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Investigation Discovery (Latin America)

Investigation Discovery
Launched October 1997 (as Travel Channel Latin America)
April 13, 2010 (as Liv)
July 9, 2012 (as Investigation Discovery)
Owned by Discovery Networks Latin America/Iberia
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Slogan Tu nueva obsesión (Spanish)
Sua nova obsessão (Portuguese)
("Your new obsession")
Country Latin America
Language Spanish, Portuguese
Formerly called Travel Channel
El Nuevo / O Novo Travel Channel: People+Arts
People+Arts
Liv
Website InvestigacionDiscovery.com
InvestigacaoDiscovery.com.br
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV
Latin America
Channel 223
Dish Network Mexico Channel 216
Cable
NET
Brazil
Channel 52

Investigation Discovery (Investigação Discovery in Brazil) is a television channel in Latin America[1] dedicated to crime- and investigation-themed programming, owned by Discovery Communications.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Programming 2
    • Current programming 2.1
    • Past programming 2.2
      • as Liv 2.2.1
      • as People+Arts 2.2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

The channel was launched in October 1997 as the local version of Travel Channel. After the purchase by Discovery Communications and the BBC, the channel was then renamed "El Nuevo / O Novo Travel Channel: People+Arts" (pronounced as "people and arts"), and again renamed as simply "People+Arts".

The station's programming consisted of a mix of British series, reality shows, hobby programs and some American series, either in their original language with subtitling (Portugal) or dubbed in Spanish/Portuguese with optional English soundtrack; a few Spanish programs originally broadcast by generalist networks also ran on People+Arts.

In January 2010 it was replaced in Portugal on TV Cabo's Channel 82 by Discovery Travel & Living. On April 13, 2010, People+Arts in Latin America was replaced by Liv, originally a channel dedicated to women's entertainment, but quickly evolved into a general entertainment channel, with the addition of series such as Blue Bloods and the 2010 remake of Hawaii Five-O.

On 15 November 2010, BBC Worldwide sold 50% interest in Animal Planet and Liv to Discovery Communications for $156 million.[2]

On July 9, 2012, Liv was relaunched as the Latin American version of Investigation Discovery (and called Investigação Discovery in Brazil).

Programming

Current programming

First-run:

Second-run:

Past programming

as Liv

First-run:

Second-run:

as People+Arts

References

  1. ^ http://www.realtvnews.com.ar/new/noticias.php?id=4803
  2. ^ "BBC and Discovery Communications announce new partnership and BBC Worldwide sells its interest in joint venture to Discovery". BBC. 15 November 2010. 

External links

  • Investigation Discovery Latin America (Spanish)
  • Investigação Discovery Brazil (Portuguese)
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