Happy Friday Cord Cutters!
This week we're looking at why streaming bundles with live TV keep going up in price and what cord cutters can do about it.
Also: Q&A on keeping your streaming accounts safe from hackers, short cuts, must-see OTA TV, and more.
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IN-DEPTH: Local Broadcast TV The Source of Pricing Pain
Cord cutters who rely on cable-style streaming bundles that include both local broadcast and specialty channels are reeling from recent price hikes.
Q&A: Have Disney+ Accounts Been Hacked?
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SHORT CUTS: Black Friday Deals on Tablo DVRs & More
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:
WHAT'S ON: Must-See OTA TV
As always, there's lots great TV coming to you FREE with an antenna this week including:
- Will Ferrell hosts and King Princess performs on Saturday Night Live - November 23rd @ 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC/Global
- Tune into the 2019 American Music Awards - November 24th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC/CTV
- The documentary College Behind Bars premieres - November 25th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS
- Enjoy the special Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Opry - November 26th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on NBC
- Tune into The 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - November 28th @ 9:00 a.m. ET on NBC
- Check out the special The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration - November 28th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC
Don't forget to regularly check the TV SHOWS > PREMIERING and TV SHOWS > GENRE > HOLIDAY filters on your Tablo app to find and set new and old favorites to record!
CANADIAN CORNER: Canadian Court Orders ISPs to Block Piracy Site
For the first time ever, a Canadian court has issued an order to all ISPs to block access to an IPTV streaming site.
Canada's major internet service providers also happen to be the country's major broadcasters and have been lobbying the CRTC to be allowed to do this for years. However, the CRTC rejected the concept which clearly goes against its stance on net neutrality.
So instead Bell, Rogers, and Videotron filed a lawsuit and although the same anti-net neutrality arguments were brought before the judge, all ISPs have been ordered to block the site within 15 days.
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