BUTV is a cable TV system offering a comprehensive lineup of over 100 channels and programming customized for our campus. Offerings include entertainment, movies, sports, news, and many international stations – see TV Listings for details.

All student residences managed by BU Housing include BUTV automatically, without charge. Students in on-campus undergraduate residences: simply connect your TV to the cable outlet using an RG-6 coax cable. Make sure that you have set your TV for cable or CATV (vs. antenna) and performed an auto program (sometimes called channel setup). If you find that your BUTV is still not working, please submit a repair ticket.

Faculty and staff interested in ordering BUTV for administrative locations require permission from their department head. The monthly service for faculty and staff is $15. Installation cost depends on location; please contact Communication Services at 617-353-2097 for an installation estimate and to order service.

Most Rental Property apartments have cable television outlets and can obtain cable service through a private provider.

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