03/07/2009. Contributed by Jessica Martin
SCI FI officially becomes Syfy on-air and online via Syfy.com in the USA on Tuesday July 7th 2009.
The rebranding celebrations starts in the USA with the two-hour premiere of Warehouse 13 at 9PM (ET/PT). Starring Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly, Warehouse 13 joins Syfy's stable of water cooler programming led by Eureka and Ghost Hunters.
Syfy will also unveil a film, House of Imagination, showcasing the network's talent, produced and directed by the 4Creative (UK-based) team led by director Brett Foraker, who was joined, specifically for this project, by Larry Fong (Director of Photography, Watchmen, 300) and Tino Schaedler (Production Designer, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, V For Vendetta, The Golden Compass) with visual effects by MPC (Watchmen, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix).
Dave Howe, el presidente at Syfy, told us that, "While continuing to embrace our sci-fi fantasy legacy, we wanted to cultivate a distinct point of view with a trade-markable brand name that reflects our broader range of imagination-based entertainment. With the new tagline, Imagine Greater, Syfy allows us to build on our 17-year track record of success with a brand built on the power that fuels our genre, the imagination. Coming off our most-watched year in history, Syfy launches a new era of unlimited imagination, exceptional experiences and greater entertainment that paves the way for us to truly become a global lifestyle brand."
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