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BYUtv logo
BYUtv logo (2010-present)
Launched January 2000 (2000-01)
Owned by Brigham Young University
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
(HD feed downgraded to letterboxed 480i for SDTVs)
Slogan See the Good in the World
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area United States, worldwide
Headquarters Provo, Utah, United States
Provo/Salt Lake City area KBYU-TV 11.2
Pago Pago, American Samoa K11UU-D 11.4
DirecTV 374 (SD)
Dish Network 9403, 9397 (SD)
C band Galaxy 17 - 91W, transponder 14C at 3965 MHz
Ku-band Galaxy 28 - 89W, transponder 604 at 11886.50 MHz
Telstar 12 - 15W, transponder 14 at 11567 MHz
All West 153
Baja 018 014
Cablevision (Bresnan) check local listings
Centracom SD - 8
HD - 508
Comcast check local listings
Emery 033 (ETV Interactive)
062 (Analog Cable)
Manti 012
Sky-View 001
Spanish Fork 021
Verizon FiOS 290
Prime Time (MSTAR) 014 (SLC metro)
071 (SunRiver)
Veracity 019
AT&T U-verse 567 (SD)
1567 (HD)
Streaming media
BYUtv live streaming
Digital media receiver Roku

BYU Television (commonly referred to as BYUtv) is a television channel operated and funded by Brigham Young University (BYU). The channel, available through cable and satellite distributors in the United States, produces a number of original series and documentaries with emphases in comedy, history, lifestyle, music and drama. BYUtv also regularly broadcasts a number of classic live-action Walt Disney films, nature documentaries, acquired medical/crime dramas and religious programs (consistent with the university's sponsoring organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church)).[1][2] Additionally, BYUtv Sports is the primary broadcaster of BYU Cougars athletics, producing more than 125 live sporting events in 2012 alone.[3] The channel has won multiple Emmy Awards,[4] and several of its original series have been praised by national television critics.[5][6][7]

BYUtv broadcasts all of its original content, and most acquired content, worldwide online via its website. BYUtv is also carried through a digital subchannel of KBYU-TV, a PBS member station in Provo, Utah also owned by the university, ensuring HD coverage across Salt Lake City and most of Utah. The channel is one of several operated by the university's BYU Broadcasting division, including the world feed BYUtv Global, BYUradio and the Latin America-focused BYU Television International.

Multiple celebrity guests and artists have made special appearances on BYUtv, notably Imagine Dragons and Neon Trees on the series AUDIO-FILES; Lea Salonga, Howard Jones, Duncan Sheik and Sixpence None the Richer on The Song That Changed My Life; and Shawn Bradley, Lindsey Sterling, and Mates of State on Studio C. Major athletes like Steve Young, Ty Detmer and Jimmer Fredette have also appeared on special BYUtv Sports broadcasts.[8][9][10][11]


BYUtv produces several original series, documentaries and religious service programs.

The channel's original series include:

  • After Further Review
  • American Ride
  • Audio-Files
  • BYUtv Sports Post Game
  • Chef Brad
  • Countdown to Kickoff
  • The Food Nanny
  • The Generations Project
  • Granite Flats
  • The Song That Changed My Life
  • The Story Trek
  • Studio C
  • True Blue
  • Turning Point

Religious programming derives from the LDS Church, which owns and operates BYU. Most religious programming airs on Sundays or in the early morning hours on BYUtv:

BYUtv Sports[edit]

The channel is the primary home for most telecasts of BYU Cougars athletics, including select home and away games for football, men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, gymnastics, men's and women's volleyball and women's soccer. Beginning in 2009, the network also began covering BYU-Hawaii sports, including all conference home games in women's volleyball and men's basketball, as well as select conference home games in women's basketball and additional non-conference home games for men's basketball.

