RTN Lineup as of September 28, 2016

Residential Television Network (RTN) Lineup

  • Analog channels are also available in digital form - if you have a digital TV, the analog channels can be skipped
  • Most digital TVs will detect and display Virtual Channel Numbers.
  • RF Channel Numbers are provided in case a digital TV is unable to detect Virtual Channel Numbers.


Color codes:
Green indicates Analog Standard Definition
Blue indicates Digital High Definition - requires clear QAM tuner
Cyan indicates music channel - requires clear QAM tuner
Yellow indicates Digital Standard Definition - requires clear QAM tuner
Grey indicates Charter Premium Channel

RF Channel Number Virtual Channel Number SD/HD Abbreviation Name Program Type Language (English unless noted otherwise)
2 2 Analog   WBUW Madison's CW (CW) 57 Janesville    
3 3 Analog   WPT2 (Wisconsin Public Television)    
4 4 Analog   The Weather Channel    
5 5 Analog   WMTV (NBC)15 Madison   
6 6 Analog   WGN America    
7 7 Analog   WKOW (ABC) 27 Madison    
8 8 Analog   WMSN (FOX) 47 Madison    
9 9 Analog   WISC (CBS) 3 Madison    
10 10 Analog   C-SPAN    
11 11 Analog   WHA (Wisconsin Public Television) (PBS) 21 Madison    
12 12 Analog   CNN    
13 13 Analog   Headline News    
14 14 Analog   FOX News Channel    
15 15 Analog   CNBC    
16 16 Analog   MSNBC    
17 17 Analog   The History Channel    
18 18 Analog   Animal Planet    
19 19 Analog   The Disney Channel    
20 20 Analog   Nickelodeon    
21 21 Analog   Cartoon Network    
22 22 Analog  The Golf Channel    
23 23 Analog   ESPN2    
24 24 Analog   ESPN    
25 25 Analog  Big Ten Network    
26 26 Analog   Fox Sports North Wisconsin    
27 27 Analog   Fox Sports 1    
28 28 Analog   NBC Sports    
29 29
Analog   Lifetime    
30 30 Analog   Spike TV    
31 31 Analog   TBS    
32 32 Analog   TNT: Turner Network Television    
33 33 Analog   A&E: Arts & Entertainment    
34 34 Analog   USA Network   
35 35 Analog   Oxygen    
36 36 Analog   ABC Family Channel    
37 37 Analog   TV Land    
38 38 Analog   Food Network    
39 39 Analog   HGTV: Home & Garden Television    
40 40 Analog   The Discovery Channel    
41 41 Analog   mtvU    
42 42 Analog   (unused)    
43 43 Analog   TLC: The Learning Channel    
44 44 Analog   fx    
45 45 Analog   BET: Black Entertainment Television    
46 46 Analog   Comedy Central    
94.04 3 SD WisChWPT2 Wisconsin Channel Wisconsin Public Television 
94.05 4 SD TWCWeather Channel (does include local weather on the 8s) weather 
94.05 6 SD WGN
WGN America independent 
94.07 10 SD CSPANC-SPAN US Congress (House)
 
86.08 48 SD TVWWISC DT2 Television Wisconsin WISC-TV Madison 
66.01 49 SD CMSCharter Main Street
infomercials 
86.04 77 SD JWLTVJewelry Television shopping 
86.05 92 SD IONIon Television   
47.02 108 SD CNNICNN International news 
66.04 120 SD EWTNEWTN religious 
66.05 121 SD INSPInspirational Network
religious 
66.07 123 SD TBNTBN Trinity Broadcasting Network religious 
66.08 124 SD TCCThe Church Channel
religious 
66.09 125 SD UPJUCE religious 
66.10 126 SD SMILESmile of a Child
religious 
47.03 127 SD DSTARDaystar
religious 
47.04 128 SD FMLYFamilyNet family
 
