SciFi Channel coming to Australia!


O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! Mostly…
Last night I spotted the announcement that the SciFi Channel is coming to Australia. It launches on several Australian satellite/cable networks on December 1.

I’ve had a look at the published schedule and while it looks good, and is a metric assload more decent SF than we’ve had to now, it doesn’t bear much resemblance to the US schedule. It also doesn’t reveal whether the series being shown are current or reruns (Battlestar Galactica comes to mind – I don’t believe Season 2 has even begun here on free-to-air). I’m guessing that’s a factor related to market testing and the Australian free-to-air channels having rights to first broadcast here.

I only hope they don’t do it the same injustice they did to TechTV when it was on here and Foxtel rebroadcast 8-12 week old days in their entireity and out of order.

One Reply to “SciFi Channel coming to Australia!”

  1. Actually originally Tech-TV was upto date. Then Tech-TV was bought out by G4 and they discontinued the international feed. So Foxtel were forced to play repeats until they could implement a replacement channel, in this case CI.

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