FYI™ COMING TO ASIA ON OCTOBER 6 2014

FYI, Stand for ‘For Your Innovation, For Your Inspiration and For Your Imagination.’ It is all about inspired, improvised, creative living and believing that every individual is entitled to live their life by designs. 

On October 6,
BIO™ Channel will rebrand to FYI™, a contemporary lifestyle network reflecting
how people live their lives today, across Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia,
Macau, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, the Pacific
Islands, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan. The announcement was made today by
Alan Hodges, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, A+E Networks.

FYI, offer shows and series that ‘inspire, not instruct’ today’s audience. The shows will cover the main lifestyle pillars namely Fashion and Style (For Your Style), Travel (For Your Journey), Food (For Your Taste) and Home and Decoration ( For your Space). 

It’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.
  “And with its rich mix of inspirational
content, the new channel’s Asian premiere is sure to bring its viewers a season
of quality entertainment.” 

This 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.

FYI’s
primetime premiere line-up in Asia includes:

TINY HOUSE
NATION

OCT 6, Mondays 9pm (SIN/HK)
A new series that celebrates the exploding tiny house movement of extreme
downsizing. Through cutting edge technology and design, our expert host and
team of tiny house builders, not only build a house from the ground up, but go
in search of the nation’s best and most unique design spaces under 300 square
feet. From the micro-apartments of Manhattan to exquisite tiny rowhouses in
Savannah, we celebrate the ingenuity of young homeowners who are living the
small space lifestyle. In each episode our crew undertakes a different design
project, creating mini-dream homes for real homeowners looking to step onto the
property ladder or downsize their lifestyle. Each custom house is built from
scratch and transported cross-country for the final installation, interior
decoration and emotional reveal. This show is not just about building new
homes, but exploring what other people have done with their small spaces.

ROWHOUSE
SHOWDOWN

OCT 6, Mondays 8pm (SIN/HK)
To
take that first critical step onto the property ladder, first-time homebuyers
often explore neighborhoods that have lost their luster. Their creativity leads
the renovation of local neighborhoods, taking them from forgotten, to fabulous,
and restoring the pride and property value of the community surrounding them.
“Renovation Row” is a format that pits four talented renovation
couples against each other in an on-trend transformation showdown. We will cast
a town or city – from Buffalo to Baltimore – that is on the verge of becoming
“the next big thing.” Each couple will be given one rowhouse to
renovate over the course of our series. While living inside these dilapidated
homes (which we’ll capture “Big Brother” style) our couple will use a
designated budget to re-do key rooms and spaces in each self-contained episode.
The final goal is to increase the overall value of the home by as much as they
can.

DESTINATION
FLAVOUR: DOWN UNDER
OCT 9, Thursdays 8.30pm (SIN/HK)
Following
the success of his cook’s tour through Japan, Adam Liaw returns to our screens
to give Australia and New Zealand the Destination Flavour treatment. In this
culinary road trip of a lifetime, Adam travels along the untouched beauty of
our Western Coast, through the baking heat of the red centre and onto the tree
changers paradise of Northern New South Wales, taking us to secret destinations
that most city-dwellers wouldn’t know exist. But his journey doesn’t end there.
Adam then hops over the ditch and gets back in the driver’s seat for a culinary
cruise through NZ. In New Zealand, like Australia, he discovers some of the
world’s most spectacular scenery. Throughout his journey Adam meets the
farmers, fishermen and growers who stand proudly behind their produce. Real
people with real stories. Their passion, innovation and dedication is what
makes them food heroes. And viewers will get the chance to celebrate their
relentless pursuit for food and produce perfection, while Adam shares his
culinary skills in – Destination Flavour Down Under.

TRAVELS WITH
THE BONDI VET

OCT 7, Tuesdays 9pm (SIN/HK)
When
you’re Australia’s most popular vet and the star of a television series seen
around the world….. what do you do next? Well if you’re the charismatic, hard
working Dr Chris Brown its time to shut the surgery and start exploring some of
the world’s most beautiful and sometimes bizarre places, people and
animals.  Travels with the Bondi Vet is
your passport to adventures that you’ll never forget and sometimes will find it
hard to believe.

About A+E Networks Asia

A+E
Networks™ Asia is owned by the award-winning, global media content company, A+E
Networks™, which is dedicated to offering consumers a diverse communications
environment ranging from television networks to websites, to home videos/DVDs
to gaming and educational software.  A+E
Networks Asia is comprised of Lifetime®, HISTORY®, FYI™ (formerly bio.®), H2™ and
Crime & Investigation™. A+E Networks Asia operates and distributes its
portfolio in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Fiji, Macau, Taiwan,
Korea, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Myanmar,
Laos and Thailand.  Globally,
A+E Networks’ channels and
branded programming reach more than 330 million households in over 160
countries.