Investigation Discovery

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Investigation Discovery
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Founded October 7, 1996 (as Discovery Civilian Network: The World History and Geography Channel)
President Henry S. Schleiff
Company Discovery, Inc.
Notable Series On the Case with Paula Zahn
Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda
Former Names Discovery Civilization Network: The World History and Geography Channel
Discovery Civilization Channel
Discovery Times

Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading crime and justice network on television. Delivering the highest-quality programming to approximately 80 million U.S. households, ID is also available via the network's TV Everywhere offering, IDGo. For exclusive web content and bonus material, fans can follow ID on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or check out the network's true crime blog, CrimeFeed.

Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains.



Investigation Discovery was launched in 1996 under the name Discovery Civilization Network: The World History and Geography Channel. Along with Discovery Kids (now Discovery Family), Discovery Travel & Living Network, and Discovery Science, it was one of four digital networks rolled out by parent company Discovery Communications in October of that year. The network was originally planned in November 1994. Time Traveler was its working name.

In April 2002, New York Times Television and Discovery Communications began a joint venture to run the Discovery Civilization Channel. The partnership between the two aimed toward historical shows, including programs about current events and contemporary history.

In 2003, the network rebranded as Discovery Times, which focused on American culture and contained programs aimed toward the well-being and culture of the American people, along with other miscellaneous programs.


  • Program Listing: A complete listing of shows that aired new episodes on Investigation Discovery.

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