Marshall is a small college town located on Minnesota's Great Plains about 30 miles east of the South Dakota border. The city, which has about 13,000 residents, is home to Southwest Minnesota State University, a public institution of higher learning, as well as numerous corporate headquarters. Marshall residents can choose between Knology or Charter Communications for cable services, each of which offers viewers access to numerous local television stations as part of their basic cable packages.
Marshall Studio 1 TV
Marshall Studio 1 TV is a locally produced public access channel owned and operated by the city's Community Services Department. The channel, which appears on all Marshall-area cable service packages, airs programming such as area news, sporting events, government meetings and locally produced television shows, plays and related productions. Additionally, Studio 1 TV allows individuals from the community, including high-school and college students, to utilize the station's video and sound studios to produce programs for educational or personal purposes. In the Marshall area, Studio 1 TV appears on channel 67 on Knology and channel 8 on Charter as of June 2011.
Tiger TV is a local public access channel based at Marshall High School. The station airs high-school-themed programming, including coverage of Marshall Tiger sporting events, educational and academic competitions and school news. Tiger TV airs on Knology channel 95 and Charter channel 18.
KSSU-TV is the television outlet for Southwest Minnesota State University. The station airs SMSU sporting events, news, academic debates and other related programming. Additionally, the channel airs student-produced shows, plays and other programming. Marshall residents can pick up KSSU-TV on Knology channel 99 and Charter channel 19.
Besides the local public access channels, Marshall cable viewers receive major network news stations from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. Additionally, Knology and Charter Communications, Marshall's cable companies, also air national cable sports, news, education and entertainment channels as part of their basic and advanced service packages.