Syfy is an American basic cable and satellite TV channel that is held by the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group division of NBCUniversal, a part of Comcast. The channel emphasizes science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural, paranormal, drama, and reality programming. Syfy is available to 92.4 million families in America.
Syfy’s programming covers original made-for-cable films, miniseries, and series. In the past, the channel focused on classic science fiction shows. However, under NBCUniversal control, the channel has modified its programming to target more audiences. In 2006, it began broadcasting programs such as ECW, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and WCG Ultimate Gamer.
The network had obtained significant worldwide attention for its successful original miniseries and subsequent four-season series Battlestar Galactica. In addition to many awards, the United Nations requested the main characters to a retrospective and interview. Also notable was the network’s airing of Taken, which obtained the Emmy Award that year for best miniseries.