Rooms 470, 473, 490 Maginnes Hall
#9 Packer Ave.
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pa. 18015

Hours of Operation:
During classes in the Fall/Spring semesters:
Monday - Thursday:
8:15am - 10:45pm
Friday: 8:15am - 6:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 4 to 10:45pm

Summer & Breaks
Monday - Friday:
9am - 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

For more information call: 610-758-6134
or contact:
Johanna Brams at jsb4@lehigh.edu.

IMRC - Broadcast Channels

The Academic Channel 18 / The Movie Channel 17 / The Digital Channel 15 / Scola / Lehigh Sports & Other Events Channel 2 / Other Ku or C-Band Programming

The Academic Channel - Channel 18

The IMRC helps support Modern Language learning by striving to emulate the possibilities of virtual immersion through a diverse structure of multimedia based support -- including digitizing and streaming audio and video, satellite downlinking, web-based and other online learning opportunities and a variety of broadcast alternatives. IMRC staff work with faculty to create collaborative student-centered interactive online research projects.

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The Movie Channel - Channel 17

The Movie Channel is funded through Residential Life. Day-to-Day programming is done at the IMRC, which broadcasts a signal to a central cable system and then to the Campus at large on Channel 17.

Choices for the Movie Channel are made by student votes on the Movie Channel website. (The address for this website is featured in between showings of films on Channel 17.)  Newly released movie titles and films about topical issues are posted each month -- students may vote for their choice.

One IMRC staff member serves both at the IMRC and on a Res Life Panel, acting as a liaison.

The Digital Channel 15

Upcoming will be a new digital channel, capable of broadcasting digital films authored by university clubs, classes and individuals.

Scola and other Programming on Channel 18

SCOLA is an international broadcast news distributor with a 24 hour a day schedule.  A variety of foreign language programs including German, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and French (languages currently taught in MLL (Modern Languages and Literature department) are available throughout the day.

Other Ku or C-Band Programming

The IMRC supports and programs a steerable C/Ku band 8 foot satellite dish, located on the roof of Maginnes Hall. 

The dish is set at the SCOLA default, but news, cultural and sports downlinks are available throughout the Lehigh Campus on Channel 18 upon request, if the downlink is in the open (not digitized or encoded). (There is sometimes a fee assessed for outside or non -academic events for this service.)

Teleconferences (events downlinked on a special basis) are available by request and organizations may contract the IMRC for such a purpose.

All satellite events can be viewed throughout Maginnes Hall, but are are normally shown in the World View Room (Room 490 Maginnes), a comfortable lounge-type setting with a large-screen television. The room is available during all IMRC open hours for viewing downlinks of satellite programs or any internal cable channel by groups by request or scheduling.


Lehigh Sports & Other Events Channel 2

Channel 2 on the Campus cable shows athletic and other special programs at Lehigh University.