In just the past week alone, more than 14,000 people in Davis County clicked onto the channel's Web site to check out what was on Cable 17. And, according to Chris Dallin, Channel 17 executive, as many as 70,000 viewers have turned onto it on a given day.
With demand this high, channel management wants to ensure that everyone who wants to receive, can.
At present Davis Cable 17 is available on Comcast Cable. If you do not subscribe to cable, you cannot current receive the signal.
Technical committee members Brad Weller and Grant Lindsay are, however, working on video streaming to the Web site. It won't be long until you will be able to watch the "Davis County Business News," "Davis County Now" or high school football from your desktop at lunch hour.
If you currently subscribe to Comcast Cable and still do not receive the signal, worry not. In the past, a physical filter was placed on the Channel 17 in Davis County because Showtime was playing on the channel. That filter can be removed free of charge.
Here are some other tune-in tips for Channel 17:
- Try to reprogram your television or VCR by following the instructions that came with your set.
- Manually add Channel 17 to your television or VCR channel lineup.
- If you still cannot receive Channel 17 call Comcast Cable, 801-444-4824. (Press "1" for English or "2" for Spanish).
- Then press "1" for "Trouble with your Service" and "4" for "One or More Channels are Missing."
- Then press "1" for "Set Top Connected TVs" or "2" for "Connected Directly to TV."
- Then tell the operator you cannot receive Davis Cable 17 and you might have an old filter on your line. Comcast will be glad to help you.
For further information visit the Channel 17 Web site, at HYPERLINK www.davisca
ble17.com or call the station, 295-6944.