11 Facts About Syfy


Syfy is an American basic cable channel owned by the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming division of Comcast's NBCUniversal through NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.

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In 2013, Syfy was given the James Randi Educational Foundation's Pigasus Award for what was described as questionable reality programming involving paranormal subjects.

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Syfy has since added reality shows and edged further from strictly science fiction, fantasy and horror programming.

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On May 11,2017, in honor of the network's upcoming 25th anniversary, Syfy unveiled a major rebranding that took effect on-air June 19.

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Syfy planned to place a larger focus on its genre news division Syfy Wire, disclosing the possibility of extending the website to television as well.

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Syfy has been used for overflow sports and sports entertainment programming from its sister networks.

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In July 2009, Syfy announced that they had renewed and expanded their licensing agreement with Manga Entertainment to add a two-hour block of horror anime to sister channel Chiller.

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In October 2020, Syfy aired Monster House as part of their 31 Days of Halloween event.

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Syfy is one of the sponsors for the Coalition for Freedom of Information.

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In 2010, Syfy Games signed a deal with the now defunct publisher THQ to co-produce De Blob 2.

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Syfy Wire is a website operated by Syfy featuring coverage of news in the science fiction, horror, and fantasy genres.

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