CATV

CATV - Cable TV at Augustana

Basic Cable TV is available in ON CAMPUS Residence Hall Rooms, Summit Apartments. and Costello Hall on a subscription basis through Augustana College. To subscribe, call Residence Life @ 605-274-5215 or sign up in your residence life packet.

Theme Houses, Duluth Apartments, and Schoeneman and Norse Inn are on Midco's infrastructure, not Augustana's, and will need to contact Midco to contract individually and directly for service (outside of Augustana's billing system). Multiple levels of service are available to these off campus infrastructure locations directly through Midco. A listing of Theme Houses and Apartments that must subscribe directly with Midco is shown below.

Click this link for Off Campus Infrastructure Packages available directly from Midco

Contact Midco Customer Service for these independent subscriptions, (800)888-1300. Tell Midco you are in a Theme House were Internet is provided by Augustana, but you need to subscribe through them for the Cable TV service.

Basic Cable TV ON CAMPUS Infrastructure Subscriptions through Augustana Housing

Once you are subscribed, to set up your TV, follow these Setup Guidelines:

  • Connect the Cable to your TV's Cable Input jack
    • This is usually the LOWER of the two cable jacks in your room
    • You will need a standard F type CATV coaxial patch cable. A 25 foot cable should reach most places in your room.
  • Bring up the Menu on your TV and set the following:
    • Set the antenna type to CATV (not off-air)
    • Select the option on your TV to auto-tune the channels or scan for channels (see your owners manual for details)
  • Augustana's Cable TV is a combination of analog and digital channels
    • Most of the channels should be digital .5 or -5.  For example 11-5
    • You MUST have a Digital TV tuner on your TV for Cable to work
      • Most HD or digital TVs sold after 2006 have an internal digital QAM tuner
      • If the TV remote has a dot (.) or dash (-), the TV probably has a internal digital QAM tuner. Check your manual for scanning or manual channel instructions.  If you  no longer have the owner's manual, you may find it on the TV manufacturer's website.
    • Augustana does not provide tuners - if your TV's doesn't work you'll need a better TV

Special On Campus Channel Lineup

On Campus infrastructure channels are UNIQUE to Augustana since we are converting the CATV signal to a signal that TVs can tune directly  (no boxes are needed, and none will be given out). The On Campus Infrastructure channel lineup is detailed below - note that all channels are digital and #-5 or #.5 depending on your TV remote (push the number, dash, 5).

Upgrading to Video Bundles - DVR, HD, Premium Channels:

On Campus Infrastructure subscriptions may be able to upgrade to a Midco package by contacting Midco Customer Service, (800)888-1300. At this time we are not certain this will work after Spring 2016.

  • You must be subscribed to Augustana's Cable Service through Residence life and paying the semester fee.
  • Tell Midco you are an Augustana Resident and you are subscribed and paying for the Basic Service through Augustana.
  • Midco will calculate your Midco cost of the package (Midco Package cost minus Midco's Basic Service fee, currently $49.95)
  • Midco will have you pick up a Cable TV Box/DVR/etc. at their service location.
  • Connect this device to your room's active Cable TV jack, and then to your TV.
  • Midco will bill you monthly for the extra service, Augustana will bill you each semester for the Basic portion.

Problems with your CATV?

Q.  I don't get the -5 digital channels.

A.  You will need a digital tuner on your TV to get these channels. See Setup Guidelines above.

Q.  I don't get sound on some channels?

A.  There is an MTS setting on some TV's. Sometimes it is a button that gets pushed, sometimes it's in the menu. MTS means Multichannel Television Sound and allows multiple languages. Most of the time, only the English channel is used and the others are silent. Be sure your MTS is set to English.

If need further assistance, you may contact Residence Life, or the Computer Help Desk (605-274-5331).

Theme Houses & Apartments that must subscribe for CATV services directly with Midco:

  • 1932 S. Prairie Ave
  • 1936 S. Walts Ave
  • 1919 S. Walts Ave
  • 1933 S. Menlo Ave
  • 1826 S. Grange Ave
  • 1904 S. Grange Ave
  • 1916 S. Grange Ave
  • 1918 S. Grange Ave
  • 2405 S. Grange Ave
  • 2402 S. Summit Ave (2402-2404 is a 4plex)
  • 2404 S. Summit Ave
  • 2408 S. Summit Ave
  • 1411-1419 W. 33rd St. (5-plex Schoeneman Apartments)
  • 2308-2354 S. Duluth Apts (21 Apartments Total)
  • 2409 S. Grange Ave  (Norse Apts. 1,2,3,4,5,6)

