Dorm Cable

ITS manages the campus cable TV service, the satellite downlink system, contracts with commercial suppliers for Trinity's cable service, and Philo IPTV. Cable TV service is provided to almost all buildings on campus, including classrooms, residence halls, and other academic buildings.

Dish Network is our campus cable TV provider. Basic cable and Showtime are available in every dorm room.


Trinity students


Digital TV Requirements

  • a television with a QAM 256 digital tuner 
  • a standard 75-ohm coaxial television cable





To view a channel lineup and schedule online visit If navigating manually, select "TV Listing" > "Change Location" > enter ZIP 78212 > "Trinity University - Cable (San Antonio)."


NBC WOAI HD 4.1 A&E HD 73.2
Antenna TV HD 4.2 FX HD 74.1
CBS KENS HD 5.1 Spike TV HD 74.2
Estrella TV 5.2 Tru-TV HD 75.1
Justice Network 5.3 TV Land 75.2
KLRN HD 9.1 Comedy HD 76.1
PBS World 9.2 E! Entertainment HD 76.2
KLRN V-me 9.3 Animal Planet HD 77.1
KLRN Create 9.4 Food Network HD 77.2
ABC KSAT HD 12.1 Cooking Channel HD 78.1
MeTV 12.2 HGTV HD 78.2
TigerTV 14.1 Bravo HD 79.1
TigerTV 2 15.1 Nickelodeon HD 79.2
FOX KABB HD 29.1 Nick Jr. 80.1
Zuus Country 29.2 Cartoon HD 80.2
CW KMYS HD 35.1 Disney HD 81.1
MundoFX 35.2 Disney Jr. 81.2
KWEX-DT HD 41.1 ABC Family HD 82.1
Get TV 41.2 Hallmark Channel HD 82.2
GRIT 41.3 Christian TV Network 83.1
KVDA HD 60.1 Oxygen 83.2
Exitos 60.2 OWN HD 84.1
COZI 60.3 WE TV HD 84.2
CNN HD 61.1 Lifetime HD 85.1
Headline News HD 61.2 Syfy HD 85.2
CNBC HD 62.1 BET HD 86.1
MSNBC HD 62.2 MTV HD 86.2
Fox News HD 63.1 VH1 HD 87.1
Fox Business HD 63.2 MTV 2 87.2
Bloomberg HD 64.1 AXS HD 88.1
BBC America HD 64.2 CMT HD 88.2
CCTV News 65.1 FUSE HD 89.1
NASA TV 65.2 The Weather Channel HD 89.2
CSPAN 66.1 Travel Channel HD 90.1
CSPAN 2 66.2 TLC HD 90.2
ESPN HD 67.1 National Geographic HD 91.1
ESPN 2 HD 67.2 Discovery Channel HD 91.2
ESPN U HD 68.1 History Channel HD 92.1
Fox Sports Southwest 69.1 IFC HD 92.2
Alternate Campus HD 69.2 AMC HD 93.1
Fox Sports Southwest HD 69.3 NBA TV HD 93.2
NFL Network HD 70.1 Showtime W 94.1
MLB Network HD 70.2 Showto 94.2
NHL Network HD 71.1 Showtime Extreme 95.1
NBC Sports Network HD 71.2 Showtime Beyond 95.2
Golf HD 71.3 The Movie Channel Extra 96.1
TNT HD 72.1 FS1 HD 96.2
TBS HD 72.2    
USA HD 73.1    

* Channel line-up subject to change
** Coaxial cables are not provided
*** Digital-ready television is required to view this programming



Why do I only get channels up to Channel 13?

Most TVs have a setting to switch reception between "Off-Air" / "Antenna" and "Cable." On most TVs, the default setting is not "Cable," but that is the setting you need in order to receive all the channels on the campus television system. Please make sure your TV is set to "Cable" (or "CATV" or "HDTV," depending on the make) using the menu options. Once this setting has been changed, you may need to re-scan for channels following the instructions above.

What if my TV isn't digital?

You will need to purchase a digital tuner ($35-115) or upgrade your TV to a non-analog, newer TV ($100 for a 19"). It is likely more cost effective to bring a newer TV capable of receiving HD cable channels with you to campus.


Getting Help

If you have any questions about dorm cable TV, please contact us at




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