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Tulane Cable Television System

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TUCAN is the Tulane Cable Television System.  All resident's of the Tulane uptown campus have a cable TV drop on their rooms to receive TUCAN programming.  There is no charge to campus residents to use the cable TV service.

TUCAN is an analog, standard definition, cable TV system with 62 channels of programming. Residents of the Deming Pavilion on the Medical School campus also receive cable TV programming in their rooms at no charge, but the line up is different.

TUCAN is a traditional cable TV system with bandwidth limitations. As a result, it is not possible to deliver HD programming via TUCAN. However, Tulane also offers a full HD, Internet television (IPTV) service that is also available to all campus residents.  Go to the IPTV info page to learn how you can get started with IPTV now!

Currently, IPTV is being offered in conjunction with traditional cable TV service to the residence halls. At some future date, Tulane anticipates dropping all wired cable TV service in favor of IPTV.

Getting Started

Find the cable TV RF outlet in your room and attach an RF or co-ax cable.  Attach the other end of the RF cable to the CATV input of your television.

Programming Your Television for TUCAN

  • Note: Every television is different, so your remote may be labeled differently
  • Using your TV remote control, select Menu, then Set-up.
  • Make sure the TV is set for CATV (not REG TV or ANT TV)
  • Go to Channel Set-up and do a Channel-Scan to detect all the Tulane channels.

Note: Special instructions for Greenbaum House residents.

Tulane Cable Television FAQ

Can I order a premium channel or Pay-Per-View? Sorry, but no. TUCAN is a shared system - all residents receive the same programming. TUCAN does offer HBO (channel 19) and there are even more HBO channels on the Tulane IPTV system!

Why no High-Def channels? TUCAN is an analog, standard definition, RF-based cable TV system. It is not possible to deliver HD programming over the entire lineup.  Viewers may have previously noticed that some of the local broadcast channels were available in HD  Unfortunately, the recent digital upgrade by the TUCAN content service provider has eliminated this remaining analog service. The good news is that all content on the new IPTV system is fully HD! Learn more on the IPTV info page.

TUCAN Cable TV Channel Lineup

  • 2 WUPL
  • 3 WWL
  • 4 Cox4
  • 5 TLC
  • 6 Orleans Govt
  • 7 WDSU
  • 8 Orleans Edu (NOETC)
  • 9 WVUE
  • 10 CSPAN
  • 11 WGNO
  • 12 WYES
  • 13 WNOL
  • 14 WLAE
  • 15 WWL Newswatch
  • 16 KGLA
  • 17 TBS
  • 18 Weather Channel
  • 19 HBO
  • 20 WHNO
  • 21 MSNBC
  • 22 BET
  • 23 A&E
  • 24 Fox News
  • 25 TNT
  • 26 FX
  • 27 MTV
  • 28 USA
  • 29 CNN
  • 30 Disney
  • 31 Nickelodeon
  • 32 Discovery
  • 33 CNN HLN
  • 34 Lifetime
  • 35 ESPN
  • 36 ESPN2
  • 37 Cox Sports
  • 38 Fox Sports
  • 39 Comedy Central
  • 40 Bravo
  • 41 VH1
  • 42 Spike
  • 43 CNBC
  • 44 E!
  • 45 SyFy
  • 46 TSTV/TUBE (students)
  • 47 Tulane Channel
  • 48 MTV-U
  • 49 WPXL
  • 50 Univision
  • 51 WGNO
  • 58 SCOLA
  • 59 TCM
  • 60 AMC
  • 61 TVLand
  • 62 TV-5 (French language)
  • 63 History
  • 64 Cartoon
  • 65 ABC Family
  • 66 Travel
  • 67 Food
  • 68 HGTV
  • 69 Animal Planet