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Investigation Discovery
InvestigationDiscoveryLogo2020.svg
CountryLatin America
Broadcast areaLatin America
Programming
Language(s)Spanish and Portuguese
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 480i/576i for the SD feed)
Ownership
OwnerDiscovery Latin America
History
LaunchedOctober 1997 (as Travel Channel)
April 12, 2010 (as Liv)
July 9, 2012 (as Investigation Discovery)
Former namesTravel Channel (1996-1997)
People & Arts Network (1997-1998)
People+Arts (1998-2010)
Liv (2010-2012)
Links
WebsiteLatin America
Brazil

Investigation Discovery (Investigação Discovery in Brazil) (stylized as ID since 2020) is a television channel in Latin America[1] dedicated to crime- and investigation-themed programming, owned by Warner Bros. Discovery

History

The channel was launched in October 1997 as the local version of Travel Channel. After the purchase by Discovery Inc. and the BBC, the channel was then renamed "El Nuevo / O Novo Travel Channel: People+Arts" (pronounced as "people and arts"), and again renamed as simply "People+Arts".

The station's programming consisted of a mix of British series, reality shows, hobby programs and some American series, either in their original language with subtitling (Portugal) or dubbed in Spanish/Portuguese with optional English soundtrack; a few Spanish programs originally broadcast by generalist networks also ran on People+Arts.

In January 2010, it was replaced in Portugal on TV Cabo's Channel 82 by Discovery Travel & Living. On April 13, 2010, People+Arts in Latin America was replaced by Liv, originally a channel dedicated to women's entertainment, but quickly evolved into a general entertainment channel, with the addition of series such as Blue Bloods and the 2010 remake of Hawaii Five-O.

On 15 November 2010, BBC Worldwide sold 50% interest in Animal Planet and Liv to Discovery Inc. for $156 million.[2]

On July 9, 2012, Liv was relaunched as the Latin American version of Investigation Discovery (and called Investigação Discovery in Brazil).

Programming

Current programming

Past programming

Second-run:

as Liv

First-run:

Second-run:

as People+Arts

References

  1. ^ http://www.realtvnews.com.ar/new/noticias.php?id=4803
  2. ^ "BBC and Discovery Communications announce new partnership and BBC Worldwide sells its interest in joint venture to Discovery". BBC. 15 November 2010.