With Orange Is The New Black and Line of Duty Sony Pictures Television Networks Launches Sony Crime Channel on February 6
New crime channel launching Free-To-Air on Tuesday 6 February
Launch titles include Orange Is The New Black and Line of Duty
Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) is launching a second Sony-branded, Free-To-Air TV channel on Tuesday 6 Feb bringing crime fans a carefully curated schedule full of the best scripted and non-scripted entertainment from the genre.
Sony Crime Channel hits TV screens with a slate of absorbing channel premieres including the Free-To-Air premiere of Lionsgate International’s Emmy Award-winning series, Orange is the New Black (s1-4); Jed Mercutio’s award-winning cop corruption drama Line of Duty (S1-3); the UK premiere of Real Detective: North of the Border; and crime show stalwarts such as Person of Interest, CSI, Deadly Women, Hustle and Law & Order.
To celebrate the launch night SPTN will broadcast Sony Crime Channel simultaneously across sister channels True Entertainment and truTV from 9pm in a special event designed to showcase the channel to the biggest audience. The simulcast stunt will feature a criminally good line-up starting with Person of Interest (s1 ep1) at 9pm, CSI (s11 ep1) at 10pm and the Free-To-Air premiere of Orange is the New Black (s1 ep1) at 11pm.
With a predominantly female audience, Sony Crime Channel will create a one-stop destination for crime fans to immerse themselves in the genre with a vibrant fusion of fascinating stories, heart-pounding thrills, engrossing characters and stunning reveals. It launched on Freeview 60, YouView 60, Sky 157 and will launch later in the month on Freesat 143 from 13th February.
Launch Line Up:
Orange is the New Black (S1-4): Double Bill every Saturday at 9pm
For the first time Orange Is The New Black will premiere to a Free-To-Air audience. This hugely successful black comedy takes place in a tough woman’s prison and has built up a massive fan base that love the mix of dark humour with heavy drama. With a sixth season rumoured, the Emmy-award-winning show looks in no danger of losing its crown.
Line of Duty (S1-3): Sundays at 9pm
Hit police corruption drama Line Of Duty which attracted rave reviews and record-braking ratings will air on Sony Crime Channel every Sunday at 9pm. Jed Mercurio’s intricately-plotted thriller following controversial anti-corruption unit AC-12 is a must-see for any crime fan.
Real Detective: North of the Border
UK Premiere, Real Detective: North of the Border offers a detective’s perspective of the real-life cases that truly challenged them. Cinematic quality recreations powerfully retell the trials and tribulations, the twists and turns, and the highs and lows of each homicide investigation.
Person of Interest (s1-5): Weekdays at 9pm
Jim Caviezel (The Thin Red Line), Michael Emerson (Lost) and Taraji P. Henson team up in this thought-provoking crime action drama from The Dark Knight's Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams. Set in New York City, this procedural centres on an ex-CIA agent, presumed dead, who partners with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes.
CSI (s11): Weekdays at 6pm
The ground-breaking show, which ran for fifteen hugely successful seasons and spawned three spinoffs, launches on Sony Crime Channel from series eleven. The season stars Marg Helgenberger and Laurence Fishburne.
Law & Order (s14): Weekdays at 3pm
This award-winning crime drama series holds court by taking real life legal, ethical or personal dilemmas straight from the headlines and dramatising them on screen.
Deadly Women (s5): Weekdays from 11pm
Deadly Women is an American true-life crime television series which focuses on murders committed by women. The show has produced 158 episodes and sees no sign of stopping. Sony Crime Channel launches with series five.
Hustle (s1): Weekdays at 7pm
The first three episodes of BBC crime drama attracted an average audience of 6.2 million and the show about a motley band of con artists continued to refuse to take itself too seriously and lasted for eight seasons.
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