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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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