NBCU reveals execs to lead TV & streaming under Susan Rovner

NBCUniversal’s Susan Rovner has appointed a raft of execs to oversee content for its newly restructured entertainment operation, with Peacock’s head of originals Bill McGoldrick set to leave the company as a result. Rovner, who left Warner Bros. earlier this year to become chairman of entertainment at NBCU’s new-look TV and streaming division, has named […]

Syfy to launch new VR and AR experience

NBCUniversal’s science fiction channel Syfy is to launch a new experience for VR and AR platforms in late May. Eleven Eleven is being pitched as an original science fiction story designed for virtual reality and augmented reality. The series has been selected by the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, where it will have its world premiere […]

Syfy launches on Now TV

NBCUniversal International Networks’ science fiction channel, Syfy, is launching on Sky’s over-the-top service Now TV. From this week Syfy will be available as part of Now TV’s Entertainment Pass, both as a live channel and as an on-demand offering. At launch viewers will be able to access boxsets of series like The Librarians, Killjoys, Hunters and Dark Matter as well as […]

OSN and NBCU to launch Syfy in MENA

NBCUniversal International Networks’ Syfy channel is due to launch exclusively in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) via operator OSN next month. The science fiction entertainment channel will go live on July 8, offering original series, movies, Japanese animation, science fiction and fantasy programmes for OSN subscribers in the region – with Arabic subtitles […]

Telecable adds Syfy to channel line-up

Spanish regional cable operator Telecable has added Syfy to its content line-up. Telecable, which operates in the Asturias region and is owned by UK-based Zegona Communications, is making NBCUniversal-owned Syfy available from today via channel 19 of its EPG. Telecable has recently boosted its TV offering by adding five other channels – AMC HD, AXN […]

Syfy orders linear, digital and virtual reality series

Pay TV net Syfy has ordered Halcyon, a futuristic cop drama that will go out on its linear channel, online and as an immersive virtual reality experience. It will be made by next-generation studio Secret Location, which is based in Toronto and counts eOne among its investors. The shortform show was commissioned for the Syfy […]

OSN strikes new deal with NBCUniversal

Middle East pay TV operator OSN has signed a new and extended long-term deal with NBCUniversal International that secures first pay window rights for the platform, in addition to exclusive OTT rights for OSN Play, its  digital platform that is free to subscribers, and Go, its non-subscriber based online TV service. OSN will now also […]

Syfy launches multiplatform content lab

NBCUniversal-owned cable net Syfy has launched a new multi-platform content and experience lab and will launch several next-generation products and services hinged on its latest drama series. Syfy Labs has partnered with 3D printing specialists MakerBot Partnership as well as immersive lighting apps firm Philips Hue, as well as expanding its virtual reality offering on […]

SyFy HD gets Zon carriage

Portuguese cable operator Zon Multimedia has added sci-fi channel SyFy HD to its line-up.
 The NBC Universal operated channel airs series including Game of Thrones, Dr Who and Sanctuary. It will be included in Zon’s HD package from today. “With the launch of SyFy, Zon reinforces its commitment to leadership in high definition in the […]