Cable Television Services

Television with remoteOhio State offers basic cable services to select locations on and off campus. You may browse availability and options within the video services listing of the IT Service Catalog.

 

Channel Lineups

Columbus, Mansfield and Newark On-Campus — Philo Edu (IPTV) Channel Line Up

Philo Edu (IPTV) is provided as a standard service in most Columbus, Mansfield and Newark campus undergraduate residence halls. Click here for more information about Philo Edu (IPTV).  

Columbus Campus — Residents in Blackburn, Bowen, Houson, Nosker, Rainey, Scott or Torres houses, have Philo Edu (IPTV) only, with the channel line-up listed below. All other Columbus Campus residents can access both Basic Cable TV and the Philo Edu (IPTV) channels listed below.

Ohio State Mansfield and Ohio State Newark — The Philo Edu (IPTV) channels listed below are provided as a standard service in undergraduate residence halls. Contact Spectrum to order additional basic cable TV channels. Spectrum will bill you directly for any additional services.

Updated 11/1/2019 — The channel lineup is subject to change.

Columbus, Mansfield and Newark On-Campus — Philo Edu (IPTV) Channel Line Up
ChannelProgramming
4.1WCMH NBC HD1
6.1WSYX ABC HD1
7.1HLN
7.2MSNBC
8.1CNN
8.2FOX NEWS
10.1WBNS CBS HD 1
12.1OCIO Reserved
12.2OCIO Reserved
13.1DISNEY
13.3DISNEY XD
14.1NICK
15.1CARTOON NET
16.1ESPN
16.2ESPN 2
16.3ESPNU
17.1FOX SPORTS OH
17.3STO
18.1CBS SPORTS
18.3SPECTRUM SPORTS
19.1BUCKEYETV
19.2THE WEATHER CHANNEL
20.1FS1
20.2FS2
21.1NFL NETWORK
21.2NHL NETWORK
21.3NBA NETWORK
22.1GOLF
22.2TENNIS
23.1MLB NETWORK
23.2MLB STRIKEZONE
25.1ESPN NEWS
26.1BTN PRIMARY
26.2BTN ALT 1
27.1BTN ALT 2
28.1WTTE FOX HD1
29.1SEC HD
29.2PAC 12 NATIONAL
29.3PAC 12 ARIZONA
30.1PAC 12 BAY
30.2PAC 12 LA
30.3PAC 12 MOUNTAIN
31.1PAC 12 OREGON
31.2PAC 12 WASHINGTON
32.1MTV
32.2VH1
32.3CMT
33.1GAC
33.2BET
34.1WOSU PBS HD1
35.1MTV2
35.2MTV LIVE
36.2CHEDDAR CAMPUS
40.1ANIMAL PLANET
40.2NAT GEO
41.1COOKING
41.2FOOD
41.3TRAVEL
42.1HISTORY
42.2TLC
43.2NASA
45.1A&E
45.2BRAVO
45.3TRU TV
46.1SYFY
47.1USA
47.2TNT
47.3TBS
48.1MOTOR TREND
48.2HGTV
49.1COMEDY CHANNEL
49.2FX
50.1AMC
50.2PARAMOUNT
50.3E!
51.1DISCOVERY
52.1LIFETIME
52.2LMN
53.1WWHO CW HD1
54.1HALLMARK
54.2HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES
54.3WE
55.1FREEFORM
56.2SUNDANCE
58.1OWN
59.1BBC AMERICA
59.2VICE
61.2DW AMER HD
61.3CCTV
61.4CGTN
61.5TVK
61.6TVK2

Columbus On-Campus — Basic Cable

Basic Cable Service is provided as a standard service in many undergraduate residence halls, and must be ordered in other main campus locations.

Customers must have Basic Cable and TV equipment with the appropriate QAM tuner/receiver to receive and view the Basic Digital (Free-in-the-Clear) Channels. Customers with an analog TV will need a special digital-to-analog receiver to view these channels. Customers with an older digital or HDTV that does not have a built-in QAM tuner/receiver will need a digital-to-digital receiver to view these channels. 

