Sci-Fi Storm

New SF On-Demand channel to start in October

by on Aug.15, 2007, under General News

Illusion, a dedicated Science Fiction On-Demand channel, is gearing up for an October launch. Read More for the press release with a few details. Currently the only carrier mentioned is Verizon FiOS, but that will likely change closer to launch.

Sci-Fi On-Demand Channel “Illusion” Launches in October

For Immediate Release

New York, NY – August 15th, 2007 – Illusion On-Demand, the first and only dedicated science fiction and fantasy on-demand channel is launching nation-wide this October.

Illusion On-Demand, the first cable VOD channel dedicated to science fiction & fantasy, is set to launch this October. Offering a wide variety of programming which includes live-action premieres, award-winning films, anime and news, Illusion wants to define the new face of Sci-Fi culture.

Launching with a library of over 300 programming hours, Illusion is confident that Sci-Fi lovers will find a new top destination on their VOD lineup.

Included in Illusion’s initial lineup fans will find the acclaimed anime series “Now and Then, Here and There”, VOD premieres of several BBC series including “Strange”, a monthly selection of camp in the form of the “Troma Creature Feature” and the original roundtable discussion series “Analog: The Science of Fiction” moderated by editors of the renowned Analog: Science Fiction and Fact magazine. Also included in the initial lineup will be award-winning features, shorts, mini-series and the first shows on television dedicated comic book news and interviews.

Dekker Dreyer, president of Illusion, explains what makes Illusion On-Demand unique, “When my partners and I imagined an all sci-fi /fantasy VOD network we really had to work backwards. We decided that our programming needed to have a good mix of premieres, exciting movies, but all the while celebrating the classics. The sci-fi audience is very smart, and my partners and I have taken great care to program a diverse lineup that fans will really enjoy.”

Illusion’s respect for the fans and the people that made the genre great can be seen in the special events they’ve been a part of as they’ve built up to the coming Fall launch; events such as their recent tie-in with Hero Initiative and The CGC which brought fans together with industry legend Stan Lee on an Illusion-sponsored yacht during San Diego Comic Con. The event benefitted comic creators in need.

For the latest news about Illusion visit the official website, An upgraded site with Illusion’s lineup and web exclusives will be launching in early September.

Illusion will be launching free to the consumer in millions of homes via carriers like Verizon Fios on October 1st, 2007. Call your local cable operator to find out if Illusion will be available in your area.

About Illusion On-Demand

Illusion On-Demand is a brand of Illusion Television LLC, a limited liability company based in New York City. Illusion On-Demand is the first dedicated VOD (video on demand) science fiction & fantasy network. Illusion Television was founded in late 2006 by partners Dekker Dreyer, Caitlyn Darr and Jamison Ousley. Press inquiries are welcome; please contact Caitlyn Darr at 646-530-8348 x501.

1 Comment for this entry

  • Anonymous Coward

    Anyone who offers Strange….

    Can’t be all bad. Seriously, awesome Brit show. Go watch.

    And, anything that could force the SCI-FI Channel to be better, is fine with me.

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