AETN is preparing to take its Crime & Investigation Network into continental Europe. It has received a separate licence from the UK regulator Ofcom and the channel has confirmed to Broadband TV News that it holds “near-term plans to launch in Europe and beyond”.
“Our goal is to launch all the brands from our portfolio of factual channels, including History, Crime & Investigation Network (CI), BIO, Military History, History HD, Crime & Investigation Network HD and BIO HD in all territories worldwide,” AETN said in a statement.
CI made its international debut four and a half years ago with a schedule dedicated to factual crime. Successful launches have been made in South East Asia, Africa and the UK, the latter as part of a joint venture with BSkyB that also operates services in Scandinavia, the Benelux, Central Europe, Sub-Sahara Africa and Greece.