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Syfy launches on Now TV

Now TV has confirmed the launch of Science Fiction channel Syfy for users of its entertainment pass.

The arrival of the channel was first announced earlier this year as part of a wider carriage deal between Now TV's owner, Sky, and Syfy owner, NBCUniversal International Networks.

Starting this week, fans of the genre will be able to stream the live channel, episodes of hit shows on Catch Up and a range of complete season Box Sets through the £7.99 Entertainment Month Pass.

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 starring Kurt Russell, Pitch Black with Vin Diesel, 12 Monkeys featuring Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis, Daredevil starring Ben Affleck and Serenity – written and directed by Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer).

Paul Sweeney, Sales & Marketing Director at Now TV said:
“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.”

 Lee Raftery, MD UK & Emerging Markets at NBCUniversal International Networks responded:
“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. We’re looking forward to super-serving the legions of UK science fiction fans – who are ultimately at the heart of everything we do.”