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Syfy
Syfy
(formerly Sci-Fi Channel and Sci Fi) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.[1] The channel features science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural, paranormal, drama, and reality programming.[2] Syfy
Syfy
is available to 92.4 million households in America.[3]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Branding history

2 Programming

2.1 Syfy
Syfy
original films

3 Media

3.1 Website 3.2 Syfy
Syfy
Wire 3.3 Science Fiction Weekly 3.4 Sci Fi Magazine 3.5 SyfyGames

4 Ratings 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] In 1989, Boca Raton, Florida, communications attorney Mitchell Rubenstein and his wife Laurie Silvers devised the concept for the Sci-Fi Channel, and planned to have it begin broadcasting in December 1990,[4] but lacked the resources to launch it.[5] In March 1992, the concept was picked up by USA Networks, then a joint venture between Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
and Universal Studios.[6][7] The channel was seen as a natural fit with classic films and television series that both studios had in their vaults, including Universal's Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Rod Serling
Rod Serling
TV series Night Gallery, along with Paramount's Star Trek. Star Trek's creator Gene Roddenberry
Gene Roddenberry
and author Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov
were among those on the initial advisory board,[8] but both had died by the time the channel finally launched on September 24, 1992. Rubenstein recalled: "The first thing that was on the screen was 'Dedicated to the memories of Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov
and Gene Roddenberry'."[9] Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy
was master of ceremonies at the channel's launch party, held at the Hayden Planetarium
Hayden Planetarium
in Manhattan. Asimov's widow Janet and Roddenberry's widow Majel Barrett
Majel Barrett
were both in attendance.[9] The first program shown on the network was the film Star Wars.[10] In 1994, Paramount was sold to Viacom, followed by Seagram's purchase of a controlling stake in MCA (of which Universal was a subsidiary) from Matsushita (a.k.a Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (松下電器産業株式会社, Matsushita Denki Sangyō Kabushiki-gaisha) the next year.[11] In 1997, Viacom
Viacom
sold its stake in USA Networks to Universal, who spun off all its television assets to Barry Diller
Barry Diller
the next year. Three years later, Diller would sell these assets back to Universal, by then a subsidiary of Vivendi
Vivendi
SA (at the time known as Vivendi
Vivendi
Universal). Vivendi's film and television production and cable television assets were then merged with General Electric's NBC
NBC
to form NBC
NBC
Universal in 2004.[citation needed] A high definition version of the channel launched on October 3, 2007 on DirecTV.[12] In 2013, Syfy
Syfy
was given the James Randi Educational Foundation's Pigasus Award
Pigasus Award
for what was described as questionable reality programming involving paranormal topics.[13] Branding history[edit]

Sci Fi logo, 2002–2009

From 1992 to 1999, the network's first logo consisted of a planet with a ring, made to look like Saturn, with "SCI-FI CHANNEL" written on it. The network's second logo, which was used from 1999 to 2002, dropped the hyphen and the word "CHANNEL" from the name.[14] The network's third and final "ringed planet" logo ran from 2002 to 2009, and was designed by Lambie-Nairn. The logo made its debut on December 2, 2002, with the launch of the Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
miniseries Taken. The network also launched a new image campaign with the tagline "If", which expresses the limitless possibilities of the imagination. Identification bumps depicted surreal situations such as a baby breathing fire, as well as a woman in a stately sitting room kissing a bug-eyed, big-eared animal.[15][16]

