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Cable TV

NOTICE: The cable television system was upgraded on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Significant additional content has been added and the channel lineup has changed. All TVs must be rescanned on or after Aug. 13 in order to receive the new channel lineup. Learn how to hook up your television.

MSU's Cable Television Network serves University-owned department buildings, residence halls and university apartments. The all-digital network features three levels of service:

  • Instructional Television (ITV) — local channels, instructional channels (IVS) and other free-to-air channels. No monthly recurring fees apply, however one-time installation fees may be required. See cable lineup.
  • Entertainment Television (ETV) — popular entertainment channels. Monthly recurring fees do apply and one-time installation fees may be required. This service is included with residence hall and university apartment room and board rates. See the cable lineup. Monthly recurring fees and one-time installation fee.
  • Comcast additional services — pay services including HBO and Showtime. A DVR recorder is also available. See additional services information.

Visit this page for channel listings, information about enhanced digital services and instruction on how to set up your TV at MSU.

Faculty and staff
Find out what services are offered and how to get support in classrooms and offices.

Cable TV information

Tips for buying a converter box for non-digital-ready TVs (from the Federal Communications Commission website)

Tips for buying coax cable

Radio frequency leaks

IT Services alerts

Service status alerts

Cable TV channel lineup

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