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  • The Syzygy Network ò A competitor for SyFy

    Hi friends. All of you should know by now that we've been working over the last couple of years to create a new cable television network. This new network would be for SciFi fans and run by real SciFi fans.

    We've been working very hard to come up with a plan that would be attractive and profitable to investors and still create a healthy, sustainable network that would be around for decades to come. We now have that plan. It's going to cost us $60 million to get this network going. Believe it or not, that's a very small amount to start a cable television network and it means we'll have to sacrifice for the first few years. It means very little original programming for the first five years of the network's life in order to keep startup costs low. There are investors out there who like the plan and would like to be a part of something this exciting. We've shown them a plan in which The Syzygy Network can reach profitability in four years.

    However, that plan assumes that people will watch the network. The investors have told us that they don't simply want our word that SciFi fans would love to have a new network. They want proof.

    Here's how you can be a part of this. We need numbers. Not little numbers...BIG numbers.

    DO YOU WANT a new SciFi network???

    Then tell people about it. Go to:

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sy...36797859680282

    Like the page. Tell your friends to like it. Tell them to tell their friends.

    Let's make this page a phenomenon on Facebook. I've seen the power of the SciFi fan. I've seen it make Star Trek go another year. It worked again for Star Trek: Enterprise, then again for Jericho. Each of those shows got an extra year after the networks had decided to cancel them. That same power resulted in the browncoats getting Serenity, the theatrical movie out of the ashes of Firefly. I've seen full page ads in Variety to the producers of shows like Earth 2.

    I've seen SciFi fans change the world, just as SciFi itself did before them. We are a powerful group of people. We have the power to do this. That power comes in numbers.

    Help make the Syzygy Network page one of the biggest, fastest-growing pages on Facebook. With the numbers proving that there's room for a new SciFi network the investors won't have call to say no.

    Make your voices heard. Let them know you want a new network that believes in you, that loves you and was created by real fans, not some group of corporate net heads (we know how good their decisions about SciFi shows are!). We understand we need to make a profit to survive, but it's not our only motivation.

    Syzygy is not all about the bottom line. It's about you. Help us make it happen.

    Thanks!
    Dave Andrews
    CEO and original founder,
    The Syzygy Network
    Source: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sy...36797859680282
    I think there needs to be something out there producing good science fiction. Even if we have a wait of four to five years it would be nice to know that Dave Andrews and co are working towards the day when they will start to produce their own new and exiting shows.

    Dave Andrews and co also have a discussion section where you can go and suggest different names for the network (because nobody knows how Syzygy is pronounced) and what you would like to see on it.

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    Is this a joke or a genuine proposal?
    Andrew Swallow

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    • #3
      Actually, my question (since the text of this letter has now been posted twice in this forum, here and in the "Not enough Sci-Fi?" Thread) is... how much more before this becomes SPAM?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Andrew_Swallow View Post
        Is this a joke or a genuine proposal?
        This is six sci-fi fan who are tired of the SyFy Channel in the USA, who want to start their own network up in 2012 and all their asking people to do is go to their Facebook page and click the button that says like this page. That is so they con prove that there is a demand for this kind of network to their investors.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Doom Shepherd View Post
          Actually, my question (since the text of this letter has now been posted twice in this forum, here and in the "Not enough Sci-Fi?" Thread) is... how much more before this becomes SPAM?
          Not to worry, Doom Shepherd, I'm still working to keep the forums spam-free.

          My feeling is that this is a legitimate topic for discussion. I could blend the two threads but I always muck that up so unless eiter or both threads heat up, I'll leave it for now.

          Jan
          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dodger View Post
            This is six sci-fi fan who are tired of the SyFy Channel in the USA, who want to start their own network up in 2012 and all their asking people to do is go to their Facebook page and click the button that says like this page. That is so they con prove that there is a demand for this kind of network to their investors.
            I'm in. Hopefully this works.
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            • #7
              The Syzygy Network

              Hi everyone. Dodger, thanks for spreading the word. I'd like to add a bit of clarity to what you said though. The six of us who are on the executive team do happen to all be SciFi/Fantasy fans, because that was a requirement when I went recruiting people to run this company. However, we are also all working professionals in the TV industry (except for our art director, David Reddick, who is from the art world rather than TV). Five us us have producer and/or executive producer experience, two of us have acting experience. Three have writing experience, one has already been an executive at 3 other networks (Fuse, VH-1 and FX) and one has won 5 Emmy awards for his special effects work on Star trek shows. Three have extensive (and I mean extensive) contacts in the Star Trek world and two others have lesser contacts, but have met with a number of Trek stars, including dinner with one (and his wife) and being invited to the home of another.

              Between the six of us, our connections in the TV industry are extensive. Unfortunately our financial connections are less so, meaning we know how much of an uphill battle we face.

              That's why we need as much help as we can get by having fans go to the facebook page and "like" the page. Right now, all we can do is tell investors that claiming fans want a new network. With many thousands of fans "liking" this facebook page, it's actually the fans themselves expressing interest. This is a completely grass roots effort with not a single penny being spent in marketing. We know we can get thousands of fans with a multi-million dollar marketing effort. What we need is to prove that SciFi fans are so dedicated that we can get great numbers interested just by word-of-mouth.

              You know, I think I'll post this on the facebook page. Other people need to hear this too. Glad you got me talking here, and thanks to the rest of you here who have voiced your support for us.

              Dave Andrews
              CEO, The Syzygy Network

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