ClooFor Mystery, Crime, Drama, and now Ripley's Believe It Or Not
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Cloo is more than just a place to watch the best mystery and crime dramas around; we’re the genre’s biggest fans. We sleep, eat and live mystery and crime dramas, 24/7. And because we share the same passion as our viewers, we’re here to deliver their fix, every day. For a new generation of fans, we offer out-of-the-box storylines, in addictive shows and movies that fans can’t get enough of. And we deliver all that great content with a wink. Because in the end, it’s all about entertainment – watching (and sharing with friends) the content we all love so much. Cloo is available as a basic channel on some cable systems and is a premium channel on DirectTV
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Ripley's Believe It Or Not on CLOO
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Cloo is a digital cable television channel with programming dedicated to the crime and mystery genres. It is owned and operated by NBCUniversal. It launched on January 1, 2006, replacing Trio. Cloo debuted as Sleuth on DirecTV on June 1, 2006, and on Dish Network nine days later. Cloo focuses on mystery entertainment, with the majority of the channel's programming borrowed from sister channels NBC and USA Network. However as of 2014 the network's schedule is made up mostly of repeats of current USA Network series or marathons from the Law and Order franchise, and films either from the NBCUniversal library or acquired as part of USA Network's film rights purchases, meaning films such as Enchanted, The 40 Year-Old Virgin and Bee Movie with nothing to do with crimes or mysteries air on the network.
On August 15, 2011 Cloo was rebranded from its former name of Sleuth, in order to be able to trademark and own the name. NBCUniversal could not do so with the name Clue because Hasbro owns the rights to it with their board game Clue (and in turn owns 40% of its joint venture with Discovery Communications for Discovery Family). NBCUniversal also explained that another reason for the name change was the word "Sleuth" is too common for search engines. As of February 2015, approximately 25,495,000 American households (21.9% of households with television) received Cloo
The channel originally featured crime and mystery programming from NBCUniversal's extensive library of feature films, classic television shows, reality series and documentaries. Programming initially included popular and cult television series like Simon & Simon, Miami Vice, The A-Team, Dragnet (1967–70 and 2003 versions), Knight Rider, The Equalizer, Homicide: Life on the Street, JAG and more recent cancelled series like EZ Streets, Karen Sisco, and Deadline. More recently, the channel has added programming from other studios, such as Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, and Sony.
In January 2007, the channel began airing Profiler, Magnum, P.I., The Rockford Files, The Burning Zone, Turks, Conviction, and Medical Investigation. On February 25, 2007, the channel aired a fourteen-hour movie marathon entitled "Chiller On Sleuth" to promote the launch of Chiller, NBCUniversal's cable channel dedicated to horror and suspense programming that launched on March 1, 2007.
In January 2009, all shows from the lineup were removed and replaced with mainly NBCUniversal-produced, USA Network original shows, Monk and In Plain Sight to its lineup, running marathons of each program's episodes. CBS military-crime-drama series NCIS were also added to the channel's lineup, both of which are staples on USA Network, as well as another USA Network staple in Walker, Texas Ranger and two Canadian series, Da Vinci's Inquest and Cold Squad, that primarily aired in syndication nationwide. The Law & Order franchise also joined the channel. It recently started airing another Canadian series, The Eleventh Hour. However, it was renamed Bury the Lead, to differentiate it from the since-canceled CBS series of the same name.
The channel presently relies on reruns of the Law & Order franchise, NCIS, Walker, Texas Ranger, MacGyver, and various other series aired mainly on the USA Network in which it and the former are owned by NBCUniversal while the latter four are owned by CBS Television Studios. Though, Sony Pictures Television owns the U.S. television distribution rights to Walker. In September 2014, the rights to COPS previously held by declining sister network G4 moved over to Cloo. In April, 2015, Ripley's Believe It Or Not moved to Cloo from Chiller, having previously moved from SYFY channel.