Universal Channel is a television channel specializing in movies and television series in the thriller, drama, comedy, horror, crime and investigation genres, owned by Universal Networks International, a division of NBCUniversal and available on satellite and cable platforms. They were formerly branded as USA Network until 2003 when the name was changed to take more advantage of the Universal branding, but continue programming as that network does like a general interest network.
Launched in other countriesEdit
Universal Channel was officially launched on December 1, 2007 in Poland (as Kanał Universal) and Romania (as Canalul Universal) and on July 1, 2008 in Southeast Asia. In Latin America the channel is owned by NBC Universal but is controlled and broadcast by Fox Latin American Channels and Globosat in Brazil.
Re-branded in selected countriesEdit
In South Africa, Hallmark Channel was re-branded under that name on March 24, 2010 for DStv subscribers. In Japan, Sci Fi Channel re-branded to that name on April 1, 2010. In Australia, Hallmark Channel re-branded to that name on July 1, 2010. In Hungary (as Universal Csatorna), Czech Republic, Slovakia and ex Yugoslav countries Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hallmark Channel was re-branded to that name on September 3, 2010. And in the Philippines, this channel was launched on July 26, 2010 and replaced the Sci Fi Channel (Philippines) which was rebranded as Universal Channel.
On October 18, 2010, the Hallmark Channel in the UK and Ireland was rebranded, adopting the Universal Channel name. On 3 May 2018, starting with the UK, they have begun the global rebrand of the channel as 'Universal TV'.
- Universal Channel Movies
|Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia
- Astro Boy (a)
- Dalziel & Pascoe (a)
- Missing (b)
- Pushing Daisies (b)
- Quarterlife (b)
- The Secret Life of the American Teenager (b)
- Surface (b)
- Walker Texas Ranger (a)
- The Woody Woodpecker Show (a)
- World's Wildest Police Videos (b)
- Brothers & Sisters(b)
- Psych(b) (moved to Studio Universal)
- The Event(b)
- Shattered (2010 TV series)(b)
- The Good Wife(b) (moved to Studio Universal)
- Forensic Files, under the Medical Detectives title(b)
- Three Rivers(b)
- Smash(b) (moved to Studio Universal)
- Surviving Suburbia (a)
- Worst Week (a)
(a) - Latin America
(b) - Southeast Asia