UNC Charlotte TV expands to Google Fiber

By Nick Makansi, TV Program Director, UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte TV is now distributed in high definition (HD) on Google Fiber channel 143 in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region, reaching a larger audience than ever. Google Fiber offers its internet and TV services in Charlotte’s Highland Creek, Uptown, South End and Starmount neighborhoods, with several other locations planned for service.

This cable distribution is the fourth outlet for the 21-year-old channel and is the first off campus in high definition. UNC Charlotte TV is distributed in HD through all on-campus buildings, including residence halls, fitness facilities and the Popp Martin Student Union. Other off-campus cable outlets include Spectrum and AT&T U-verse, providing viewers access to educational and cultural content.

UNC Charlotte Television serves approximately 500,000 households in the greater Charlotte area with unique television programming. The channel broadcasts diverse content, ranging from science and international cultural programming to disc golf, statewide shows and more. Additional live content comes from sports contests, campus events and speaker presentations on the main campus or at UNC Charlotte Center City. The channel aims to provide distinct content not regularly carried on traditional PEG channels.