The Biography Channel


The Biography Channel

Infobox TV channel
name= bio.
logosize=
logofile = Biography Channel logo2.png logoalt=
launch=January 1, 1999
closed date=
picture format=480i (SDTV)
share=0.1%
share as of= Jan '06
share source= [http://www.barb.co.uk/viewingsummary/monthreports.cfm?report=monthgmulti]
owner= A&E Television Networks | headquarters= Newark, New Jersey, United States
former names=
slogan="True story."
replaced names=
sister names=A&E Network, The History Channel, History International
timeshift names=
web= [http://www.biography.com biography.com]
availability note
terr serv 1=
terr chan 1=
terr serv 2=
terr chan 2=
sat serv 1=DISH Network
sat chan 1=Channel 119
sat serv 2=DirecTV
sat chan 2=Channel 266
cable serv 1=Available on many cable systems
cable chan 1=Check Local Listings for channels
adsl serv 1 = TELUS TV in Canada
adsl chan 1 = Channel 149|

The Biography Channel (or simply bio.) is an American digital cable television channel owned by A&E and based on the television series of the same name. A version of the channel also airs on ONO and Telefónica in Spain and on Sky Digital and cable television in the United Kingdom, a version of the channel also broadcasts in Canada owned by Rogers Media. It is a digital cable, category 1 television channel in Canada. It also has a version in Australia which soon will change its name to simply "Bio". In 2007 a German and a Latinamerican version of the Biography Channel were launched.Biography Channel began programming in 1999. In addition to biographical shows, the network has been airing fictional, non-biographical programming previously seen on A&E, including "Murder, She Wrote" and "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", though this practice ended in 2007.

As of August 2006, the Biography Channel became the exclusive home for the "Biography" series, which was also dropped by A&E.

On Monday, July 16, 2007, the Biography Channel unveiled a new logo, a new tagline ("True Story") and revamped its on-air look and feel. Although the channel will refer to itself as "Bio" in much of its branding, the "Biography Channel" name is still in use as a subheading within the channel logo and for other network business. [http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117968661.html?categoryid=14&cs=1]

eries

*"Biography"
*"Enigma"
*"Mysteries of the Bible"
*"Notorious"
*"Screen Goddesses"
*"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes"
*"The Unexplained"
*"In the Mind of..."
*"Midsomer Murders"
*"I Survived..."
*"Urban Legends"

Fiction-based series

*"Agatha Christie's Poirot"
*"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes"
*"Murder, She Wrote"

Logos

See also

* List of Canadian television channels
* The Biography Channel Canada
* The Biography Channel Australia
* The Biography Channel Europe
* List of DirecTV channels
* List of Dish Network channels
* List of United States cable and satellite television networks

External links

* [http://www.biography.com/ Official Biography Channel website]
* [http://www.biographychannel.com.au/ The Biography Channel Australia]
* [http://www.thebiographychannel.ca The Biography Channel Canada]
* [http://www.thebiographychannel.de/tbc/ The Biography Channel Germany]
* [http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/new_site/index.php The Biography Channel UK]
* [http://www.biochannelasia.com/ The Biography Channel Asia]


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