Happy Friday Cord Cutters!
This week we're highlighting the most recent OTA DVR buyer's guide from Cord Cutters News. (And a great deal on their top recommendation!)
We're also talking about ATSC 3.0, 'offline' cord cutting, how to catch the British Open, and as always this week's must-see TV!
OK... now let's get to it!
GEAR: DVR Buyer's Guide for Cord Cutters
CordCuttersNews put out their DVR buyer's guide this week which reviews several different approaches to recording TV from Over-the-Air antennas. Check out the full article to see how Tablo, the "...leader in over-the-air DVRs..." stacks up against the competition.
If you're looking to buy new OTA DVR up this weekend, there's an awesome deal right now on the newest Tablo DVR. A Best Buy exclusive, the Tablo DUAL is $50 off right now!
Find your nearest in-store location before this limited-time offer is over!
NEWS: 'Offline' Cord Cutting? Redbox Betting on More DVD Kiosks
When was the last time you rented a physical DVD movie? The company that owns Redbox is betting on people doing just that as they plan to roll out to an additional 1,500 locations.
The boxes dispense new release DVDs and games for as little as $1.50 night, which the head of Redbox says is much cheaper than an on demand rental. (He's got a point.) But it still requires you to have a device that will actually play a DVD hooked up to your TV.
Do you have some unconventional source of content that you use to supplement your cord cutting viewing? Tell us on Twitter or Facebook.
NEWS: Sinclair & Nextstar Team Up to Prepare for ATSC 3.0
You may have seen an announcement this week that Sinclair Broadcasting and Nexstar Media Group have teamed up to deliver next-generation Over-the-Air TV in 97 markets across the US. Details and time lines are slim as the FCC has yet to approve the new broadcast TV standard. They can't proceed until that happens, and the plan includes a channel sharing agreement so broadcasts in the current ATSC 1.0 standard can continue alongside the proposed roll out.
Wondering what ATSC 3.0 is and what it means for you? Check out our guide on what cord cutters need to know about ATSC 3.0.
NEWS: Digital Subchannel Antenna TV Adding Nine New Classic Sitcoms
Some of your favorite sitcoms of the 1980s are being added to Antenna TV's lineup starting this fall including Growing Pains, Murphy Brown, Head of the Class, Benson and Silver Spoons. The network is also adding Soap, Alice, Welcome Back Kotter and The Hogan Family.
Find out if you can get Antenna TV in your area by using our channel locator tool.
Which show are you most excited to see? Tell us on Twitter or Facebook.
WHAT'S ON: How to Watch the British Open Golf Tournament
Despite what you might have heard, sports fans don't need to keep a cable subscription. In addition to the wide variety of sports available Over-the-Air, many streaming TV services offer additional content that was previously only available to cable subscribers.
If you're a golf fan and hoping to tune in to the British Open this weekend, the experts at Cut Cable Today have the details on how you can do that as a cord cutter on the Tablo blog.
WHAT'S ON: Must-See OTA TV
As usual, there's lots of great FREE TV on this week including:
- Catch The Descendants 2 which is the sequel to the Disney movie featuring the children of the greatest Disney villains - July 21 @ 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC
- Canadians can catch the premiere of season 3 of The Carmichael Show - July 22 @ 2:30 p.m. on Global
- Can't afford a trip there? See the northern wilderness in Wild Alaska Live premiering - July 23 @ 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS
- Midnight Texas, a supernatural drama based on a books by True Blood author Charlaine Harris premieres - July 24 @ 10:00 p.m. ET on NBC, 9:00 p.m. ET on Global
- Or tune into the thriller miniseries Somewhere Between starring Paula Patton - July 24 @ 10:00 p.m. ET on ABC/Global
- The other great export from Ottawa Canada (aside from Tablo) and perennial kids favorite Wild Kratts begins a 5th season - July 25 @ 5:22 p.m. on TVO in Canada, and July 26 at 7:00 a.m. on PBS in the US
Don't forget to set your Tablo to record all these great shows!
CANADIAN CORNER: New Sports Streaming Service DAZN Launching in Canada
Cord cutting sports fans in Canada have reason to be excited this week with the launch of a new streaming service - DAZN. Pronounced 'Da Zone' according to their website, they have secured exclusive Canadian rights to NFL Game Pass which lets you watch all live pre-season, regular season and postseason NFL games, as well as NFL Network programming. The best part: there are NO regional blackouts on games.
DAZN will cost $20/month or $150/year and the company says it plans to add additional sports content. In Asia and Europe where it currently operates, the service shows soccer, tennis and other elite level sports.
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