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Sony Crime Channel

Sony Crime Channel
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Launched6 February 2018
Owned bySony Pictures Television
Picture format576i (SDTV 16:9)
Audience share0.26%
0.03% (+1) (August 2018 (2018-08), BARB)
CountryUnited Kingdom
ReplacedSony Channel
Sister channel(s)Movies4Men
Pop Max
Sony Movie Channel
Tiny Pop
True Entertainment
True Movies
WebsiteOfficial website
FreeviewChannel 60 (Manchester only)
SkyChannel 157
Channel 257 (+1)
Astra 2F11307 V 27500 5/6
11307 V 27500 5/6 (+1)
Virgin MediaChannel 193

Sony Crime Channel is a British free-to-air television channel, focusing on crime television programmes and documentaries. It was launched on 6 February 2018 and it is owned by Sony Pictures Television. It airs crime programming targeted at a female audience.[1]


The channel has had its availability decreased on Freeview since the beginning of 2019, and it is no longer available on Freesat. In January 2019, the channel moved to the local multiplex and reduced its availability. In May 2019, it was moved to Freeview 60, cut down to 4-6am broadcasting, and it's +1 service was replaced by movies4men +1. On June 27, 2019, True Entertainment moved from Freeview 61 to 48, replacing m4m+1. To make space for the move of True Entertainment and True Movies to Local multiplex, Sony Crime Channel was moved to the G-MAN multiplex, reducing availability to just Manchester.



  1. ^ "Channel profile: Sony Crime Channel - Sky Media". Sky Media.

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