Getting University of Alaska Television
There are a number of ways you can receive UATV. One way is to check with your local cable station to see if they carry the channel in their lineup. If your cable company does not carry UATV, write or call them to request that they carry it. Many cable companies don't carry UATV simply because they have not had any requests to do so. We try to keep track of communities which currently receive UATV on local cable. If you are currently receiving UATV, please let us know so we can keep our list updated!
|UATV Cable TV Channels in Alaskan Communities|
|College||6||Kachemak||3 or 6||Seward||16|
|This list is based on information reported by UATV viewers around the state.|
|* APHTN Thursday Morning Broadcasts Only|
University of Alaska Supported Sites
In support of distance education programs, the University of Alaska receives UATV at designated education sites around the state.
UATV Distance Education Downlink Sites
- Eielson AFB
- Clear AFB
- Coffman Cove
- Ft. Wainwright
- Whitehorse, Canada
Direct Satellite UATV
UATV is an MPEG2DVB digitally encoded Free To Air signal located on the AMC-8 satellite at 139 degrees west. To receive our satellite signal, you must have an MPEG2DVB capable receiver, with the appropriate frequencies entered, connected to a C-Band satellite dish pointed at AMC-8. If you can already see ARCS or Gavel to Gavel or the PBS super station, you can receive UATV.
The correct information to input into your receiver is:
Frequency 1090.00 (your input may be 01090) Symbol Rate 8.1000 (your input may be 8100) Polarity Horizontal FEC Rate 3/4 (may not appear on your receiver)
Please direct questions to University of Alaska Southeast Production Services, (907) 796-6463