At least we still have Syfy… right?
As we recently told you, Cox dropped NBCUniversal-owned horror channel Chiller as of this month, in the wake of Verizon, Charter and Dish all quietly dropping the channel earlier in the year. At the time, NBCUniversal seemed to still be sticking by the channel, but we were fearing the worst.
And those fears, it turns out, were well founded.
TV Answer Man reports today that NBCUniversal will be killing Chiller as of January 1, 2018.
“Low-profile channels like Chiller and Cloo are an endangered species, even for a company with the market clout of NBCUniversal,” Variety explains. “Taking the small fry off the table helps NBCU’s effort to beef up programming and carriage fees for its core cable nets, including USA Network, Syfy, Bravo and E!”
Chiller launched in February 2007 as a showcase for horror and thriller movies and TV shows pulled from the Universal vault and other sources.
Ten years. Not a bad run. RIP Chiller.