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U.K.’s SyFy Channel Rebranding to Sky Sci-Fi


The SyFy channel in the U.K. is rebranding to Sky Sci-Fi next month, offering a mix of new shows and fan favorites.

SurrealEstate hits U.K. screens for the very first time on Sky Sci-Fi’s launch week. The zombie series Day of the Dead, inspired by George A. Romero’s horror movie, has also been announced as brand new to the channel and airing in launch month.

The channel will continue to feature hits such as Star Trek, Stargate and Quantum Leap. At launch, Sky Sci-Fi will also offer a selection of TV-movie titles such as Bullet Train Down, Thor: God of Thunder and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The channel has acquired Stephen King’s sought-after miniseries IT and Salem’s Lot.

The rebrand takes effect July 26.

Zai Bennett, managing director of content for Sky UK and Ireland, said: “From space adventures to futuristic fantasy, Sky Sci-Fi will be joining the host of genre-led brands launched in the past year and will offer a new universe for viewers to explore. The rebrand will make it easier for people to find exactly what they want, with fan favorites, a multitude of on-demand content, as well as a burst of exciting new shows for sci-fi fanatics.”

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