Friday, September 19, 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:


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.

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.

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.


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.