Review Title: Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery is a TV Channel that has TV Shows and mainly has historical and factual shows although some reality tv has crept in.
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Date Added: 2012-12-07 07:31:46
Main Category: Documentaries
All Categories: Documentaries, History, Catchup TV Networks, History, Disaster, Science, Technology, TV Channels, Free TV Websites

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Investigation Discovery is owned by: Discovery Communications

Other Discovery Communications TV Channels: Animal Planet, DMAX, Discovery Channel, Discovery HD, Discovery Health, Discovery Real Time, Oprah, Planet Green, Science Channel, TLC, Travel Channel
Other Discovery Communications Websites: Discovery Communications

Country: USA
Countries: USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Romania, Russia, Sweden

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Tags: Documentaries, Catchup TV Networks, History, Disaster, Science, Technology, TV Channels
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Investigation Discovery: Review

Author: Steve Sanger - 08 Dec 2012

Pros


Videos are free to watch
Almost 1500 video available
Video is high-quality
   

Cons


Some of the videos load automatically
There are ads located in each of the videos
   

In this review


Introduction
Shows
Video
Schedule
Extras
Blog
Verdict

Quick Verdict - WorldTVPC Rating: WorldTVPC Rating 4.0 (4.0)


The investigation discovery website provides almost 1500 streaming video. All of these videos are crime or investigation related.

 

Introduction

The Investigation Discovery channel, otherwise known as ID, is yet another television network created by the popular Discovery Communications. This television channel was launched in 1996 under the name discovery civilization network. At the time, it is a part of the history and younger the channel. After undergoing several renaming, it became an investigation discovery in 2008. Investigation discovery is available off-line through Time Warner cable and Comcast systems. In 2009, and also became available by dish network. It has three sister networks and other parts of the world; Canada, Europe, and Latin America. All three of these additional networks are also called investigation discovery.

Shows

The investigation discovery TV channel has a whopping 33 original programs. Each of these television programs have their own subsection of the website were users can find additional information for that program. Additionally, the investigation discovery channel website or the information for programming that was once available from the television channel but has since been canceled. Users can also find background information for these canceled programs. Each subsection of the website for the investigation discovery programs lists videos pertaining to that program. Some of the videos are full episodes while others are just video clips. These are displayed by most watched and also by random video.

Video

Each of the video displayed on the investigation discovery television website is advertisement supported. This takes place with a small commercial located at the beginning of each video. Viewers will be pleased with the amount of video available throughout the website. The video is located in the subsections, but it can also be found through the video link located in the navigational menu at the top of the website. Each of the video available is of very high quality and can be watched in full screen mode. Video players also have full volume control. The videos hosted on this website are free to watch. There are almost 1500 available videos on the investigation discovery site. Video quality can also be chosen for each video. Users will be pleased each video load very quickly with no browser difficulty. The investigation discovery website does an excellent job of making video is first priority. However, on many of the pages available video load automatically which may be a little annoying to some viewers. These videos are random the matter which page of the website you have when youre area

Schedule

Full scheduling is available on this website. This is a pretty nice schedule as each program has full description and times listed. Users can click on links to find background information for each program in the schedule. However, the schedule does not provide TV listings for the future. The schedule on the website is only available for programming that will take place that day. If you look hard, there is a link located at the bottom of the page for full scheduling. However, full scheduling is not available from this link; a user is simply directed back to the single day schedule. We found this to be rather annoying as we were not sure which programs will be broadcast the next day.

Extras

The investigation discovery website provides the users with a nice selection of extras. The criminals, crime-fighting, and cases links located in the navigational menu will provide users with additional information and on these subjects as well as further video in these areas. The videos found in these sections are grouped in playlists with videos of similar content. This website also has a gaming section were users can play games related to investigations. These games are built on flash acknowledging and run very nicely. There are about 10 games available. Additionally, this website has an entire quiz section managed to entertain their users between watching video.

Blog

The investigation discovery website also has an extensive blog for its users. This blog provides further information or their most popular programs and also the latest updates for the website. Within the blog, users can find additional articles related to crime-fighting and other topics related to investigations. The blog is updated several times a day and users can subscribe to a newsletter that will let them know every time this blog is updated.

