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Cord Cutting This Week - Budget-Friendly Options for Quaran-Streaming

Tablo Cord Cutting This Week

Happy Friday Cord Cutters!

We hope you're all well and dealing with this new normal as best as possible.

Over the next few weeks we'll be expanding our scope a bit to include how cord cutting tools can be used to stay in touch with friends and family, to help kids learn, and to keep everyone safe and entertained. 

This week we're talking about all the budget-friendly options for quaran-streaming.... 

Also: Q&A on cleaning TV remotes, short cuts, must-see OTA TV, and more. 

As always, if you know of someone who might need some insight or help with cutting the cord on cable or satellite, please forward our newsletter, or use the handy share buttons at the top of this email. 

OK... now let's get to it!   

NEWS: Budget-Friendly Quaran-Streaming
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For the next little while, we all have a great excuse to work on the butt groove in our couches and quaran-stream. (Hat tip to the folks at Entertainment Weekly for that lovely turn of phrase.)

Viewership data firm Nielsen says we could end up watching 60% more TV than we usually do.

Thankfully many streaming services and broadcasters are boosting free streaming offerings to help keep us informed and entertained:

Found any other great free or extended trial streaming deals? Have suggestions on other content sources cord cutters should check out? Tell us on Facebook or Twitter.  

Q&A: How Do I Sanitize My Remotes?
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Send us your most pressing cord cutting questions via email so we can answer them in an upcoming issue.

Today's question comes from Suzette who says, "I know TV remotes can have a lot of germs on them. What's the best way to keep them clean?"

The awesome folks at Consumers Reports have been releasing some great COVID-19 content this week including a handy guide on sanitizing your remote controls.

They recommend removing the batteries first, then wiping the remote with a disinfectant versus spraying it with solution which can seep in behind the buttons and cause damage to the electronics.    

Remotes can be one of the dirtiest objects in your home so if you haven't cleaned yours recently, take 10 minutes today to get that done.      

Have a question about cord cutting that you'd like answered? Send us a note and you may see your question in an upcoming issue of Cord Cutting This Week! 

SHORT CUTS: Use Cord Cutting Gear to Stay In Touch, & More
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Most weeks there's more news than we can cram into this email. Thankfully 'short cuts' delivers the cord-cutting news and deals we didn't have room for, including: 


As always, there's lots great TV coming to you FREE with an antenna this week including:

TV Guide Data may be inaccurate over the coming days and weeks as programming shifts to accommodate changes due to the coronavirus. Please be patient as networks, local broadcasters, and our TV Guide Data provider work together to make adjustments. 
  • Experiencing symptoms of sports withdrawal? CBS is showing repeats of epic College Basketball March Madness games of the past starting March 21st @ 12:00 p.m. ET    
  • Canadians can enjoy the new reality show I Do, Redo - March 22nd @ 7:00 p.m. ET on CTV
  • Tune in to the documentary mini-series East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story - March 24th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS
  • Catch the sneak preview premiere of the new drama Council of Dads - March 24th @ 10:00 p.m. ET on NBC/CityTV
  • Or enjoy the new travel docu-series Earth's Sacred Wonders - March 25th @ 10:00 p.m. ET on PBS
Don't forget to regularly check the TV SHOWS > PREMIERING on your Tablo app to find and set new and old favorites to record! 

CANADIAN CORNER: CBC Under Fire for Cutting Local News  
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This week CBC has been roundly criticized for scrapping local evening newscasts in most regions in favor of national coverage from CBC News Network.

The public broadcaster argued that it 'was not an easy decision' and that they are 'pooling their resources' to keep their teams safe while keeping Canadians informed. CBC has made their 24/7 News Network offering free to all Canadians via their website and the CBC Gem app.

However, provincial government officials in eastern provinces under-served by traditional media and with aging populations argue that traditional CBC nightly newscasts are an essential service for those areas and have requested that the Federal government intervene. 


We hope you enjoyed this edition of Cord Cutting This Week!
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