ON Campus Infrastructure Channel Lineup

2-1........................................................................................................................................... SDPB-1

2-2........................................................................................................................................... SDPB-2

2-3........................................................................................................................................... SDPB-3

3-5..................................................................................................................................... KELO - CBS

4-5............................................................................................................................................... CNN

5-1.......................................................................................................................... KDLT – NBC (HD)

5-2................................................................................................................................ ANTENNA TV

5-5.......................................................................................................................... KDLT – NBC (HD)

7-1......................................................................................................................... KTTW – FOX (HD)

7-2............................................................................................................................................... THIS

7-5..................................................................................................................................... KSFY - ABC

8-5.................................................................................................................................... KUSD - PBS

9-5.................................................................................................................................. KTTW - FOX

11-1................................................................................................................................... KELO - CBS

11-2...................................................................................................................................... MY U TV

11-3.......................................................................................................................... KELO WEATHER

11-5.............................................................................................................................................. QVC

12-5.......................................................................................................... THE WEATHER CHANNEL

13-1........................................................................................................................... KSFY - ABC (HD)

13-2....................................................................................................................................... THE CW

13-3.......................................................................................................................................... ME TV

13-4......................................................................................................................... CW-SD - THE CW

13-5......................................................................................................................................... C-SPAN

15-5................................................................................................................................... FREEFORM

16-5........................................................................................................................... CITY CHANNEL

17-5.............................................................................................................................................. HSN

20-5..................................................................................... KLRN – SIOUX FALLS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

21-5............................................................................................. CELEBRITY SHOPPING NETWORK

22-5...................................................................................................................................... PIONEER

23-5............................................................................................................................ WGN AMERICA

24-5............................................................................................................................................ ESPN

25-5........................................................................................................................................... ESPN2

26-5........................................................................................................ MIDCO SPORTS NETWORK

27-5.................................................................................................................. FOX SPORTS NORTH

30-5........................................................................................... KSCB – CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING

31-5...................................................................................................................................... LIFETIME

32-5............................................................................................................................................... WE

33-5........................................................................................................................ FOOD NETWORK

34-5...................................................................................................................... TRAVEL CHANNEL

35-5........................................................................................................................................... HGTV

36-5....................................................................................................................... DISNEY CHANNEL

37-5............................................................................................................................ NICKELODEON

38-5................................................................................................................. CARTOON NETWORK

39-5...................................................................................................................................... TV LAND

40-5............................................................................................................................................ A & E

41-5...................................................................................................................................... HISTORY

42-5......................................................................................................................... ANIMAL PLANET

43-5................................................................................................................ DISCOVERY CHANNEL

44-5.............................................................................................................................................. TLC

45-5............................................................................................................................................. SYFY

46-5........................................................................................................................................ TRU TV

47-5....................................................................................................................................... C-SPAN2

48-5................................................................................................................. FOX NEWS CHANNEL

49-5......................................................................................................................................... MSNBC

50-5......................................................................................................................... HEADLINE NEWS

51-5............................................................................................................................................ CNBC

53-5............................................................................................................................................. TCM

54-5............................................................................................................................................. AMC

55-5......................................................................................................................................... BRAVO

56-5................................................................................................................................................. FX

57-5............................................................................................................................................... TBS

58-5........................................................................................................................... USA NETWORK

59-5.............................................................................................................................................. TNT

60-5............................................................................................................................................ SPIKE

61-5..................................................................................................................... COMEDY CENTRAL

62-5.................................................................................................................................................. E!

63-5............................................................................................................................................... BET

64-5............................................................................................................................................. MTV

65-5.............................................................................................................................................. VH1

67-5........................................................................................................ DISCOVERY LIFE CHANNEL

68-5............................................................................................................................. FOX SPORTS 1

69-5................................................................................................................. OUTDOOR CHANNEL

70-5..................................................................................................... OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

71-5.......................................................................................................................................... NBCSN

74-5................................................................................................................ HALLMARK CHANNEL

76-5.................................................................................................................................... UNIVSION

98-5............................................................................................................................... INSPIRATION

99-5.......................................................................................................................................... EWTN

148-5............................................................................................................................................. FXX

152-5........................................................................................ NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL

160-5......................................................................................................... FOX BUSINESS NETWORK

322-5.................................................................................................... MIDCO SPORTS NETWORK 2

323-5.................................................................................................... MIDCO SPORST NETWORK 3

339-5....................................................................................................... FOX SPORTS NORTH PLUS

594-5................................................................................................................. CITY CHANNEL (HD)