Discovery Europe picks up Cineflix crime titles

Cineflix Rights has sold several crime and investigation titles to networks across the UK and Europe, including Murder Book and The Detectives Club: New Orleans (pictured).
February 24, 2016

London-based distributor Cineflix Rights has sold several crime titles to networks across the UK and Europe.

Both Discovery UK and Discovery Europe have picked up The Detectives Club: New Orleans (6 x 60 minutes, pictured), in which active and retired homicide cops from the southern U.S. city recount their most challenging investigations.

Discovery Europe and Sky in the UK acquired seasons one and two of Murder Book (23 x 60 minutes), which aired on Investigation Discovery in the U.S.

Fox International Channels has picked up several titles for recently launched British and Irish channel YourTV, including Hollywood & Crime (6 x 60 minutes), seasons one and two of Murder She Solved (16 x 60 minutes), seasons one and two of Unusual Suspects (24 x 60 minutes) and True CSI (6 x 60 minutes).

Meanwhile, AMC Networks EMEA has acquired five seasons of Cold Blood (69 x 60 minutes). CBS Reality in the UK picked up season eight of the show (10 x 60 minutes), as well as seasons three and four of Wives with Knives (18 x 60 minutes).

The sales are part of an uptick in interest around crime and investigation programming in the UK and Europe from both conventional networks and specialty crime networks, according to Cineflix Rights CEO  Chris Bonney.

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