Syfy
Syfy
logo, 2009–2017

On March 16, 2009, NBCUniversal
NBCUniversal
announced that Sci Fi was rebranding as "Syfy". Network officials also noted that, unlike the generic term "sci fi", which represents the entire genre, the term "Syfy" as a sensational spelling can be protected by trademark and therefore would be easier to market on other goods or services without fear of confusion with other companies' products. The only significant previous use of the term "Syfy" in relation to science fiction was by the website SyFy Portal, which became Airlock Alpha
Airlock Alpha
after selling the brand to NBC
NBC
Universal (represented by a shell company) in February 2009 for $250,000.[17] The name change was greeted with initial negativity,[18][19] with people deliberately mispronouncing "Syfy" as /ˈsɪfi/ SIF-ee or /ˈsiːfi/ SEE-fee to make fun of the name change. The parody news anchor Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert
made fun of the name change on The Colbert Report by giving the channel a "Tip of the Hat" for "spelling the name the way it's pronounced" and noting that "the tide is turning in my long fought battle against the insidious 'soft C'".[20] The new name took effect on July 7, 2009.[21] Syfy
Syfy
has since added reality shows and edged further from strictly science fiction, fantasy and horror programming.[22][23][24] The rebranding efforts at NBC
NBC
Universal's Sci Fi Channels worldwide resulted in most rebranding as "Syfy" or " Syfy
Syfy
Universal"; however, over one-third of the channels did not take on "Syfy" as any part of their names: channels in Japan and the Philippines rebranded to or were replaced by Universal Channel, while each of the channels in Poland, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia would become Sci Fi Universal. In Polish, "Syfy" does not suggest imagination or science fiction, but rather syphilis.[25] In Australia, the Sci Fi channel was a joint venture not solely owned by NBC
NBC
Universal; the channel was uniquely rebranded as "SF" until its closure, and was replaced by a NBC Universal solely-owned version of Syfy, branded as such, matching the standard international "Syfy" branding. On May 11, 2017, Syfy
Syfy
unveiled a new logo, a new slogan ("It's a Fan Thing"), and new imaging, which it adopted on June 19 in honor of the channel's 25th anniversary. The new branding aims to re-position the channel back towards targeting fans of the fantasy and sci-fi genres; network head Chris McCumber explained that the new logo was meant be a "badge" that could be used across its array of programming. “I can think of no better occasion than SYFY’s 25th anniversary to get back to our roots, double down on premium original programming, and put fans at the center of everything we do,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal
NBCUniversal
Cable Entertainment. “As the only television network dedicated to the genre 24/7, we’re building the ultimate universe for this passionate community to call home.” Syfy
Syfy
also planned to place a larger focus on its genre news division Syfy
Syfy
Wire, disclosing the possibility of extending the website to television as well.[26][27][28] Programming[edit] Main article: List of programs broadcast by Syfy Syfy's programming includes original made-for-cable movies, miniseries, and series. In the past, the channel concentrated on classic science fiction shows. However, under NBCUniversal
NBCUniversal
ownership, the channel has altered its programming to target more mainstream audiences. In 2006, it began airing programs such as Law & Order: Special
Special
Victims Unit, ECW,[29] and WCG Ultimate Gamer.[30] The network had gained significant international attention for its successful original miniseries and subsequent four-season series Battlestar Galactica. In addition to many awards,[31] the United Nations invited the main cast to a retrospective and discussion.[32] Also prominent was the network's airing of Taken, which won the Emmy Award that year for best miniseries.[33] Syfy
Syfy
was also known for airing Japanese anime. It first began airing English dubbed anime films and original video animations in the early 1990s, although the programs were often edited in order to fit the market pressures typically placed on basic cable. It was the first to show the Streamline Pictures
Streamline Pictures
English dubs of the films Robot Carnival, Lensman and Akira, as well as airing Central Park Media's Dominion: Tank Police, Gall Force, and Project A-ko. After a break in airings, anime programming returned on June 11, 2007, with a weekly two-hour programming block called "Ani-Monday".[34] Intended to directly compete with Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, the block featured English dubs of various anime series licensed by Manga Entertainment.[34] During February 2008, the channel also aired anime on Tuesday nights in a second programming block.[35] In July 2009, Syfy
Syfy
announced that they had renewed and expanded their licensing agreement with Manga Entertainment
Manga Entertainment
to continue "Ani-Mondays", as well as to add a similar two-hour block of horror anime (also called "Ani-Monday") to its sister channel Chiller.[36] Syfy's anime block was later moved to Thursday nights, starting March 14, 2011, where it remained until all anime programming was abruptly removed from the schedule on June 9, 2011[37][38] In addition to the aforementioned ECW, Syfy
Syfy
has aired other shows from WWE, including NXT in 2010, and SmackDown from 2010 until 2015, when the show moved to Syfy's sister channel USA Network
USA Network
in early 2016.[39][40] Syfy
Syfy
