Great article. BYUtv does a great job at neutrality with Cougar sporting
events. They always make sure to add similar insight stories about opposing
teams and players.The best comment on the blog was the invitation to
join the Big 12, or at least one Baylor fan's wish for that: 'Also
impressed w/ BYUtv. Really wish they could find a way to work BYU into the Big
Well done BYU. It is great to be able to see the programming in HD, including
almost every sports event. I love BYU TV. it seems that a Big 12 schools is
also impressed and want someting that BYU has.Now let's wait to
see how Chris B turns this totally upbeat and positive article into BYU bashing.
So, can someone tell me when they watch BYUtv beside watching sports? I love
BYUtv for the fact I can watch sports, but the rest of the programing is flat.
I tried watching Studio C and it felt like I was watching a roadshow. Without
BYU sports, BYUtv would be just another public tv station with fancy equipment.
Sure, Zero10, I'll tell you of other programs: Our kids love Granit Flats.
I like the MoTabCo broadcasts, I like the General Conference broadcasts and
replays. We all love the exceptionally well produced The District. And as for
Studio C, your comment could be superimposed over comments about SNL --
that's in your mind. I've seen some rather brilliant sketches there,
but, I'm not the audience. My teenage grandkids in Texas and their friends
love it. And they have some very good movies they show (Night Crossing, Best Two
Years and many others) as well as stuff I can't stomach (Dean Jones Disney
fare), but kids enjoy them. So, suck it up and forego the entertainment that is
crass, goes for the easy foul-language or gutter laughs. BYUtv is a very good
network and getting better all of the time.
I love American ride, but I'm also a history buff. My kids also love studio
C but it's not my favorite. My wife enjoys granite flats but I haven't
watched it. BYU sports on BYUtv is impressive though. The graphics and
production are right up there with the best in the biz.
Other than General Conference, Music and the Spoken Word, and BYU sports, BYUtv
Hey,Don't forget American Ride. Its one of the best American
history programs ever! Stan shows us not only the significant events in history,
but the why they occurred.The History Channel could learn a lot from
I forgot, I do like American Ride. I did hear good things about The District.
But nothing I would set my DVR for and nothing I would plan my night around.
But to be fair, there really isn't anything on TV right now that I would
plan my life around. The "Must see tv" of NBC on Thursday night has
long been gone. I stick by my statement, without sports, BYUtv is still an
afterthought in most people's minds and I bet the ratings prove I'm
MacNasty - Good call on American Ride -- Ellsworth puts on a quality show.
Everyone's tastes are different. Sports are great, but I've never
watched BYU TV for it. The Story Trek and Granite Flats have both been
interesting. Studio C had been kind of fun, though others may disagree.
Audio-files and The Song That Changed My Life are good. I've enjoyed the
scripture discussions and any other church related programs, documentaries,
conference and devotional talks.
Our HD truck is the envy of the industry. Even our broadcast partner is
impressed with it.
In the last few years BYU-TV has drifted greatly from its original direction of
being a display of the LDS beliefs and culture. The first 10 years of
"Keeping You Connected" was much more LDS "Gospel"
orientated.We have not seen "The District" since the launch
of "Granite Flats". "Granite Flats" is a good program, but it
seems to have taken too much "Center Stage" on the BYU-TV and it's
promotions. I found it offensive that the last CES Fireside had a scroll
running under the picture to promote "Granite Flats" coming on after the
Fireside. That scroll actually nearly covered the lyrics of the Hymns of the
Fireside!!I hope this year's "Pioneer Day Parade" will
be available for our viewing. Those of us who live outside of Utah depend on
BYU-TV for things like that. Most of the newer BYU programming is
good, but comes at the expense of the more "LDS "Gospel" programming
of Past Years!!
I graduated from BYU in 1965. I never miss studio C, I love Granite Flats, I
like the bike ridding history guy and the door to door life story show. BYU TV
is off to a great start. I am sure that Obama would not like the clever and
clean programing, but many do/would. TV was once filled with clean programing.
Going into the sewer as the whole country is doing takes no talent. BYU is
fine. Love it our watch something foul and profane. I happen to think it is
I find it sad that BYUtv no longer shows rugby, lacrosse or soccer. I find it
more then ironic that BYUtv stopped showing these sports after the deal with
espn. Did espn get BYU to stop showing any sporting event that espn viewed as
competition ?There was a huge outcry for the Varity Cup rugby championship
to be shown. BYUtv would not show it.
