Building Name

Location

Blackmore Library Basement, IT Help Desk
Capital Apartments Basement Lounge
Capital Center 2nd Floor Moe Lounge
College Avenue 1st Floor Lobby

3rd Floor Lobby

Cotterman Hall 1st Floor East Lounge

1st Floor West Lounge

2nd Floor Center Lounge

3rd Floor Center Lounge

Facilities 1st Floor Main Office
Law School 1st Floor Commons Lounge
Lohman Complex Hall Basement Lounge

1st Floor Lobby

1st Floor, Room 101

2nd Floor, Room 202

3rd Floor, Room 303

Public Safety 1st Floor Dispatch Office
Saylor Ackerman Hall Basement Lounge

2nd Floor Lounge

3rd Floor, Rm 318

Triple Lounge

Schaaf Hall 1st Floor Lobby

2nd Floor, Rm 270

2nd Floor, Rm 298

3rd Floor, Rm 370

3rd Floor, Rm 398

Student Union 1st Floor Lobby

1st Floor Denvy Bowman Lounge

1 Main Café’

Mezz Fitness Center

Trinity 3rd Floor Lounge, Rm 320
Troutman Hall 1st Floor Business Lounge

 

Alternatives to Cable TV Services

There are many online streaming service providers, however, here are some of the most common self pay services.

Self Pay Service Providers Cost Per Month*
Sling TV:

Sports, news, and entertainment with 30+ channels, 80k+ shows and movies on-demand.

Two channel line up options available: Orange and Blue for $35 each. No current student discount available. For more information, go to: SlingTV
Amazon Prime Student:

Access Amazon’s streaming catalog of TV shows, movies, free unlimited photo storage with Prime Photo, and two-day Prime shipping. Electronic textbook rentals, Amazon music unlimited and Kindle unlimited at a low additional cost.

Six-month free subscription with the option to cancel anytime. $6.49/month after six-month trial as long as you are a student. Go to AMAZON for more information.
Hulu Student Discount:

Full access to Hulu’s original streaming library of movies, kid’s shows, and TV shows. This subscription is ad-supported. Also includes Spotify premium service.

Hulu’s standalone plan is $1.99/month if you are a student. This subscription rate cannot be combined with the Disney Bundle (Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN). More info here: https://www.hulu.com/student
Disney Plus and Disney Bundle:

Unlike other streaming services, Disney Plus does not offer student discounts or free trials.  Students can subscribe to either Disney+ only or take advantage of the Disney bundle which includes Hulu, ESPN and Disney+.

The Disney+ standalone plan is $7.99/month and the Disney Plus bundle is available for $13.99/month. More info here:  https://www.disneyplus.com/welcome
Paramount Student Discount:

Watch everything from live-streamed sports to hit shows from MTV, Comedy Central, CBS news and more. This subscription applies only to their limited commercial plan, similar to Hulu.

Students can get 25% off Paramount’s regular monthly subscription plan of $4.99/month. Go to PARAMOUNT for more info.
YouTube Premium Student Discount:

Students can get ad-free unlimited videos and music with a YouTube Premium subscription.

The student plan is $6.99/month with a free 1-month trial. More info here:  https://www.youtube.com/premium/student
*Please Note: Changes in services and pricing can occur at any time at the service provider’s discretion and without notice.

There are many FREE online streaming service providers, however, here are some of the most common services.

FREE Service Providers
Sling TV Free:

Free live TV and on demand content

Visit: https://www.sling.com/deals/sling-free or https://www.sling.com/supported-devices/sling-free for info on supported devices.
AppleTV+:

Access to Apple’s original catalog of TV shows, movies, series, documentaries, and comedies

Free subscription with your new university issued iPad device.
Peacock TV:

Free TV, movies, TV series, news and on demand content

Visit www.peacocktv.com for more details. Registration may be required.
Roku Channel:

Free live TV, movies, TV series and on demand content

Visit: https://therokuchannel.roku.com for more details. Registration may be required.
Crackle:

Free movies, TV series and on demand content

Visit: https://www.crackle.com/ for more details. Registration may be required.
Pluto TV:

Free live TV, movies and on demand content

Visit: https://pluto.tv/en/live-tv/pluto-tv-crime-movies for details. Registration may be required.
Tubi:

Free TV, movies and on demand content

Visit: https://tubitv.com/home for more details. Registration may be required.
Plex:

Free live TV, movies and on demand content

Visit: https://www.plex.tv/ for more details. Registration may be required.
IMDbTV:

Free movies, TV series and on demand content

Visit: https://www.imdb.com/tv/ for more details. Registration may be required.

Questions, inquiries and concerns about cable services should be directed to the IT Helpdesk via email helpdesk@capital.edu.

Modification of Cable TV Services

In response to changing student and university needs, Capital University will be modifying its standard cable TV services on the Bexley campus. Cable services provided by Spectrum, will be discontinued in residence hall rooms, academic spaces and Trinity North apartments beginning Fall semester 2021.

New cable service and programming will be designated to community areas in residence halls and key academic spaces on campus to provide programming that fosters community building, student success and enhance the student experience. Programming will be revised as the technology and educational needs change.

Why is this Happening?

The decision to discontinue cable services was based on multiple factors:

• Increased investment in network infrastructure, wireless technology, and increased bandwidth service on all campuses.

• A survey of our residential students overwhelmingly indicated they do not watch traditional cable TV services from Spectrum. The majority watched TV programming using an online service provider such as Hulu or Netflix.

• Decreasing cable TV usage within the educational setting and increasing cable costs were not financially beneficial to meet the needs or demands.

Alternatives to Cable TV Services

If you are a student, you can take advantage of all the student discounts and subscriptions available by registering with your “.edu” email address.

Most streaming service providers will let you stream for free for the first few months, and you will be eligible for a student discount after your free trial ends. Many will also offer ad-free viewing, unlimited access to exclusive content, and partnerships with popular music libraries like Spotify. Additionally, there are some streaming services available for free.

Click HERE for a list of common online streaming services and content available.

What Streaming Devices Can I Use?

Streaming services will work on majority of mobile devices, such as iPads, Firesticks, Roku, laptops, tablets, smart TVs, gaming devices and cellular phones.

Ensure that you connect your device to the Capital network correctly to benefit from these services. Instructions for connecting your device to the network can be found HERE.

Where Can I View Cable TV Programming?

Cable TV services and programming can be viewed in residence halls common areas and designated academic buildings across the Bexley campus. Click HERE for a complete list of locations.

What is the New Channel Line Up?

Spectrum has provided Capital with cable programming that includes a variety of channel favorites such as the Big Ten Network, TLC, BET, The Food Network and CNN just to name a few.  A complete channel line up list can be view HERE.

Where Can I Get Help?

Questions, inquiries and concerns about cable services should be directed to the IT Help Desk, helpdesk@capital.edu.