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Biography Channel

The Biography Channel
Launched January 1, 1999
Owned by A+E Networks
(Hearst Corporation (50%), Disney-ABC Television Group (The Walt Disney Company, 50%))
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Slogan True Story
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Southeast Asia
Headquarters Newark, New Jersey, United States
Sister channel(s) A&E
History
H2
Lifetime
Lifetime Movie Network
Lifetime Real Women
Military History
Website Dish Network 119 (HD/SD)
DirecTV 266 (HD/SD)
C-Band - H2H/4DTV AMC 18 - Channel 201
Cable
Available on many U.S. cable providers Check local listings for channels
Verizon FiOS 629 (HD)
129 (SD)
IPTV

The Biography Channel (abbreviated bio.) is an American digital cable and satellite television channel that is owned by A+E Networks, a joint venture between the Disney-ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company and the Hearst Corporation. The channel is an off-shoot of the long-running series Biography, which previously aired on sister network A&E.

As of August 2013, approximately 68,007,000 American households (59.55% of households with television) receive the Biography Channel.[1]

Background

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Original logo used from January 1, 1999 until 2001.
Biography Channel logo used from 2001 until July 16, 2007.

The Biography Channel launched on January 1, 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.

By August 2006, The Biography Channel became the exclusive home for the Biography series, which was also dropped by A&E. On 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 refers 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.[2]

Programming

Former

International services

Local versions of the channel also airs in the following countries:

Local and regional versions are also seen in Israel, Italy, Germany and Latin America. The Latin American version airs the same programming and has the same logo from the U.S. version. It is controlled by Time Warner's HBO Latin America Group under the license of A&E Networks.

References

External links

  • Official Biography Channel website
  • The Biography Channel Australia
  • The Biography Channel Canada
  • The Biography Channel Germany
  • The Biography Channel Israel
  • The Biography Channel UK
  • The Biography Channel Asia

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