IPTV allows students to watch television programming on their personal computers while plugged in with an ethernet cable in University residence halls. To watch IPTV on a TV instead of a computer, a set top box must be rented from Residential Life. IPTV offers a total of 37 channels, including international as well as domestic programming. Four of these channels are dedicated to Brown programming: campus announcements, BTV, VF1, and VF2. The last two are used to air recordings of selected campus speakers and events as well as student video works.
This service is available to all wired (connected by Ethernet cable), registered computers in a residence hall. Students or departments who want to watch IPTV on a television set rather than on a computer must rent a set-top box from Residential Life by walking in to Grad Center E, calling 863-3502 or by email.
Watching IPTV is free but set-top box rental is $40/year.