Cable TV

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 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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