original films[edit] Main article: List of Sci Fi Pictures original films See also: Category: Syfy
Syfy
original films. Spearheaded and originally launched by Thomas Vitale in 2001, and managed by Vitale, Chris Regina, and Ray Cannella, with the later additions of Karen O'Hara and Macy Lao, Sci Fi Pictures original films are typically independently-made B-movies with production budgets of $1 million to $2 million each. These films usually premiere on Saturday nights.[41] They are also one of the sponsors for the Coalition for Freedom of Information.[42] The movies have become one of the longest-lasting vestiges of Syfy's schedule. One of the most memorable campaigns for the movies presented these films as part of "The Most Dangerous Night of Television" (Saturdays). Over the years, Syfy's promotion of the movies leans into the escapist fun promised by them, with titles such as Sharktopus, Mansquito, Two-Headed Shark Attack, Ogre, Ice Twisters, Star Runners and Sharknado.[43][better source needed] Since 2001, Syfy
Syfy
has worked with a number of different production companies (most of them independent) to make over 200 original movies of this type. Media[edit] Website[edit] Syfy's website launched in 1995 under the name "The Dominion" at SciFi.com. It dropped the name in 2000.[citation needed] The site has won a Webby Award
Webby Award
and a Flash Forward Award. From 2000 to 2005, it published original science fiction short stories in a section called "Sci Fiction", edited by Ellen Datlow, who won a 2005 Hugo Award
Hugo Award
for her work there. The stories themselves won a World Fantasy
Fantasy
Award; the first Theodore Sturgeon Award for online fiction (for Lucius Shepard's novella "Over Yonder"), and four of the Science Fiction Writers of America's Nebula Awards, including the first for original online fiction (for Linda Nagata's novella "Goddesses").[44] On April 22, 2006, the site launched Sci Fi Pedia as a commercial wiki on topics including anime, comics, science fiction, fantasy, horror, fandom, games and toys, UFOs, genre-related art and audio, and the paranormal.[45] In 2009, Sci Fi Pedia was shut down without explanation. As part of the channel's rebranding in 2009, the URL was changed to Syfy.com. As of 2010, Syfy.com began to contain webisode series including Riese: Kingdom Falling (as of October 26, 2010),[citation needed] The Mercury Men (as of July 25, 2011),[citation needed] and Nuclear Family[46] (as of October 15, 2012). Syfy.com was redesigned in early 2015, allowing users to watch the live channel on the site, as well as episodes of most current programming. The website was once again redesigned and combined with SyfyWire.com on June 19, 2017 in alliance with Syfy's rebranding. Syfy
Syfy
Wire[edit] Syfy
Syfy
Wire (formerly Sci-Fi Wire and Blastr) is a website operated by Syfy
Syfy
which features coverage of news in the science fiction, horror, and fantasy genres.[26] The site was re-branded in 2010 as Blastr, with the addition of feature articles, guest columnists (such as Phil Plait), popular science news and coverage, and video content.[47] In December 2016, Blastr re-branded as Syfy
Syfy
Wire; editor-in-chief Adam Swiderski stated that this change was to closer associate the website with the Syfy
Syfy
television channel.[48] As of March 2018, Syfy
Syfy
Wire releases five regular podcasts,[49] including two recap series following The Expanse and Colony and The Fandom
Fandom
Files, which features interviews with public figures about their pop culture obsessions. Guests have included Leeland Chee[50] and Mike Daniels of the New England Patriots.[51] Science Fiction Weekly[edit] Science Fiction Weekly was an online magazine started and edited by Craig Engler and Brooks Peck on August 15, 1995.[citation needed] In April 1996, it began appearing exclusively on "The Dominion" as part of a partnership with the site, before being sold to the Sci Fi Channel completely in 1999.[52] The publication covered various aspects of science fiction, including news, reviews, original art, and interviews, until it merged with Sci Fi Wire in January 2009.[citation needed] Sci Fi Magazine[edit] Sci Fi Magazine was the channel's official magazine. It later became an unaffiliated magazine, but often covers Syfy
Syfy
shows.[citation needed] SyfyGames[edit] SyfyGames.com is an online games portal which offers free-to-play MMO and casual games. The site features predominantly sci-fi and fantasy games from third party developers.[53] In April 2015, the News section of SyfyGames.com was rebranded to feature "news from G4", possibly to prevent the trademark dilution of the "G4" name used by the defunct cable channel of the same name.[citation needed] In 2010, Syfy
Syfy
Games signed a deal with defunct publisher THQ
THQ
to co-produce De Blob 2. Syfy
Syfy
Games would also co-produce Red Faction: Armageddon. Ratings[edit] In 2008, Syfy, then the Sci Fi Channel, averaged a 1.0 household rating; 242,000 viewers among Adults 18–34 (up 4% vs 2007); 616,000 viewers among Adults 18–49 (up 5% vs 2007); 695,000 viewers among Adults 25–54 (up 6% vs 2007) and 1,278,000 total viewers (up 7% vs 2007). It saw two years of consecutive growth among female audiences, with a 12% increase among women 25–54, a 14% jump in women 18–49 and 6% in women 18–34. The channel also was ranked among the top ten watched channels for male viewers ages 18–54, and women ages 25–54 (#10).[54] For 2010, Syfy
Syfy
averaged 1.199 million viewers, down 6% from 2009. In Adults 18–49 the channel averaged .539 million viewers, down 11% from 2009. For 2010, Syfy
Syfy
did not hold any of the Top 20 Primetime Original Series.[55] See also[edit]

