Sci Fi Channel (Australia)


Sci Fi Channel (Australia)

: "See Sci Fi Channel for a list of other Sci Fi channels."Infobox TV channel
country = Australia
name= Sci Fi Channel Australia
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launch=December 1, 2006
owner= TV1 General Entertainment Partnership:
Sony Pictures Television,
NBC Universal,
CBS Paramount
sister names= TV1
web= [http://scifitv.com.au/ scifitv.com.au]
terr avail=Not Available
cable serv 1=Foxtel Digital
cable chan 1=Channel 132
cable serv 2=Austar Digital
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Sci Fi Channel Australia is the an Australian subscription television channel specialising in science fiction programming. It is owned and run by the TV1 General Entertainment Partnership.

The channel began broadcasting on Foxtel, Optus & Austar pay-TV networks on 1 December 2006. The channel is available to Foxtel Digital subscribers on the "My Escape" package tier, "Living" tier for Optus TV and "Fun" tier for Austar Digital.

Sci Fi uses the same branding and packaging as the US channel of the same name, but has its own schedule and programming. It airs popular shows such as The X-Files, Buffy, Charmed, Medium and the Star Trek and Stargate franchise.

Citroën is the main network sponsor.

Media and Press coverage

The Adelaide Advertiser on November 22, 2006 reported about the demand of a sci-fi channel in Australia [ [http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,20796944-5006343,00.html AdelaideNow... 2006: A Sci-Fi Odyssey ] ] .

The official launch party of the Sci Fi Channel was held on November 16, 2006 at the Australian Museum in Sydney. Guests included Jacqueline McKenzie (from The 4400), Gigi Edgley and Matthew Newton (from Farscape).

ee also

*List of Sci Fi Channel (Australia) programs

References

External links

* [http://www.scifitv.com.au Official Site]
* [http://www.scifitv.com.au/tvguide/ Sci-Fi TV Guide]


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