|Network||NBCUniversal International Networks|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV) 16:9|
|Sister channels||CNBC Asia|
|Launched||July 1, 2008|
|Closed||June 30, 2017 (Malaysia and Sri Lanka)|
July 1, 2017 (Rest of Asia)
|Former names||Sci Fi Channel (2008-2010)|
Syfy Universal (2010-2012)
Syfy Universal Asia (sometimes referred to as Syfy Asia) was an Asian cable television channel, launched on July 1, 2008 which mainly airs science fiction, fantasy and horror programs and movies. It also airs anime programming. It is owned by Universal Networks International.
The channel rebranded as Syfy Universal on July 26, 2010. On February 7, 2012, Syfy Universal's name was simplified to Syfy as well as converting from 4:3 aspect ratio to 16:9 widescreen picture format since April 1, 2011. The channel delivers Same Day or Express from the U. S. telecast with selected programs.
After 9 years of broadcasting, Syfy along with Universal Channel officially ceased transmission at midnight, July 1, 2017 in the rest of the Asia and in Malaysia and Sri Lanka was discontinued a day earlier. The channel aired a final Syfy Original Movie, Summer Shark Attack on that day, ending with production credits before went off-the-air.
Syfy Kids was a programming block on KidsCo, in which both of them shut down in favor of Sprout, which is now Universal Kids. The block was launched in February 2013, and was shut down in December of that same year.
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The Syfy Kids block will launch with a first-run exclusive of its original production Zuzu & the Supernuffs from Matchbox Pictures. It will also feature the CG-animated Matt Hatter Chronicles, produced by Platinum Films and Toronto's Dream Mill, with animation by Arc Productions; Z-Squad, from Corus' Nelvana Enterprises and Enemes, and the Back to the Future animated series.
demo Key titles on the block include: Matt Hatter Chronicles, ZuZu & the Supernuffs, Z-Squad, The Future is Wild, Back to the Future and The Mummy.