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Cable TV Information Internet Access
Directories Repair/Trouble Reporting
Emergency Numbers Fax Services
Service for the Deaf Hearing/Speech Impaired Services
Wiring  QAM Tuner TV List


Cable TV Information

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.

What is a clear QAM tuner and how do I know if my TV has one?


A clear 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 clear 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 clear 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)

Televisions that, depending on the model, may be missing the QAM tuner:

  • Apex
  • Dynex
  • Element
  • Haier
  • Insignia
  • Seiki
  • Some RCA models
  • Sylvania
  • Westinghouse

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 CCIN 40 Travel Channel
7 Government Access 40 Food Network HD
7 Educational Access 41 TLC HD
7 Local Origination 41 Bravo HD
8 TBD TV 41 Esquire HD
8 this TV 42 E! HD
8 Classic TV 42 Oxygen HD
9 PBS WORLD 43 Lifetime HD
9 PBS CREATE 43 Hallmark Channel HD
9 Grit TV 44 TV Land HD
9 CBS HD (KFVS) 44 GSN HD (Gameshow Network)
9 PBS HD 44 Nickelodeon HD
10 Univision HD 45 Freeform HD
10 CSPAN HD 45 Disney Channel HD
10 WGN HD 45 Disney XD HD
11 Home Shopping Network HD 46 Discovery Family HD
11 The Weather Channel HD 46 The Tennis Channel HD
13 WDKA - MyTV 47 Outdoor Channel HD
13 TCT - Independent 47 The Sportsman Channel HD
13 Jewelry TV 48 Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 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
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 Willow HD (Cricket sports) 52 BBC America
26 Hillsong Channel 52 American Hero Channel
27 MTV HD 52 Discovery Life
27 MTV 2 HD 52 ESPN Classic
27 SyFy HD 52 Lifetime Real Women
28 CMT HD 53 Sundance
28 VH-1 HD 53 Smithsonian Channel
29 Lifetime Movie Network HD 54 Boomerang
29 AMC HD 54 Fox College Sports - Central
29 Turner Classic Movies HD 54 FXX
30 fx HD 54 Mav TV
30 Comedy Central HD 54 Fox Sports 2
30 Spike TV HD 55 Bloomberg
31 Fox Sports Midwest HD 55 Reelz Channel
31 HLN HD (Headline News) 55 Sprout
31 Fox Sports Midwest Plus HD 55 POP
32 Big Ten Network HD 56 Centric
32 CNBC HD 57 Viceland
32 Golf Channel HD 57 Fuse
33 Fox Sports 1 HD 57 DIY (Do It Yourself)
33 MLB Network HD 57 TV One
33 CNN HD 57 GAC
34 NBC Sports HD 58 CSPAN 3
34 MSNBC HD 59 mtvU
34 ESPN HD 59 BET Jams
35 ESPN2 HD 59 Tr3s
35 FOX News Channel HD 59 MTV Classic
35 Cartoon Network HD 59 BET Soul
36 TruTV HD 59 CMT Music
36 USA HD 59 Nick Jr
36 TNT HD 59 Teen Nick
37 TBS HD 59 Nicktoons
37 Discovery HD 59 Nickelodeon Too
38 Velocity 59 Nick Music
38 A&E HD 59 The World Network
38 ID (Investigation Discovery) HD 60 CW/ WQWQ/ Me TV
39 History Channel HD 61 NHL Network
39 Animal Planet 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.

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An on-line directory of office extensions is available at the following address:Telephone Directory.The University Printing and Duplicating Service produces a telephone directory which normally comes out in October during the fall semester. Copies of this directory are made available in the residence halls, University Center, Kent Library or are available in the Telecommunications Office.

Emergency Information

During an emergency, students are to dial "911" or 573-651-2911 from a cell phone, which is routed to the University Department of Public Safety (DPS) which is a Commissioned Police Agency. University DPS is open 24 hours per day. Red emergency phones are located on each floor in the resident hall buildings, as well as other sites on campus.

Fax Services

A fax machine is located at the IT Help Desk in Memorial Hall 107 and at Information Technology in GS-1, top floor. For outbound faxes, the charge is $2 for the use of the machine plus the cost of the long distance call. For inbound faxes, the charge is 25 cents per page. These charges will be placed on the student's account and billed monthly. For questions concerning this service, please call Telecommunications at ext. 2575.

Hearing/Speech Impaired Services

A voice user calling a hearing/speech impaired user - 1-800-735-2466
A hearing/speech impaired user calling a voice user - 1-800-735-2966

Internet Access

Internet access is readily available on Southeast's campus. Students can visit any of the Open Computer Labs on campus. All Open Computer Labs are equipped with networked computers, printers, scanners and current versions of software that students need for their classwork. For more information on the Open Labs visit here. Students living in residence halls can connect via wireless (Wi-Fi) or wired connections. Addionally, Wi-Fi is available in all academic and administrative buildings across campus.

For more information regarding connecting personal devices to the campus network visit here. If additional assistance is needed contact the IT Help Desk at 573.651.4357 or

Repair/Trouble Reporting

Students experiencing problems or difficulties with the University telephone or cable TV systems, or connecting to the network, may contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 573.651.4357 or Additionally, current students may request assistance 24/hrs per day by visiting IT's Web Help Desk system.

Right to Privacy

Students have the right to keep personal information confidential. If a student chooses this option, they must fill out a form at the Dean of Students Office. Telecommunications will not give out any phone numbers for students that have this form on file.

Service for the Deaf

There are two locations on campus that have Telephone Devices for the Deaf (TDD)

Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility - Dearmont B1 Wing (Eastern Side), ext. 6191
University Police - 1401 N. Sprigg St., ext. 2383


Southeast Missouri State University adheres to the nationwide TIA/EIA telecommunications wiring standards and codes. In order to maintain these standards, ensure safety issues and prevent damage to university facilities, the Telecommunications Department is the only authorized unit to perform telephone, local area network (LAN), fiber optics, and cable TV wiring. If you wish to have any communication wiring performed, please contact the Telecommunications Department at ext. 2575.



(573) 651-2575
GS-1 Lower Level

IT Office

(573) 651-2217
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701