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Discovery’s Quest Red to launch in March

Channel is described as 'female skewing' and will feature true life stories.

Following the news that Discovery is planning to launch a new free-to-air channel in 2017, the broadcaster has now confirmed Quest Red will launch on 15 March.

The channel is described as ‘female skewing’ and feature true life stories.

A number of UK premieres are included among the planned launch programming with titles including six-part true crime series Is OJ Innocent? The Missing Evidence from executive producer Martin Sheen, Jo Frost: Nanny on Tour following the supernanny on a mission to save some of America’s troubled families one at a time and Long Lost Family US reuniting people who have suffered a lifetime of separation.

Other highlights include 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.

The channel will launch on Freeview, YouView, BT TV, Talk Talk, Sky and Virgin Media.

“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.”