The University of Texas at Austin
As part of the Web Central Services Retirement project, the ITS website will be retired. Information about IT services will be replaced by two new sites, IT@UT and UT ServiceNow, and ITS departmental information will be migrated to a new location. All changes will be completed by 7/28/2016.

Satellite Programming


ITS provides satellite uplink and downlink services for educational and cultural programming, news, and videoconferences. Broadcast television programming can be received and sent to any campus building. Programming can also originate from any building on campus and be transmitted to a satellite for distribution across the continent.


  • Access any analog, "in the clear" programming, and have it sent to your building for viewing
  • Videoconferencing rooms and facilities are also available for viewing
  • Create satellite programs for instructional purposes and distribute them using our uplink capabilities


Satellite downlinks are available at no cost to UT students, faculty, and staff. Uplinks have a $100 per uplink charge, plus a $50 per hour facility charge. Satellite transponder charges ($550-$1000 per hour) are paid by the requester directly to the transponder owner.

We Can Help

Get help from an expert:

* UT Service Desk

* Call us at 512-475-9400

* Submit a help request online

We also have a walk-in service in the first floor lobby of the Flawn Academic Center (FAC). Stop by and let us help you!