Guidelines for Using Television Programming Copied Off the Air

A faculty member who wishes to use television programs or parts of programs for instructional purposes for students enrolled in his/her courses, should follow the steps listed below. These guidelines work best for non-creative content, such as news broadcasts, and less well for creative works such as dramas.

Cable TV

Amherst College supplies cable TV to all dorm rooms and many other spaces on campus. For the full list of channels, please see the Amherst Cable TV Channel Lineup.

Features and Benefits: 

In addition to conventional entertainment, news, and sports programming, the cable TV system delivers international channels in Spanish, Japanese, and Arabic. 


The cable TV system works with any digital TV that has a QAM tuner and accepts a coaxial cable input.


Contact the IT Help Desk to report a problem or get more information. 

Additional Information: 

See information from our service provider on how to Troubleshoot Cable TV Problems.