TV Services



About TV Services


What you need

Digital Television Services – Residence Hall students must have a television or conversion equipment that contains a QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) tuner or supports QAM conversions to older televisions, in order to view the university’s television system. The QAM tuner allows your television set to receive unencrypted digital programming without the need for a set top box.

Most televisions manufactured after 2007 have QAM tuners installed. Some inexpensive televisions come with low quality QAM tuners that may limit your ability to receive all of the programming the university offers. Still others may require you to contact Customer Support to activate licensing codes that will allow the set to begin scanning digital programming. In any case, please check with your retailer or the manufacturer to insure that the set you have chosen supports ClearQAM programming.

Setting up your television

Assuming you are connecting your TV directly to the television jack in your room, make sure your television is plugged in to a working electrical outlet.


Read installation procedures provided by the manufacturer to be sure, but in general, locate the TV outlet in your room and connect one end of your coaxial cable to the wall outlet, and the other end to the “INPUT”, “CATV” or “ANTENNA” port on your set.  

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. Most TVs will take between 20-45 minutes to complete this function.

Using the TVs remote control, follow these general steps:

  1. Press the “Power” button to turn on the TV
  2. Press the “Menu” Button
  3. Select “Set-Up”
  4. Select “Cable” from the antenna or source options.
  5. Select “Auto Program/Auto Tune/Channel scan” then “OK”

You may notice that the scan process takes several minutes (often 20 or more). During that process the set will scan for ANALOG and DIGITAL programming. Many sets will provide you a counter to show how many stations the set has found so far. When the process is complete, if your QAM Tuner is not restricted, you should see 122 channels.

Older Analog or ATSC Only sets

If you are using a converter box to view the university’s digital programming on an older set please be advised: Many devices are not 100% completely compatible. There may be limitations on the number of channels it will translate; EAS (EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM) messages may not be displayed or closed captioning may not work. Please investigate your equipment and thoroughly read manufacturer’s detailed descriptions.

  • It is a very RARE occasion for a residence hall room to have an actual case of trouble with programming signal being delivered to the jack. Distribution is over fiber-optics to each building. Each building has its own video node. Each room has its own homerun of coaxial supporting the jack. If there are problems, it would more likely be a whole floor, a whole building or campus wide. Please completely investigate any possible trouble at your set before you contact residence life to report trouble. If you know of a TV that works, ask to borrow it quickly to see if that set works at your location. Once you determine the signal is working in your room you can begin to narrow down the set-up or equipment problem that needs to be addressed.

Streaming TV - PHILO EDU


Shippensburg University is pleased to offer Philo Edu to [ALL OF OUR ON-CAMPUS RESIDENTS]. Philo Edu allows you to watch live television on your own terms – on laptops and other devices anywhere on campus. With a stellar channel lineup, the ability to pause and rewind live TV, and 20 hours of your own DVR space, Philo Edu gives you the flexibility and control you need to stay up-to-date on sports, current events, and the shows that matter to you most.


How to Watch Philo Edu


Watch Philo Edu on a computer:

  1. Go to and select "log in"

  2. Enter your [UNIVERSITY ID] and password

  3. Start watching live TV or record some for later


Watch Philo Edu on an iOS device:

  1. Download the Philo Edu app from the App Store

  2. Enter your [UNIVERSITY ID] and password

  3. Start watching live TV or record some for later


Watch Philo Edu on an Android device:

  1. Download the Philo Edu app from Google Play

  2. Enter your [UNIVERSITY ID] and password

  3. Start watching live TV or record some for later


To watch Philo Edu on a TV you will need a Roku or Roku TV, an Apple TV, or a laptop (with HDMI out) connected by HDMI cable to a TV (see supported devices).


Watch Philo Edu on a Roku:

  1. Connect your Roku to your TV via an HDMI cable

  2. Connect your Roku’s power cord to an outlet

  3. Follow the Philo-on-Roku setup instructions found here

  4. Select the Philo Edu channel to watch TV on your Roku


Watch Philo Edu on an Apple TV via AirPlay:

  1. Connect your Apple TV to your TV via an HDMI cable

  2. Connect your Apple TV’s power cord to an outlet

  3. Use AirPlay to stream Philo Edu from your iOS device


Philo Edu can only be viewed on one device at a time.


