(True crime, 90 min. eps.) A manhunt series that is a classic and a successful tool in the fight against criminality. A host guides viewers through the program and, in collaboration with police authorities, presents and elucidates real unsolved crimes. The program’s goal is to solve these crimes during the public manhunt with the help of tips from viewers. An average of about 40 percent of the aired cases have been solved.
Distributor: ZDF Studios
Pitch Perfect: “Crime Watch XY is one of the most successful TV formats on German television and was the first reality show in the world. It was broadcast in many territories, for example, on BBC One in the U.K. and FOX and Lifetime in the U.S. (America’s Most Wanted).” —Ralf Rückauer, VP Unscripted