Verdict

There are almost 1500 videos available in the investigation discovery website. Each video is completely free to watch. Users will be pleased with a high quality of each video. Investigation discovery doesnt nice job of providing users with additional extras that complements their streaming video available. We were pleased with the content of each of their programs. Some of the programs are additional while others are nonfictional. With all of the programs are entertaining to watch. It users are interested in crime related subjects; this is the website to visit. Most viewers will be pleased with what they find.

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User Comments & Reviews for Investigation Discovery - Total 10
Reviewer: David - location: Alabama - Date Added: 2017-11-21 02:27:01
Rating: (4.0) - 0 0
Summary: Background music too loud, real loud on Kenda.
Review: Enjoy I.D. Kenda is the best!Please fix background music!
Reviewer: Cathy O'Brien - location: Ontario, Canada - Date Added: 2017-11-12 03:06:48
Rating: (0.0) - 1 0
Summary: Cut the damn loud music!
Review: I've had to stop watching this channel as the music is INFURIATING, AGGRAVATING, IRRITATING and totally UNNECESSARY!!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: Cheryl - location: Pittsburgh, PA - Date Added: 2017-09-15 05:57:44
Rating: (0.0) - 0 0
Summary: Slanted and one sided story telling. They threw the facts out the window on this one. They have lost all credibility with me.
Review: The Betty Broderick story (Deadly Women) was entirely slanted to make the viewer feel sorry for Betty. Well, I watched the trial on court TV years ago and Betty is a heartless murderer, who has never had an ounce of remorse. How Discovery could slant this story for one believe that Dan Broderick and Linda Kolkena were victimizing Betty is reprehensible. Until now I've enjoy the show. Now, I've lost all trust in the show. It's garbage. Betty is a very sick person.
Reviewer: elton f. henley - location: tampa fl - Date Added: 2016-11-24 06:13:44
Rating: (3.5) - 4 0
Summary: background music ( = noise) detracts immensely from dialogue
Review: The new "music" supposedly is used for emphasis and intensity--supposedly.
However, the "music" often drowns out the very dialogue.
Whoever sold this veritable noise to the channel is making money but, I think, is chasing viewers away--like me and neighbors.
Wake up, producers.
Reviewer: Jon - location: Oregon - Date Added: 2016-03-30 03:41:19
Rating: (0.0) - 4 0
Summary: Background music is way too loud.
Review: Really like this series, but am very frustrated at how long the this problem has continued. Are the show's producers even aware of the complaints?
Reviewer: william johnson - location: Chula Vista, Ca - Date Added: 2016-03-06 23:51:12
Rating: (0.5) - 4 0
Summary: Background effects (music?) spoils most crime episodes.
Review: I guess you are incapable of learning. Must be some executive's big, fat, ego. Good stories are ruined by bombastic, pointless drum and piano crescendos that overpower narration, which would often be hard to hear despite the gratuitous noise
Reviewer: william johnson - location: Chula Vista, Ca - Date Added: 2015-04-17 05:43:54
Rating: (0.0) - 4 0
Summary: Background music too loud and ill-timed. Becomes a crescendo when dramatic effect not required. Pounding drums intrusive to the point of infuriating. Music should be underneath narration and general dialogue. Like story content, hate background. Get
Review: I think ID programs have great human interest. But I've stopped watching your shows because of the annoyance factor. Are the producers that clueless???!!!
Reviewer: Colleen Murphy - location: Ridgecrest, CA - Date Added: 2014-07-27 23:29:04
Rating: (1.0) - 5 0
Summary: Background music too loud.
Review: Can\'t enjoy this channel anymore; the music is too loud. Drum beats, violins, you name it, it drowns out what they are saying. No more for me. Too bad, too, as I\'m a devoted viewer, but can\'t overcome this!
Reviewer: Cathy - location: Nevada - Date Added: 2014-07-21 10:20:16
Rating: (0.0) - 3 0
Summary: Background music too loud.
Review: Please do something about the loud background music on the shows. The music is louder than the narrator. It has become so annoying to me that I have started choosing other stations to watch.
Reviewer: Lori - location: Colorado - Date Added: 2014-06-06 20:07:29
Rating: (0.0) - 3 0
Summary: Commercials are very loud
Review: We enjoy watching your show. We put it on every night as we go to bed. However, when the commercials come on they are extremely loud and sometimes even wake us up. We are forced to get up and turn it down. Very annoying.
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