Supported Devices


See what devices are supported here.

See what browsers are supported here.


Channel Lineup





Having trouble with Philo Edu? Visit to submit a support request to Philo Edu.

Having trouble connecting to [THE UNIVERSITY NETWORK] or setting up your device? Contact [THE UNIVERSITY HELP DESK].



Also available to students residing in on-campus housing is HBO Go. You get your very own HBO GO account and can watch HBO whenever (and wherever) you want on your laptop, phone, iPad, Xbox 360 and other devices. HBO Go will work on and off-campus.

Go to or download the app, select Shippensburg University from the very bottom of the sign in menu, and follow the login instructions. 

HBO Quick Reference Guide

TV channels & Guides


Traditional Television Lineup (as of 10/20/2014)


8.2 WGAL-DT2
21.1 WHP-DT
21.2 WHP-DT2
25.1 WHAG-DT
27.1 WHTM-DT
27.2 WHTM-DT2
27.3  WHTM-Accu Weather
33.1 WITF-DT
54.1-54.9 Program Guide
55.1-55.9 Program Guide
56.1 WLYH CW15
56.2 WPMT Fox43
56.4 CNN
56.5 HLN
56.6 Fox News Channel
56.7 Bloomberg Television
56.8 MSNBC
56.9 CNBC
57.1 CNBC World
57.2 BBC America
57.3 Link TV
57.4 CSPAN1
57.5 CSPAN2
57.6 ESPNews
57.7 ESPNU
57.8 Root Sports Pittsburgh
57.9 Golf Channel
58.1 TBS
58.2 TNT
58.3 FX
58.4 USA Network
58.5 A&E
58.6 TV Land
58.7 GSN
58.8 TruTV
58.9 Audience Network
59.1 MTV
59.2 MTV2
59.3 VH1
59.4 CMT
59.5 Country: Traditional Country
59.6 SonicTap: Hit Country
59.7 SonicTap: Today's Hits
59.8 SonicTap: Adult Contemporary
59.9 SonicTap: Alternative
60.1 SonicTap: Classic Rock
60.2 SonicTap: Hot Jamz
60.3 BET
60.4 Paramount Network (was Spike TV)
60.5 LOGO
60.6 WE tv
60.7 Lifetime
60.8 Aqui
60.9 HITN TV
61.1 Univision (East)
61.2 Galavision
61.3 Once Mexico
61.4 RFD TV
61.5 Pursuit Channel
61.6 Hallmark Channel
61.7 HGTV
61.8 Bravo
61.9 Syfy Channel
62.1 TBN
62.2 Christian Television Network
62.3 Church Channel
62.4 Daystar
62.5 EWTN
62.6 NRB Network
62.7 World Harvest Television
62.8 The Word Network
62.9 BYU TV
63.1 TV Guide Network
63.2 ION Television
63.3 E! Entertainment
63.4 Comedy Central
63.5 Cartoon Network
63.6 Disney Channel
63.7 Nickelodeon
63.8 TeenNick
63.9 ABC Family
64.1 Animal Planet
64.2 Travel Channel
64.3 The Weather Channel
64.4 Food Network
64.5 TLC
64.6 History Channel
64.7 National Geographic
64.8 Discovery Channel
64.9 Discovery Fit and Health
65.1 Investigation Discovery
65.2 ReelzChannel
65.3 AMC
65.4 Turner Classic Movies
65.5 Sundance (East)
65.6 MoreMax (East)
65.7 HBO Family (East)
65.8 HBO Latino
65.9 HBO Signature (East)
66.1 HBO HD
66.2 HBO2 (East) HD
67.1 HBO Comedy HD
67.2 5 Star MAX HD
68.1 ActionMAX HD
68.2 Cinemax (East) HD
69.1 ThrillerMAX HD
69.2 MovieMax HD
70.1 ESPN HD
70.2 ESPN2 HD
71.1 Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic HD
71.2 Mid-Atlantic Sports Network HD
72.1 NFL Network HD
72.2 NBC Sports Network HD
73.1 CBS Sports Network HD
73.2 Fox Sports 1 HD
82.1 Local Origination SUTV 1
82.2 Local Origination SUTV 2




Please refer to the following website for support on TV compatibility, TVs not equipped with the necessary QAM tuner to pick up the digital programming, and other FAQ’s.