A&E brings Biography to Asia

Channel launching in Singapore, Philippines

SINGAPORE -- A&E Television Networks' Biography Channel gains its first foothold in Southeast Asia on May 27 as part of carriage deals with cable operators in the Philippines and Singapore, the network said Wednesday.

The channel is operated by AETN's joint venture with Malaysian pay TV platform Astro, which also runs the History Channel and Crime & Investigation in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Biography's schedule will be a mix of Biography Channel content and local fare, including Threesixzero Prods.' HD film "Little Big Dreams."