Updated 7/21/2022 — The channel lineup is subject to change.

Columbus On-Campus — Basic Cable Channel Lineup
ChannelProgrammingChannelProgramming
4.1WCMH NBC HD14.2WCMH METV DTV1
6.1WSYX ABC HD16.2WSYX THIS DTV1
6.3WSYX ANT DTV2  
7.1HLN7.2MSNBC
7.3Spectrum News  
8.1CNN8.2Fox News
8.3Accu Weather   
9.1CNBC9.2Fox Business
9.3Bloomberg  
10.1WBNS CBS HD 110.2WBNS Decades DTV1
11.1C-SPAN  
12.1OCIO reserved12.2OCIO reserved
13.1Disney13.2Disney Jr
13.3Disney XD  
14.1Nick14.2Nick Jr.
14.3Nicktoons  
15.1Cartoon Net15.2Teen Nick
15.3Sprout15.4Boomerang
16.1ESPN16.2ESPN 2
16.3ESPNU  
17.1Fox Sports OH17.2Fox Sports OH Alt
17.3STO  
18.1CBS Sports18.3Spectrum Sports
19.1BuckeyeTV19.2The Weather Channel
19.3WGN America  
20.1FS120.2FS2
20.3BEIN Sports  
21.1NFL Network21.2NHL Network
21.3NBA Network  
22.1Golf22.2Tennis
22.3Outdoor Channel  
23.1MLB Network23.2MLB Strikezone
23.3TVG  
24.1The Olympic Channel24.2Willow
25.1ESPN News25.2ACC Network
25.3SEC Alt   
26.1BTN Primary26.2BTN Alt 1
27.1BTN Alt 227.2BTN Alt 3
28.1WTTE Fox HD128.2WTTE Get DTV1
28.3WTTE ASN DTV2  
29.1SEC HD29.2PAC 12 National
29.3PAC 12 Arizona  
30.1PAC 12 Bay30.2PAC 12 LA
30.3PAC 12 Mountain  
31.1PAC 12 Oregon31.2PAC 12 Washington
31.3Available  
32.1MTV32.2VH1
32.3CMT  
33.1GAC33.2BET
33.3Fuse  
34.1WOSU PBS HD134.2WOSU Ohio DTV1
34.3WOSU Plus DTV234.4WOSU Kids DTV3
35.1MTV235.2MTV Live
35.3MTV Classics  
36.1Revolt  
37.1Pl-MC70s37.2Pl-MC80s
37.3Pl-MC90s37.4Pl-MCAdultAlternative
37.5Pl-MCAlternative37.6Pl-MCBlues
37.7Pl-MCClasMasterpiece37.8Pl-MCClassicCountry
37.9Pl-MCClassicRock37.10Pl-MCContempChristian
37.11Pl-MCCountryHits37.12Pl-MCDance/EDM
37.13Pl-MCEasyListening37.14Pl-MCGospel
37.15Pl-MCHip-HopandR37.16Pl-MCHip-HipClassics
