Getting Connected: Cable & Internet

Cable

University Television (UTV) is a university-owned and operated cable TV service that provides live television programming to the Housing & Residential Education buildings.  UTV provides signal with over 90 HD channels of popular TV stations including news, sports, movies, music, and entertainment channels. This is a “Bulk TV” system; all UTV customers will receive the same channel lineup.

Service activation: your service is already activated. UTV service is delivered by way of a hybrid video distribution system of coaxial and fiber optic cable. You just have to provide the cable and the TV *.

*The Lassonde Studios pods and lofts will provide TVs in the loft and in the pods bedroom space for resident use.

UTVStream

UTVStream is a live television programming service available on the University of Utah’s data network. UTVStream has partnered with Philo.com to allow Housing and Residential Education (HRE) on-campus residents to watch and record live TV on their desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones and TVs (via Roku or AppleTV) from anywhere on the University campus when they are connected to the University of Utah data network.

UTVStream will not work if a student is not physically on campus. The University of Utah offers UTVStream as an amenity to HRE on-campus residents and is included in housing fees. There are no additional charges for this service.

HBO To Go and MAX To-Go are also provided as a part of UTVStream.

How to log in to UTVStream:

  • Connect to the University’s wired or wireless network (UConnect)
  • Open your internet browser and visit http://utvstream.utah.edu
  • Select the “Log in with Utah CAS” button
  • Log in with your uNID and CIS password
  • UTVStream will connect you to the Philo.com service for watching TV channels

For more information on UTVStream:

UTVStream Information

In-room cable lineup

Full Channel Listing

CH. # STATION CH. # STATION CH. # STATION
2.1 CBS – KUTV 29.1 FOX SPORTS 1 71.1 SPIKE
2.2 KMYU – THIS 30.1 CW30 72.1 TLC
3 UTV – Zap2It Guide 30.2 MOVIES 73.1 BRAVO
4.1 ABC – KTVX 30.3 BUZZR 74 WE TV
4.2 ME-TV 31.1 HBO WEST 75.1 TRUTV
4.3 KTVX – UTAH 32.1 HBO2 WEST 76.1 TV LAND
4.3 CW30 SD 33.1 HBO SIGNATURE 77 UP
5.1 NBC – KSL 34.1 HBO COMEDY 78.1 DISNEY
5.2 KSL – COZI 35.1 HBO ZONE 79.1 DISNEY XD
5.3 KSL – WX 36.1 CINEMAX WEST 80.1 DISNEY JR
6.1 UTV – HD 37.1 MORE MAX 81.1 NICKELODEON
7.1 PBS – KUED 38.1 5 STAR MAX 82 TEENNICK
7.2 KUED – WORLD 39.1 ACTION MAX 83 NICK JR
7.3 KUED – VME 40.1 THRILLER MAX 84 HBO FAMILY
8 FREEFORM 41 SUNDANCE 85 LMN
9.1 KUEN 42.1 AMC 87 GSN
9.2 MHz WORLDVIEW 43.1 TCM 88.1 HALLMARK
9.3 FNX 44.1 CNN 89.1 BET
9.91 KUER-FM (Audio) 45.1 FOX NEWS 90 LINK TV
10.1 PAC-12 HD 46.1 HLN 91 AUDIENCE NETWORK
11.1 PBS – BYU 47.1 CNBC 92 BYUTV
11.2 BYUTV 48 CNBC WORLD 93 REELZ
11.3 BYU-TVi 50 C-SPAN 94 PIVOT
12 MTV-2 51 C-SPAN2 95 INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY
13.1 FOX – KSTU 52.1 MSNBC 96 PURSUIT
13.2 KSTU – ANT 53.1 WEATHER CHANNEL 97 EWTN
13.3 JUSTICE 54.1 BLOOMBERG 98 WEATHER NATION
14.1 KJZZ 55.1 FX 99 KUTE RADIO
16.1 ION 56.1 SYFY 101.1 HBO LATINO (S)
16.2 QUBO 57.1 COMEDY CENTRAL 102.1 UNIVISION (S)
16.3 ION LIFE 58.1 E! 103 GALAVISION (S)
17.1 BBC AMERICA 59.1 DISCOVERY 104 CANAL ONCE (S)
18.1 CARTOON 60.1 FOOD NETWORK 105 AQUI (S)
19.1 MTV 61.1 A&E 106 CCTV NEWS (M)
20.1 AXS TV 62.1 HISTORY 107 CCTV (M)
21.1 VH1 63.1 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 108 CHARMING (M)
22.1 CMT 64.1 ANIMAL PLANET 109 CTI ZHONG TIAN (M)
23 PAC-12 65.1 LIFETIME 110 MHz WORLDVIEW
24.1 ESPN 66.1 TNT 111 PHOENIX NEWS (M)
25.1 ESPN NEWS 67.1 TBS 112 PHOENIX NORTH (M)
26.1 ESPN2 68.1 TRAVEL CHANNEL 113 TAI SENG SAT TV (M)
27.1 ESPN-U 69.1 USA NETWORK
28.1 CBS SPORTS NETWORK 70.1 HGTV

Internet

Wireless Network Access

Housing & Residential Education (HRE) residents have wireless access through UConnect, the University’s encrypted wireless network. UConnect provides unlimited bandwidth access via University of Utah IP space.

Note: Personal wireless networks (access points) will not be allowed in HRE rooms and apartments due to possible interference.

Wired Network Access

Each HRE resident is allowed to have one port active in their bedroom for use with a computer. One additional port may be activated in a living area for a second network device. To request an additional port to be activated, call the Campus Help Desk at 801-581-4000, option 1.

Other Network Devices

HRE residents may use a game console (Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, etc.) or other entertainment device (Apple TV, Roku, TiVo, etc.) on the campus network.

To register your wireless gaming device:

Visit http://uguest.utah.edu/gaming-registration. Log in with your uNID and CIS password, then follow the steps provided.

To register your wired gaming device:

Contact the Campus Help Desk at 801-581-4000, option 1.

Due to security configurations, network devices such as game consoles and entertainment devices are only able to connect toUGuest. There is no limit to the number of devices that can be connected through UGuest.

All residents of HRE must comply with Network Acceptable Use Policies.

To learn more about how to be a good WiFi citizen, read up on the following tips: WiFi Flyer 1 and WiFi Flyer 2.

Cable and Internet Support

UTV supports residents when something is not working quite right.  You can call in a ticket by dialing 801-581-4000.

The Campus Help Desk is available for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to do the following:

  • Report network issues, including wireless
  • Report phone issues
  • Request assistance troubleshooting

By Phone: (801) 581-4000, option 1 (24/7 support)
By E-Mail: helpdesk@utah.edu (business hours only)

Please include your uNID and contact information, including a phone number.

Note: Users can reset their passwords at any time through Campus Information Services. If you still need help, Campus Help Desk agents can reset passwords during business hours.