Crime & Investigation rolls out in Middle East

A+E Networks' Crime & Investigation Network has launched in the Middle East with a new carriage agreement from distribution platform OSN.
October 25, 2011

A+E Networks’ Crime & Investigation Network has launched in the Middle East with a new carriage agreement from distribution platform OSN.

A+E Networks UK, a joint venture between A+E Networks and BSkyB, will program and operate the Middle Eastern Crime & Investigation Network. The channel will feature a line-up of true crime series and specials such as The FBI Files, The First 48, Steven Seagal: Lawman and more.

The latest roll out marks the third new territory launch for the channel in 2011, following a Spain launch in January and Benelux in June.  More territory launches are expected to be announced by the end of the year.

“We are delighted to enhance our portfolio offering with OSN,” said Tom Davidson, managing director of A+E Networks UK. “Crime & Investigation Network has joined History on the platform and is now available for the first time to subscribers in the Middle East. Extending our distribution for this channel is a priority for our business and OSN is an ideal partner given their strong emphasis on delivering quality content to their subscribers in the region.”

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