Butler University, in partnership with Bright House Networks, provides students living in University housing with full Cable TV service consisting of approximately 70 channels.
Note: Your TV must have a QAM tuner in order to receive this service. Most TVs (Vizio, Samsung, Sony) since 2006 include this, but refer to your owner's manual or manufacturer website (i.e., Google it) to check your specific model if you aren't sure. Some inexpensive models don't include this type of tuner since it is not required in every television.
Steps to take when you arrive on campus:
- Check with your TV's manufacturer website to see if your model has a QAM tuner. Some models require activation or do not have a QAM Tuner.
- Remove any cable boxes, VCRs, or other devices between the TV and the wall.
- Connect the TV directly to the wall outlet using a high-quality coaxial cable with a threaded connection.
- Make sure your connections at both ends of the cable are tight.
- Set your TV source input to Cable (some TV's require changing to Antenna then Cable).
- Run a full channel scan, commonly called Auto Program or Auto Tune, to find all the channels available to you.
University housing with Butler Cable TV Service
- Ross Hall
- Schwitzer Hall
- Residential College (ResCo)
- University Terrace Apartments
- Apartment Village
Frequently Asked Questions
Full Channel List
If there are channels below that do not appear on your channel list, you can add them manually.
Note: Your TV must have a QAM tuner in order to receive this service. Most TVs since 2006 include this, but refer to your owner's manual or manufacturer website to check your specific model if you aren't sure.
|10-1||WRTV 6 (ABC) HD|
|11-1||WTTV 4 (CBS) HD|
|12-1||WTHR 13 (NBC) HD|
|14-1||WXIN 59 (FOX) HD|
|15-1||WFYI 20 (PBS) HD|
|16-1||WISH 8 (CW) HD|
|17-1||WNDY 23 (MyTV) HD|
|18-1||WIPX 63 ION HD|
|19-1||WHMB 40 HD|
|20-1||WCLJ 42 (TBN)|
|24-1||The Weather Channel HD|
|36-1||Headline News HD|
|40-1||Bloomberg TV HD|
|41-1||FOX News HD|
|42-1||BBC America HD|
|49-1||ESPN 2 HD|
|53-1||Fox Sports 1 HD|
|54-1||Golf Channel HD|
|55-1||Fox Sports Indiana (Midwest) HD|
|56-1||Big Ten Network HD|
|57-1||Fox Sports 2 HD|
|58-1||Golf TV (Spanish) HD|
|59-1||NBC Sports HD|
|62-1||NFL Network HD|
|63-1||NHL Network HD|
|64-1||Tennis Channel HD|
|65-1||MLB Network HD|
|66-1||NBA TV HD|
|67-1||beIN Sports HD|
|70-1||Disney Channel HD|
|71-1||Cartoon Network HD|
|74-1||ABC Family Channel HD|
|75-1||Animal Planet HD|
|76-1||Discovery Channel HD|
|80-1||Food Network HD|
|81-1||Hallmark Channel HD|
Discover Fit and Health HD
|87-1||Travel Channel HD|
|88-1||National Geographic HD|
|91-1||E! Entertainment TV HD|
|99-1||Comedy Central HD|
|122-1||Turner Classic Movies (TCM) HD|
|123-1||Lifetime Movies HD|
|124-1||Hallmark Movie Channel HD|
Additional channels and upgrades are not available with Butler's cable service. If you live in one of the Greek houses, you should contact a satellite provider such as Dish or DirecTV for information about any supplemental service options. If you need the address of your building, see this list of building addresses.
Note: Lambda Chi Alpha receives Bright House service, but the channel lineup does not match the list on this website at this time.
Premium channels and upgrades are not available.
No. You only need a coaxial cable and a TV with a built-in QAM tuner (most TVs since 2006 include these). If you aren't sure if your TV has a QAM tuner built in, refer to your owner's manual or manufacturer website to check your specific model. To connect service, just connect your TV to the coaxial outlet using a coaxial cable, make sure the TV input is set to cable, then run a full channel scan on your television to find the channels available to you.
QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) is the format in which Butler's cable service is encoded and transmitted from Bright House. A QAM tuner is the cable equivalent of an ATSC tuner, which is used to receive over-the-air digital channels broadcast by local stations. Most TVs since 2006 include a QAM tuner built-in, but some inexpensive models don't include this type of tuner since it is not required in every television, so you should check your owner's manual or manufacturer's website to check your specific model.
Yes, external digital converters containing QAM tuners are available for purchase. The Channel Master CM-7001 is one such option (not necessarily recommended or endorsed by IT).
Make sure your TV's source input is set to Cable instead of Antenna.
Make sure you are using a high-quality coaxial cable with a threaded connection, and double-check to make sure the connections at both ends are tight. This issue is typically a sign of a lower-quality coaxial cable or a cable without a threaded connection at the end.
Make sure you are using a high-quality coaxial cable with a threaded connection and that your connections are tight. If you aren't receiving any channels at all, verify whether your TV has a built-in QAM tuner (most TVs since 2006 include these). If you aren't sure if your TV has a QAM tuner built in, refer to your owner's manual or manufacturer website to check your specific model. If after checking your cable, connections, and confirming that your TV has a built-in QAM tuner you still have no cable TV signal, please call the IT Help Desk at (317) 940-4357.