SHU Partners with Philo for On-Campus Television

News Story: September 30, 2014

Sacred Heart University has partnered with Philo to provide its students with the most powerful way to watch TV on its campuses. Philo is offered as an amenity to all SHU on-campus residents and included in their housing fees.

Philo allows users to watch live TV on a broad range of devices including laptops, tablets, smartphones and traditional TV sets through Roku or AirPlay via an approved Apple device. With a premium channel lineup, the ability to pause and rewind live TV and 20 hours of ownable DVR space, Philo keeps users up to date on sports, current events and favorite programs. SHU campus residents can access Philo anywhere on campus through the university network.

“Philo extends licenses for viewing public TV beyond the dorm room to the Ethernet,” explained Saburo Usami, SHU’s director of In-Plant Graphics, Postal Services & Telecom. Usami is responsible for the university’s phones, cable TV, mail services and duplicating and works under Mike Trimble, vice president for Information Technology & Public Safety.

The University prides itself on being cutting-edge and providing students and staff with the most up-to-date technology.

“Having Philo on campus sets SHU as a front-runner among schools. Only a handful of other campuses have it; we do not charge any additional fees for service; and we offer 40 channels, including New England Sports Network and YES Network, for both Sox and pinstripe fans,” Usami added.

“Philo is an enhancement to a student’s experience and quality of life on campus,” he said. “And related to academics, if a student has an assignment that requires DVR recording, they have that ability and can view content at their convenience.”