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Published: Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 a.m. MDT

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American Fork, UT

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 12."

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

Spanish Fork, UT

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.

West Point , UT

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.

Idaho Falls, ID

Other than General Conference, Music and the Spoken Word, and BYU sports, BYUtv is dreadful.

Rexburg, ID


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 American Ride


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 right.

Bountiful, UT

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.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

Our HD truck is the envy of the industry. Even our broadcast partner is impressed with it.

David in CA
Livermore, CA

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!!

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

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 great.

Virginia Beach, Va

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.

Omaha, NE

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.

Dietrich, ID

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.

Dietrich, ID

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.

Beaver Native
Garland, UT

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!

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

Wasn't the HD truck the hook that was going to secure the Cougars an invite from the Big12?

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