The popular podcast by Global Calgary crime journalist Nancy Hixt is the first podcast in Canada to be picked up by TV. Crime Beat is set to premiere as a television series of the same title on March 7 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. The podcast features Hixt’s true-crime reports that honor the lives of the victims and respectfully shares the impact of these cases.
First released in March 2019, Crime Beat debuted as the number-one podcast in Canada (Apple Podcasts). It has since been downloaded more than 3.5 million times. Like the podcast, the series takes a deep dive into some of Canada’s most high-profile cases, sharing details not heard on the news.
“The instant success of the Crime Beat podcast worldwide speaks to the way listeners connect with Nancy Hixt’s compassionate approach to investigative journalism. In developing the podcast for television, we were able to build on the concept and utilize the talents of our most experienced Global News crime reporters across the country to share the deeply human stories they covered in real-time,” said Troy Reeb, EVP, Broadcast Networks, Corus Entertainment.