Universal Channel

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For the US channel previously known as Bravo HD, see Universal HD.
Universal Channel
Universal Channel 2013.png
Universal Channel logo
Launched September 1, 2004
Owned by NBCUniversal (Comcast)
Brazil: NBCUniversal (50%), Globosat (Organizações Globo, 50%)
Slogan 100% Characters
Sister channel(s) 13th Street Universal
Diva Universal
Syfy Universal
Studio Universal
CNBC International
E!
Style Network
Golf Channel
Universal HD
Website Universal Channel Latin America
Universal Channel Brazil
Universal Channel Germany
Universal Channel Greece
Universal Channel Poland
Universal Channel Romania
Universal Channel Russia
Universal Channel Turkey
Universal Channel Asia
Universal Channel Australia
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV
(Latin America)
Channel 218
Channel 1218 (HD)
Dish México Channel 203
Channel 901 (HD)
SKY México
(Latin America)
Channel 43
N
Poland
Channel 38
D-Smart
(Turkey)
Channel 17
DStv
(East & West Africa)
Channel 117
DStv
(South Africa)
Channel 117
Foxtel
(Australia)
Channel 116
Austar
(Australia)
Channel 116
Dish Network Channel 366
Cable
NET (Brazil) Channel 130
Channel 630 (HD)
VTR Channel 31
Teledünya
(Turkey)
Channel 21
UPC Poland Channel 486
Telemach
(Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Channel 031
MASTV
(Mexico)
Channel 53
IPTV
Conn-x TV (Greece) Channel 9
UniFi (Malaysia) Channel 160
Moldtelecom (Moldova) Channel 114
Moja TV
(Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Channel 008

Universal Channel is a television channel specializing in movies and television series in the thriller, drama, comedy, horror, crime and investigation genres, owned by Universal Networks International, a division of NBCUniversal and available on satellite and cable platforms. They were formerly branded as USA Network until 2003 when the name was changed to take more advantage of the Universal branding, but continue programming as that network does like a general interest network.

Launched in other countries[edit]

The Universal Channel logo used from 2007 to 2010 (used till 2011 in Latin America, including Brazil and used till 2012 in Greece)
Universal Channel logo used from 2010 until 2013.

Original launch[edit]

Universal Channel was officially launched on December 1, 2007 in Poland and Romania; on May 30, 2008 in Russia; and on July 1, 2008 in Southeast Asia. In Latin America the channel is owned by NBC Universal but is controlled and broadcast by Fox Latin American Channels and Globosat in Brazil. On May 7, 2009, this channel was launched in Greece.

Re-branded in selected countries[edit]

In South Africa, Hallmark Channel was re-branded under that name on March 24, 2010 for DStv subscribers. In Japan, Sci Fi Channel re-branded to that name on April 1, 2010. In Australia, Hallmark Channel re-branded to that name on July 1, 2010. In Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and some former Yugoslavian countries Serbia, Slovenia and Croatia, Hallmark Channel was re-branded to that name on September 3, 2010. And in the Philippines, this channel was launched on July 26, 2010 and replaced the Sci Fi Channel (Philippines) which was rebranded as Universal Channel. On October 18, 2010, the Hallmark Channel in the UK and Ireland was rebranded, adopting the Universal Channel name.

Programmes[edit]

Movie block[edit]

  • Universal Channel Movies

Current shows[edit]

Latin America   Poland and Romania
Russia   Greece
Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia
Japan   Southeast Asia & Philippines

+ Philippines only

South Africa   Australia

Former shows[edit]

Selected territories:

(a) - Russia
(b) - Latin America
(c) - Southeast Asia

See also[edit]

External links[edit]