I'm actually in the very larval stages of trying to create an open-source "studio" to fill the niche that channels like SyFy are vacating.
The Trilobyte Project
goes one step farther than just being a place for independently-produced shows, it actually invites and relies on the input of the fans in order to create and shape the shows.
I have 25 years of experience in live theatre (acting, design, production, and tech), so the foundation is there for making the right kinds of decisions.
The worlds created are open-source, and released under a Creative Commons license, so people are free to use the worlds for their own works. The stories we hope to create are plot-driven with minimal FX. There are currently half a dozen worlds listed in the forums and available for discussion and development, but we're currently focusing on developing a single series that will be easy to film and produce.
As I said, this project is in its very initial stages. We have 2 writers and a handful of contributors. If you're interested in getting involved with an independent studio and contributing from the ground up--in input, not in cash--then please join in the discussions and help us create something that we, as SF fans and geeks, can call 100% our own.