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The Biography Channel is a Canadian English language Category A specialty channel. It primarily features biographies on famous people and events throughout history and today including predominantly celebrities and also politicians, historical figures and more; Other programming includes documentary series and reality programs. The Biography Channel is wholly owned by Rogers Media.
History [ edit ]
The Biography Channel by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on November 24, 2000; the channel was launched on September 7, 2001 as a joint venture between Rogers Media (33.34%), Shaw Communications (33.33%) and A&E Television Networks (33.33%). In 2006, both Shaw and A&E sold their interests in the channel to Rogers. As a legal entity the channel's name is used under licence from A&E Television Networks, now known as A+E Networks, which no longer holds an interest in this channel.
On February 18, 2008, the Biography Channel updated its on-air appearance to match its international counterparts. In December 2013,
A+E Networks announced that the U.S version will be rebranded as FYI, a contemporary lifestyle network, on July 8, 2014. [1 ] [2 ] [3 ] In June 2014, it was reported that [4 ] Twist TV, owned by Shaw Media, will be rebranded as a Canadian version of FYI. [5 ]
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References [ edit ]
^ Bibel, Sara (May 27, 2014). "FYI Unveils Primetime Lineup For July Premiere". TV by the Numbers (Press release) . Retrieved May 27, 2014.
^ Kondolojy, Amanda (February 26, 2014). "FYI Greenlights Six Series and Two Pilots to Production". TV by the Numbers . Retrieved February 26, 2014.
^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 11, 2013). "A+E Networks' Bio Renamed FYI As It Converts Into Lifestyle Network". Deadline Hollywood . Retrieved December 12, 2013.
^ Bibel, Sara (December 11, 2013). "A+E Networks Rebranding Bio Channel as New Network 'FYI. '" TV by the Numbers . Retrieved December 12, 2013.
^ Shaw Media announces fall lineup, pushes new dramas on Global
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