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The Biography Channel™ (BIO)
AETN All Asia Networks (AAA Networks), a joint venture between A&E Television Networks and ASTRO All Asia Entertainment Networks Limited recently launched The Biography Channel (BIO on channel 731) here in Malaysia. Together with HISTORY™ (channel 555), Crime & Investigation Network™ (channel 732) and HISTORY HD™ (channel 575), AAA Networks has launched 4 channels in Malaysia within the past 3 years.
Louis Boswell, General Manager of AAA Networks, said: “Launching BIO in partnership with Astro is a huge milestone for us. This channel is dedicated to everyone who has a fascination for human stories. It doesn’t matter whether it is an international celebrity, or an ordinary person with an extraordinary story, BIO is the channel where you will see their real life stories. And there is no shortage of celebrities and extraordinary people here in Malaysia and throughout Asia, and we look forward to telling their stories. We offer the very best in factual entertainment, and now Malaysia can enjoy our intensely entertaining factual programmes across our 4 channels.”
Reaching out to over 67 million TV households worldwide in 23 territories and 10 languages, BIO is the home to the Emmy-Award winning Biography® series profiling personalities from Hollywood stars to historical figures, world leaders, business tycoons, artists, monarchs, musicians, and athletes. BIO also offers real-life series, a compelling genre which takes viewers into the chaotic and off-beat lives of some truly unique and compelling characters and offers an exclusive window into the lives of ordinary people with extraordinary stories.
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The channel will also feature local content – offering exclusive interview vignettes which feature everyone’s sweethearts, Sharifah Amani and Yeo Yann Yann, in Rising Stars, and the late Yasmin Ahmad in Bio Bytes, another series of local vignettes. Apart from that, Peddlers Of Asia – a special series that travels to China, Malaysia, Singapore and some other Asian countries – looks behind the faces of those individuals whose existence relies on their peddling of food carts through local markets, villages and back alleys. Featured episodes include a focus on our capital city – Kuala Lumpur, and the state of Kelantan, unveiling unique stories of our culture and delectable cuisines.
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Music lovers will be delighted with the Bio.beat slots on Every Monday at 9pm. Bio.beat will be featuring celebrity musicians such as Jennifer Lopez, Elton John, Guns N’ Roses, Abba and Shania Twain as their lives take centre stage.
Famous & Fabulous will roll out the red carpet Every Tuesday at 9pm unveiling each celebrity’s real person behind the mask of fame. The A-list celebrities featured range from the legendary Anthony Hopkins, to Angelina Jolie, Jodie Foster, Vera Wang, to Asian stars like Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh.
From fame to infamy and revel in their power to move minds and hearts, follow the footsteps of Leaders & Legends, Every Wednesday at 9pm. Get the inside stories of world leaders such as Confucius, Mahathir, Chiang Kai Shek, Albert Einstein, Imelda Marcos and Ho Chi Minh.
Pete Yeo and Yeo Yann Yann
From inspiration to aspiration, the lives of the Rich & Royal are always enthralling. Witness the shining stars with the likes of Lakshmi Mital, Princess Diana, Donald Trump and Martha Stewart, every Thursday at 9pm.
Sports enthusiasts can get a taste of the hardship in training and discipline put up by sports champions such as Shaquille O’Neal, Michelle Kwan, Tiger Woods and Andre Agassi went through Every Fridays at 9pm on Adrenalin Rush.
Bio.RAW is a BIO franchise features a gripping line-up sure to rivet, shock and move the audience. With an unabashed look at people who had the courage and tenacity to survive harrowing situations against insurmountable odds, in I Survived, to the suffering created by mental disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder in Obsessed; to breaking the cycle of destructive addiction in the Emmy-award winning series Intervention; to the unbelievable filth created by those compelled to hoard in Hoarders.
This launch is also held in conjunction with the debut of The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty which will premiere on BIO from 22 March till 27 March (Monday to Saturday) at 10 pm. This is a groundbreaking series that follows the lives of Jackie, Jermaine, Tito and Marlon as they reunite for a 40th anniversary Jackson Five celebration while also coming to terms with the passing of their beloved brother, Michael.
As part of the emphasis placed on localization by both AAA Networks and Astro, BIO is available with Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese subtitles on most programmes to widen the appeal and relevance to a bigger group of viewers. The subtitling service is similar to that of HISTORY and Crime & Investigation Network.
Sharifah Armani (Nani), Chermaine Poo, bapa Nani & boyfriend Nani.
The Biography Channel™ (BIO)
BIO features real stories about real people and their real lives up close and personal, always unfiltered. BIO is the home to the Emmy-Award wining Biography® series profiling personalities from Hollywood stars to historical figures, world leaders, business tycoons, artists, monarchs, musicians, and athletes. BIO also offers real-life series, a compelling genre which takes viewers into the chaotic and offbeat lives of some truly unique and compelling characters and offers an exclusive window into the lives of ordinary people with extraordinary stories. Real people, real lives, real life stories, only on BIO. For more information, please visit http://www.biochannelasia.com
About AETN All Asia Networks (AAA Networks)
AAA Networks is a joint venture between A&E Television Networks (AETN) and ASTRO All Asia Entertainment Networks Limited – a subsidiary of ASTRO ALL ASIA NETWORKS plc (ASTRO). AAA Networks builds and operates branded channels and services across South East Asia, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Headquartered in Singapore, AAA Networks also has operations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. AAA Networks currently distributes HISTORY, HISTORY HD, Crime & Investigation Network and The Biography Channel in Asia region.
About Astro TV
Astro TV is Malaysia’s leading multimedia broadcaster and producer of Malay, Chinese, Indian and English language programming content. It owns and operates the only direct-to-home satellite TV service with access to some 14 million viewers in over 2.875 million homes, representing 48% of TV homes in Malaysia, making it one of the biggest pay TV operators in South East Asia. It currently offers over 118 TV channels, including 5 HD channels and 30 Astro-branded channels of original and aggregated content of various genres in multiple languages. Astro is also the first to introduce High Definition (HD) broadcast in Malaysia through Astro B.yond, making it a leading edge innovator.
Astro is the trademark of MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems, a subsidiary of ASTRO ALL ASIA NETWORKS plc. The Group operates out of the All Asia Broadcast Centre, a fully-integrated digital broadcast and production complex in Kuala Lumpur.
For more information, please visit www.astro.com.my