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FAQ: Sony Crime Channel


Sony Crime Channel is a new channel dedicated to crime drama, available free-to-air across all major TV platforms.

Schedule highlights include the free-to-air premiere of Orange is the New Black as well as old favourites Hustle and CSI.

The channel replaces the former Sony Channel feed on Sky and Virgin Media and the former True Crime channel on Freeview.

Where do I find Sony Crime Channel?
  • Sky channel 157 (+1 on channel 181)
  • Freeview channel 39* (+1 on channel 60**)
  • YouView/BT TV, TalkTalk TV, Plusnet TV, EE TV channel 39*** (+1 on channel 60**)
  • Virgin Media channel 193 
  • Freesat launches 13th February on channel 143.

Is Sony Crime available in HD?
No. The channel is currently standard definition only.


How can I manually tune in the channel on my satellite receiver?
Available via the Astra 2 satellite cluster (28.2°E), you will need to enter the following parameters into your receiver:
Frequency:    11306
Polarisation: Vertical
Symbol Rate:  27500
FEC:          5/6
Mode:         DVB-S, QPSK
Service ID:   53385 
              (Sony Crime)
              53390
              (Sony Crime+1)





*only available in some areas on Freeview and YouView
**only available after 9pm
*** Subject to local Freeview coverage. You are receiving this channel via the Freeview tuner in your box.