Bio Channel to be rebranded as FYI next summer



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NEW YORK (AP) - A&E Networks says its Bio Channel will be going through big changes next summer.

The company announced Wednesday that Bio is set to be rebranded as FYI. It describes FYI as a contemporary lifestyle network.

A&E Networks head Nancy Dubuc says it will target upscale viewers and will have a younger and more modern sensibility than existing lifestyle networks have displayed.

The network says it has more than 30 potential new series in development meant to inspire and not instruct its audience.

It will be available in nearly 70 million homes.

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