Frequently Asked Questions

Read through our most commonly asked questions. If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact us.

1) How can I watch UCTV programs online?

2) How can I search for UCTV programs?

3) Do I get UCTV on my local cable system?

4) Can I order a DVD or videotape of a program?

5) When will a particular program air again?

6) Can I get a printed program guide?

7) Can I get a transcript of a program I saw on UCTV?



1) How can I watch UCTV programs online?

With a high-speed internet connection, you can watch UCTV programming from our website in many ways:

    Live Internet Stream
    You can watch UCTV's Live Webstream just as you would if you were watching your television. The live stream is available in Flash Video format and requires a Flash plug-in to view in your web browser. 98% of web users already have this plug-in installed, however, you can download a Free Flash Player if necessary.

    Online Video Archive
    You can view specific programs on demand through our online video library. Easily search through our database of thousands of videos by title, subject, keyword, campus or show ID number.

    Audio and Video Podcasts
    You can download audio (mpeg3) and video (mpeg4) podcasts of many UCTV programs to enjoy on your desktop computer or mobile device. Podcast files are found on our website and on iTunes U Beyond Campus.

2) How can I search for UCTV programs?

There are many ways to search for specific UCTV programs:

    Search Field
    In the upper right portion of our website, you can search for programs by title, keyword and show number. Visit our Search Page to further search by subject, campus, and Channel or series.

    Browse By Subject
    UCTV programs are divided into eight main categories: Arts and Music, Business, Education Issues, Gardening and Agriculture, Health and Medicine, Humanities, Public Affairs, and Science. You can also browse subject pages by sub-category, related series, most popular online videos and programs airing this week in that subject.

    Browse By Series
    Visit our UCTV series page to browse series that interest you.

    Browse Online Schedule
    If you know the date and/or time a particular program aired on UCTV, you can browse our online schedule for more information about that program.

    Contact UCTV
    If you need further assistance, feel free to contact us directly with your inquiry.

3) Do I get UCTV on my local cable system?

UCTV is available in 4 million cable households in CA and other locations. Visit the cable page for listings. There are many other ways to watch UCTV and you can find them all at our Where to Watch page.

4) Can I order a DVD of a program?

Some programs are available for purchase on DVD. Visit our secure online shop where you can browse and purchase videos and have them shipped directly to you. You may also place your order by fax, mail or telephone.

A 30-minute program costs $19.95 ($24.95 for anything over 30 minutes), plus tax (where applicable) and shipping. Payment can be made with a credit card or by check payable to UC Regents. The turnaround time is approximately 14 days for credit card orders, 14-20 days for checks.

Please note that not all videos are available for purchase due to copyright limitations.

Keep in mind that the fastest and least expensive way to access our programs is through our searchable archive of free online videos. If you need help locating a program of interest, feel free to contact us directly and we will do our best to help you.

5) When will a particular program air again?

Most of our programs air multiple times throughout the week and/or month. To find out when a particular program will air again, search for the program and look for the "TV Schedule" link which means it will be airing again soon.

You can also browse our online schedule by date to see what's airing this week in a specific subject and find programs airing from each UC campus. If you are having trouble locating a program, please contact us and we'll try to help.

If you missed a particular program on television, you may find it in our online videos and podcasts archive for easy on-demand viewing. You can also make sure to never miss another program by signing up for our monthly e-mail newsletter, subscribing to one or more of our RSS feeds, subscribing to UCTV on iTunes U Beyond Campus, or subscribing to our blog.

6) Can I get a printed program guide?

We don't offer a printed program guide. However, you can obtain the entire UCTV schedule online, complete with show descriptions, relevant links and multiple air times. You can browse our online schedule by date, see what's airing this week in a specific subject, and find programs airing from each UC campus.

You can also stay up to date with what's new by signing up for our monthly e-mail newsletter, subscribing to one or more of our RSS feeds, subscribing to UCTV on iTunes U Beyond Campus, or subscribing to our blog.

7) Can I get a transcript of a program I saw on UCTV?

UCTV does not provide printed transcripts of its programs. However, you may view programs from the Online Video Archive as often as you like.
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