For more than 20 years GTCN has been part of campus life. We started as an analog network with a couple of dozen channels.
It hasn't always been easy; there have been many technical challenges. Even the beautiful Atlanta skyline posed problems by blocking the local stations HD signals. Yet, by merging technology with creativity, we have been able to always offer unique and unparalleled value to our clients and audience.
Our staff and student productions and projects have been recognized with over 40 awards including five Gold Auroras, four Silver International Daveys, two Communicators and two coveted AHECTA Student Production Award.
We’re part of campus life, the connection to what’s happening at GT now and after graduation, the link to your alma mater. Students, relatives, alumni, I invite you to keep in touch through social media and always keep visiting us here, where you’ll always find what’s new at GTCN.
What is GTCN?
Georgia Tech Cable Network is a direct broadcast satellite system offering a customized channel line-up for the Georgia Tech campus community. GTCN supplies entertaining and educational television programs and also offers video production services.
Who is eligible for Showtime Anytime?
Students who are enrolled and reside in on-campus housing are eligible to access Showtime Anytime.
How can I get started with Showtime Anytime?
• Go to Showtime Anytime website or download the app
• Scroll to select Georgia Inst. of Technology as your school
• Use your Tech credentials to log in
• Create your personal Showtime Anytime account
• For more information please visit our support webpage.
Can I use Showtime Anytime off campus as well as on campus?
Showtime Anytime is available on computers and mobile devices anytime, anywhere — on or off campus. Game consoles and connected TV devices can only be used on the school’s campus network.
What is the size limit for a TV in the Freshman Experience residence halls?
There are no size limitations for TVs that residents bring with them to the residence halls. If you are considering a large TV, please be sure to discuss that with your future roommate when that information is posted. There is a single CATV outlet in the room. If both residents would like to have their own TV, a simple 3.5 dB 2-way splitter will be needed.
I'm going to be living in a 4-person room. Does each room has a connection for Cable TV or is there only one in the living room?
Besides the jack in the living room, each room has its own jack.
Do I need special equipment to view the HD/digital channels?
You need a television with a digital tuner, one that supports QAM 256. The QAM 256 signal is unencrypted. Also, Wreck Techs recommends using a RG-6 Quad-shield coaxial cable for best signal strength. You can buy them at Barnes & Noble in Technology Square.
If I buy an HD card for my computer in my dorm, will I be able to use it to watch HD TV?
As long as your tuner card is able to work with QAM 256 signals, you'll be fine. QAM 256 is not built in to all tuner cards, so do your research before purchasing a specific card.
How do I rescan my TV to get all the channels included in the lineup?
Enterprise Service Desk offers detailed instructions on how to perform a channel scan on your television.