Syfy
Syfy
Universal Space, a similar Canadian channel NBCUniversal
NBCUniversal
International Networks Showcase, produced a number of original series that air on this channel

References[edit]

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Seagram
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DirecTV
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Talk
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Syfy
is Turning Into VH1: More Reality TV and Tracy Morgan, io9, March 18, 2010 ^ Syfy
Syfy
Announces New Programming for 2010-2011, The Flick Cast, March 19, 2010 ^ Syfy
Syfy
Channel 2010: More Reality, More Games, Inside TV, March 23, 2010 ^ SCI FI president Dave Howe answers your Syfy
Syfy
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Syfy
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Syfy
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Syfy
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WCG Ultimate Gamer
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External links[edit]

Official website Syfy
Syfy
Games Syfy
Syfy
on IMDbPro (subscription required) Boucher, Geoff (December 7, 2008). "Sci Fi charts its course for the future". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 9, 2014.  Sevakis, Justin (June 2, 2015). " Anime
Anime
Colony". Anime
Anime
News Network. Tales of the Industry (column). Retrieved June 4, 2015.  The story of a failed Sci Fi Channel venture.

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Syfy
Syfy
original programming

Former

1990s debuts

The Animation Station (1995–1997) Cartoon Quest (1992–1995) Farscape
Farscape
(1999–2003) First Wave (1998–2001) FTL Newsfeed
FTL Newsfeed
(1992–96) Good vs. Evil (1999–2000) Mission Genesis (1997) Mystery Science Theater 3000
Mystery Science Theater 3000
(1997–2004) Poltergeist: The Legacy (1999) Sightings (1996–98) Sliders
Sliders
(1998–2000) Welcome to Paradox (1998)

2000s debuts

Andromeda (2000–05) Battlestar Galactica (2003–09) Black Scorpion (2001) Cha$e (2008) The Chronicle (2001–02) Destination Truth
Destination Truth
(2007–12) Doctor Who
Doctor Who
(2006–09) The Dresden Files (2007) ECW (2006–10) Estate of Panic
Estate of Panic
(2008) Eureka (2006–12) Exposure (2000–02) Flash Gordon (2007–08) Ghost Hunters (2004-2016) Ghost Hunters Academy
Ghost Hunters Academy
(2009–10) Ghost Hunters International
Ghost Hunters International
(2008–12) The Invisible Man (2000–02) Mad Mad House
Mad Mad House
(2004) The Outer Limits (2001–02) Painkiller Jane (2007) Proof Positive (2004) Sanctuary (2008–11) Scare Tactics
Scare Tactics
(2003–13) The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (2000) Stargate SG-1
Stargate SG-1
(2002–2007) Stargate Atlantis
Stargate Atlantis
(2004–09) Stargate Universe
Stargate Universe
(2009–11) Tremors (2003) Tripping the Rift
Tripping the Rift
(2004–05) Warehouse 13
Warehouse 13
(2009–14) WCG Ultimate Gamer
WCG Ultimate Gamer
(2009–10) Who Wants to Be a Superhero?
Who Wants to Be a Superhero?
(2006–07)

