NBC SPORTS HD
FOOD NETWORK HD
DISCOVERY CHANNEL HD
ANIMAL PLANET HD
HISTORY CHANNEL HD
LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK
SCIENCE CHANNEL HD
BBC WORLD NEWS
EI TV HD
TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES
MTV 2 HD
CARTOON NETWORK HD
FOX SPORTS 1 HD
FOX SPORTS 2 HD
NFL NETWORK HD
NFL RED ZONE HD
TENNIS CHANNEL HD
OLYMPIC CHANNEL HD
BIG TEN NETWORK / CORE
FOX COLLEGE CENTRAL & PACIFIC
STARZ EAST HD
STARZ ENCORE BLACK
STARZ ENCORE ACTION
STARZ ENCORE WESTERNS
STARZ ENCORE SUSPENSE
STARZ ENCORE CLASSIC
CINEMAX - EAST
CINEMAX - WEST
ACTIONMAX - EAST
THRILLERMAX - EAST
ALTITUDE HD - $4
PAC 12 NATIONAL HD - $7
FOX SPORTS MIDWEST ST. LOUIS - $16
FOX SPORTS DETROIT - $18
FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST AUSTIN - $15
LONGHORN NETWORK - $3
RFD - $5
A: No. In order to subscribe to ZIRKEL TV, you must use ZIRKEL’s Managed WiFi Router. ZIRKEL TV is brought to your home using a non-traditional form of delivery called Multicast. To deliver ZIRKEL TV, we need to ensure the router in your home is capable of handling Multicast. Additionally, if connected via WiFi, the Set Top Boxes (STBs) need to be within a very specific signal threshold to the router. Using ZIRKEL’s Managed WiFi 6 router, we can monitor every component and signal in the TV delivery chain to ensure you’re getting the best experience possible.
A: No. We offer the content you want through the use of a Set Top Box (STB). The STB uses a standard HDMI output cord to your TV. Each TV in your home will require a separate STB to access ZIRKEL TV.
A: Yes. If you are already a ZIRKEL Internet customer, there is a $50 setup fee for each Set Top Box (STB) that you need in your home.
If you are not yet a ZIRKEL Customer, you will be charged a one-time setup fee of $99 for Internet, WiFi, and one TV in your home. Each additional STB will require an additional $50 setup fee. For example, if you want to connect two TV’s, your setup fee will be $149.
In some larger homes, we may need to install a Mesh Unit or Booster to extend your WiFi network to ensure a strong, reliable signal to the STBs. If this is the case, an additional $50 setup fee would be charged per Mesh Unit.
A: Yes, we provide up to 50 hours of cloud DVR storage that is stored as long as you want – until you delete it. You can also record as many shows at a time as you’d like.
A: Yes, but only for one Set Top Box (STB). If you want more than one STB, you will need to subscribe to the Turbo Internet Plan. We can support up to three STBs on Turbo, four on Turbo Plus, and up to 5 or 6 on Turbo Extreme. Please keep in mind that ZIRKEL TV uses your bandwidth. For Example, if you are subscribed to Turbo and have three STBs running at the same time, there won’t be much bandwidth left for other online activities.
A: As part of our contractual agreement with TV content providers, we must require at least a 12-month contract for all of our TV services. The contract is for the length of time you are subscribed to the service and does not necessarily restrict you to any specific channel packages.
A: Our channel lineup is always growing. You can find an updated list at www.zirkelwireless.com/tv/channels
A: Yes. Using a Skinny Bundle model, we’ve built a system that allows you to add and remove channel packages as you want. For example, if you only watch Sports during certain times of the year, you can add the ESPN pack or the Sports Extra Pack for only those specific months. Please keep in mind, however, that we only bill in full month increments on the TV service. So if you add a pack on the 15th of the month, you’ll get billed for a full month of that pack (because we get billed for the full month from the content providers).
A: No. We are waiting to add Video On Demand to the platform until we have more TV subscribers.
A: No – not yet. The 12-month contract that you sign for ZIRKEL TV is the same contract we sign with the providers. To maintain high quality TV, we can only install the service under very specific thresholds. To guarantee that we are installing TV within those parameters, we need to first see how your Internet Service will perform over a 7-14 day period. If your connection maintains the signal and modulation (measurement of throughput) required for TV, we can either come back out to install the service or have a Set Top Box (STB) available for pickup at either our Steamboat or Craig office.
A: Yes! In addition to Steamboat TV, we have the following channels out of Denver: CW, CBS, PBS, PBS Kids, ABC, NBC, Fox, 9 News, MeTV, Stadium, Unimas, and Altitude HD.
A: Yes! Through our Binge TV Library, you can access a growing library of free to watch TV shows & episodes. The service is somewhat rudimentary at the moment, though.
A: Yes! We have a feature called CatchUp TV – this allows you to watch content up to 24 hours in the past on channels that support it, and it also allows you to pause & rewind live TV. There is a little backwards orange circle next to channels that support the feature. Most channels support CatchUp, but there are a few that don’t.
A: Yes. ZIRKEL TV can be placed into a suspended status when you leave town, even during the initial 12-month contract.