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Sony Crime Channel?

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zeebre12
I wonder what are Sony planning on doing with Sony Crime Channel? It's still running with only Speeders/Bait Car on loop. Are they holding off closing it for some reason or what's the idea? Rebrand? Didn't the other channels rebrand in September.
Last edited by zeebre12 on 16 February 2020 4:29pm
CU
Curto21 STV North Reporting Scotland
The channel has been a failure from the start so it won't shock me if it does closedown.
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kernow
It would appear that the Sony Crime Channel is closing on 10th June, although there's no confirmed source (it appears to be based on Digiguide not having any listings from that date, although Digiguide isn't exactly a reliable source), and it's too far ahead to check the EPG.

https://www.tvchannellists.com/Forthcoming_changes_to_digital_platforms_(UK_%26_Ireland)

I think the channel has been on the way out for a while now, and Sony seem to have given up on it. It's still just showing a loop of Speeders and Bait Car, as mentioned by the OP.
Last edited by kernow on 28 May 2020 8:10pm
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Also the fact it wasn't relaunched with the same branding as the Sony Channel and the Sony Movie channels was a sign it was on its death bed.
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TellyTime
The guide on Virgin TV confirms 'Channel No Longer Available' from 10th June.
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SuperSajuuk STV North Reporting Scotland
Im not surprised that such a channel would be shut down. Channels with such a niche topic as this (imo) are unlikely to last a long time and it would have been more prudent of the, to just set aside 1-2 hours on the main Sony Channel for crime content instead.
CW
Charlie Wells Moderator Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Im not surprised that such a channel would be shut down. Channels with such a niche topic as this (imo) are unlikely to last a long time and it would have been more prudent of the, to just set aside 1-2 hours on the main Sony Channel for crime content instead.

I think CBS Justice are fortunate in being distributors for the CSI and NCIS franchises. Along with other long running programmes such as Diagnosis Murder it means they have a vast back-catalogue which they can use to make their channel (formerly CBS Action) work.
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kernow
Now confirmed on the Sky EPG that Sony Crime Channel will close at 6am on Tuesday 9th June, a day earlier than originally expected.
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kernow
Sony Crime Channel is still on the epg and broadcasting normal programming, despite the epg now saying “Channel is no longer available”

Also, I just saw a Tru TV break bumper while watching. Don’t know if this was played out by mistake, or if it’s because Tru TV could be making a return.
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TellyTime
Sony Crime Channel has now ceased broadcasting on Virgin TV and the 'Channel No Longer Available' slate is up (channel 193).
JF
JetixFann450 STV Central Reporting Scotland
Sony Crime Channel is still on the epg and broadcasting normal programming, despite the epg now saying “Channel is no longer available”

Also, I just saw a Tru TV break bumper while watching. Don’t know if this was played out by mistake, or if it’s because Tru TV could be making a return.

Speaking of TruTV, it turns out their UK YouTube channel is quite active, posting frequent content despite the lack of a linear precense. Feels a lot like Men & Motors when that moved to YouTube.


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAOiOx2oeC9EycrGjWV2pkQ
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gottago London London
Sony Crime Channel is still on the epg and broadcasting normal programming, despite the epg now saying “Channel is no longer available”

Also, I just saw a Tru TV break bumper while watching. Don’t know if this was played out by mistake, or if it’s because Tru TV could be making a return.

Speaking of TruTV, it turns out their UK YouTube channel is quite active, posting frequent content despite the lack of a linear precense. Feels a lot like Men & Motors when that moved to YouTube.


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAOiOx2oeC9EycrGjWV2pkQ

Interesting, didn't know that page existed. Presumably it's a way for Turner to try and cash in on some of the shows they haven't been able to flog to broadcasters in the UK.

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