2010s debuts

Aftermath (2016) Alphas
Alphas
(2011–12) The Almighty Johnsons
The Almighty Johnsons
(2014) Bazillion Dollar Club (2015) Beast Legends
Beast Legends
(2010) Being Human (2011–14) Bitten (2014–16) Blood Drive (2017) Caprica
Caprica
(2010–11) Continuum (2013–15) Dark Matter (2015-17) Deep South Paranormal
Paranormal
(2013) Defiance (2013–15) Dominion (2014–15) Dream Machines (2012) Exit (2013) Fact or Faked: Paranormal
Paranormal
Files (2010–14) Fangasm (2013) Ghost Mine (2013) Haunted Collector (2011–13) Haunted Highway
Haunted Highway
(2012–13) Haunting: Australia (2015) Haven (2010–15) Helix (2014–15) Heroes of Cosplay
Heroes of Cosplay
(2013–14) Hollywood Treasure (2010–12) Hot Set (2012) Hunters (2016) Incorporated (2016) Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge
Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge
(2014) Joe Rogan Questions Everything (2013) Killer Contact (2013) Legend Quest (2011) Lost Girl
Lost Girl
(2012–16) Marcel's Quantum Kitchen (2011) Métal Hurlant Chronicles (2014) Monster Man (2012) Naked Vegas (2013) Olympus (2015) Opposite Worlds
Opposite Worlds
(2014) Primeval: New World (2013) School Spirits (2012) Sinbad (2013) Stranded (2013) The Internet Ruined My Life (2016) Total Blackout (2012–13) Troy: Street Magic (2015) Weird or What?
Weird or What?
(2013) The Wil Wheaton Project (2014) WWE
WWE
NXT (TV series) (2010) WWE
WWE
SmackDown (2010–15)

Miniseries

5ive Days to Midnight
5ive Days to Midnight
(2004) Alice (2009) Ascension (2014) Battlestar Galactica (2003) Childhood's End (2015) Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King (2004) Earthsea (2004) Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004) Firestarter: Rekindled (2002) Frank Herbert's Dune
Frank Herbert's Dune
(2000) Frank Herbert's Children of Dune
Frank Herbert's Children of Dune
(2003) Neverland (2011) Riverworld (2010) Taken (2002) The Triangle (2005) The Lost Room
The Lost Room
(2006) Tin Man (2007) The Phantom (2009) Treasure Island (2012)

Current

12 Monkeys (since 2015) Channel Zero (since 2016) Con Man (since 2017) Cosplay Melee
Cosplay Melee
(since 2017) The Expanse (since 2015) Face Off (since 2011) Face Off: Game
Game
Face (since 2017) Ghost Wars (since 2017) Happy! (since 2017) Killjoys (since 2015) Krypton (since 2018) The Magicians (since 2015) Paranormal
Paranormal
Witness (since 2011) Superstition (since 2017) Van Helsing (since 2016) Wynonna Earp (since 2016) Z Nation (since 2014)

Upcoming

Nightflyers (2018) The Purge (TBA) Camera Ready (TBA)

v t e

NBCUniversal

A subsidiary of Comcast

Corporate officials

Board of Directors

Steve Burke (CEO) Brian L. Roberts Jeffrey R. Immelt Keith Sherin

Executives

Dick Ebersol Robert Greenblatt Bonnie Hammer Ted Harbert Ronald Meyer

Universal Filmed Entertainment Group

Amblin Partners[nu 1] Back Lot Music Carnival Films Chiller Films DreamWorks Animation

DreamWorks Classics

Big Idea Entertainment Bullwinkle StudiosJV Harvey Entertainment

DreamWorks Channel Oriental DreamWorks[nu 2] DreamWorks New Media

AwesomenessTV[nu 3]

Big Frame

Fandango (70%) Focus Features

Gramercy Pictures

Illumination Entertainment

Illumination Mac Guff

NBCUniversal
NBCUniversal
Entertainment Japan United International Pictures[nu 4] Universal Animation Studios Universal Playback Universal Pictures Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
Home Entertainment Working Title Films

Universal Parks & Resorts

United States

Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Hollywood

CityWalk

Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando
Resort

Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Florida Universal's Islands of Adventure CityWalk

International

Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Japan Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Singapore Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Beijing

