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Old 05-09-2009, 23:39
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Just being nosey...

Does anybody know when Sci-Fi is changing to SyFy (like the US has already done)??

Reason for asking is that Sky are showing a HD trailer that shows the SyFy HD logo on channel 998.
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Old 05-09-2009, 23:43
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Can't be too far away, if that is the case.
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Old 05-09-2009, 23:44
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hopefully soon, we're incredibly behind with America with television and that's a bad thing.
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Old 05-09-2009, 23:45
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If they have any ounce of common sense, never. Its a stupid re-brand explained by some marketing twerp as "that's how I'd text it".

Really? Because SCIFI is that difficult to spell is it?
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Old 05-09-2009, 23:50
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If they have any ounce of common sense, never. Its a stupid re-brand explained by some marketing twerp as "that's how I'd text it".

Really? Because SCIFI is that difficult to spell is it?
or you know...god forbid a channel wants to update, rebrand and refresh it's image -_-
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Old 05-09-2009, 23:51
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Apparently the word SyFy means something dirty in Polish.

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/blo...in_Polish_.php
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Old 05-09-2009, 23:54
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or you know...god forbid a channel wants to update, rebrand and refresh it's image -_-
Replacing I's with Y's is not exactly "fresh", besides they could easily refresh their image and keep the correct spelling.
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Old 06-09-2009, 00:10
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SYFY can be a trademark - SciFi can't.
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Old 06-09-2009, 00:38
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SYFY can be a trademark - SciFi can't.
And yet they've done just fine up to now. It looks reeeally weird as a name and logo.
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Old 06-09-2009, 00:47
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The dumbing down continues **sigh**
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:53
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The dumbing down continues **sigh**
Indeed. Soon we'll be textspeeching, and talking like chavs, innit?
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:54
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Syfy? are u serious? Thats it ive had enough - im cancelling sky!!!
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:12
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Next they'll start launching reality tv shows and cookery shows. Oh maybe they are?
Source: http://io9.com/5351045/syfy-channel-...a-cooking-show
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:15
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Indeed. Soon we'll be textspeeching, and talking like chavs, innit?
"innit" is not chav speak, too bad.
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:18
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The dumbing down continues **sigh**
I was just going to say the same.

What's wrong with sci-fi? Everyone knows what it is. Just another case of if it ain't broke...

The "SyFy" spelling looks absolutely horrible.
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:54
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"innit" is not chav speak, too bad.
Either way, it's not good English is it?

I was just going to say the same.

What's wrong with sci-fi? Everyone knows what it is. Just another case of if it ain't broke...

The "SyFy" spelling looks absolutely horrible.
Well, apart from the conclusion that Americans are complete idiots and couldn't spell properly if they were forced to try at gunpoint, the justification for the ident change by the designer was that sci fi wanted to be dynamic and "in the now".
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Old 06-09-2009, 13:30
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They are probably just trying to target a group of more mainstream viewers that have a superficial opinion of the word sci-fi. Sounds like a stupid reason, but I bet they'll have done a load of research on demographics etc and found out that these people exist.

Is the UK sci-fi channel related to the US one? When I had cable years ago, I remember they had different owners.
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Old 06-09-2009, 13:51
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The US Sci-Fi Channel's owner bought the UK channel back a few years ago, they're the same company again, just like when they first started.
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Old 06-09-2009, 15:13
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I think the same thing. I like the Sci-Fi channel, maybe they could think of a new logo or something but SyFy just sounds stupid, likes some kind of child's toy
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Old 06-09-2009, 15:24
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I lv syense fykshun me


Welcome to the idiocracy
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Old 06-09-2009, 15:48
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Only one thing to say about the owners of Sci Fi channel rebranding as SyFy

Ydyots.
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Old 06-09-2009, 17:05
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dave, watch, yesterday, really and now SyFy?

Are all channel controllers on pot?

Didnt Britain used to have a reputation for the best TV in the world??
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Old 06-09-2009, 17:34
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to be fair, I loved the name change with dave. it's nice to have a channel that's largely man-centric.
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Old 06-09-2009, 17:52
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or you know...god forbid a channel wants to update, rebrand and refresh it's image -_-
sure - but renaming Sci-Fi as Syfy, which isn't even a word, is the lamest rebranding in the history of rebranding.

IMO.

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Old 06-09-2009, 17:53
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sure - but renaming Sci-Fi as Syfy, which isn't even a word, is the lamest rebranding in the history of rebranding.

IMO.

Iain
Surprisingly though, it's resulted in an increase in ratings... Much the same way the dave rebrand did.
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