Sci-fi channel

Syfy Universal is a family of television stations in countries around the world broadcasting science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural and paranormal programming, and owned or licensed by entertainment conglomerate NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The first such channel was launched in the United States on September 24, 1992. It was originally named "Sci-Fi Channel", but the name Syfy was officially adopted on July 7, 2009, and most were renamed Syfy Universal by 2010. Exceptions to this renaming scheme included Syfy USA, Syfy UK, Syfy Latin America, Syfy Portugal and Sci Fi Channel Australia. The Sci Fi Channels in Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia, became Sci Fi Universal.

The list of Syfy or Sci Fi Universal channels includes:

Channel Country or region Launch year
Syfy, formerly Sci Fi Channel United States 1992
Syfy (UK and Ireland) United Kingdom & Ireland 1995
Syfy Universal (Germany) Germany 2003
Syfy (France), formerly Sci Fi Channel France 2005
Syfy (Australia) Australia 2006; planned to replace SF in 2014
Syfy Universal (Spain) Spain 2006
Syfy Universal (Benelux) Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg 2007
Sci Fi Universal (Poland) Poland 2007
Sci Fi Universal (Romania) Romania 2007
Syfy (Latin America) Latin America 2007
Universal Channel (Japan) Japan 2008; replaced the "Sci Fi Channel" on April 1, 2010.
Syfy Universal (Russia) Russia 2008; closed 2013
Syfy Universal (Asia) Asia July 1, 2008
Syfy (Portugal) Portugal December 6, 2008
Universal Channel (Philippines) Philippines Replaced the "Sci Fi Channel" on July 25, 2010.
Sci Fi Universal (Serbia) Serbia October 1, 2009
Sci Fi Universal (Slovenia) Slovenia October 1, 2010

See also

  • Space (TV channel), a Canadian science fiction television channel that shows most of Sci Fi Channel/Syfy's programming
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