NBCU Unveils Plans for Sleuth Cable Channel

Nov 2, 2005  •  Post A Comment

NBC Universal Cable Entertainment has announced plans to launch a new channel called Sleuth that will feature entertainment programming in the crime, mystery and suspense genres.

Sleuth is scheduled to launch Jan. 1, and will have more than 5 million subscribers through distribution deals with Time Warner Cable. In addition to a standard-definition channel, Sleuth will be made available as a high-definition channel and a video-on-demand channel.

Programming on the network will include series and films from the NBCU library, including TV series “Miami Vice,” “The A-Team” and “Knight Rider” and feature films “Scarface,” “The Jackal,” “Casino,” “Sneakers” and “Mercury Rising.”

Other cable networks have already tried to claim the crime and mystery genre, including Court TV, which bills itself as The Investigation Channel, and A&E Networks, which launched its own digital crime and investigation-themed channel.