There isn't much I'm interested in watching these days either. Other
times when there is something I might be interested in, the satelite signal
gives out.BYU TV is shown in many places, not just in Utah. For
some the only access they may have to BYU TV is the internet. It was certainly
helpful while living overseas where we only had one English channel. This at
least gave us two. Not everyone is a BYU sports fan. It's ok
to show some sporting events for those who enjoy them, but BYU TV is not a local
college/university ESPN type station. The origial series programs they are
coming out with aren't bad. Movies people are making with church history
events, themes or documenteries are pretty good. Art shows, musical
performances, church talks, as well as, sports all give a little variety to
offer a little something that hopefully most folks will enjoy the channel. I agree that running banners across the bottom of the screen during
firesides or the like isn't a good idea. Please keep advertising for other
shows in between programs.
Honestly, I can't stand Studio C. I can't even make it through an
episode. The acting is so horrific. The kids on that meteor show are better
actors. Those BYU skit actors were bad on the stage at BYU and still bad today.
Sorry, but I can't watch that show.
When BYUIDAHO was Ricks the official station KRIC broadcast Ricks games. I
worked for the Student lab station before. It was KWBH. Of course devotionals,
NPR, Classical music probably would not generate much fan interest. I listened
for ball games and devotionals.The school having it's own radio
station helped with broadcast rights. BYUTV does a few BYUH games and I am sure
will BYUI games if intercollegiate athletics comes back. Good station. Even
better than KBYU for those that get KBYU.
I do like to record Apostles funerals on BYUTV. Sometimes see them come on at 2
in the morning and record them than. Easier than figuring out what show they
pre empted. That and Genderal conference to record. Now even people in the
East coast have the ability to watch Conference in there lounge around the house
clothes. Wind at my Back and several classic movies are good. As well as are
some LDS cinema they put on. And don't forget sports. I don't follow
much besides football and basketball myself.
I appreciate BYUTV because it provides a station I can watch without being
exposed to crude language and themes. Those who like crudity have plenty of
choices in programming, but there are few programs, even on the so-called family
stations that meet my standards, and here in Utah you can get it using an
antenna for free!
Wasn't the HD truck the hook that was going to secure the Cougars an invite
from the Big12?
So Granite Flats made it to the HD truck mural. Hmmm, that must mean the
cat's out of the bag and that they are renewing it for another season.
I'm glad, I enjoyed the show.I'm also glad that a BYUtv
article invokes the hatred of some Ute fans. Classic frantic,
emotional, priceless and predicted. LOL
BYUTV is great. I watch Granite Flats and Studio C all the time. History Trek is
pretty cool too. And of course BYU Sports. I love it all.
As with anything new, it will take awhile until the programming is at a
consistently high level. There are some great shows. Agree with everyone about
American Ride. One of my favorite shows of all time. Love the history and the
way it's explained. I want a job riding a Harley around the country
educating Americans about their own history. There are several
other good programs and some that aren't so good as other have noted. Give
it time. With the talented people on board, it will get there. Many people don't remember how cheesy ESPN was when it started and now
it's the sports broadcasting standard. No one would have thought there
would be ESPN2, ESNU, ESPN3. That's after 30 years of hard work. BYUtv
will be great.
If you ever get a chance, try to get a tour of the BYUtv facilities across from
the Marriott Center on BYU campus. The word "amazing" doesn't even
begin to tell the story of what is in that building, how it came to be, and the
vision and mission of it for the Church. Very, very professional. We went
through the whole building the first year it opened, and it has had a lasting
impression on me of excellence. This building was paid with private donors.
I enjoy the whole expanse of programs on BYUTV. RunnerGuy50 is missing the
programming because I watched Rugby, the Volleyball championships, Soccer Games,
a lacrosse game, Softball, Baseball and Football games this year in all the
seasons. Granite Flats was very engaging, American Ride is great,
StoryTrek is fascinating and it's all clean. I really enjoyed the Bible
translator story.Last night I was watching Jay Leno. His guest was a
female comedian. She repeatedly was off color, crude, rude and disgusting. And
she kept saying, "you should see my show, I'm a lot more filthy on
that. This isn't crude, I am a lot more filthy in my show." I turned
her off. I'm sure Leno's ratings were raised by the desire of so many
wanting her to be filthy on "professional TV." If you don't like
BYUTV...maybe you support what used to be called crude, rude and filthy trash.
Time for all of us to decide where we are headed.