47.05 129 SD 3ABN3 Angels Broadcasting Network religious 
47.06 130 SD BYUTVBrigham Young University TV religious 
67.03 137 SD TNCKTeen Nick teen 
67.04 138 SD NICK2Nick West children 
67.06 140 SD BOOMBoomerang children 
67.10 161 SD HALMVHallmark Movie Channel movies 
68.05 167 SD MTVHMTV Hits music 
68.07 169 SD MTVJMTV Jams music 
68.08 171 SD VH1CRVH1 Classic music 
47.07 172 SD CMTPCMT Pure Country music 
68.09 173 SD VH1SOBET Soul music 
47.08 174 SD CTRCCentric TV black women 
68.10 176 SD MTVUmtvU music 
86.09 192 SD WMTVWWMTV DT2 Weather weather 
69.04 205 SD ESTREEstrella  Español
47.09 206 SD TLMUNTelemundo  Español
69.05 208 SD ATRESATRES  Español
69.06 210 SD MUN2Mun2  Español
68.06 212 SD TR3sMTV TR3S musicEspañol
47.10 218 SD ESCSDiscovery Español  Español
47.11 220 SD CNNE CNN Español news
Español
69.09 226 SD OMexCanal Once Mexico  Español
69.10 228 SD 22MEXCanal 22 Mexico  Español
47.12 236 SD CENAMCentroamerica TV (programming from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama)   
65.04 238 SD CINELCine Latino movies
Español
69.01 240 SD CINECine Mexicano movies
Español
69.02 244 SD HISTEHistory En Español history
Español
48.01 246 SD SEMILSemillitas childrenEspañol
48.02 248 SD VMOVViendo Movies movies
Español
48.03 250 SD ROLAVideo Rola  Español
48.05 252 SD SURCanal Sur (news from several Latin American countries)  Español
48.06 254 SD BANDMBandamax (Mexico)  Español
48.07 256 SD DPEIDe Pelicula moviesEspañol
48.08 258 SD DEPLADe Pelicula Clasico moviesEspañol
48.09 260 SD DISFMDiscovery Familia familyEspañol
69.03 262 SD SORPR¡Sorpresa! TV (from Latin America) childrenEspañol
49.02 308 SD DFHDiscovery Fit and Health fitness & health
 
49.04 312 SD ESPNCESPN Classic sports 
49.05 321 SD BTFB1Big Ten Network Extra 1 sports 
49.06 322 SD BTFB2Big Ten Network Extra 2 sports 
48.10 330 SD FCSAFCS Fox College Sports - Atlantic sports 
48.11 331 SD FCSC FCS Fox College Sports - Central sports  
48.12 332 SD FCSP FCS Fox College Sports - Pacific sports 
76.02 408 SD SHOBe Showtime Beyond premium  
76.03 414 HD FLIXe FLIX premium  
76.04 430 SD LOGOLOGO premium  
71.01 491 HD EPIXDEPIX premium  
76.05 501 SD HBO-WHBO West premium  
76.10 504 SD HBOSHHBO Signature premium  
76.07 508 SD HBOCM HBO Comedy premium  
76.08 510 SD HBOZNHBO Zone premium  
76.09 512 SD HBO-L HBO Latino premium Español
77.01 522 SD TMAX Thriller MAX premium  
77.02 542 SD ENCRC Encore Love premium  
77.03 543 SD ENCSUEncore Suspense premium  
77.04 545 SD ENCWS Encore Westerns premium  
71.02 550 HD HBOHD HBO premium  
71.03 551 HD HBO2H HBO 2 premium  
72.01 552 HD HBOFH HBO Family premium  
72.10 553 HD HBOSH HBO Signature premium  
72.03 561 HD MOMXD More MAX premium  
73.01 570 HD STZHD STARZ premium  
73.02 571 HD SZCIH STARZ CINEMA premium  
73.03 572 HD SCBHD STARZ IN BLACK premium  
74.01 573 HD SZKHD STARZ KIDS AND FAMILY premium  
74.02 580 HD SHOHD SHOWTIME premium  
74.03 581 HD SHOCD SHOWTIME SHOWCASE premium  
75.01 582 HD SHO2D SHOWTIME TOO premium  
75.02 583 HD SHOXD SHOWTIME EXTREME premium  
75.03 590 HD TMCHD The Movie Channel premium  
76.01 591 HD TMCXD The Movie Channel Extra premium  
87.01 600 HD WPTHDWHA-DT 1 PBS public broadcast 
78.20 601 HD HSNHDHSN Home Shopping Network
shopping 
87.02 603 HD WISCDWISC-DT 1 Madison CBS 3 Madison   
90.02 606 HD QVC
QVC shopping
 
104.01 607 HD WKOWD
WKOW (ABC) 27 Madison   
88.01 615 HD WMTVD
WMTV-DT 1 NBC15 (NBC) 15 Madison   
88.02 616 HD WBUWDWBUW-DT 1 CW57 (CW) 57 Janesville   
103.01 617 HD WMSND
WMSN-DT 1 FOX47 (FOX) 47 Madison   
109.01 619 HD AHCHD
AHC American Heroes (formerly Military Channel)   
50.01 620 HD AEHD
A&E Arts & Entertainment   
57.02 621 HD HISHD
The History Channel   
62.01 622 HD DSCHD
The Discovery Channel
  