38.1Pl-MCHitList38.2Pl-MCJazz
38.3Pl-MCKidzOnly38.4Pl-MCLightClassical
38.5Pl-MCLoveSongs38.6Pl-MCMCU
38.7Pl-MCMetal38.8Pl-MCMexicana
38.9Pl-MCMusicaUrbana38.10Pl-MCPartyFavorites
38.11Pl-MCPopCountry38.12Pl-MCPopHits
38.13Pl-MCPopLatino38.14Pl-MCPopRythmic
38.15Pl-MCRap38.16Pl-MCRBClassics
39.1Pl-MCRBSoul39.2Pl-MCReggae
39.3Pl-MCRock39.4Pl-MCRockHits
39.5Pl-MCRomances39.6Pl-MCSingers
39.7Pl-MCSmoothJazz39.8Pl-MCSoftRock
39.9Pl-MCSolidGoldOldies39.10Pl-MCSoundscapes
39.11Pl-MCSoundsofSeasons39.12Pl-MCStage
39.13Pl-MCTeenMC39.14Pl-MCThrowbackJamz
39.15Pl-MCTodaysCountry39.16Pl-MCToddlerTunes
39.17Pl-MCTropicales39.18Pl-MCY2K
40.1Animal Planet40.2Nat Geo
40.3Nat Geo Wild  
41.1Cooking41.2Food
41.3Travel  
42.1History42.2TLC
42.3American Heroes  
43.1Science43.2NASA
44.1Smithsonian44.2Pop
45.1A&E45.2Bravo
45.3Tru TV  
46.1SyFy46.2Destination America
46.3Magnolia Network   
47.1USA47.2TNT
47.3TBS  
48.1Velocity48.2HGTV
48.3FYI  
49.1Comedy Channel49.2FX
49.3FXX  
50.1AMC50.2Spike
50.3E!  
51.1Discovery51.2Discovery Family
51.3Disc Life  
52.1Lifetime52.2LMN
52.3Oxygen  
53.1WWHO CW HD153.2WWHO Grit DTV1
53.3WWHO Comet DTV2  
54.1Hallmark54.2Hallmark Moves & Mysteries
54.3WE  
55.1Freeform55.2TVLand
55.3Ovation  
56.1Independent Film Channel56.2Sundance
56.3TMC  
57.1Centric57.2TV One
57.3Investigation Disc  
58.1OWN58.2Logo
58.3Game Show Net  
59.1BBC America59.2Viceland
59.3FX Movie Channel  
60.1Telemundo60.2Univision
60.3Unimas  
61.1BBC World News61.2DW Amer HD
61.3CCTV61.4CGTN
61.5TVK61.6TVK2
62.1Cnn ESP62.2Univision Deportes
62.3Available  
63.1ESPN Deportes63.2Fox Deportes
63.3Spectrum Deportes  
64.1OCIO reserved64.2OCIO reserved
65.104NASA 4K  
67.1ESPN College Extra 167.2ESPN College Extra 2
70.1Color Bars  