In 2011, BYUtv added the WCC Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments to their sports broadcasts. BYUtv produced the first round and quarterfinals of the men's and women's basketball tournaments, which were also broadcast on[12]

In 2011, ESPN reached a deal to become the official broadcaster for most games of the newly independent BYU Cougars football team. At least one home game per season will air live on BYUtv, along with reruns on BYUtv of home games broadcast on ESPN's networks.[13] Its coverage also includes pre-game and post-game shows, with the pre-game show Countdown to Kickoff hosted by BYU Cougars alumni Alema Harrington, Dave McCann and a rotating panel of analysts: Gary Sheide, Blaine Fowler, David Nixon, Brian Logan and Jan Jorgensen.[14][15]

Additionally, the network launched a separate website for its sports coverage,, in partnership with ESPN and IMG College. The site features news, video and free video on demand streaming of recent games.[16]

The channel also produces its own sports shows including BYU Sports Nation (daily, 1 hr), Countdown to Kickoff (preceding each football game, 1 hr), Postgame Show (following each football game, 30m - 1 hr), After Further Review (weekly on Tuesdays, 1 hr), and carries Bronco Mendenhall's post-game press conferences for football games.


The network is currently available to approximately 65 million [17] cable and DTH (direct-to-home) satellite subscribers in the United States. It is provided by nearly 600 cable operators around the United States.[18]

BYUtv can be found through online streaming provided by Ooyala, on the Dish Network and DirecTV pay-satellite services, and free to air via 17 and Galaxy 28 in DVB-S2 format.

In 2011, live streaming of BYUtv as well as on demand programs were made available through the iPad, iPhone, iPod and Roku streaming player.[19][20] In August 2013, BYUtv released its app for Android.[21] In April 2014, BYUtv released its app for Xbox 360.[22]


  1. ^ "About". BYUtv. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  2. ^ Jamshid Ghazi Askar (2013-04-05). "If he builds it, will they come? Scott Swofford talks BYUtv". Deseret News. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  3. ^ Ryan Teeples (2013-06-19). "Ryan Teeples: BYU sports is for BYUtv, not the other way around". Deseret News. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  4. ^ "Emmy (R) Awards | Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter – NATAS". Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  5. ^ Garvin, Glenn. "Quirky ‘Granite Flats’ a charmer; ‘Kalman’ plumbs Holocaust loss - Glenn Garvin: On TV". Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  6. ^ Ryan Morgenegg (2013-07-25). "Season 3 of 'Studio C' on BYUtv". Deseret News. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  7. ^ "If It’s Aliens, at Least They Won’t Be Naked ‘Granite Flats,’ on BYUtv, From Brigham Young University". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  8. ^ "BYUtv's AUDIO-FILES creating underground buzz". 2012-04-10. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  9. ^ "The Song that Changed My Life on BYUtv". 2012-05-27. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  10. ^ "Studio C - Shoulder Angel and Shawn Bradley". YouTube. 2012-12-10. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  11. ^ "On BYUTV right now with Lavell and Steven Young and other QB's/ (BengalCougar)". 2013-06-26. Retrieved 2013-09-14. 
  12. ^ "2010 WCC Tournaments on BYUtv". Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  13. ^ "ESPN Happy to let BYUtv do whatever they want with rebroadcasts". Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  14. ^ "BYUtv: Q&A, ESPN, Part 1". 2011-08-19. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  15. ^ "BYUtv breaking new ground on sports coverage". Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  16. ^ "How can BYUtv earn money from televising sporting events". 2011-08-19. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  17. ^ "Pierce: BYUtv gets an 'A' after first year of delivering Cougar sports". Salt Lake Tribune. 2012-06-01. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  18. ^ "Get BYUtv". Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  19. ^ "BYUtv app now available for iPad and iPhone". Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  20. ^ "BYUtv on Roku". Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  21. ^ "BYUtv Android app ready for download". BYUtv Blog. Retrieved 2014-09-06. 
  22. ^ "BYUtv launches Xbox 360 app". BYUtv Blog. Retrieved 2014-09-06. 

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