|Network||NBCUniversal International Networks|
|Picture format||576i (16:9 SDTV)|
|Sister channels||13th Street Universal|
|Launched||1 October 1996 (as Sci-Fi Channel)|
30 May 2007 (re-launch)
|Closed||1 July 2016|
|Former names||Sci-Fi Channel (1996-1998, 2007-2010)|
Syfy was a Dutch-language pay television channel service specialising in science fiction, fantasy, and horror shows and movies. The channel launched in 2007 as a sister channel to the US Sci Fi Channel, with a similar programming line-up. Syfy operated as a channel service of Universal Networks International, a division of NBCUniversal.
Sci-Fi Channel had previously been available in Benelux in the 1990s. Failing to attract audiences, the channel withdrew from the Benelux and Scandinavia at the end of 1998, focusing on their UK service instead.
An HD-simulcast started through UPC Netherlands on 1 May 2013.
It officially ceased broadcasting on 1 July 2016.