Looks like Comic-Con 2016 will see Syfy joining other networks and shows that have been hosting nightly Comic-Con coverage. Great news – the more the merrier! Hopefully this will also somehow help move Syfy‘s panels away from the horrible acoustics of the slightly offsite Hilton’s Indigo Ballroom, where most of them have been held in previous years. Not only would that be better for Syfy‘s fans at Comic-Con, but it would be better for inclusion of Comic-Con panels in Syfy‘s series’ DVD/Blu-ray collections. Here’s hoping!
SYFY TO BROADCAST LIVE FROM SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2016
— SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON To Air Nightly from July 21 to 23 —
NEW YORK – April 13, 2016 – Syfy will invade the world’s largest pop culture convention this summer with SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON, a three-night telecast directly from the heart of San Diego Comic-Con. The special – Syfy’s first-ever live broadcast from Comic-Con – will air on the network Thursday, July 21 through Saturday, July 23 at 8/7c.
Each night, SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON will bring the Con’s non-stop action directly to viewers across the country, featuring celebrity interviews, breaking news and behind-the-scenes reports. The hosted live broadcast will highlight the biggest stars, top franchise reveals, panel news, exclusive sneak peeks of the hottest films, as well as audience interaction, games, party coverage and much more.
“For nearly two decades, Syfy has been a mainstay at Comic-Con,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “Each and every year, we can’t wait to get to San Diego to share our mutual fandom and passion for all things pop culture with our viewers. And this year, we’re thrilled to extend that immediate, first-hand access to those at home as well.”
“Our goal with SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON is to give everyone the experience of being on the convention floor, at the events, or just walking through the frenzied streets of the Gaslamp District … with hundreds of thousands of their closest friends,” said Heather Olander, Senior Vice President, Alternative Series, Development and Production, Syfy.
In addition, starting Sunday, July 17, Syfy will kick off a Comic-Con celebration on-air, online and across its social media platforms, offering fans customized, exclusive content to fuel their excitement throughout the entire week. SYFY’S 7 DAYS OF COMIC-CON will start Sunday, July 17 and continue through the 23rd.
SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON is produced by Wilshire Studios, with Corin Nelson serving as executive producer/showrunner.
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)