Foxtel has confirmed the Bio channel will cease transmission later this year with key programming elements to be shifted to other existing channels.
After 11 years in Australia, Bio will be switched off at 4am on November 1st; the move is part of “global re-alignment”. The Bio brand is owned by A&E Networks.
For its last day on air, Bio will present the October biographies of the week back to back, including specials on ABBA, Elvis, The Bee Gees, and The Beatles.
Foxtel has no current plans for a replacement channel. After the closure it will incorporate programing from Bio into the following channels.
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.
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.