Virgin Media has confirmed the imminent arrival of the SCI FI channel in High Definition, just days after the cable giant announced a high definition version of Film4 would launch exclusively on its network.
Launching on Virgin ahead of a rebrand to Syfy HD on 13th April, the channel is set to air the re-imagining of V as well as favourites such as Legend Of The Seeker, Sanctuary and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Cindy Rose, Virgin Media’s executive director of digital entertainment said: “The SCI FI channel is synonymous with the science fiction genre and premieres many high-profile, first-run series. We are excited to be bringing the channel’s programmes to our customers in spectacular HD ahead of its rebrand as I know they will be introducing yet more fantastic shows in the coming months. We are continuing to add more HD channels to our growing line-up, all of which are all available to our XL TV customers for no extra monthly fee.”
Under a deal with Universal Networks International, Virgin will also offer a selection of HD content on demand.
Laurence Dawkin-Jones, MD (UK) Universal Networks International, said: “Our SCI FI channel audience tend to be early adopters so they will love the opportunity to watch some of their favourite shows in fantastic High Definition. The picture quality will really make the most of our new look channel and the fantastic raft of UK premiere shows we’ve got coming up.”