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News brief: FYI channel launching in Canada

The FYI channel is launching in Canada as part of Shaw Media’s bouquet of specialty channels.

The channel, which is owned and run by A&E in the US and Shaw in Canada, will target female Canadian viewers with lifestyle shows including.

The new net will rollout in Canada at start-September. Cable operator Rogers will offer a month-long free preview of the service.

FYI replaces the Bio channel. In the US, A&E launched it this summer.