Syfy (Benelux)

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Syfy Universal
Syfy logo
Launched 30 May 2007 (2007-05-30)
Closed 1 July 2016 (2016-07-01)
Network Universal Networks International
Owned by NBCUniversal
Picture format 576i (16:9, SD)
1080i HD
Country Netherlands
Broadcast area Netherlands
Formerly called Sci Fi Channel (2007-2010)
Sister channel(s) 13th Street Universal (Benelux)
CNBC Europe
E! (Europe)
Style Network (Europe)
Ziggo (Netherlands) Channel 121 (SD/HD)
CAIW (Netherlands) Channel 108
Kabel Noord (Netherlands) Channel 221
Belgacom TV (Belgium) Channel 151
Telenet (Belgium) Channel 564

Syfy is a Dutch-language digital television channel service specializing in science fiction, fantasy, and horror shows and movies. The channel launched in 2007 as a sister channel to the US Sci Fi Channel, with a similar programming line-up. Syfy currently operates as a channel service of Universal Networks International, a division of NBCUniversal.

The channel can be seen on the cable networks of UPC, Ziggo and CAIW in the Netherlands and in Belgium via Belgacom TV and Telenet Digital TV.

Sci-Fi Channel had previously been available in Benelux in the 1990s. Failing to attract audiences, the channel withdrew from Benelux and Scandinavia at the end of 1998, focusing on their UK service instead.[1]

An HD-simulcast started through UPC Netherlands on 1 May 2013.[2]



  1. ^ "Sci-fi Channel Ends Scandi Run". The Hollywood Reporter. December 8, 1998. 
  2. ^ Jarco Kriek (22 April 2013). "13th Street HD, Syfy HD en TLC HD nieuw bij UPC". Totaal TV. 

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