BSkyB, A&E pact for U.K. Bio web

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BSkyB has pacted with A&E Networks to create a version of the Biography Channel for the U.K.

Service, a spinoff of A&E’s “Biography” series, is skedded to bow on SkyDigital Oct. 1. Negotiations for carriage on NTL and Telewest’s digital cable platforms are under way.

BSkyB and A&E were already partnered in the British version of the History Channel.

The Biography Channel launched in the U.S. in 1998; the U.K. web is the first international version.

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