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   39 Animal Planet HD
7 Government Access   40 National Geographic HD
7 Educational Access   40 Travel Channel HD
7 Local Origination   40 Food Network HD
8 ZUUS Country   41 TLC HD
8 Heartland TV   41 Bravo HD
8 ABC HD (WSIL)   41 Esquire HD
8 NBC HD (WPSD)   42 E! HD
8 Classic TV   42 Oxygen HD
9 KFVS Weather   43 Lifetime HD
9 CBS HD (KFVS)   43 Hallmark Channel HD
9 PBS HD   44 TV Land HD
10 Univision HD   44 GSN HD
10 CSPAN HD   44 Nickelodeon HD
10 WGN HD   45 ABC Family HD
11 QVC HD   45 The Disney Channel HD
11 Home Shopping Network HD   45 Disney XD HD
11 The Weather Channel HD   46 Women's Entertainment HD
12 Charter Media/FS Home Adtvg Board   46 Hub HD
12 Charter Media/FS Home Advtg Bckstp   46 The Tennis Channel HD
12 Charter Media/FS Home Advtg Bird Eye   47 Outdoor Channel HD
12 Charter Media/FS Home Advtg First Base   47 The Sportsman Channel HD
13 WDKA - MyTV   48 Hallmark Movie Channel HD
13 WTCT - Independent   48 Cooking Channel HD
13 Cornerstore   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
23 SBN   50 Destination America HD
24 Shop NBC HD   50 The Science Channel HD
24 Inspirational Network HD   50 Biography HD
24 Jewelry TV HD   51 NFL Network HD
25 FX Movie Channel HD   51 NFL RedZone HD
25 Independent Film Channel HD   51 Fox Business Network HD
26 ION Television   52 BBC America
26 JCTV   52 American Hero  Channel
26 The Church Channel   52 Discovery Fit and Health
26 Smile of a Child   52 ESPN Classic
26 CSS (Charter Sports Southeast)   52 Lifetime Real Women
27 MTV HD   53 Sundance
27 MTV 2 HD   53 Ovation
27 SyFy HD   54 Boomerang
28 CMT HD   54 Fox College Sports - Central
28 VH-1 HD   54 FXX
29 LMN HD   54 Mav TV
29 AMC HD   54 Fox Sports 2
29 Turner Classic Movies HD   54 UP
30 fx HD   55 Bloomberg
30 Comedy Central HD   55 Reelz Channel
30 Spike TV HD   55 World Fishing Network
31 Fox Sports Midwest HD   55 Sprout
31 HLN HD   55 CBS Sports Network
31 Regional Sports Extra Games HD   56 Centric
32 BTN HD   57 H2
32 CNBC HD   57 Fuse
32 Golf Channel HD   57 DIY (Do It Yourself)
33 Fox Sports 1 HD   57 TV One
33 MLB Network HD   57 GAC
33 CNN HD   58 CSPAN 3
34 NBC Sports HD   59 mtvU
34 MSNBC HD   59 MTV Jams
34 ESPN HD   59 Tr3s
35 ESPN2  HD   59 VH-1 Classic
35 FOX News Channel HD   59 VH-1 Soul
35 Cartoon Network HD   59 CMT Pure Country
36 TruTV HD   59 Nick Jr
36 USA HD   59 Teen Nick
36 TNT  HD   59 Nicktoons Network
37 TBS HD   59 Nickelodeon Too
37 Discovery HD   59 LOGO
37 BET HD   59 MTV Hits
38 Velocity   59 The Word Network
38 A&E HD   61 NHL Network
38 Investigation Discovery HD   63 FOX HD (KBSI)

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.