13ème Rue Universal

13ème Rue Universal is a television channel specialising in action and suspense shows and movies. It is owned by NBCUniversal.

13ème Rue Universal
13ème Rue Universal
Launched13 November 1997
Owned byUniversal Networks International (NBCUniversal)
Picture format4:3/16:9 576i (SDTV)
16:9 1080i (HDTV)
SloganLa chaîne de référence du policier et de l'investigation criminelle
Broadcast areaFrance
HeadquartersSaint-Cloud, France
Formerly called13ème Rue (1997-2010)
Sister channel(s)Syfy
SFR TV (France)Channel 50 (HD)


The channel began broadcasting on 13 November 1997[1] at 20:13 on Canal Satellite channel 13, after several days of broadcasting hook-ups[1]. After a welcome trailer, the broadcast of the first episodes of two unpublished series New York Undercover and American Gothic began.

On November 12, 2007, 13th Street HD began broadcasting.[2] As of 2 September 2013, the channel will no longer broadcast in 4:3.

Audience share

In 2011, 13ème Rue receives 0.6% audience on cable, ADSL and satellite. 13ème Rue is the first cable and satellite channel in terms of viewing time per viewer and is maintained in the five most watched channels, all targets combined.

On Canalsat, 13ème Rue achieved 1.1% audience.


In December 2016, SFR announced that it had signed an exclusivity agreement with NBCUniversal and resumed exclusive distribution of Syfy and 13ème Rue Universal, available until now in the Canal offers as well as via the Freebox of Free.

Since then, the channels have arrived at SFR, but are still broadcast on Canal, Free and Orange. But this was no longer the case as of 26 September 2017.


  1. ^ "Plaquette de présentation de 13e rue" (PDF). csa.fr.
  2. ^ "Lancement officiel de 13ème Rue HD". hdnumerique.com.

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13th Street Universal

13th Street Universal (France: 13ème Rue Universal, Spain: Calle 13 and Poland: 13 Ulica) is a television channel specialising in action, suspense and police procedural programs and movies. It is owned by NBCUniversal and was launched in France on 13 November 1997, later followed by Germany on 1 May 1998, Spain in 1999 and the Netherlands on 30 May 2007.13th Street Universal was added to the Foxtel platform in Australia on 15 November 2009 and a new timeshift channel 13th Street+2 was added in 2010. In that same year, on 13 September, the channel was launched in Poland. The channel changed its logo and added Universal to its name on 13 October 2010.13th Street Universal officially closed in the Netherlands and Flanders on 1 July 2016.

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