NBC Universal will tonight (26 January) launch a high-definition version of the Sci Fi channel in the UK.

The launch of Sci Fi HD is part of NBC Universal's continued expansion of its brands globally, following its acquisition of Sparrowhawk Media in October 2007.

Sci Fi HD will begin broadcasting this evening at position 214 on in the Sky EPG.

Programming on Sci Fi includes the exclusive new season of Eli Stone and the Wizard of Oz spin-off Tin Man.