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The Biography Channel is an American digital cable
Digital cable
Digital cable is a generic term for any type of cable television distribution using digital video compression or distribution. The technology was originally developed by Motorola.-Background:...

 television channel
Television channel
A television channel is a physical or virtual channel over which a television station or television network is distributed. For example, in North America, "channel 2" refers to the broadcast or cable band of 54 to 60 MHz, with carrier frequencies of 55.25 MHz for NTSC analog video and...

 owned by A&E
A&E Network
The A&E Network is a United States-based cable and satellite television network with headquarters in New York City and offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, London, Los Angeles and Stamford. A&E also airs in Canada and Latin America. Initially named the Arts & Entertainment Network, A&E launched...

 and based on the television series of the same name
Biography (TV series)
Biography is a documentary television series. It was originally a half-hour filmed series produced for CBS by David Wolper from 1961 to 1964 and hosted by Mike Wallace. The A&E Network later re-ran it and has produced new episodes since 1987...

. A version of the channel also airs on ONO
ONO (Spain)
ONO is a Spanish broadband communication and entertainment company, delivering integrated telephone, television and Internet services to its residential customers. In this segment, it has 3.7 million services contracted and over six million users....

 and Telefónica
Telefónica
Telefónica, S.A. is a Spanish broadband and telecommunications provider in Europe and Latin America. Operating globally, it is the third largest provider in the world...

 in Spain and on Sky Digital
Sky Digital (UK & Ireland)
Sky is the brand name for British Sky Broadcasting's digital satellite television and radio service, transmitted from SES Astra satellites located at 28.2° east and Eutelsat's Eurobird 1 satellite at 28.5°E. The service was originally launched as Sky Digital, distinguishing it from the original...

 and cable television
Cable television
Cable television is a system of providing television programs to consumers via radio frequency signals transmitted to televisions through coaxial cables or digital light pulses through fixed optical fibers located on the subscriber's property, much like the over-the-air method used in traditional...

 in the United Kingdom, a version of the channel also broadcasts in Canada owned by Rogers Media
Rogers Media
Rogers Media Inc is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc., which owns Canada's largest publishing company, Rogers Publishing Limited, which has more than 70 consumer and business publications. Rogers Media Inc...

 and in Australia. It is a digital cable
Digital cable
Digital cable is a generic term for any type of cable television distribution using digital video compression or distribution. The technology was originally developed by Motorola.-Background:...

, category 1 television channel in Canada. In 2007 a German and a Latin America
Latin America
Latin America is a region of the Americas where Romance languages  – particularly Spanish and Portuguese, and variably French – are primarily spoken. Latin America has an area of approximately 21,069,500 km² , almost 3.9% of the Earth's surface or 14.1% of its land surface area...

n version of the Biography Channel were launched.
Biography Channel began programming in 1999. In addition to biographical shows, the network has been airing fictional, non-biographical programming previously seen on A&E, including Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote is an American television mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. The series aired for 12 seasons from 1984 to 1996 on the CBS network, with 264 episodes transmitted. It was followed by four TV films and a spin-off series,...

and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (TV series)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the name given to the TV series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations produced by British television company Granada Television between 1984 and 1994, although only the first two series bore that title on screen. The series was broadcast on the ITV network in the UK,...

, though this practice ended in 2007.

As of August 2006, the Biography Channel became the exclusive home for the Biography series, which was also dropped by A&E.

On Monday, July 16, 2007, the Biography Channel unveiled a new logo, a new tagline ("True Story") and revamped its on-air look and feel. Although the channel will refer to itself as Bio in much of its branding, the Biography Channel name is still in use as a subheading within the channel logo and for other network business.

Series

  • Aftermath with William Shatner
    Aftermath with William Shatner
    Aftermath with William Shatner is an American TV show hosted by William Shatner.-Overview:Aftermath with William Shatner takes viewers back to dramatic events that shocked the world. Subjects of the series include The Unabomber, Randy Weaver, Jessica Lynch and Bernhard Goetz....

  • Biography
    Biography (TV series)
    Biography is a documentary television series. It was originally a half-hour filmed series produced for CBS by David Wolper from 1961 to 1964 and hosted by Mike Wallace. The A&E Network later re-ran it and has produced new episodes since 1987...

  • Enigma
    Enigma (TV series)
    Enigma is a Canadian documentary TV series about enigmas throughout history developed by Reel Time Images and VisionTV Reel Time Images. Each episode is 47 minutes and focuses on a riddle, a puzzle, or mystery, which the documentary sets out to solve or illuminate.-Episodes:# Aleister Crowley: The...

  • Mysteries of the Bible
  • Notorious
    Notorious (TV series)
    Notorious is an American documentary television series that profiles the lives of infamous individuals in history. The series airs on The Biography Channel....

  • Screen Goddesses
  • The Unexplained
    The Unexplained
    The Unexplained is an American documentary television series that originally aired from 1996 to 2000 on A&E and was later broadcast by the Biography Channel. The program features various mysteries, paranormal, psychic phenomena, and other topics that are considered to be "unexplained." Earlier...

  • In the Mind of...
    In the Mind of...
    In the Mind of... is an interview program broadcast in Canada on The Biography Channel and Bravo!. It is an interview program where the guest is asked a set of questions from an established pool of questions....

