Southeastern Channel moving to new Charter Cable Channel
Monday, December 1, 2014
by: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's educational access channel will be moving from Charter Channel 18 to Channel 199 for most area viewers effective Dec. 9.
The Southeastern Channel is currently viewed on Channel 18 in Tangipahoa, Livingston and St. Tammany parishes. The move to Channel 199 is a result of Charter's realignment due to the system going completely digital. In its new position, the Southeastern Channel will be grouped with similar educational, government and public access channels.
For viewers on the university's cable system, the Channel will occupy Channel 10.110.
"We want our viewers to be aware of the move to Channel 199 next month," said Southeastern Channel General Manager Rick Settoon. "We want them to know that we will be there as strong as ever without missing a beat, just at a different channel number on their remote."
The Southeastern Channel produces and broadcasts original educational, community, cultural, entertainment and sports programming and has been airing on Charter Channel 18 since it's startup in July 2002. The channel reaches into more than 90,000 homes and offers live 24-7 webcast and video on demand that can be viewed at www.southeastern.edu/tv.
In going "all digital," Charter will be removing the analog format of every channel in its lineup, delivering only high quality digital signals to each television outlet in a home. Charter will be adding more than 100 new high definition (HD) channels to its lineup.
According to Charter Communications, over 90 percent of its customers already use digital equipment from Charter to access their favorite channels. The change will require each TV to be installed with Charter digital equipment to continue viewing programming. To ensure a smooth transition for non-digital households, the company is providing free digital equipment to customers for a specified period depending on eligibility and the current level of service.
More information on the new lineup can be found on the Charter website, www.charter.com/digitalnow.