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
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