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.
Licensed as 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, 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.