53.02 623 HD TLCHD
TLC: The Learning Channel   
53.01 624 HD TNTHD
TNT: Turner Network Television   
79.12 625 HD APHD
Animal Planet
  
89.01 626 HD TBSHD
TBS Turner Broadcasting System
  
56.01 627 HD NGOHD
National Geographic
  
90.03 628 HD USAHD
USA Network
  
57.03 629 HD HGTVD
HGTV: Home & Garden Television
  
60.01 630 HD FOODD
Food Network
  
108.01 631 HD PIVOT
Pivot
  
63.03 632 HD BRVOD
Bravo
  
62.02 633 HD CMDYD
Comedy Central
  
53.03 634 HD SyFyDSyFy
  
65.01 635 HD LIFED
Lifetime
  
58.02 636 HD HCHD
Hallmark Channel
  
50.02 637 HD AMCHDAMC American Movie Classics
  
57.01 638 HD LMNHD
LMN Lifetime Movie Network
  
54.03 639 HD OXYHD
Oxygen
  
89.02 640 HD IDHD
ID Investigation Discovery
  
91.01 641 HD DESTD
Destination America
  
91.02 642 HD ESQHD
Esquire Network
  
61.02 643 HD E!HD
E!
  
52.02 644 HD TRAVD
Travel Channel
  
103.02 645 HD FYIHD
FYI
  
61.03 646 HD DYHDDIY Do It Yourself
  
80.01 647 HD COOKD
Cooking Channel
  
59.01 648 HD FXHDFX
  
54.01 649 HD SPKHD
Spike
  
80.02 650 HD SCIHD
Science Channel
  
52.01 651 HD TRTvD
Tru TV
  
80.03 652 HD FUSED
FUSE
variety
 
51.02 653 HD VH1HD
VH1
music
 
56.02 654 HD MTHD
MTV
variety
 
63.02 655 HD CMTHDCMT Country Music Television
music
 
81.01 656 HD BETD
BET Black Entertainment Television
variety
 
81.02 657 HD MTV2D
MTV2
music
 
61.01 660 HD ESPND
ESPN
sports
 
60.03 661 HD ES2HD
ESPN2
sports
 
51.03 662 HD NCSP
NBC Sports Network
sports
 
59.02 663 HD FSNHD
FSN Fox Sports North
sports
 
64.02 664 HD BTNHD
BTN Big Ten Network
sports
 
58.03 665 HD GOLFD
Golf
sports
 
90.01 666 HD MLBHD
MLB Major League Baseball
sports
 
81.03 667 HD ESWHD
ESPN News
sports
 
113.01 668 HD ESPNU
ESPN U
sports
 
55.03 669 HD NFLHD
NFL National Football League Network
sports
 
82.01 670 HD NFLRD
NFL Red Zone
sports
 
82.02 671 HD TNND
Tennis Channel
sports
 
54.02 672 HD FS1HD
FS1 Fox Sports 1
sports
 
113.02 675 HD CBSSD
CBS Sports Network
sports
 
70.02 676 HD ESPNBB
ESPN Buzzer Beater
sports
 
111.03 677 HD NHLHD
NHL Network
sports
 
112.02 678 HD OUTHD
The Outdoor Channel
sports
 
113.03 679 HD SPTMA
The Sportsman Channel
sports
 
109.03 681 HD MAVHD
Mav TV
sports
 
104.03 682 HD FSN+HD
Fox Sports North Plus
sports
 
108.03 686 HD NTNHD
Nick Toons
children
 
108.02 687 HD NJRHD
Nick Jr.
children
 
79.13 688 HD DISHD
The Disney Channel
children
 
83.01 690 HD DXDHD
Disney XD
children
 
55.02 691 HD NICHD
Nick (Nickelodeon)
children
 
60.02 692 HD FAMHD
Freeform (formerly ABC Family)
family
 
52.03 693 HD TOOND
Cartoon Network
children
 
83.02 694 HD DFCHD
Discovery Family
family
 
105.01 695 HD SPRHD
Sprout
children
 
83.03 700 HD UHD
Universal
variety
 
84.01 701 HD SMTHD
Smithsonian
informational
 
112.01 702 HD FXXHD
FXX
variety
 
84.02 703 HD MTVLD
MTV Live
music
 
91.03 704 HD AXSTV
AXS TV
music
 
84.03 705 HD HDNMV
HDNet Movies
movies 
70.03 715 HD RLZHD
Reelz
movies 
105.03 717 HD IFCHD
Independent Film Channel
movies 
109.02 718 HD SUNHD
Sundance Channel
movies 
105.02 719 HD FXMHD
FXM Fox Movie Channel
movies 
85.01 720 HD TCMHD
TCM Turner Classic Movies
movies 
50.03 721 HD TVLND
TV Land
old TV shows
 
