As of 2015, the Syfy Channel is channel 244 for subscribers of DIRECTV. For those with HD-capable televisions, this channel is available in HD without surfing to a separate channel number. The Syfy Channel was previously known as The Sci-Fi Channel and SF.
NBC Universal Cable, a division of Comcast, owns the Syfy Channel. Syfy is available on both basic cable and satellite television packages. As of August 2013, over 85 percent of households in the United States receive Syfy as part of a cable or satellite package. For information about channels and other customer service questions, consumers can call DIRECTV at 1-800-531-5000.