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You have access to over 50 channels in the residence halls. Each room at NIU has a coaxial jack for watching TV. You'll need to bring your own TV and a coaxial cable.

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2.1

CBS-HD WBBM

2.2

Decades

5.1

NBC-HD WMAQ

5.2

Cozi TV

7.1

ABC-HD WLS

7.2

Live Well HD

7.3

Laff

9.1

WGN-HD

9.2

Antenna TV

9.3

This TV

11.1

PBS-HD WTTW

11.2

WTTW Prime

11.3

Create

11.4

V-me

13.1

NBC-HD WREX

13.2

CW-HD

13.3

Me-TV

17.1

WTVO-DT

17.2

My Net

17.3

Laff

17.4

Grit

19

Local Colleges

20.1

NIU-HD

23.1

CBS-HD WIFR

23.2

Antenna TV

23.3

Justice Network

26.1

WCIU-HD

26.2

WMEU U Too

26.3

Me TV

26.4

Heroes & Icons

26.5

Bounce

32.1

FOX-HD WFLD

33.1

BET

33.2

Headline News

34.1

CNN

34.2

MSNBC

35

NIU Weather

36.1

Weather Nation

36.2

CNBC

37.1

FOX News

37.2

Disney East

38.1

Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

38.2

Bloomberg

39.1

MTVU

39.2

WQRF-D2

39.3

Escape

40.1

Russia Today

40.2

MLB Network

41.1

Comcast SportsNet Chicago

41.2

ESPNU

43.1

ESPN

43.2

ESPN2

44.1

TEL-HD WSNS

44.2

Exitos TV

45.1

NFL Network

45.2

The Weather Channel

46.1

ESPN News

46.2

NHL Network

47.1

Nickelodeon E.

47.2

Cartoon Network E.

48.1

Animal Planet

48.2

Food Network

49.1

E! Entertainment

49.2

TNT

50.1

CW-HD WPWR

50.2

Movies

50.4

Buzzr

51.1

TBS

51.2

Freeform

52.1

USA Network

52.2

AMC

53.1

Lifetime

53.2

Oxygen

54.1

Comedy Central

54.2

Spike TV

55.1

Independent Film Channel

55.2

VH1

56.1

FX

56.2

MTV

57.1

National Geographic

57.2

History Channel

58.1

TLC

58.2

A&E

59.1

Discovery

59.2

Travel Channel

60.1

Big Ten Network

60.2

Syfy

61.1

TV Land

61.2

Bravo

62.1

BBC America

62.2

NBC Sports Network

63.1

Golf Channel

63.2

Fox Sports 1

64.1

Fox Sports 2

64.2

Velocity

66.1

FXX

66.2

ION

67.1

Pursuit

67.2

Reelz

68.1

Fido

68.2

Fuse

69.1

MTV2

69.2

MTV Live

70.1

Hallmark Channel

70.2

Z Living

71.1

FM TV

71.2

CMT

72.1

C-Span 2

72.2

OWN

73.1

Women's Entertainment TV

73.2

AXS TV

74.1

HGTV

74.2

Get TV

75.1

Nicktoons

75.2

Nick Jr.

76.1

Disney XD

76.2

Disney Jr.

77.1

Teen Nick

77.2

SEC Network

78.1

Longhorn Network

78.2

Blue Highways TV

79.1

Comcast Sportsnet Chicago

80.1

HBO (East)

80.2

Cinemax

81.1

ActionMax

81.2

HBO Comedy

2.1

CBS-HD WBBM

2.2

Decades

5.1

NBC-HD WMAQ

5.2

Cozi TV

7.1

ABC-HD WLS

7.2

Live Well HD

7.3

Laff

9.1

WGN-HD

9.2

Antenna TV

9.3

This TV

11.1

PBS-HD WTTW

11.2

WTTW Prime

11.3

Create

11.4

V-me

13.1

NBC-HD WREX

13.2

CW-HD

13.3

Me-TV

17.1

WTVO-DT

17.2

My Net

17.3

Laff

17.4

Grit

19

Local Colleges

20.1

NIU-HD

23.1

CBS-HD WIFR

23.2

Antenna TV

23.3

Justice Network

26.1

WCIU-HD

26.2

WMEU U Too

26.3

Me TV

26.4

Heroes & Icons

26.5

Bounce

32.1

FOX-HD WFLD

33.1

BET

33.2

Headline News

34.1

CNN

34.2

MSNBC

35

NIU Weather

36.1

Weather Nation

36.2

CNBC

37.1

FOX News

37.2

Disney East

38.1

Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

38.2

Bloomberg

39.1

MTVU

39.2

WQRF-D2

39.3

Escape

40.1

Russia Today

40.2

MLB Network

41.1

Comcast SportsNet Chicago

41.2

ESPNU

43.1

ESPN

43.2

ESPN2

44.1

TEL-HD WSNS

44.2

Exitos TV

45.1

NFL Network

45.2

The Weather Channel

46.1

ESPN News

46.2

NHL Network

47.1

Nickelodeon E.

47.2

Cartoon Network E.

48.1

Animal Planet

48.2

Food Network

49.1

E! Entertainment

49.2

TNT

50.1

CW-HD WPWR

50.2

Movies

50.4

Buzzr

51.1

TBS

51.2

Freeform

52.1

USA Network

52.2

AMC

53.1

Lifetime

53.2

Oxygen

54.1

Comedy Central

54.2

Spike TV

55.1

Independent Film Channel

55.2

VH1

56.1

FX

56.2

MTV

57.1

National Geographic

57.2

History Channel

58.1

TLC

58.2

A&E

59.1

Discovery

59.2

Travel Channel

60.1

Big Ten Network

60.2

Syfy

61.1

TV Land

61.2

Bravo

62.1

BBC America

62.2

NBC Sports Network

63.1

Golf Channel

63.2

Fox Sports 1

64.1

Fox Sports 2

64.2

Velocity

66.1

FXX

66.2

ION

67.1

Pursuit

67.2

Reelz

68.1

Fido

68.2

Fuse

69.1

MTV2

69.2

MTV Live

70.1

Hallmark Channel

70.2

Z Living

71.1

FM TV

71.2

CMT

72.1

C-Span 2

72.2

OWN

73.1

Women's Entertainment TV

73.2

AXS TV

74.1

HGTV

74.2

Get TV

75.1

Nicktoons

75.2

Nick Jr.

76.1

Disney XD

76.2

Disney Jr.

77.1

Teen Nick

77.2

SEC Network

78.1

Longhorn Network

78.2

Blue Highways TV

79.1

Comcast Sportsnet Chicago

80.1

HBO (East)

80.2

Cinemax

81.1

ActionMax

81.2

HBO Comedy

Help

If you'd like, you can bring your own TV to watch in your room. Here's how to get started.

What You'll Need

Need help getting set up? ResTech provides services for all residents.

How to Scan for Channels

All TV manufacturers differ, so menu options, wording and other items may vary. The best way to complete the channel scan is to refer to your television's owner's manual. If that is not available, try the following general instructions.

  1. Locate the TV remote control.
  2. Go to Menu or Settings.
  3. Locate Channels or Set Up.
  4. Most digital TV sets have a scanning function typically called Auto Program, Channel Scan or some similar name. Find the scan function in the on-screen menu and start it.
  5. You probably will see a progress bar that shows the number of channels found. A scan can take as long as 45 minutes depending upon the TV set.
  6. When finished, the TV will have found all of the available channels.

I only get channel 35 when I scan.

Try running another channel scan and selecting "cable" instead of "air." If that doesn't work, or you don't see those options when scanning for channels, you may need an analog-to-digital converter box (see above).


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