85.02 722 HD GSNHD
GSN Game Show Network
TV game shows
 
86.01 723 HD VICEH
Viceland HD variety  
51.01 724 HD WEHD
WE Women's Entertainment
women
 
55.01 725 HD OWNHD
OWN
women 
64.03 727 HD BBCAM
BBC America
variety
 
107.02 728 HD WGNAD
WGN America
variety
 
107.01 731 HD WEAHD
Weather Channel (does not include local weather on the 8s)
weather
 
62.03 732 HD CNNHD
CNN Cable News Network
news
 
59.03 733 HD FNCHD
Fox News Channel
news
 
63.01 734 HD CNBCD
CNBC
business news
 
58.01 735 HD HLNHD
HLN Headline News
news
 
56.03 736 HD MSNBC
MSNBC
news
 
82.03 737 HD FBNHD
Fox Business Network
business news
 
106.01 740 HD CPN1H
C-SPAN
US Congress (House)
 
107.03 741 HD RFDHD
RFD-TV
rural America 
106.02 742 HD CPN2H
C-SPAN2
US Congress (Senate)
 
106.03 743 HD CPH3H
C-SPAN3
US Public Affairs
 
110.01 747 HD UNHD
Univision
variety
Español
110.03 748 HD UNIHD
uniMÁS (formerly Telefutura)
variety
Español
110.02 749 HD GALAH
Galavision
variety
Español
111.02 751 HD FXDHD
Fox Deportes
sports
Español
111.01 753 HD ESPNH
ESPN Deportes
sports
Español
70.01 757 HD GOLHD
GOL TV HD
sports
Español
100.01 801 HD INT C1
Int C1 TV Japan
from UW-Madison: international
Japanese
100.02 802 HD INT C2
Int C2 NHK World from UW-Madison: News from JapanEnglish
100.03 803 SD INT C3
Int C3 CCTV News (English) from UW-Madison: News from ChinaEnglish
100.04 804 SD INT C4
Int C4 TV5 (French) from UW-Madison: international
French
100.05 805 SD INT C5
Int C5 ART (Arabic Radio and Television) from UW-Madison: international
Arabic
101.01 806 SD INT C6
Int C6 RAI (Italian) from UW-Madison: international
Italian
101.02 807 SD INT C7
Int C7 RTN (Russian) from UW-Madison: international
Russian
101.03 808 SD INT C8
Int C8 Channel 1 Russia from UW-Madison: international
Russian
101.04 809 SD INT C9
Int C9 TV Asia from UW-Madison: international
Hindi, Gujarati, English, & Regional Languages
101.05 810 SD INT C10
Int C10 TVK from UW-Madison: international
Korean
102.01 811 SD INT C11
Int C11 CCTV4 from UW-Madison: international
Mandarin
102.02 812 SD 16x9 INT C12
Int C12 DW Amerika from UW-Madison: World News from Deutsche Welle20 hr German, 4 hr English
102.03 813 SD 16x9 INT C13
Int C13 DW World from UW-Madison: World News from Deutsche Welle
English
102.04 814 SD&HD INT C14
Int C14 The Knowledge Networks from the National Science Foundation from UW-Madison: research
 