NBCU Cable Entertainment

Universal Cable Productions Craftsy
Craftsy
(major stake) Networks

Syfy USA Network

Lifestyle Group

Bravo E! Oxygen Universal Kids

NBCU Digital

Hulu[nu 5] Movieclips

NBCU Telemundo Enterprises

NBC
NBC
Universo Telemundo

Puerto Rico Studios Telemundo
Telemundo
TV Studios

Telemundo
Telemundo
Deportesw/ NBC
NBC
Sports Group

NBC
NBC
Sports Group

NBC
NBC
Sports Ventures

Alli

Golf Channel NBC
NBC
Sports Digital

GolfNow

NBC
NBC
Sports NBCSN Olympic Channel part owner

MLB Network NHL Network

NBC
NBC
Sports Regional Networks

Bay Area (45%) Boston California Chicago (20%) Northwest Philadelphia Washington SNY (8%)

NBCUniversal News Group

NBC
NBC
News NBCNews.com The Weather Channel[nu 6] MSNBC Peacock Productions

C NBC
NBC
global channels

CNBC C NBC
NBC
Africa (licensee) C NBC
NBC
Asia C NBC
NBC
Europe C NBC
NBC
Latin America C NBC
NBC
World

C NBC
NBC
Europe branches

Class C NBC
NBC
(20%) C NBC
NBC
Africa (licensee) C NBC
NBC
Arabiya CNBC-e C NBC
NBC
Nordic

C NBC
NBC
Asia branches

CNBC-TV18 C NBC
NBC
Australia C NBC
NBC
Awaaz C NBC
NBC
Hong Kong C NBC
NBC
Pakistan C NBC
NBC
Singapore Nikkei CNBC SBS-CNBC

NBCUniversal International Networks

13th Street Universal

Australia Benelux France Germany Spain

Bravo New Zealand Euronews[nu 7] Syfy
Syfy
Universal

Asia Australia Benelux France Germany Italy[nu 8] Latin America Poland Portugal Romania Russia Serbia Slovenia Spain United Kingdom

Diva Universal

Asia Italy Romania

Movies 24 Studio Universal

Latin America

Universal Channel

Asia Australia Germany Greece Japan Poland Turkey United Kingdom

Style Network

Australia

E!

Asia Australia Europe

NBC
NBC
Entertainment

NBC DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation
Television Stamford Media Center Universal Television

NBC
NBC
Broadcasting

Affiliate Relations NBCUniversal
NBCUniversal
Television Distribution

NBCU Owned TV Stations O&Os

NBC
NBC
Owned TV Stations

KNBC KNSD KNTV KXAS-TV WBTS-LD
WBTS-LD
& WYCN-CD WCAU WMAQ-TV WNBC WRC-TV WTVJ WVIT
WVIT
Other properties: Cozi TV

K15CU-D

LXTV New England Cable News

Telemundo Station Group

KBLR KDEN-TV KEJT-LP KHRR KNSD-DT20 KNSO[nu 9] KSTS KTAZ KTDO KTLM KTMD KVDA KVEA KXTX-TV WKAQ-TV WNEU WNJU WRDM-CD/WDMR-LP[nu 10] WRIW-CD WRMD-CD WSCV WSNS-TV WTMO-CD WWSI WWDT-CD WZTD-LD WZDC-CD[nu 10] Other properties: TeleXitos

Independent station

WZGS-CD

Other assets:

EMKA, Ltd. International Media Distribution PictureBox Films

Former/Defunct properties and predecessors:

Castle Films Chapman Entertainment Chiller CIC Video Cloo Comcast
Comcast
Network Esquire Network FilmDistrict G4 Good Machine Gramercy Pictures Harvey Films/Harvey Comics ITC Entertainment Interscope Communications Kitty Films Miss Universe[nu 11] Multimedia Entertainment MCA Inc. NBC
NBC
Weather Plus October Films Pacific Data Images PolyGram Filmed Entertainment Propaganda Films Seagram
Seagram
Company Ltd. Shift Seeso Total Television United Productions of America Universal HD ZGS Communications

^ Co-owned with The Amblin Group, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, Entertainment One
Entertainment One
and Alibaba Pictures. ^ Co-owned with China Media Capital, Shanghai Media Group
Shanghai Media Group
and Shanghai Alliance Investment. ^ Co-owned with Hearst Communications
Hearst Communications
and Verizon Communications. ^ 50%, with Viacom's Paramount Pictures. ^ Co-owned with 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
and Time Warner. ^ Co-owned with The Blackstone Group
The Blackstone Group
and Bain Capital. ^ Co-owned with Media Globe Networks and European public broadcasters. ^ Co-owned with Mediaset. ^ The station is owned by NBCUniversal, but is controlled by Serestar Communications. ^ a b Operated by NBCUniversal
NBCUniversal
under a local marketing agreement. ^ Co-owned with The Trump Organization
The Trump Organization
before September 2015 sale to WME/IMG.

