Content giant Discovery Networks has unveiled plans to launch in the UK Quest Red, its second free-to-air (FTA) real-life entertainment TV channel.
Aiming for a predominantly female audience, Quest Red will begin on 15 March on Freeview, YouView, BT TV, Talk Talk, Sky and Virgin Media, with the intention of inviting TV fans to ‘escape into a world of real- life stories.’ Programmes will span genres including personalities, ‘extraordinary worlds’, reality, medical, investigative documentaries and real crime.
Launch titles include the six-part true crime series Is OJ Innocent? The Missing Evidence from executive producer Martin Sheen; Jo Frost: Nanny on Tour following the super-nanny on a mission to save some of America's troubled families; Long Lost Family US, reuniting people who have suffered a lifetime of separation; Martin Kemp's Detective about some of the UK's most puzzling murders; Vogue Williams Investigates, where the Irish TV presenter and DJ explores modern day issues including online trolling; and Paranormal Lockdown with Nick Groff who spends 72 hours confined in America's most haunted locations.
“Quest Red has got real-life covered. Bright, welcoming and straight talking, Quest Red is ‘the home of irresistibly real TV’ and brings something entirely new to free-to-air television for a female skewing audience,” said Clare Laycock, VP, head of channels at Discovery Networks UK and Ireland. “With a vibrant fusion of fascinating stories, captivating lifestyles and compelling crime, we’re really excited to launch a new real-life entertainment channel tailor-made for audiences who love great TV.”