A+E Network Asia is set to unveil a new lifestyle network this coming October 2014.
On October 6, 2014, A+E Network will re-branding BIO channel to FYI Channel in Southeast Asia, Hongkong and Taiwan. In an announcement made by the A+E Networks Managing Director for Asia Pacific Alan Hidges, FYI will be a contemporary lifestyle network reflecting how people live their lives today and will be available across Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, the Pacific Islands, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan.
“For Your Inspiration”, “For Your Imagination” or “For Your Innovation”, FYI will be a personalized experience for each viewer, offering more adventurous, personalized and non-prescriptive approach to programming with a range of stories that reflect how people actually live their lives today, not defined by just one passion or interest.
“FYI’s mission is to inspire personal creativity that emphasizes improvised living, while reflecting our authentic slate of programming,” says Michele Schofield, Senior VP, Programming & Marketing at A+E Networks Asia.
FYI will feature over 300 hours of original content each year across four programming genres – taste, space, look, and journey. FYI will include locally-commissioned productions and local acquisitions.
Here’s FYI’s primetime premiere line-up in Asia this October
In Tiny House Nation, hosted by John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin.
Rowhouse Showdown, featuring Carter Oosterhouse
Destination Flavour: Japan, hosted by Adam Liaw
Destination Flavour: Down Under, hosted by Adam Liaw also
Travels with the Bondi Vet, featuring Dr. Chris Brown