SYFY joins NOW TV Entertainment Pass
VOD News | On 06, Dec 2017
Christmas is coming early for science fiction fans this year, as streaming service NOW TV welcomes SYFY to its Entertainment Pass.
From today, fans of the genre can now stream SYFY – NBCUniversal International Networks’ brand dedicated to all things science fiction – on NOW TV. This includes the live channel, episodes of hit shows on Catch Up and a range of complete season Box Sets.
At launch, Box Set bingers can enjoy all seasons of The Librarians, starring Rebecca Romijn (X-Men) and Noah Wyle (ER), ahead of the new season launching on 14th December at 8pm. Other Box Sets available include Killjoys, starring Hannah John-Kamen (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones), which returns for a fourth season next year, Hunters, a thriller produced by Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead), and space opera Dark Matter, from the producers of Stargate. Movie buffs can also stream live classic sci-fi movies, such as John Carpenter’s The Thing, Pitch Black with Vin Diesel, 12 Monkeys, and Serenity,
From pure sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal to horror and superheroes, the channel brings a welcome slice of premium telly genre to the contract-free platform.
Paul Sweeney, Sales & Marketing Director at NOW TV, says: “From space adventures to the supernatural, with SYFY now available to stream on NOW TV there’s a whole new universe of sci-fi content to be explored on your Entertainment Pass.”
“Science fiction fans – the wait is over! We couldn’t be more excited about launching SYFY on NOW TV, bringing the brand – and its compelling range of sci-fi and fantasy content – to even more viewers,” adds Lee Raftery, MD UK & Emerging Markets at NBCUniversal International Networks. “We’re looking forward to super-serving the legions of UK science fiction fans – who are ultimately at the heart of everything we do.”
SYFY joins a host of channels on NOW TV, including Sky Atlantic, FOX, Sky One, MTV, Sky Living, Sky Arts, Gold, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Nat Geo WILD, ITV Encore, ABC and 250 Box Sets on demand. All of these are included in an Entertainment Pass, which costs £7.99 a month, with no contract.
hayu and Syfy head to NOW TV, as Sky renews NBC deal
19th May 2017
Reality TV streaming service hayu is heading to NOW TV.
The all-reality service, which launched last year, is dedicated to reality TV shows from the US, with box sets and same-day releases that range from The Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Real Housewives of Melbourne to The Real Housewives of Orange County The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
It will be joined by Syfy, the UK home to such shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Librarians, 12 Monkeys, Bitten, The Originals and more.
In 2018, both will be added to NOW TV’s collection of TV channels available as part of its Entertainment Pass, which offers contract-free streaming (both live and on-demand) as part of a £7.99 monthly subscription.
Sky customers in the UK and Ireland, meanwhile, will be able to enjoy a selection of NBCUIN’s channels including Universal Channel, Syfy and E! Entertainment and Movies 24.
At the same time, Sky customers will continue to enjoy NBCUIN’s highly successful portfolio of channel brands, which are the home of popular TV series. In the UK & Ireland, this includes Chicago Med on Universal Channel and Dark Matter on Syfy; in Germany & Austria, this includes Chicago Fire on Universal Channel, Bull on 13TH STREET and Dark Matter on Syfy.
“Extending our partnership with NBCUniversal International ensures that we continue to provide our customers with the best acquired content to sit alongside Sky’s original productions,” says Sky.
Gary Davey, Managing Director, Content, adds: “It’s been a very successful year for rights negotiations and we are very pleased to have secured this long-term deal for our customers. Our focus remains on providing our customers with content of the highest quality and NBCUniversal’s movies, television programming and channel brands are globally renowned. Our partners’ trust in Sky as the custodian of their brands and content enables us to not only establish, but extend, these long-term relationships and we look forward to continuing to work with NBCUniversal International.”