Cable TV

Falcon Cable TV

Falcon CATV system services the resident halls and select locations throughout the campus and is provided as a convenience for residents.

Falcon Cable Channel Line-Up (PDF)

HBO GO

Fitchburg State University residents are given their very own HBO GO account and can watch HBO whenever (and wherever) you want on your laptop, phone, iPad, Xbox 360 and other devices. Game of Thrones, Girls, Boardwalk Empire, movies, sports and tons more...

Go to the HBO GO website or download the app, select Fitchburg State University from the very bottom of the sign in menu, and follow the login instructions. Use your Falcon Key username and password to log in.

Cable TV Setup Instructions

How do I Get Service?

Make sure your TV is plugged into a working electrical outlet. Connect one end of the coaxial cable to the TV wall jack and the other end to the “CATV” or “VHF IN” on your television. Do not connect to the “UHF IN” on your television.

Your digital television must have a QAM tuner (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) to work with the school’s cable service. The QAM tuner allows your TV to receive high definition cable programming without a cable set top box. Unfortunately, some less expensive TVs come with a low quality QAM tuner that may not be able to pick up all the digital channels. You should verify the specifications when you purchase your TV.

A NTSC (National Television System Committee) tuner is not compatible. This TV will require a digital-to-analog converter box to view television signals. (See information below to purchase a converter).

An ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) tuner can receive digital signals but is not compatible with the school’s cable system.

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

It is important to auto program your TV to ensure you are viewing all the available digital 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.

Using the TVs remote control, follow these general steps:

  • Step 1: Press the “Power” button to turn on the TV
  • Step 2: Press the “Menu” Button
  • Step 3: Select “Set-Up”
  • Step 4: Select “Cable”
  • Step 5: Select “Auto Program/Auto Tune” then “OK”

Troubleshooting and FAQs

Our cable TV provider, Campus Televideo, has created comprehensive FAQs and a knowledge base.

 

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