  • Midsomer Murders
    Midsomer Murders
    Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997. The show is based on the books by Caroline Graham, as originally adapted by Anthony Horowitz. The lead character is DCI Tom Barnaby who works for Causton CID. When Nettles left the show in 2011 he was...

  • I Survived...
    I Survived...
    I Survived... is a documentary television series produced by NHNZ that airs on The Biography Channel. The series premiered on March 24, 2008 and airs new episodes Sunday nights. The show allows survivors to explain, in their own words, how they overcame life-threatening circumstances without...

  • Urban Legends
    Urban Legends (television)
    Urban Legends is a 30 minute 2007 television documentary-style series hosted by Michael Allcock. In each episode, three urban legends are dramatized and presented to the television audience; the audience is then to speculate which one or two of the three is true. Each legend has witnesses to tell...

  • Shatner's Raw Nerve
    Shatner's Raw Nerve
    Shatner's Raw Nerve is a TV program on The Biography Channel. In it, William Shatner sits down with various celebrities and conducts offbeat interviews with them. Some celebrities who have appeared are Tim Allen, Judith Sheindlin, Kelsey Grammer, Rush Limbaugh, Drew Carey, "Weird Al" Yankovic,...

  • Haunted History
    Haunted History
    Haunted History was a 1998 UFA/Cafe Productions series exploring the supernatural. Executive Producer Ed Babbage for Cafe . The American version of the show also debuted in 1998 with the same premise of exploring the world to investigate the "haunted history" of reportedly haunted...

  • Ghostly Encounters
    Ghostly Encounters
    Ghostly Encounters is a Canadian paranormal documentary television series that premiered on , on Viva/W Network. The program also airs on A&E's The Biography Channel in the United States...

  • Celebrity Ghost Stories
    Celebrity Ghost Stories
    Celebrity Ghost Stories is a television show on BIO & A&E Network. It is a reality show that interviews various celebrities who have witnessed paranormal events at certain points in their lives.-Season 1 - ::...

  • Celebrity Close Calls
    Celebrity Close Calls
    Celebrity Close Calls is a television series on BIO, a reality show that interviews various celebrities who have experience life-or-death situations.-Season 1:*1. Ice T, Cheryl Tiegs, Ed Begley, Jr. and Yancy Butler - June 18, 2011...

  • City Confidential
    City Confidential
    City Confidential is an American documentary television show, transmitted on the A&E Network, which singled out a community during each episode and investigated a crime that had occurred there. Rather than being a straighforward procedural, the installments began by focusing on the history and...

  • Mobsters
  • Case Crackers
  • Crime Stories
  • Flightmares
  • The Chris Isaak Hour
    The Chris Isaak Hour
    The Chris Isaak Hour is a one-hour talk show, that aired in 2009 on The Biography Channel, in which singer Chris Isaak, interviews and plays alongside other musical artists such as Stevie Nicks and Glen Campbell.The channel currently airs re-runs on Thursdays and Saturdays.-Episodes:# Trisha...

  • Ripley's Believe it or Not
  • Airline
    Airline (U.S. TV series)
    Airline was an American television reality show that showcases the daily happenings of passengers, ground workers and on-board staff members of Southwest Airlines. The show started in the USA on the A&E television channel in 2004...

  • The Inside Story

Fiction-based series

  • Agatha Christie's Poirot
    Agatha Christie's Poirot
    Agatha Christie's Poirot is a British television drama that has aired on ITV since 1989. It stars David Suchet as Agatha Christie's fictional detective Hercule Poirot. It was originally made by LWT and is now made by ITV Studios...

  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (TV series)
    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the name given to the TV series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations produced by British television company Granada Television between 1984 and 1994, although only the first two series bore that title on screen. The series was broadcast on the ITV network in the UK,...

  • Murder, She Wrote
    Murder, She Wrote
    Murder, She Wrote is an American television mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. The series aired for 12 seasons from 1984 to 1996 on the CBS network, with 264 episodes transmitted. It was followed by four TV films and a spin-off series,...

  • A Nero Wolfe Mystery
    A Nero Wolfe Mystery
    A Nero Wolfe Mystery is a television series adapted from Rex Stout's classic series of detective stories that aired for two seasons on the A&E Network. Set in New York City in the early 1950s, the stylized period drama stars Maury Chaykin as Nero Wolfe and Timothy Hutton as Archie Goodwin...


Latin America


The Latin America
Latin America
Latin America is a region of the Americas where Romance languages  – particularly Spanish and Portuguese, and variably French – are primarily spoken. Latin America has an area of approximately 21,069,500 km² , almost 3.9% of the Earth's surface or 14.1% of its land surface area...

n version of the channel airs the same programming and has the same logo from the U.S. version. It is controlled by Time Warner
Time Warner
Time Warner is one of the world's largest media companies, headquartered in the Time Warner Center in New York City. Formerly two separate companies, Warner Communications, Inc...

's HBO Latin America Group
HBO Latin America Group
HBO Latin America Group is a company which owns several cable networks in the region of Latin America. It is owned by Time Warner.In Latin America, the channels owned by Time Warner are broadcast by two different subsidiaries, Turner Broadcasting System Latin America and HBO Latin...

 under the license of A&E Networks.

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