Universal Channel (Philippines)

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Universal Channel Philippines
Universal channel.svg
Launched April 1, 2009 (as Sci Fi Channel)
July 26, 2010 (as Universal Channel)
Closed August 3, 2012
Owned by Universal Networks International
Solar Entertainment Corporation
Slogan Characters Welcome
Country Philippines
Language English
Headquarters Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Website www.universalchannel.asia

Universal Channel Philippines was a television channel specializing in movies and television series in the thriller, drama, comedy, crime and investigation genres. It was owned by Universal Networks International, with a partnership with Solar Entertainment Corporation.


Sci Fi Channel was launched on April 1, 2009, specializing in science fiction, fantasy, and horror shows and movies.[1] On July 26, 2010 at 6:00 AM, Sci Fi Channel (Philippines) was replaced with the world's most popular cable and satellite channel, Universal Channel, while Sci Fi Channel (Asia) was rebranded as Syfy Universal (Asia) on the same day.

It was announced the Universal Channel Philippines except Sci-Fi Channel Philippines (now Syfy Universal Asia) to end the broadcast (under Solar) on August 3, 2012 as the channel shifted its broadcast to the regional Southeast Asian feed.

The Final Program Line-Up[edit]

For Sci-Fi Channel Philippines[edit]

For Universal Channel Philippines[edit]

Movie Block[edit]

  • Sci-Fi Channel Movies (2009-2010)
  • Universal Channel Movies (2010-2012)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ NBC Universal Global launches Sci Fi Channel in the Philippines Philippine Star website. Retrieved on April 04, 2009.

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