Campus cable TV

For repairs to TV cable connections, call (302) 831-6000, or submit a Help Request form to report problems.

Is your TV not receiving any channels?

In order to receive all of the available channels, you will need to have a TV with a QAM tuner to receive digital channels and and have your TV scan for new channels when you set it up. Consult the user manual for your TV model for the specific instructions for an auto channel scan function. In general, you can try the following:

  1. Access your TV's menu.
  2. Select setup.
  3. Look for the option to automatically scan for all channels. Be sure the tuner is set to scan for CABLE TV or CABLE input (not antenna).
  4. Run the scan. It may take a few minutes as the TV looks for all available signals.
The University has changed Cable TV providers. The changeover occured just after 9:00 a.m. on Saturday August 23, 2014. If you set up your TV before the changeover, follow the directions above to have your TV scan for the new channel lineup. If your television is not digital cable ready, you will need a separate QAM tuner.

Cable channels

The University has its own cable TV system. The cable system extends to all classrooms, lounges, dining areas, and all residence halls. The cable system is a digital system, requiring a "clear QAM" tuner.

Find a list of all channels here.

Cable TV in residence halls

Every UD residence hall room is wired for cable TV, so you can take advantage of the cable system in your room or apartment. The cable system also improves FM radio reception for stations from Philadelphia to Baltimore.

What kind of TV do I need?

All televisions made after 2006 that are digital-cable ready should be able to receive channels from the UD CATV system. UD's cable system now offers 100% digital service.

You will also need a coaxial cable to connect your television to the connector on the wall in your room.

For repairs to TV cable connections, call (302) 831-6000, or submit a Help Request form to report problems.