Defiance Clinches Canadian Slot


TORONTO: Shaw Media has licensed the sci-fi series Defiance from NBCUniversal Television Canada to launch in spring 2013 on Showcase. 

The one-hour series airs in the U.S. on Syfy. A collaboration between Syfy and Trion Worlds has brought about the first-ever convergence of TV and Massive Multiplayer Online gaming, as an interconnected world and story lines will co-exist throughout the show and in the game. 

“With original hits such as this year’s number-one specialty series Continuum and blockbuster hit Lost Girl, Shaw Media has a proven track record of launching sci-fi genre scripted series successfully in the Canadian market. Defiance takes a groundbreaking approach to television and gaming, and we are excited to build on our success with this cutting-edge series,” said Barbara Williams, the senior VP of content at Shaw Media.  

"We are thrilled that Defiance, an exciting and innovative new drama, will be available to viewers in Canada," added Ron Suter, the executive VP and general manager at NBCUniversal Television Canada. "This multi-screen experience will take consumers on an unprecedented journey that is sure to build a loyal fan base among gamers and TV fans alike."