Syfy launches catch up app, other NBCU nets to follow suit

NBCUniversal-owned US cable net Syfy has launched an app allowing viewers to watch shows a day after their TV transmission.

haven_425NBCU said that its other cable networks will also launch branded catch-up apps soon. A Bravo app has already rolled out.

The Syfy Now app is for Apple devices and downloadable through the App Store.

Authenticated viewers can stream full episodes of shows including Haven (pictured) and Defiance as well as Syfy unscripted series including Haunted Highway and Paranormal Witness. There will also be bonus short form content from the shows, which can be viewed on any iOS device.

Facebook and Twitter update functions are integrated into the app for viewers that want to share details via social media.

“The launch of Syfy Now underscores our commitment to bring viewers TV Everywhere from across our portfolio of networks,” said Matt Bond, executive VP, NBCUniversal Content Distribution.

“Syfy’s audience of tech-savvy ‘Igniters’ are among the very first to find new and more immersive ways to access and consume their favourite Syfy programs,” said Dave Howe, president, Syfy and Chiller. “Syfy Now will deliver the kind of experience our smart and trend-setting viewers are looking for from us.”