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Sinclair’s Comet digital network to air 51st Saturn Awards

Actor William Shatner attends the 51st annual Saturn Awards in February 2024. (Courtesy photo)

Electric Entertainment’s free streaming channel Electric Now is partnering with Sinclair Broadcast Group to bring the 51st annual Saturn Awards to broadcast television this month.

The award ceremony celebrates the best television series from the genres of science fiction, horror and fantasy, and will be televised on Sinclair’s digital broadcast network Comet on March 2, about a month after the award ceremony was streamed lived on Electric Now.

“Comet is committed to delivering the best in sci-fi, fantasy and horror entertainment,” Adam Ware, the Senior Vice President of Sinclair’s Growth Networks Group, said in a statement this week. “The opportunity to bring the Saturn Awards to the genre’s passionate fans across the
country through free broadcast television is very exciting and an important element of our overall mission.”

The Comet Awards drew a sizable list of A-list celebrities, including James Cameron, Keanu Reeves, William Shatner and the casts of hit sci-fi franchises like “The Walking Dead” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

Cast members of AMC's hit anthology series "The Walking Dead" accept the Dan Curtis Legacy Award at the 51st annual Saturn Awards in February 2024. (Courtesy photo)
Cast members of AMC’s hit anthology series “The Walking Dead” accept the Dan Curtis Legacy Award at the 51st annual Saturn Awards in February 2024. (Courtesy photo)

“The Saturn Awards are the ultimate tribute to the sci-fi, fantasy and horror genres,” Dean Devlin, the CEO of Electric Entertainment, said on Friday. “This year’s event was an unparalleled gathering of luminaries, with overwhelming support from actors, creators, and enthusiasts. We are thrilled to share these extraordinary moments of celebration with dedicated fans. Teaming up with Comet, a leading broadcast channel for sci-fi aficionados, allows us to extend the reach of the awards show, spreading the joy of celebrating this exceptional event to fans everywhere.”

Comet is available on free broadcast television in many parts of the country, and is also distributed on a number of streaming cable TV replacements like Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV. A free streaming version of Comet’s broadcast network is also available via the Comet website and apps.

Electric Now is available as a free, ad-supported streaming television channel on various apps, including Sling Freestream, Xumo Play, The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, LG Channels, Plex, Amazon’s Freevee and Local Now. The channel is also available through a standalone Electric Now app for streaming TV platforms like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV (Google TV), Apple TV and TVs made by Samsung, LG and Vizio.

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