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HuskyTV is the cable and streaming TV service for the UW Seattle campus. It offers more than 130 channels of digital TV, 120 channels of live streaming TV, a cloud based Digital Video Recorder (DVR) access to HBO GO and other services. HuskyTV is available to subscribers on the UW Seattle campus, including most students in Housing & Food Services (HFS) residence halls. HuskyTV also provides service to classrooms, offices, the Intramural Activities buildings, and other locations across campus.
UW staff and departments interested in subscribing to HuskyTV, with streaming and HBO GO, should visit the UW-IT Service Catalog.
HuskyTV service, including the streaming service for students is provided by HFS as a benefit to living on campus. Students who do not live in an HFS facility on campus are not currently eligible for service.
Streaming HuskyTV With HBO GO, MAX GO and Pac-12 NOW
Streaming HuskyTV brings TV’s best news, sports, education and entertainment, streamed live to your Web browser, iPad or Roku streaming player, anywhere on the Seattle campus. Streaming HuskyTV, powered by philo.com, also offers the ability to pause, record, and playback shows with the built-in online DVR. Anyone subscribing to HuskyTV can take advantage of this new streaming service by visiting uw.philo.com.
HBO GO is included, giving you access to all HBO content, when you want it. This includes a long list of on-demand movies, documentaries, and every episode of HBO’s original programming and shows. HBO GO works on Androids, Windows, Macs, PlayStation, IOS and more. Visit hbogo.com or download the HBO GO app on your iPhone/iPador Android device. Select University of Washington as your cable provider and log in using your UW NetID.
MAX GO provides anytime access to Cinemax movies, series and special events. Visit maxgo.com or download the MAX Go app on your iPhone/iPad or Android device. Select University of Washington as your cable provider and log in using your UW NetID.
Pac-12 NOW provides access to all Pac-12 Networks live games, shows, highlights, features, and many more videos. Plus scores and notifications for your favorite Pac-12 teams. Pac-12 Now is available on iOS, Android and your favorite browser. Select “UW HuskyTV” as your service provider and log in with your UW NetID. For more information visit Pac-12 NOW.
For details on how subscribe to HuskyTV, with streaming and HBO GO, go to the UW-IT Service Catalog.
HuskyTV Channel Listing
HuskyTV Digital Q&A
- Q: What is HuskyTV Digital?
- A: HuskyTV digital is a cable TV service that offers all-digital channels with better picture and sound, more channels, and more channels in HD and paves the way for some exciting new services.
- Q: What are some of the highlights of the programming changes?
- A: HuskyTV now offers 130 channels of news, education, and sports and entertainment, including 16 in HD. The lineup now offers 22 dedicated sports channels, including ESPN and PAC-12 Washington in HD. Other HD channels include TNT, USA, ABC Family, Discovery, two HBO channels, and the local network affiliates. There are also 11 movie channels, including 6 HBO channels, 2 Cinemax channels, 14 educational, 8 news channels and 9 channels dedicated to non-English programming in Spanish, French, German, and Chinese.
- Q: Will my existing TV work with the new HuskyTV?
- A: You need a TV with a digital tuner. Most TVs purchased in the last 4-5 years should work well.
- Q: How can I tell if I have a digital TV that will work with HuskyTV.
- A: Most wide, flat screen TVs support digital as do most TVs that were made since 2008. Most of the big, tube-style TVs do not support digital (though there are a few that support HD; those will likely work). The TV remote also has a clue as to whether your set supports digital. If the remote has a period or dash near the numbers, it is very likely to work. This is because digital channels have a decimal point in the channel number (e.g., “5.1” is a digital channel). The dash is sometimes used instead of a period on the remote control.
- Q: I am still unable to receive a signal and I think I have a digital TV. What should I do?
- Check your TV programming to ensure that you have selected a digital signal versus standard cable.
- Re-run the channel scan/programming setup feature on your TV after ensuring digital signal reception.
- Confirm that your TV does not have a separate connection point for digital versus standard cable signal.
- Q: My TV isn’t digital, so what do I do?
- A: To continue to use HuskyTV after the upgrade, you will need to either purchase a digital tuner or upgrade your TV. If you have an older analog TV, it is often more cost effective to purchase a new TV (starting at $100 for a 19″) versus a $125 digital tuner for your old TV.
Most digital converter boxes at places like Radio Shack or Fred Meyer will NOT work with digital cable signals. You need to have a converter that says that it supports “clear QAM”, “QAM” or “unencrypted digital cable.” HuskyTV has tested one made by Channel Master. There may be other converters that work and other places to buy the Channel Master, but we have not tested them.
- Q: I have a TiVo and it doesn’t seem to work, what should I do?
- A: TiVo has notified HuskyTV that they do not fully support unencrypted digital cable in their boxes. We have notified TiVo of the new HuskyTV channel list, but they indicate that they cannot support the period in the channel guide. We have not been able to confirm this directly, but there are a lot of support questions on the Internet that indicate these types of problems.
- Q: Can I get an online guide of what is showing on HuskyTV?
- A: Yes! Several online guides and mobile apps contain information about HuskyTV. Links to these guides can be found in the HuskyTV Channels and Guides section of this page.
- Q: What if I still have questions?
- A: Most questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-221-5000.
For information regarding HuskyTV or to report problems with your service, please contact the UW Technology Service Center at 206-221-5000.
For help with Streaming HuskyTV, including Philo and HBO GO, please visit http://philo.com/support .
Students experiencing problems with their cable jack, wiring or other problems in their room should first call HFS facilitates at 206-543-4017 during business hours.