The Biography Channel (UK and Ireland)

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The Biography Channel
The Biography Channel.svg
Launched October 2000
Closed 4 November 2013
Owned by A+E Networks UK (A+E Networks/BSkyB)
Audience share 0.1% (November 2012, BARB)
Slogan True Story
Replaced by Lifetime
Sister channel(s) Crime & Investigation Network
History
H2
Website www.thebiographychannel.co.uk
Availability at time of closure
Satellite
Sky Channel 156
Cable
Virgin Media Channel 242
Smallworld Cable Channel 160
UPC Ireland Channel 218
WightFibre Channel 83

The Biography Channel (also known as Bio.) was an English speaking general entertainment channel available in some European countries. The channel was launched in October 2000 by a joint-venture between A+E Networks and British Sky Broadcasting in the United Kingdom. It later became available in Ireland, the Netherlands and Belgium. The channel's programming, as the name suggests, is made up of the biographies of famous people, including bands, politicians and criminals. The channel ceased broadcasting at 6am on 4 November 2013 and was replaced by Lifetime.

Availability[edit]

In the United Kingdom the channel was available on Sky, Smallworld Cable and Virgin Media. In Ireland it was available on Sky and UPC Ireland. In Belgium it was available on Telenet.

Bio. HD[edit]

A high definition version launched on Sky on 5 November 2008,[1] it was also available on UPC Ireland from October 2009. Bio. HD operated on a separate schedule to the standard definition channel and timeshared with CI HD.[2] The channel closed on 3 July 2012 to allow CI HD to broadcast 24 hours a day.[3]

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