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SyFy Channel to Re-brand to Sky Sci-Fi in July

Sky has announced that July will see the SyFY network re-branding to Sky Sci-Fi alongside the launch of spooktacular series, SurrealEstate.

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Sky has confirmed that the UK’s favourite destination for science fiction and fantasy genres, Syfy, will be re-branding to Sky Sci-Fi from Tuesday 26 July. The revamped channel will offer exciting new shows while still being home to a host of sci-fi classics that fans know and love.

Hitting UK screens for the very first time on launch week is the long-awaited release of SurrealEstate, a paranormal and spooktacular series, featuring cast members Tim Rozon and Sarah Levy (Schitt’s Creek). Also announced as brand new to the channel and airing in launch month, is the exhilarating zombie series Day of The Dead, inspired by George. A Romero’s horror movie, starring Keenan Tracey and Natalie Malaika. 

Fiction fans will still be able to find their favourite shows on the channel, with Star Trek, Stargate and Quantum Leap named as just a few of the many titles available for avid sci-fi watchers. What’s more, box-set bingers will be able to feast their eyes on new classic series soon to be revealed, with endless episodes to enjoy.

“From space adventures to futuristic fantasy, Sky Sci-Fi will be joining the host of genre-led brands launched in the past year and will offer a new universe for viewers to explore.” says Zai Bennett, Managing Director, Content Sky UK and Ireland, in a statement. “The re-brand will make it easier for people to find exactly what they want, with fan favourites, a multitude of on demand content, as well as a burst of exciting new shows for sci-fi fanatics”.

At launch, Sky Sci-Fi will offer a selection of Premiere TV movie titles such as Bullet Train Down, Thor: God of Thunder and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The channel has also acquired Stephen King’s sought-after mini-series: IT and Salem’s Lot

The re-brand follows previous successful Sky TV portfolio changes including the unveiling of Sky Showcase and Sky Max last year and the launch of genre-based channels including Sky Comedy, Sky Crime and Sky Documentaries. 

The channel will be linear (152) and on demand, offering hundreds of hours of pure sci-fi, fantasy and supernatural horror and superheroes – the full breadth of content dedicated to the genre will be available on Sky Sci-Fi and streaming service NOW. 

The change will come into effect from 1100am on Tuesday 26 July.

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