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NBCUniversal axes horror-focused network Chiller

NBCUniversal has decided to cease operations of its horror and thriller-focused network, Chiller. NBCU has confirmed that the network will go dark as of Jan. 1, 2018. While Chiller is currently available in over ...
November 17, 2017

NBCUniversal has decided to cease operations of its horror and thriller-focused network, Chiller.

NBCU has confirmed that the network will go dark as of Jan. 1, 2018.

While Chiller is currently available in over 40-million households, NBCU has not decided if other platforms or networks will be able to pick up its current programming.

Chiller’s current schedule includes feature-length films, documentaries, specials, classic and reality series. The network, which launched in 2007, hosts such unscripted series as Deep South Paranormal; Haunted Collector; Most Daring; Unexplained Mysteries; Psychic Investigators; Urban Legends; and more.

NBCU does not plan to discontinue any other network and has said that no employees will be impacted by Chiller’s closing.

The story was first reported by industry blogger TV Answer Man.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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