Cable TV Services

Cable TV service is available in each residence hall room with 100 channels of HD entertainment.  You must have a QAM Digital ready TV or purchase a converter box outlined in the instructions below.


How to Set Up Your TV

  • Digital cable system outlets have all been checked and there is a working signal on all.
  • Run a channel scan, sometimes called auto program (consult your TV’s manual for instructions) to accept the new digital channels
  • Contact the TV manufacturer’s 800 number for set up; may have to unlock the digital tuner.
  • Old style tube televisions are not supported and will require a digital tuner to view cable on campus.  Cable converter boxes may need to be purchased.
  • iView Digital Converter Boxis recommended and can be purchased at
    • Alfred State Bookstore
    • Online
  • Television will need to be switched from “Air” to “Cable” on the TV set up
  • If converter is required, a cable is needed from wall to converter box – another cable from converter box to TV. These are available at the Campus Store.

After trouble shooting cable problems, you can email or call ext. 4705 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Cable Channel Guide

Veiwing # Channel
3.1 Alfred State Visix System
53.1 MSG Alt 1 (Sabers)
54.1-9 Channel Guide
55.1-4 Channel Guide
56.1 WPZJ
56.2 WNYO
56.3 WUTV
56.4 WNLO
56.5 WNED
56.6 WKBW
56.7 WIVB
56.8 WGRZ
56.9 CNN
57.1 Headline News
57.2 FOX News
57.3 Bloomberg
57.4 MSNBC
57.5 CNBC
57.6 CNBC World
57.7 BBC America
57.8 CSPAN
57.9 CSPAN2
58.1 ESPN News
58.2 ESPN U
58.3 MSG
58.4 MSG+
58.5 Big Ten Network
58.6 Nba Network
58.7 MLB
58.8 NHL Network
58.9 Sportsman Channel
59.1 Outdoor Channel
59.2 TNT
59.3 TBS
59.4 USA
59.5 F/X
59.6 A&E
59.7 GSN
59.8 CMT
59.9 MTV2
60.1 VH1
60.2 MTV Classic
60.3 Fuse
60.4  Great American Country
60.5 BET
60.6 Spike TV
60.7 Women's Entertainment
60.8 Lifetime
60.9 Lifetime Movie Network
61.1 Oxygen
61.2 OWN
61.3 LOGO
61.4 Syfy
61.5 TV Land
61.6 Chiller
61.7 tru-TV
61.8 Biography Channel
61.9 RFD TV
62.1 ION Television
62.2 Univision
62.3 Galavision
62.4 E! Entertainment
62.5 FreeForm
62.6 Destination America
62.7 Cartoon Network
62.8 Nickelodeon
62.9 Hallmark
63.1 HGTV
63.2 DIY Network
63.3 Travel Channel
63.4  Food Network
63.5 Cooking Channel
63.6 Learing Channel
63.7  Discovery Fit and Health
63.8  Ivestigation Discovery
63.9 National Geographic
64.1 Nat geo Wild
64.2 Viceland
64.3 Science Channel
64.4 American Heroes Channel
64.5 Indepentant Film Channel
64.6 Reelz Channel
64.7 FX Movie Channel
64.8 AMC
64.9 TCM
65.1 HBO Family
65.2 HBO Family (West)
65.3 HBO Signature
65.4  Encore
65.5 Encore (West)
65.6 Starz
65.7 Starz (West)
65.8 Starz in Black
65.9 Starz Edge
66.1  ESPN
66.2 ESPN 2
67.1 NFL Network
67.2 CBS Sports Network
68.1 NBC Sports Network
68.2 FOX Sports 1
69.1 FOX Sports 2
69.2 Bravo
70.1 Animal Planet
70.2 Discovery Channel
71.1 History Channel
71.2 Disney
72.1 Disney XD
72.2 Comedy Central
73.1 MTV
73.2 Weather Channel
74.1  HBO
74.2 HBO 2
75.1 HBO (West)
75.2 HBO 2 (West)

See the current TV listings.


HBO® has launched their online streaming service, HBO GO®, at Alfred State College, providing on-campus student residents with instant, unlimited access to HBO programming anytime, anywhere at no extra charge. The launch is in addition to the existing linear HBO service available to residents.

Alfred State students residing in on-campus housing can now get unlimited access to the HBO GO® service – available on any computer in the U.S. with a high-speed Internet connection as well as iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch® and select Android devices. Students can enjoy even more ways to watch on Apple TV®, Google Chromecast, Xbox 360®, Samsung® Smart TVs, Roku®, Kindle Fire, Amazon Fire TV and PlayStation®3 and more – all at no extra cost.

HBO GO®, which offers more than 2,000 titles online, allows authenticated students to instantly watch every episode of every season of the best HBO® shows. This includes current series like Game of Thrones®, Girls®, and True Detective®and classics like The Sopranos®, Sex and the City® and Deadwood®, as well as HBO original films, miniseries, sports, documentaries, comedy specials, and hundreds of the latest blockbuster movies. 

With the online service, students get most new titles simultaneously with their premiere on the networks; the ability to create a “Watchlist” that keeps track of bookmarked content for later viewing; bonus content including interviews, recaps, and behind-the-scenes extras; and customizable views showing titles in slideshow, grid or list format. In addition, HBO GO® can be personalized through a “Series Pass®” capability which automatically alerts viewers to new episodes of favorite HBO programs when they arrive on the service.

To activate their HBO GO® account, on-campus residents can visit or download the HBO GO® app, click “sign in” and scroll down to select “Alfred State” from the dropdown menu.  Complete authentication by following the instructions to log in with school login credentials, then simply create an HBO GO® user ID and start watching.

Alfred State - HBO GO Quick Reference Guide for Student Admins.pdf