77.05 903 music MC-903
MC - Hit List music 
77.06 904 music MC-904
MC - Pop Rhythmic music 
77.07 905 music MC-905
MC - Dance/EDM music 
77.08 906 music MC-906
MC - Indie music 
77.09 907 music MC-907
MC - Hip-Hop and R&B music 
77.10 908 music MC-908
MC - Rap music 
77.11 909 music MC-909
MC - Hip-Hop Classics music 
77.12 910 music MC-910
MC - Throwback Jamz music 
77.13 911 music MC-911
MC - R&B Classics music 
77.14 912 music MC-912
MC - R&B Soul music 
77.15 913 music MC-913
MC - Gospel music 
77.16 914 music MC-914
MC - Reggae music 
77.17 915 music MC-915MC - Rock music 
77.18 916 music MC-916
MC - Metal music 
77.19 917 music MC-917
MC - Alternative music 
65.20 918 music MC-918
MC - Adult Alternative music 
78.02 919 music MC-919
MC - Rock Hits music 
78.03 920 music MC-920
MC - Classic Rock music 
78.04 921 music MC-921
MC - Soft Rock music 
78.05 922 music MC-922
MC - Pop Hits music 
78.06 923 music MC-923
MC - Party Favorites music 
78.07 924 music MC-924
MC - Teen MC music 
78.08 925 music MC-925
MC - Kidz Only! music 
78.09 926 music MC-926
MC - Toddler Tunes music 
78.10 927 music MC-927
MC - Y2K music 
78.11 928 music MC-928
MC - 90s music 
78.12 929 music MC-929
MC - 80s music 
78.13 930 music MC-930MC - 70s music 
78.14 931 music MC-931MC - Solid Gold Oldies music 
78.15 932 music MC-932
MC - Pop Country music 
78.16 933 music MC-933
MC - Today's'Country music 
78.17 934 music MC-934
MC - Country Hits music 
78.18 935 music MC-935
MC - Classic Country music 
78.19 936 music MC-936
MC - Contemporary Christian music 
65.19 937 music MC-937
MC - Pop Latino music 
79.01 938 music MC-938
MC - Musica Urbana music 
79.02 939 music MC-939
MC - Mexicana music 
79.03 940 music MC-940
MC - Tropicales music 
79.04 941 music MC-941
MC - Sounds of the Season music 
79.05 942 music MC-942
MC - Soundscapes music 
79.06 943 music MC-943
MC - Smooth Jazz music 
79.07 944 music MC-944
MC - Jazz music 
79.08 945 music MC-945
MC - Blues music 
79.09 946 music MC-946
MC - Singers & Swing music 
79.10 947 music MC-947
MC - Easy Listening music 
79.11 948 music MC-948
MC - Light Classical music 
104.02 959 SD SNBC
Shop NBC shopping
 
92.01 966 SD WKOWT
WKOW-DT 3 THiS broadcast multicast
 
92.02 967 SD METV
WKOW-DT 2 MeTV broadcast multicast 
92.03 968 SD COOL
WMSN-DT 2 Comet TV broadcast multicast 
92.04 969 SD WMSND
WMSN-DT 3 GRIT TV
broadcast multicast 
92.05 973 SD WPT
WHA-DT 3 PBS Create broadcast multicast 
92.07 980 SD LOCAL
Columbus City local access
 
92.08 981 SD LOCAL
Columbus Schools local access
 
92.09 982 SD LOCALMcFarland WMCF local access
 
92.10 983 SD LOCAL
KSUN-IND Sun Prairie local access
 
93.01 984 SD LOCAL
Sun Prairie Kids4 local access
 
93.02 985 SD LOCAL
Deerfield City Channel 2 local access 
93.03 986 SD LOCAL
Deerfield City Channel 1 local access 
93.04 987 SD LOCAL
Cambridge-Oakland Channel local access 
93.05 988 SD LOCAL
Cambridge Schools Channel local access 
93.06 989 SD LOCAL
Cottage Grove City Channel local access 
93.07 990 SD LOCAL
Monona Channel local access 
93.08 991 SD LOCAL
WYOU Madison local access 
93.09 992 SD LOCAL
Madison Metropolitan School District local access 
93.10 993 SD LOCAL
Madison Metropolitan School District MMSD local access 
94.01 994 SD LOCAL
Madison City Channel local access 
94.02 995 HD WIS-E
Wisconsin Eye Wisconsin Government 

  • To obtain Charter premium channels on campus go to the Charter UW web site.
  • For service in UW Housing facilities, contact RESNET.
  • For service outside of UW Housing on the UW - Madison campus, call the DoIT Help Desk at 4-HELP.
  • For service off-campus in the City of Madison and surrounding communities, call Charter at (888)438-2427.

In order for television tuners to quickly tune a channel, they use a channel map. To acquire the channel map, the user manually starts the tuner's scaring process. The tuner starts at the low end of the spectrum and steps channel-by-channel recording each channels it finds, as well as the virtual channel number and virtual channel name information. A TV tuner does not automatically detect when the cable TV provider changes the name of a channel, or adds or removes channels. When this happens, it becomes necessary for the user to re-scan the channels.

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Keywords:Channel Lineup RTN "Residential Television Network" "Cable TV" rtnlineup   Doc ID:56480
Owner:David D.Group:Network Services
Created:2015-09-16 15:56 CDTUpdated:2016-09-28 16:18 CDT
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