Wooster Campus

​​Customers who have a QAM-capable TV and a cable card will see programming noted by the QAM tuner lineup channel numbers. Customers who do not have a digital TV with a QAM tuner will need to utilize their analog converter box provided by the OCIO, and their programming will appear on the converter box channel numbers below.

Updated 1/26/2018 — The channel lineup is subject to change.

Wooster Campus — Channel Lineup
QAM ChannelConvertor ChannelCall LettersName
2.12PBSWNEO 45/49 PBS
2.284 Fusion
2.385MHZMHZ Worldview
2.495VmeV-me
3.13NBCWKYC 3 NBC
3.214WKYCWKYC Live Weather
4.14CBSWOIO 19 CBS
4.279MeTVMeTV
5.15ABCWEWS 5 ABC
6.16MNTVWUAB 43 MNTV
6.3150 Bounce
7.17CWWBNX 55 CW
7.282MOVMovies!
8.18FOXWJW 8 FOX
8.2127 Antenna TV
9.19PBSWVIZ 25 PBS
9.278 Ohio Channel
9.388PBSWPBS World
9.483 Create
10.110LOCLLOCAL
11.111WMFDWMFD Mansfield
12.112WGNWGN America​
13.113WRLMWRLM 47 TCT
14.114JUSTThe Justice Network
15.115QVCQuality Value Convenience
16.116WVPXWVPX 23 ION
17.117WDLIWLDI 17 Independent
17.292 Church Channel
17.394JUCEJUCE TV
17.493 Enlace
17.589SALSASalsaTV
18.118HSNHome Shopping Network
19.119GUIDEProgram Guide
20.120LOCLLOCAL
21.121LOCLLOCAL
22.122LOCLLOCAL
23.123TBSTBS
24.124TNTTurner Network Television
25.125LIFELifetime Television
26.126USAUSA Network
27.127ESPNESPN
28.128ESPN2ESPN 2
29.129ESPNCESPN Classic
30.130ESPNUESPN U
31.131FSNFox Sports Net Ohio
32.132STOSportsTime Ohio
33.133BTNBig Ten Network
34.134FS1FOX Sports 1
35.135FXFX Networks
36.136 Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV)
37.137COMComedy Central
38.138BETBlack Entertainment Television
39.139SYFYSyfy Channel
40.140HISTThe History Channel
41.141TLCThe Learning Channel
42.142OWNOprah Winfrey Network
43.143DISCDiscovery Channel
44.144NGEONational Geographic
45.145ANPLAnimal Planet
46.146NICKNickelodeon
47.147DISNThe Disney Channel
48.148TOONCartoon Network
49.149BOOMBoomerang
50.150FREEFreeform
51.151TVLDTV Land
52.152HALLHallmark Channel
53.153A&EArts and Entertainment
54.154TRUtruTV
55.155TRAVThe Travel Channel
56.156HGTVHome & Garden Television
57.157FOODFood Network
58.158GSNGame Show Network
59.159DISJRDisney Jr
60.160E!Entertainment Television
61.161OXYGOxygen
62.162TCMTurner Classic Movies
63.163AMCAmerican Movie Classics
64.164BRAVOBravo TV
65.165FNCFox News
66.166CNNCable News Network
67.167HLNCNN Headline News
68.168TWCThe Weather Channel
69.169CNBCCNBC News
70.170MSNBCMSNBC
71.171VH1Video Hits One
72.172MTVMusic Television
73.173GACGreat American Country
74.174CMTCountry Music Television
75.175GOLFThe Golf Channel
76.176CSPANC-SPAN
77.177CSPAN2C-SPAN 2
81.181LOCLLOCAL
86.186IONION Life
87.187QUBOQUBO
90.190INSPThe Inspiration Network
91.191EWTNEternal Word Television Network
98.198REELZReelz Channel
99.199BTN-ABig Ten Alternate
100.1100TVGTelevision Games Network
109.1109SECSEC Network
111.1111THISthisTV

128.1

128WIVMWIVM 39 TV
129.1129RETRORetro TV
130.1130WKYC-WWKYC Live Weather Channel
137.1137NASAENASA Eduation
155.1155LMNLifetime Movie Network
158.1158 Jewelry TV

FAQs

How do I manage and pay my bill?

OSU Students, Faculty, & Staff

Non-OSU Customers

How do I move or cancel my service?

Contact our IT Service Desk at 614-688-HELP (4357) before the date you need to move, change or cancel the optional services you ordered. You are responsible for all related fees until your service order has been completed.

Why am I not receiving all cable channels available?

  • Some older cable ready TVs have a channel limitation. Refer to your owner's manual to verify your equipment is cable ready and how many channels the equipment can receive. If your equipment does have a channel limitation, you may need to purchase a converter box from a local electronics vendor to view all available basic channels.
  • Make sure your television is set to "Cable TV Reception" and not to "Antenna" Reception."
  • Make sure you have programmed your TV to receive all the basic channels available.

Why is there poor quality on all or several cable channels?

  • Check your equipment to make sure everything is hooked up properly and that all cables are connected securely.
  • Remove any extra equipment, such as a DVD or game, and plug the TV directly into the cable jack in the wall. If this eliminates the bad picture, the problem may be related to one of the pieces of equipment you removed. If the problem still occurs, you may need to open a repair request.

Why do the picture and audio not match?

  • Check your equipment to make sure everything is hooked up properly and that all cables are connected securely.
  • Consult your owner's manual to change the audio receiver format out of SAP.

Why is there no sound, picture, or a distorted picture?

Verify that all cables are properly connected and secure.