Investigation Discovery (Latin American TV channel)

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Investigation Discovery
LaunchedOctober 1997 (as Travel Channel)
April 12, 2010 (as Liv)
July 9, 2012 (as Investigation Discovery)
Owned byDiscovery Latin America
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
SloganTu nueva obsesión (Spanish)
Sua nova obsessão (Portuguese)
("Your new obsession")
CountryLatin America
LanguageSpanish and Portuguese
Broadcast areaLatin America
Formerly calledTravel Channel (1996-1997)
People & Arts Network (1997-1998)
People+Arts (1998-2010)
Liv (2010-2012)
WebsiteLatin America
Latin America
Channel 223
Dish Network MexicoChannel 216
Channel 52

Investigation Discovery (Investigação Discovery in Brazil) is a television channel in Latin America[1] dedicated to crime- and investigation-themed programming, owned by Discovery Inc.


The channel was launched in October 1997 as the local version of Travel Channel. After the purchase by Discovery Inc. and the BBC, the channel was then renamed "El Nuevo / O Novo Travel Channel: People+Arts" (pronounced as "people and arts"), and again renamed as simply "People+Arts".

The station's programming consisted of a mix of British series, reality shows, hobby programs and some American series, either in their original language with subtitling (Portugal) or dubbed in Spanish/Portuguese with optional English soundtrack; a few Spanish programs originally broadcast by generalist networks also ran on People+Arts.

In January 2010, it was replaced in Portugal on TV Cabo's Channel 82 by Discovery Travel & Living. On April 13, 2010, People+Arts in Latin America was replaced by Liv, originally a channel dedicated to women's entertainment, but quickly evolved into a general entertainment channel, with the addition of series such as Blue Bloods and the 2010 remake of Hawaii Five-O.

On 15 November 2010, BBC Worldwide sold 50% interest in Animal Planet and Liv to Discovery Inc. for $156 million.[2]

On July 9, 2012, Liv was relaunched as the Latin American version of Investigation Discovery (and called Investigação Discovery in Brazil).


Current programming[edit]

Past programming[edit]


as Liv[edit]



as People+Arts[edit]


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  2. ^ "BBC and Discovery Communications announce new partnership and BBC Worldwide sells its interest in joint venture to Discovery". BBC. 15 November 2010.

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