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Sports television in the United States

Broadcast divisions

English

CBS Sports ESPN
ESPN
on ABC Fox Sports NBC
NBC
Sports Stadium Turner Sports

Spanish

Azteca Deportes Telemundo
Telemundo
Deportes (Telemundo/Universo) Univision Deportes

National channels

English

beIN Sports CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Network ESPN

ESPN2

FS1

FS2

NBCSN

Olympic Channel

Spanish

beIN Sports en Español ESPN
ESPN
Deportes Fox Deportes Univision Deportes
Univision Deportes
Network

Specialty channels

College

Big Ten Network ESPNU Fox College Sports Pac-12 Network SEC Network

Single sport

Cricket TicketO ESPN
ESPN
College Extra ESPN
ESPN
Goal Line & Bases LoadedP Fox Soccer PlusP GOL TV Golf Channel In DemandP MAVTV MLB Network MLB Extra InningsO MLB Strike ZoneP MLS Direct KickO NBA League PassO NBA TV NFL Network NFL RedZoneP NFL Sunday TicketO NHL Network NHL Center IceO Tennis Channel TVG

TVG2

Willow Ride TV

Outdoors

The Cowboy Channel Frost Great Outdoors Outdoor Channel

Sportsman Channel World Fishing Network

Pursuit Channel

Other

Eleven Sports Network ESPN
ESPN
Classic ESPNews ESPN
ESPN
PPVP

Syndicators

ACC Network
ACC Network
(Raycom Sports) ESPN
ESPN
Events

Broadband

CBS Sports
CBS Sports
HQ Club WWN Fox Sports Go FITE TV Global Wrestling Network Honor Club MLB.tv UFC Fight Pass Watch ESPN
ESPN
(ESPN3; ACC Network
ACC Network
Extra) WWE
WWE
Network WWNLive

Video on demand

The Ski Channel Surf Channel

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Regional sports television networks in the United States

AT&T SportsNet

Pittsburgh Rocky Mountain Southwest Root Sports Northwest
Root Sports Northwest
(part-ownership)

Fox Sports Networks

Arizona Detroit Florida / Sun Midwest

Indiana Kansas City

North Ohio / SportsTime Ohio Southeast / South

Carolinas Tennessee

Southwest

Oklahoma New Orleans

West / Prime Ticket

San Diego

Wisconsin YES Network

NBC
NBC
Sports Regional Networks (Comcast)

Bay Area Boston California Chicago Northwest

Oregon Sports Network

Washington Philadelphia

Spectrum Sports (Charter)

Florida Kansas City Los Angeles

SportsNet/Deportes SportsNet LA

SportsNet New York
SportsNet New York
(part ownership) Ohio Wisconsin

Independents

Altitude Sports Buckeye Cable Sports BYUtv
BYUtv
Sports Cox Sports TV FiOS1 Longhorn Network Mid-Atlantic Sports Midco Sports MSG Network

Plus Western NY

NESN SportsNet NY SWX Right Now

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Defunct television sports networks in the United States

National

America One American Sports Classics American Sports Network Back9Network Baseball Network Big 12 Network CNN SI ESPN
ESPN
3D Football Network Fox Soccer Lorimar Sports Network Mizlou NASCAR Hot Pass NewSport One World Sports ONTV SEC TV Speed SportsChannel America Sports Network Universal Sports Network

Regional

4SD Carolinas SE Cox Sports Empire Hawkvision MountainWest PASS Sports Prime PRISM Royals Sports SportsChannel LA Sportsvision Sports Time Victory

Out-of-market

ESPN
ESPN
Full Court ESPN
ESPN
GamePlan Mega March Madness

O. Out-of-market sports packages P. Pre

.