Residential Television Network
Cable television is included in the fees/rent for all University Apartments. All apartments are cable-ready and will need a high definition (HD) TV to take full advantage of the digital and HD channels. An HD TV with clear-QAM tuner is all that is needed without the need for a set-top box.
Cable TV Service
Cable TV service provides University Apartments with approximately 260 expanded basic cable TV channels; over 80 high-definition channels including CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, PBS, Big Ten Network, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, Women’s Entertainment, BET, Comedy Central, Discovery, etc.; and over 40 digital music channels. There is also a wide selection of international and native-language channels.
This service is included in the apartment rate specified in your Housing contract or lease. Each apartment is wired with coaxial cable TV jacks, and common areas such as dens and lounges are also wired for cable TV.
If you would like to subscribe to premium channels, you can order them directly from Spectrum.
For connection tips and support information, visit our cable TV troubleshooting page. NOTE: Outdoor antennas and satellite dishes are prohibited.
Cable Channel Listing
A complete channel listing for the Residential Television Network can be found at http://kb.wisc.edu/rtnlineup.
SpectrumU allows you to watch TV on your mobile devices for free whenever you are on campus. The free app, exclusively for Housing residents and UW-Madison students on campus, is available for iOS in the App Store and for Android in Google Play. For details and support info, visit the DoIT Knowledge Base.