archived from the original on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  19. ^ "Kanal Global ger upp sin plats i linjär-tv – har för låga tittarsiffror för annonsörerna". Dagens Media. 19 January 2015.
  20. ^ "Investigation Discovery tar över Kanal Globals kanalplats hos Boxer". Discovery Networks Sweden. 19 January 2015.
  21. ^ "Hösten 2015 på Discovery Networks Sweden". Discovery Networks Sweden. 11 June 2015.
  22. ^ "Ny profil på Investigation Discovery". Canal Digital. 29 May 2015. Archived from the original on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  23. ^ "SBS Discovery sänder Aftonbladet-program". Resumé. 7 April 2015.
  24. ^ "Leif Silbersky till Brottscentralen". Dagens Media. 26 August 2015.
  25. ^ "MMS Årsrapport 2015 2014-12-29-2016-01-03" (PDF). Mediamätning i Skandinavien.