Cable TV service is provided for every room in student housing and various academic spaces throughout the campus. Listed below are the channels provided by the Department of Telecommunications through Charter Communications. Effective March 13, 2014, all channels are provided in a ‘QAM’ digital format.

All televisions on campus must contain a QAM digital tuner to receive the channels. Older analog televisions are no longer compatible with the University’s cable TV system. Most televisions today are digital/QAM compliant, however less expensive or budget televisions may not be. To find out if your television has a QAM tuner, check the specifications in your owner's manual, or visit the manufacturer's website.

  • A QAM tuner allows your TV to tune to digital or HD channels. Most, but not all, TV’s that were made after 2006 have a QAM tuner built in.
  • You can search online by make/model of your TV or reference your TV’s owner’s manual for specific model information related to what type of tuner is present in your TV.
  • An example of what the manual may say if the TV has a QAM tuner: “Built in digital tuner (ATSC/Clear QAM)”, or “NTSC/QAM“
  • Additionally, if your TV remote has the (.) or (-) symbol button for easy tuning or is able to display channels such as 5.2 or 5-2, your TV likely has a QAM tuner.
  • An example of what the manual may say if the TV does NOT have a QAM tuner: “ATSC / NTSC Tuner” (there will be no mention of QAM)
  • Apex
  • Dynex
  • Element
  • Haier
  • Insignia
  • Seiki
  • Sylvania

If you are choosing one of these brands, please verify that the model has a QAM tuner. Please be advised that less expensive TVs sometimes come with a lower quality QAM tuner that may be unable to tune all of the channels. We have found this to be true on certain models of bargain brands such as Dynex, Insignia, and Sylvania.

7 SOUTHEAST CINEMA 38 Invesitgation Discovery HD
7 CCIN 39 History Channel HD
7 Government Access 39 Animal Planet HD
7 Educational Access 39 HGTV HD
7 Local Origination 40 National Geographic HD
8 ZUUS Country 40 Travel Channel HD
8 Heartland TV 40 Food Network HD
8 NBC HD (WPSD) 41 Bravo HD
8 Classic TV 41 Esquire HD
9 PBS CREATE 42 Oxygen HD
9 Grit TV 42 OWN HD
9 PBS HD 43 Lifetime HD
10 Univision HD 43 Hallmark Channel HD
10 CSPAN HD 44 TV Land HD
11 QVC HD 44 Nickelodeon HD
11 Home Shopping Network HD 45 Freeform HD
11 The Weather Channel HD 45 The Disney Channel HD
12 Charter Media/FS Home Adtvg Board 45 Disney XD HD
12 Charter Media/FS Home Advtg Bckstp 46 Women's Entertainment HD
12 Charter Media/FS Home Advtg Bird Eye 46 Hub HD
12 Charter Media/FS Home Advtg First Base 46 The Tennis Channel HD
13 WDKA - MyTV 47 Outdoor Channel HD
13 WTCT - Independent 47 The Sportsman Channel HD
13 Jewelry TV 48 Hallmark Movie Channel HD
13 PIN TV 48 Cooking Channel HD
23 SBN 48 ESPN Goal Line/ Buzzer Beater HD
23 CSPAN 2 49 ESPNews HD
23 Trinity Broadcasting/TBN 49 ESPN U HD
23 EWTN 49 CBS Sports Network HD
24 Evine Live 50 fyi HD
24 Inspiration Network 50 Destination America HD
24 SEC Network 50 The Science Channel HD
25 FX Movie Channel HD 51 NFL Network HD
25 IFC (Independent Film Channel) HD 51 NFL RedZone HD
26 ION Television 51 Fox Business Network HD
26 The Church Channel 52 BBC America
26 Smile of a Child 52 American Hero Channel
26 JCTV 52 Discovery Life
27 MTV HD 52 ESPN Classic
27 MTV 2 HD 52 Lifetime Real Women
27 SyFy HD 53 Sundance
28 CMT HD 53 Ovation
28 VH-1 HD 54 Boomerang
29 LMN HD 54 Fox College Sports - Central
29 AMC HD 54 FXX
29 Turner Classic Movies HD 54 Mav TV
30 FX HD 54 Fox Sports 2
30 Comedy Central HD 55 Bloomberg
30 Spike TV HD 55 Reelz Channel
31 Fox Sports Midwest HD 55 Sprout
31 HLN HD 55 CBS Sports Network
31 Regional Sports Extra Games HD 56 Centric
32 Big Ten Network HD 57 Fuse
32 CNBC HD 57 DIY (Do It Yourself)
32 Golf Channel HD 57 TV One
33 Fox Sports 1 HD 57 GAC
33 MLB Network HD 59 BET Jams
33 CNN HD 59 Tr3s
34 NBC Sports HD 59 VH-1 Classic
34 MSNBC HD 59 VH-1 Soul
34 ESPN HD 59 CMT Pure Comedy
35 ESPN2 HD 59 Nick Jr
35 FOX News Channel HD 59 Teen Nick
35 Cartoon Network HD 59 Nicktoons Network
36 TruTV HD 59 Nickelodeon Too
36 TNT HD 59 MTV Hits
37 TBS HD 59 The World Network
37 Discovery HD 61 NHL Network
37 BET HD 63 Fox HD (KBSI)
38 Velocity ---

NOTE: The actual channel numbers are in 'tiers', ie there are three different channel 50s. The three channels will show up as 50-2, 50-4, 50-6 as an example. The actual channel number may be different on your tv depending on the brand and type of tuner that your tv has. Example: in the Towers Lounge the Science Channel may be 50-4, but on your tv in your room it may be channel 50-5. The Science Channel will be 50-?? everywhere on campus. We believe it will be standard on MOST tv's in the Halls, but cannot know for sure at this time.


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