Syfy (Asia)

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Syfy Universal / Syfy (Asia)
Syfy logo
LaunchedJuly 1, 2008 (2008-07-01)
ClosedJune 30, 2017 (2017-06-30) (Malaysia and Sri Lanka)
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) (Rest of Asia)
NetworkNBCUniversal International Networks
Owned byNBCUniversal
Picture format480i (SDTV) 16:9
1080i (HDTV)
SloganImagine Greater
Broadcast areaDefunct
Formerly calledSci Fi Channel (2008-2010), Syfy Universal (2010-2012)
ReplacedSyfy (2012-2017)
Sister channel(s)CNBC Asia
Golf Channel
Universal Channel
DreamWorks Channel

Syfy Universal Asia (sometimes referred to as Syfy Asia) was an Asian cable television channel, launched on July 1, 2008 which mainly airs science fiction, fantasy and horror programs and movies. It also airs anime programming. It is owned by Universal Networks International.

The channel rebranded as Syfy Universal on July 26, 2010 and on February 7, 2012, Syfy Universal's name was simplified to "Syfy" as well as converting from 4:3 aspect ratio to 16:9 widescreen picture format since April 1, 2011. The channel delivers Same Day or Express from the U. S. telecast with selected programs.

On July 1, 2017, Syfy along with Universal Channel officially ceased transmission at midnight in the rest of the Asia and in Malaysia and Sri Lanka was discontinued a day earlier. The channel aired a final Syfy Original Movie, Summer Shark Attack on that day, ending with production credits before went off-the-air.[1]

Operating channels[edit]

  • Syfy Asia - SIN/HK/MY/PH/THAI/JKT feed; available on HD format in selected Asian countries apply.
  • Syfy Taiwan - Same with the Asian feed but with Chinese subtitles; available in HD format.

Final Programming[edit]


Sci Fi logo used from July 1, 2008 to July 25, 2010

Syfy Kids[edit]

Movie block[edit]

  • Mockbuster Mayhem
  • Syfy Movies

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Universal Channel and Syfy End of Broadcast". SkyCable. Retrieved 2017-05-29.
  2. ^ a b c d Ng-See-Quan, Danielle (16 April 2013). "KidsCo sends new Syfy block to Asia". KidScreen. The Syfy Kids block will launch with a first-run exclusive of its original production Zuzu & the Supernuffs from Matchbox Pictures. It will also feature the CG-animated Matt Hatter Chronicles, produced by Platinum Films and Toronto’s Dream Mill, with animation by Arc Productions; Z-Squad, from Corus’ Nelvana Enterprises and Enemes, and the Back to the Future animated series.
  3. ^ a b Rusak, Gary (20 August 2013). "KidsCo acquires Sendokai Champions". KidScreen. demo Key titles on the block include: Matt Hatter Chronicles, ZuZu & the Supernuffs, Z-Squad, The Future is Wild, Back to the Future and The Mummy.

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