Bio channel to close on Foxtel

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Foxtel has announced the closure of its Bio channel at the end of next month.

Originally launched as the Biography channel 11 years ago, the channel has profiled “Hollywood icons, world leaders, artists, monarchs, musicians and the infamous.”

It will cease broadcasting at 4am November 1st, 2015 as part of “a global re-alignment” of international brands.

However, programs from the channel will continue to screen with most moving to other channels in the Docos pack from November 1, 2015. Some titles will move to Entertainment packs.

A Foxtel page advises:

In the Docos pack:
Foxtel Arts will be the destination for popular titles including Inside The Actors Studio, Hollywood’s Best Film Director, In Conversation, In Confidence, Songbook, Stars of the Silver Screen, Living The Life, The Day Before and many more

HISTORY will be the new home for historical Royal programming:
crime + investigation will house factual programming including My Haunted House, The Haunting Of, and Psychic Intervention.

In the Entertainment and Entertainment Plus packs:
MAX will be home to music documentary and biopic programming.

The LifeStyle Channel and LifeStyle YOU will include some Royal family programming and fashion shows.

Silver screen legends and much-loved television personalities including Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, James Dean, John Wayne, Ed Sullivan, and many more will feature in programming found on FOX Classics.

Saturday October 31st
1.30pm Abba
2.30pm Abba
3.30pm Abba
4.30pm Elvis: Complete King Of Rock & Roll
5.30pm Elvis: Complete King Of Rock & Roll
6.30pm Elvis: Complete King Of Rock & Roll
7.30pm Elvis: Complete King Of Rock & Roll
8.30pm Bee Gees: In Our Own Time
10.30pm Beatles: The Journey

13 Comments:

  1. With success of Family Feud, I think a dedicated game show channel similar to GSN (Game Show Network) would be good. Move Jeopardy & Wheel of Fortune (WOF) to it. Show Steve Harvey’s Family Feud (FF), maybe old local versions of Price Is Right, WOF, FF, Perfect Match, Craig Ferguson’s new show.

  2. Would be good if a classic australian channel replaced it and showed shows like a country practice the sullivans cop shop the young doctors sons and daughters etc ok i will stop dreaming now becuse it’s not going to happen

          • sorry – why don’t we see classic aussie shows repeated on TV (either STV or FTA)?
            Why doesn’t WIN allow these shows to be repeated given they own them ?

          • WIN did play some on their regional stations at some point, I don’t know if they still do this. But they seem more interested in selling these shows as DVDs.

          • WIN is annoyed they can’t reach 100% of the population and is axing news services as FTA revenue declines.

            An all Aussie classics channel is one genre that is greatly missing from Foxtel

            WIN should be taking the Crawford library, aquiring more Aussie titles and launching an all Aussie classics channel on Foxtel.

            And possibly also as an app on the new Apple TV

            DVDs are dead. They would be better to monetize the product through a cable channel with advertising and a paid subscription to an app for $1.99 a month on Apple TV

          • Have always thought that WIN should convert ‘Gold’ to ‘Crawford’s Gold’, even if it’s content is repeated every 6 or 12 hours and they can flog their Crawfords DVD’s along the way. Play marathons on the weekend.

    • ta…thought that would be the case, but I don’t need any more DVD’s at home which we don’t end up watching. Thankfully they don’t own the rights to MASH and Get Smart !

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