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USA’s cable system has been upgraded and the new service delivers all content in a digital format. The all-digital signal provides an expanded channel lineup and a significant increase in the number of high-definition (HD) channels. If planning to bring a TV, be sure your TV has a QAM tuner (coaxial cable not provided) in order to receive the new service. You can report any cable outages or concerns at any time by email (housing@southalabama.edu) or phone (251-460-7655). Please refer to the FAQ below the channel line-up for more information.


Complete Channel Line-Up (as of Fall 2015)

CH # CHANNEL NAME CH # CHANNEL NAME CH # CHANNEL NAME
2.1 TELEGUIDE 48.1 VH-1 CLASSIC 100.1 H2
3.1 INFO CHANNEL 49.1 WE 101.1 HALLMARK CH
3.11 HD WEAR (ABC) 3 50.1 TWC 102.1 HALLMARK MOVIE CH
3.12 HD ZUUS COUNTRY 51.1 ESPN 103.1 HITN TV
4.1 A&E 52.1 ESPN 2 104.1 HOME SHOPPING NET
5.1 HD WKRG (CBS) 5 53.1 ESPNEWS 105.1 HOPE CH
5.2 HD CBS WEATHER  54.1 ESPN CLASSICS 106.1 IFC
5.3 HD ME TV 55.11 HD WFNA (CW) 55 107.1 INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY
6.1 ABC FAMILY CHANNEL 55.12 HD BOUNCE TV 108.1 ION
7.1 AMC 56.1 ESPNU 109.1 JEWELRY TV
8.1 ANIMAL PLANET 57.1 ESPN DEPORTES 110.1 JEWISH LIVE TV
9.1 BLOOMBERG TELEVISION 58.1 TV ONE 111.1 LINK TV
10.1 HD WALA (FOX) 10 59.1 AL JAZEERA AMERICA 112.1 LOGO
10.2 HD COZI TV 60.1 WGN 113.1 MHZ WORLD VIEW
11.1 BET 61.1 JAG TV 114.1 MLB NETWORK
12.1 CARTOON NETWORK 62.1 MTVU 115.1 NASA TV
13.1 CNBC 63.1 DISNEY 116.1 NAT GEO WILD
14.1 CNN 64.1 FOOD NETWORK 117.1 NBA TV
15.1 HEADLINE NEWS 65.1 OXYGEN 118.1 NBC SPORTS
15.11 HD WPMI (NBC) 15 66.1 LIFETIME MOVIE NET 119.1 NHL NETWORK
15.12 HD NBC WEATHER 67.1 CMT 120.1 NICK JR.
16.1 COMEDY CENTRAL 68.1 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 121.1 NRB NETWORK
17.1 C-SPAN 69.1 BRAVO 122.1 CANAL ONCE
18.1 C-SPAN 2 70.1 AMERICA'S AUCTION NET 123.1 OVATION
19.1 CBS COLLEGE SPORTS NET 71.1 AQUI 124.1 PIVOT
20.1 DISCOVERY CHANNEL 72.1 AUDIENCE NETWORK 125.1 PURSUIT CHANNEL
21.1 OWN 73.1 AXS TV 126.1 QVC
22.1 SCIENCE CHANNEL 74.1 BABY FIRST TV 127.1 REELZ
23.1 HD WSRE (PBS) 23 75.1 BBC AMERICA 128.1 RFD TV
24.1 AMERICAN HEROES 76.1 SEC NETWORK 129.1 SALE
25.1 HISTORY CHANNEL 77.1 BIG TEN NETWORK 130.1 EVINE (SHOPHQ)
26.1 E! ENTERTAINMENT TV 78.1 BYU TV 131.1
SHOPPING NETWORK
27.1 FOX NEWS 79.1 CHILLER 132.1 SPORTSMAN CHANNEL
28.1 FX 80.1 CLOO 133.1 TBN
29.1 GAME SHOW NETWORK 81.1 CHRISTIAN TEL. NET. 134.1 TCM
30.1 LIFETIME 82.1 COOKING CHANNEL 135.1 TCT NETWORK
31.1 MSNBC 83.1 DAYSTAR 136.1 TEENNICK
32.1 MTV 84.1 DESTINATION AMERICA 137.1 TENNIS CH
33.1 MTV 2 85.1 DISNEY JR. 138.1 THE CHURCH CHANNEL
34.1 NFL NETWORK 86.1 DISNEY XD 139.1 THE WORD NETWORK
35.1 NICKELODEON 87.1 ENLACE 140.1 THE TRAVEL NETWORK
36.1 TBS SUPERSTATION 88.1 EWTN 141.1 TRU TV
37.1 FX MOVIE CHANNEL 89.1 FOX BUSINESS 142.1 POP (TV GUIDE NET)
38.1 TLC 90.1 FOX SPORTS 1 143.1 UNIVISION
39.1 TNT 91.1 FOX SPORTS 2 144.1 UP
40.1 SYFY 92.1 FREE SPEECH TV 145.1 VELOCITY
41.1 HGTV 93.1 FUSE 146.1 VME
42.1 HD WEIQ (PBS) 42 94.1 FYI 147.1 WEATHER NATION
43.1 SPIKE TV 95.1 GALAVISION 148.1 WORLD HARVEST TEL.
44.1 HD WJTC (IND) 44 96.1 GEM SHOPPING NET 149.1 HBO
45.1 TV LAND 97.1 GOD TV    
46.1 USA 98.1 GOLDEN EAGLE    
47.1 VH-1 99.1 GOLF CH    

What equipment do I need to receive the cable TV service?
The cable TV service delivers all content in a digital format and requires a television set or conversion box tuner capable of receiving a digital clear QAM signal. To receive HD channels, you need a HD-compatible TV.

 

How do I program my TV to be able to see all the channels being offered?
The procedure for setting up your TV to recognize the new signals (channel scan) will be different based on the manufacturer and TV model. Please refer to your TV's manual for instructions.

 

In general, the procedure is as follows:
Run an automatic channel scan for cable channels. The scan may take a few minutes as the TV looks for all available signals. Once it's done, your TV should recognize all the content provided that your TV is capable of receiving. You can then tune to the channels just like any other channel. Remember, the specific procedure may vary by TV manufacturer and model and you may have to refer to your TV's instruction manual.

 

What are sub-channels?
Multiple digital TV signals can be squeezed into the same bandwidth space as a single analog channel--splitting what was one channel into several. Digital tuners see these extra channels as sub-channels, such as 7-1, 7-2, 7-3, etc. You can tune to sub-channels just as you would tune to a normal channel.

 

I don't have a TV with the required digital or high definition (HD) tuner. Will I still be able to see all the channels?
You will need a TV or conversion box tuner with a digital QAM tuner to receive service.