EduCable Goes Digital

EduCable will transition from analog to digital between 4 and 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 6. A digital ready television will be required to view EduCable and sets will need to be programmed to recognize the new signals. 

Programming your television

  1. Enter MENU with your remote or front panel.
  2. Select CABLE as source/input. If your set differentiates between analog and digital, choose digital.
  3. Run Auto Program/Scan to find all channels on the system.

EduCable offers 120 channels, including 74 in high definition. Programming consists of a mix of educational, news, entertainment and cultural sources. The programming list may be found at

Digital TV

A digital ready television is required to view programming. Any television manufactured after 2006 will be compliant. If the television is older, you will require a digital-to-analog converter box. If you need a converter box, please call (269) 387-4997. 

Emergency alert system messages will be available on channels 3, 4, 8, 13 and 17. All channels will be able to display these messages in the near future.

Getting help

If you need assistance, please 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. Universal City Studios, Inc. 464 U.S. 417 (1984) found that recording programs for the purpose of playback at a later time (time shifting) is protected under the concept of fair use. You may view the programs as many times as you want. You cannot 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, we will work with the entity, consistent with applicable laws, to resolve the issue.