My family watches BYU TV more than any other station on the satelite... But I
personally couldn't give a rip about BYUtv if it didn't include ougar
Sports... Although I do enjoy watching Conference from home too.
@Howard...That was probably the worst effort I have seen from a Utah
troll to take a shot at BYU... Surely you can do better than that...In answer to you smartalec question... No, BYUtv was not designed to be a lure
to gain a Big 12 invite... In fact,in the end it appears to have been a problem
for us in getting an invitation... Rumor is that they didn't want us
rebroadcasting the games on BYUtv... A sticking point for the Board of Trustees
I get that there are other priorities for BYUtv other than sports, but I'd
still like to see BYUtv broadcast a couple of other sporting events - most
notably the BYU Spring football scrimmage. The station does a
pretty good job covering football and men's basketball when the games
aren't on ESPN, but it would be nice to see a couple of other sporting
events when there are key match-ups with women's basketball, soccer and
baseball.But overall, the programming on BYUtv is a nice, occasional
change from regular network programming.
Put on a show that features Roscoe and I'm tuning in. I want to know what
he eats. I want to know if he has a special blanket that he sleeps with. I
want to know what his faorite flavor is at the Creamery. I want to know if he
leaves his socks on when he showers. I want to know how he dreams up his
special slogans. We must have this program, STAT!
I am surprised that you folks have not mentioned "Sue Thomas FBEye", and
"Doc." Record them on their daytime showing and enjoy. They are both
really good, clean, clever, and quite touching in many ways. Even some gentle
spiritual moments. Made by Canadian producers a few years back. Trust me, they
are great family fare. Story Trek and American Ride are just "one of a
kind" productions by BYUTV. Very few ads on BYUTV and they are always
tasteful. This Channel is our main reason for subscribing to cable. Have you
ever watched BYU Volleyball? I love Football and Basketball, but volleyball is
I've seen episodes of Studio "C" and Granite Flats. Believe me,
BYUTV would have been better off advertising more of the sports icons on their
@LifeLibertyHappiness: I am old enough to remember the early days of ESPN, and
you are dead on. Remember Australian Rules Football? I was
skeptical about Studio C when it came on. I watched one episode that had a funny
first skit and then went down after that. But my kids love it, and have gotten
me to see several other sketches on the Internet that are quite funny--and I
sometimes have to tell my kids to quit quoting Studio C and go to sleep! So I
guess it just took them a bit to warm up. As for other programming,
I do think there are shows that are worthwhile, as far as TV programming goes.
I just happened to find better things to do with my time than watch most TV
quite a number of years back. I will still watch a fair amount of the sports,
I wish DirecTv would broadcast the HD version of BYUtv. That's the only
thing i'm missing.
The production values of Granite Flats are pretty good. I think its weakest
point is the editing. It could be much more succinct. I find my mind wandering
on sections of it.
I love to use BYUtv for re-watching of the 54-10 game.
Striker,Just so you know, it is not supposed to be good acting.
That's what makes it so funny, the worse acting the better it is.You
totally missed the mark on this one.
BYU TV might have all the fancy tech, but BYU football broadcasts are terrible.
My family and I love BYUtv. The kids love Studio C. My wife loves the Food Nanny
and Chef Brad. I like American Ride, Turning Point, The Song that Changed My
Life and Sound Tracks. The whole family watches Granite Flats and the family
oriented movies. When are we going to be able to pick it up over broadcast in
the Salt Lake area so we can dump cable?
Except that without BYU football and basketball, no one would really care about
byutv, until conference weekend comes around. You won't gain fans of byutv
by ignoring the reason fans want to embrace byutv.
To: "Mighty Mouse"The BYU-TV channel is available over the
air Free in Salt Lake City on channel 11.2If you can get KBYU(11) on
11.1 you can also get 11.2. That's part of the new Digital TVthat
began in June of 2009. Most of the TV channels have multiple extra channels
nowadaysbecause that was part of the conversion from the old analog TV to
the newer Digital TV.The Salt Lake Valley area should get 11.1 and 11.2 if
one can get any over the air channels.Provo is another challenge because
of the hill that Orem is on. Only with a real good antennain Provo maybe.
Cable and/or satellite is best there for TV and of course the internet and the
apps.Adding to my previous post: "Story Trek" is a good
program and others too, as are many of the older movies. AND of course a
University, like BYU, should have its Sports on ITS TV channel. And
agreed, Much of regular Network TV is trash, nowadays. But we miss the unique
LDS Gospelprograms. Last year no Pioneer Day Parade on BYU-TV. This