True crime channel Investigation Discovery is coming to Foxtel in 2020

Posted: 13 December 2019 1:28 pm

Foxtel and Discovery have inked a multi-year deal that will bring a new channel to the pay TV roster.

There has never been a better time to be a true crime enthusiast. Plenty of quality documentaries and miniseries have come out in recent years, cementing true crime's place in popular culture. With a plethora of podcasts easily available as well, fans of the genre have endless entertaining options when it comes to fuelling their true crime interests.

Starting next year, you can add a pay TV channel into the mix. Foxtel and Discovery have signed a multi-year deal that covers factual, lifestyle and entertainment content from not only flagship brand Discovery Channel, but also TLC, Discovery Turbo and Animal Planet.

According to the agreement, Foxtel will be the home of some of Discovery's most popular series, including Aussie Gold Hunters, Gold Rush, Deadliest Catch and Fast N' Loud. The list also includes popular annual event Shark Week.

Additionally, the pay TV provider will offer subscribers a new addictive channel. Investigation Discovery, the number 1 US cable network for women aged 25–54, will be available in Australia starting February 2020.

Investigation Discovery uncovers the truth behind incredible real crime stories, offering programming that explores the dark side of human nature with nuance and attention to detail. Launch titles include US hits Serial Killer: Devil Unchained, In Pursuit with John Walsh and the franchise ID Murder Mystery, which focuses on high-profile iconic cases.

If you like to get your docos fix on your own schedule, you'll be happy to know that thousands of hours of content from Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Discovery Turbo and Animal Planet will be available to stream on demand on Foxtel. On the same note, Discovery will continue to commission local content like Outback Opal Hunters.

Foxtel changes

Foxtel has been making considerable efforts in recent months to provide incentives for new and existing subscribers alike. It experienced a small hit with the launch of Disney+, losing a few popular titles that migrated to the new service. However, it compensated by implementing its first loyalty program in Foxtel First and signing a fruitful partnership with Netflix.

Foxtel is still the home of HBO hits like Watchmen and His Dark Materials, as well as offering 13 live sports channels in HD and a generous library of movies, including recent blockbusters. If you've been thinking of getting a pay TV subscription, now may be the perfect time to take the plunge.

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