Bio to rebrand to Lifetime in Israel

The A+E Networks-owned channel Bio will rebrand as Lifetime in Israel as of September 14. Lifetime will be available on the HOT cable and YES satellite platforms and will air series such as Dance Moms, Preacher’s Daughters, Little Women: LA, and Double Divas. The channel will also broadcast Lifetime Original Movies such as Flowers in […]

A&E set for Germany, Iberia, Africa launches

A&E is to launch in 10 million homes across Europe and Africa this fall. The A+E Networks International-owned channel will go live in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and Portuguese-speaking Africa. It will replace the Bio channel, which is rebranding. In German-speaking Europe, this is scheduled for September, while Iberia and Africa will follow in […]

A+E’s Bio to rebrand as FYI

Jana Bennett is to preside over a rebranded Bio channel, which will switch to more lifestyle-focused content that reflects “how people actually live their lives”. The move has been touted for some time and came a step closer after A+E Networks’ CEO Nancy Dubuc drafted in former BBC Worldwide content boss Bennett to oversee its […]

VuTV signs up partners for Freeview streaming service

A new UK pay-TV streaming service for Freeview viewers, VuTV, has signed deals A+E Networks, Viacom, and Turner Broadcasting ahead of its launch this autumn. The agreements will make channels like Comedy Central, Bio, MTV, CNN, History, Crime & Investigation, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito available to VuTV users via web-connected Freeview HD boxes. […]

Lifetime to launch in UK, expected to replace Bio

US cable network Lifetime has confirmed it will launch in the UK this autumn. The female-skewing channel is operated by A+E, which back in April told DTVE sister title TBI it would roll out the channel in the UK this year. It officially announced the launch this morning. A spokesman declined to comment, but TBI […]