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Can I get Syfy?

The Syfy channel shows horror, action, science fiction and fantasy programming and films. Here's how to get Syfy with Sky, NOW, BT, Virgin or TalkTalk.
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SYFY is the long-known home of science fiction TV shows and films. If science fiction is your thing, you'll likely already know about the SYFY channel.

With vintage favourites Star Trek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as original series like The Librarians and plenty of genre films, SYFY is packed with amazing fantasy drama and jaw-dropping visions of the future. Both from the past and present.

Can I watch SYFY UK?

Up until recently, SYFY UK was easily available on all major pay-TV providers, including Sky, Virgin Media and NOW. However, on 26 July 2022, SYFY was re-branded as Sky Sci-Fi. It still offers the same sci-fi classics that fans know and love, alongside some exciting new shows.

This includes SurrealEstate, a paranormal series featuring Tim Rozon and Sarah Levy (Schitt’s Creek) and the new zombie series Day of the Dead.

Sky Sci-Fi is available on Sky, NOW and Virgin Media.

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What TV shows are on Sky Sci-Fi?

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Sky Sci-Fi's line-up is pretty unique among UK broadcasters, with fantasy and science fiction shows making up the entirety of its programming. Here are just some of the geektastic TV shows fans can expect to watch on Sky Sci-Fi:

  • Resident Alien

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  • The Magicians

  • Killjoys

  • Van Helsing

  • Wynonna Earp

  • Battlestar Galactica

  • Channel Zero

  • Cyanide and Happiness Shorts

  • Deadly Class

  • Futurama

  • Don't Feed The Humans

  • Krypton

  • Z Nation

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Adding Sky Sci-Fi (previously SYFY channel) to a TV package


Sky Sci-Fi is available with most TV providers, including Sky, Virgin Media, NOW, and BT. If you subscribe to Sky, you should already have the Sky Sci-Fi channel included with the basic Sky Entertainment package.

Virgin Media offers Sky Sci-Fi to subscribers on its Bigger Bundle TV package or higher, and if you're a TalkTalk subscriber, you'll need to sign up for a NOW Entertainment TV membership to get Sky Sci-Fi.

BT subscribers can get Sky Sci-Fi if they sign up for Entertainment, Big Entertain or VIP packages which give them access to NOW TV content.

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