Beyoncé's self-directed documentary about her life will air on HBO, it has been confirmed. The film, which was first rumoured to be in the works back in August, will mix "concert footage with confessional interview". Speaking of her decision to collaborate with the network, Beyoncé said: "HBO has a history of pushing every boundary with class and authenticity. "Some of my favourite shows are on HBO, so I am excited that my film will be part of its bold programming. This film was so personal to me, it had to have the right home." Michael Lombardo, HBO president of programming, added: "Everybody knows Beyoncé's music, but few know Beyoncé the person. "Along with electrifying footage of Beyoncé onstage, this unique special looks beyond the glamour to reveal a vibrant, vulnerable, unforgettable woman." Beyoncé "reflects on the realities of celebrity, the refuge she finds onstage and the transcendent joy of becoming a mother last year" in the film, which will air on 16 February - 13 days after her 2013 Super Bowl half-time performance.* International broadcasting details and dates forthcoming.