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True Crime on Channel 4

July 13, 2021

Channel 4 will soon launch a new destination for real crime fans, True Crime on Channel 4, bringing together 100s of hours of handpicked content from the All 4 catalogue.

Set to launch this autumn across All 4 and the Channel 4 network, True Crime on Channel 4 will be headlined by all new 24 Hours in Police Custody, as well as new factual commissions, Murder in the Alps, a three-part series about the murders of the Al-Hilli family and Sylvain Mollier, in Chevaline on the September 5th 2012, and Bling Ring, which lifts the lid on one of most infamous crime sprees of the internet age in a new three-part series.

True Crime on Channel 4 will kick off with over 150 hours of crime content to stream, with fresh shows landing fortnightly. As well a mix of new shows, audiences will be able to watch two of the biggest crime documentaries of the last few years, the award-winning Surviving R. Kelly, and Surviving Jeffery Epstein, for free in the UK for the first time, as well as long-running real crime series, First 48, thanks to a new partnership with A+E Networks.

From Arrow Pictures, Channel 4 has acquired I, Sniper: The Washington Killers, which over six-parts is the minute-by-minute account of the 2002 Washington DC Sniper case. Channel 4 has also extended its deal with VICE to bring the more titles in its crime catalogues to True Crime on Channel 4, including series, The Devil You Know Series 2 and The Dark Side of the Ring Series 3.

Danny Horan, Head of Factual at Channel 4, said: “We are incredibly proud to have some of the best original crime programmes on 4. Year on year the quality rises, as does the appetite for more stories particularly with younger audiences. In response to the demand, my team working with the Content Strategy and Planning team, have spent the last year curating brilliant international crime content to complement our British programming. We are thrilled to launch True Crime on 4, the first dedicated, cross-platform crime content strand on a UK PSB.”

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