Universal Channel

For the US channel previously known as Bravo HD, see Universal HD.
Universal Channel

Universal Channel logo
Launched September 1, 2004
Owned by NBCUniversal (Comcast)
Brazil: NBCUniversal (50%), Globosat (Organizações Globo, 50%)
Latin America: NBCUniversal (50%), HBO Latin America Group, (50%)
Slogan 100% Characters
Sister channel(s) 13th Street Universal
Diva Universal
Syfy Universal
Studio Universal
CNBC International
Style Network
Golf Channel
Universal HD
DreamWorks Channel
Website Universal Channel Brazil
Universal Channel Germany
Universal Channel Poland
Universal Channel Russia
Universal Channel South Africa
Universal Channel Asia
Universal Channel Australia
Universal Channel Latin America
Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland)
Channel 38
(East & West Africa)
Channel 117
(South Africa)
Channel 117
Channel 116
Channel 116
Dish Network Channel 247
DirecTV Channel 569
NET (Brazil) Channel 130
Channel 630 (HD)
VTR Channel 31
UPC Poland Channel 486
(Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Channel 031
Channel 53
UniFi (Malaysia) Channel 160
Moldtelecom (Moldova) Channel 114
Moja TV
(Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Channel 107
Fetch TV
Channel 107

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 countries

The Universal Channel logo used from 2007 to 2010 (used till 2011 in Latin America, including Brazil and used till 2012 in Greece)
Universal Channel logo used from 2010 until 2013.

Original launch

Universal Channel was officially launched on December 1, 2007 in Poland and Romania; on May 30, 2008 in Russia; 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. On May 7, 2009, this channel was launched in Greece and India.

Re-branded in selected countries

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, Czech Republic, Slovakia and some former Yugoslavian countries Serbia, Slovenia and Croatia, 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 March 7, 2016, Universal HD was rebranded as Universal Channel in the US.


Movie block

Current shows

Latin America   Poland
Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia
Southeast Asia

+ Philippines only

South Africa   Australia

Former shows

Selected territories:

(a) - Russia
(b) - Latin America
(c) - Southeast Asia

See also

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