TV-17 was founded by Terry Wido in 1995 to provide local programming for viewers in Kane, DeKalb and La Salle Counties.
TV-17 is an Outdoor Channel featuring fishing, hunting and shooting sports 16 hours each day. Our line-up includes such popular programs as Babe Winkelman’s Good Fishing and Outdoor Secrets, Midwest Outdoors, Outdoorsman Adventures, Illinois Outdoors, Simply Fishing and many others.
We also offer complete coverage of local high school sports including football and basketball featuring schools such as Kaneland, Indian Creek, Hampshire, Stillman Valley and Hinckley-Big Rock. With Jeff Blanton , Tom Flanders and Larry Brasfield calling Play-by-Play for Football and Jeff Blanton calling Basketball, TV-17 has some of the best sports announcers in all of northern Illinois.
Specialty programs include Car and Real Estate Shows as well as local events like the Sugar Grove Corn Boil and the Elburn Days Parade.
TV-17 can be found on the Mediacom Cable System serving some 45,000 viewers in northern Illinois. You may click on the OUR AREA button for a coverage map of all the communties TV-17 extends to.