Sci Fi Channel
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|Owned by||NBC Universal|
|Channel(s)|| DirecTV Channel 244 (SD/HD)|
Dish Network Channel 122 (SD/HD)
C-Band Galaxy 14-Channel 18
Verizon Channel 150
Other cable providers channels vary
The Sci Fi Channel is an American cable television channel, launched on September 24, 1992, specializing in science fiction, fantasy, horror, paranormal entertainment, and other non-science fiction related programming. The network is owned by NBC Universal.
The Sci Fi Channel owns initial broadcast rights for airing the Re-imagined Series in standard definition. On a few occasions, episodes of the Re-imagined Series have been broadcast on NBC Television itself. On October 3, 2007, DirecTV added an HD version of the channel. Dish Network begin broadcasting the channel in HD on April 18, 2008. However, the Re-imagined Series in HDTV is flagged with a broadcast flag.
The Sci Fi Channel has also aired encore presentations of the NBC Television show Heroes in coordination with its parent company.
Originally-created made-for-TV movies as well as theatrically released motion pictures are also a Sci Fi Channel staple.
Other originally-created or separately-produced popular programming on the Sci Fi Channel, past and present, include:
- Babylon 5
- Doctor Who (2005 revised series)
- The Dresden Files
- Stargate SG-1
- Star Trek: Enterprise