CTV Sci-Fi (stylized in its logo as CTV sci-fi) is a Canadian cable television network launched on October 17, 1997 and specializing in science fiction and other related content. It is roughly equivalent to the American network Syfy.
CTV Sci-Fi was licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission in 1996, debuting on October 17, 1997 as Space: The Imagination Station at 6 p.m. EST, while under the ownership of CHUM Limited. Its first on-air showing was the 1956 movie Forbidden Planet, which was then followed by commentary by author Robert J. Sawyer, followed by the movie Mars Attacks!. Sawyer's commentary was the first example of the interstitial materials that became the network's signature: short, snappy, mini-docs on sci-fi and science topics that were shown between programs. Those were known as SPACE Flow. Their daily installments include Space News, which was formerly known as SPIN (Space Information and News).
On June 22, 2007, as a result of CHUM Limited's takeover, CTVglobemedia took over the network. Its ownership changed hands again when, on April 1, 2011, BCE, Inc. gain full control of the assets that CTVglobemedia didn't already own, thus giving ownership to Bell Media.
On September 12, 2019, the channel will rebrand as CTV Sci-Fi.
- Program Listing: A complete listing of shows that aired new episodes on CTV Sci-Fi.
Shows in Limbo
- Official website for CTV Sci-Fi