The EduCable digital conversion that was to occur between Aug. 21 and 24 has been delayed due to circumstances beyond our control. We are sorry if this has caused any inconvenience and are working to resolve this situation as quickly as possible. Until it is resolved, please refer to our old analog EduCable channels page.
All Western Michigan University residence halls and apartments are serviced by EduCable, WMU's campus cable television service. It offers 120 channels, including 76 in high definition. Programming consists of a mix of educational, news, entertainment, and cultural sources. See the programming lineup.
A "digital ready" television is required to view programming on EduCable. Any television manufactured after 2006 will be digital compliant. If the television is older, it will require a digital-to-analog converter box which may be purchased online or at electronics stores.
Programming your TV
To program your TV for EduCable channels:
- Enter MENU with remote/front panel.
- Select CABLE as source/input (some sets differentiate between analog and digital, choose Digital).
- Run Auto Program/Scan to find all the channels.
For assistance with cable TV services, call the Help Desk at (269) 387-4357, option 2.
Recording TV programs
Western Michigan University has contracted with TV programmers to provide a large and varied program selection for students living on campus. It is important to protect the intellectual property of the program providers. The Supreme Court of the United States (Sony Corp. of America v. University City Studios, Inc. 464 U.S. 417 (1984)) found that recording of programs for the purpose of playback at a later time is protected under the concept of fair use. You may view the programs as many times as you want. You may not use the programs in public exhibitions, distribute the program files on peer-to-peer networks, stream program content, or sell copies of the program.
If Western Michigan University receives a claim of copyright violation from a program provider, or Charter Cablevision, we will work with the entity, consistent with applicable law and University policy, to resolve the issue. See also file sharing.