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Cable TV

USF provides cable TV services primarily to the University residence halls and select public areas. All on-campus residence halls except for Loyola Village receive cable TV services from Direct TV through ITS. The Loyola Village and Pedro Arrupe residence halls receive TV services from Comcast.

The cable TV channels for all on-campus residence halls (except Loyola Village) are selected with input from student representatives.

USF Cable TV Channel FAQ

How do I program my digital TV to receive all the University channels?

If you have a digital TV, it is important to auto program your TV to ensure you are viewing all the available channels. Exact details on how to auto program or auto tune digital TVs vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and from model to model. These instructions are generalizations that are meant to describe the way most TVs accomplish this feature. For best results, refer to the owner's manual for the specific TV you are working with.

  1. Using the TV's remote control, follow these general steps:
  2. Press the "Power" button to turn on the TV
  3. Press the "Menu" Button
  4. Select "Set-Up"
  5. Select "Antenna" then "Cable"
  6. Select "Auto Program/Auto Tune" then "OK"

What if I have an old TV?

Most televisions sold after 2005 have an integrated QAM tuner required for the new upgraded service. If your television does not have an integrated QAM tuner, you will need to purchase an integrated TV tuner like the one linked below*. These tuners may also be found at Radio Shack or Best Buy.

Channel Listings

 All on-campus residence halls except for Loyola Village and Pedro Arrupe

2.1 Fox KTVU 27.6 E! Entertainment
2.2 LATV 27.7 Game Show Network
3.1 USF TV
27.8 Nickelodeon
28.1 Cartoon Network
4.2 KRON SD 28.2 ABC Family
5.1 CBS KPIX 28.3 LOGO
28.4 Link TV
7.2 Live Well Network 28.5 Lifetime
7.3 Live Well SD 28.6 Lifetime Movie Network
9.1 PBS KQED 28.7 OWN
9.2 KQED Plus
28.8 Oxygen
9.3 KQED - World 29.1 Bravo
11.1 NBC KNTV 29.2 Women's Entertainment
11.2 NBC California Non-Stop 29.3 Soap Net
23.1 Univision KDTV
29.4 Cooking Channel
23.2 KOFY TV 20 29.5 Food Network
23.3 PBS KRCB 29.6 HGTV
23.4 KTSF 29.7 The Learning Channel
23.5 KICU 29.8 History Channel
23.6 KSTS 30.1 Discovery Channel
23.7 KEMO 30.2 Discovery Fit & Health
23.8 CNN 30.3 National Geographic
24.1 CNN Headline News 30.4 Science Channel
24.2 Bloomberg 30.5 MTV
24.3 MSNBC 30.6 MTV2
24.4 CNBC 30.7 VH1
24.5 CSPAN 30.8 VH1 Classic
24.6 CSPAN2 31.1 Fuse
24.7 Big Ten Network
31.2 Biography Channel
25.1 Golf 31.3 TruTV
25.2 NBC Sports Network
31.4 TV Land
25.3 CBS Sports Network 31.5 Spike
25.4 ESPN News
31.6 Chiller
25.5 ESPN Classic 31.7 Syfy
25.6 ESPN Desportes 31.8 Cloo
25.7 Tennis Channel
32.1 Reelzchannel
25.8 TBS 32.2 Fox Movie Channel
26.1 TNT 32.3 IFC
26.2 USA 32.4 AMC
26.3 F/X 60.1 Comcast SportsNet Bay Area
26.4 A&E 61.1 ESPN
26.5 BET 61.2 ESPN2
26.6 TV ONE 63.1 ESPNU
26.7 HITN 64.1 MLB Network
26.8 Once Mexico
65.1 NFL Network
27.1 TBN
66.1 NBA Network
27.2 The Weather Channel
67.1 NHL Network
27.3 Travel Channel 68.1 Speed
27.4 Animal Planet 69.1 Fuel
27.5 Comedy Central