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How to Watch the 2016 Emmys Without Cable

We hope you enjoy the following guest post from Chris Brantner, the cord cutting expert behind


TV’s biggest night – the 68th Annual Emmy Awards - is happening this Sunday. The best part is that you don’t need cable at all to watch live as Jimmy Kimmel hosts and your favorite shows and actors take home the hardware.  

The best way to watch is to use an over-the-air (OTA) antenna as the Emmys are broadcast live on ABC in the US and on CTV in Canada. Why? Because it’s free! Simply connect an antenna to your TV or OTA DVR, make sure your placement is optimized for best reception, and you’re ready to watch in crystal clear HD.


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Before you get too excited, you have to make sure you can receive a good signal for ABC or CTV in your area and choose the best TV antenna for your needs.


Of course, if you’d like to watch The Emmys on the go or record the show to watch later, the best way is to couple your antenna with a Tablo DVR. Once your Tablo is set up, you can watch any show your antenna receives, live or recorded, in your home or on the road.

In addition to live awards shows like the Emmys, an antenna will get you a ton of other programming including local sports like NFL football, local news and the majority of the hottest sitcoms and dramas on TV today.


What are you waiting for? Go get a good antenna and don’t forget to add a Tablo DVR for the best viewing experience!


Chris Brantner runs, a blog dedicated to helping people find legal cable TV alternatives. Follow him on Twitter @CutCableToday and like him on Facebook at




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