TotalCrime offers a line-up stacked with true crime series and documentaries
(Toronto, ON – February 8, 2022) International producer, distributor and channel operator, Blue Ant Media announced today the launch of TotalCrime, a new free, ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channel on The Roku Channel in the U.S. TotalCrime serves true crime enthusiasts with a catalogue of gripping real-life stories depicted in factual series and documentaries. As part of TotalCrime’s offering, three quarters of the channel’s lineup is exclusive true crime programming, available only to The Roku Channel’s audience. The launch builds on Blue Ant Media’s momentum and expansion into the emerging free streaming space and follows several of the company’s FAST channel launches in North America and around the globe, including Love Nature, HauntTV and CrimeTime, TotalCrime’s sister channel, which launched on Roku in Canada in March 2021.
“Audiences are hungry for true crime programming and TotalCrime’s lineup is jam-packed with exclusive true crime series and documentaries they can’t find anywhere else,” says Jamie Schouela, President, Global Channels and Media, Blue Ant Media. “The fact that our Canadian crime streaming channel has grown 220% in the last 9 months makes us confident that TotalCrime channel will become a fan-favourite for The Roku Channel’s U.S. viewers. Given Blue Ant’s history connecting with niche audiences, we’re well-positioned to continue bringing new channels to the exploding free streaming space. ”
Available now on The Roku Channel in the U.S., TotalCrime’s programming highlights include: Handsome Devils (10 x 60’) which features real stories of handsome and enchanting men who are everything a woman has ever dreamed of only to turn into their worst nightmare; I Didn’t Do It (7 x 60’), a series that exposes the untold story of wrongful convictions, one gut-wrenching case at a time, chronicling harrowing personal stories of wrongful convictions and the desperate search is on for the real crimals behind the crimes; Encounters With Evil (10 x 60’), which explores the minds of the perpetrators of notorious crimes, using expert analysis and interviews with those closest to the case; Murder, Lies and Alibis (5 x 60’) a documentary series exploring notorious stories of true crimes in Australia as told by surviving victims, their family and friends, eye witnesses, investigators and perpetrators. Each episode reveals how the crimes unfolded and recounts the personal journeys that each survivor experienced living trauma; The Killer in My Family (6 x 60’), a series that focuses on the stories of the relatives of murderers, revealing how the crimes affected their families and whether there were any signs of murderous intentions beforehand.
The launch grants The Roku Channel’s U.S. audience unlimited and free access to Blue Ant Media’s extensive library of original and acquired true crime-inspired programming. Streamers can find TotalCrime on The Roku Channel in the “Live TV” section on their Roku® streaming player or Roku TV™ device.
Blue Ant Media’s suite of FAST (free, ad-supported streaming TV) channels offer audiences curated programming that is easy and free to access on growing platforms like The Roku Channel, Xumo, Samsung TV Plus, VIZIO WatchFree+ and PrendeTV. The company’s growing global portfolio of FAST channels include Love Nature, HauntTV, CrimeTime and TotalCrime.
TotalCrime is a Blue Ant Media streaming channel now available for free on The Roku Channel in the U.S. As the home to true crime, all the time, TotalCrime is the ultimate destination for this genre of programming with fan-favourite series such as The Killer in My Family, Handsome Devils and Encounters with Evil. The channel serves true crime enthusiasts with a catalogue of gripping real-life stories, larger-than-life characters, plot twists and jaw-dropping discoveries.
Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international content producer, distributor and channel operator. We own and operate numerous production companies in North America and Asia-Pacific, creating content for broadcasters and streaming platforms in multiple genres including factual entertainment, natural history, documentary and adult animation. Our distribution business, Blue Ant International, offers a substantial catalogue of content, including one of the world’s largest 4K natural history offerings. Blue Ant Media operates linear and FAST channels under several brands including Love Nature, Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada), BBC First (Canada), HauntTV, CrimeTime andTotalCrime. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with seven international offices in Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, Tokyo, London, Washington and Beijing. Blueantmedia.com Twitter⼁Instagram⼁LinkedIn
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