Discovery Communications is launching in July a crime and suspense channel called Investigation Discovery in Latin America and US Hispanics.

The new entertainment channel focusing on crime and investigation genres will replace Discovery's Liv service in the region and is expected to reach about 30 million subscribers in 38 countries.

The Latin American launch of Investigation Discovery continues the rapid growth of channel, which airs in more than 100 countries in key markets in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. 

The channel will broadcast a mixture of fiction and fact-based dramas and films in the genre. This includes Hawaii Five-O, Dexter and Prison Break alongside documentaries Scorned: Love Kills, Unusual Suspects and Nightmare Next Door.

Commented Enrique Martinez, president and CEO of Discovery Networks Latin America / USHispanic (DLA / USH): 'Investigation Discovery strengthens our offering of entertainment channels, by focusing exclusively on suspense, crime and investigation…we know that this issue has a great demand worldwide audience and we are sure you will have great success also in Latin America both among fans and among our partners.’

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