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Q&A on Streaming Content from Other Countries

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Happy Friday Cord Cutters!

This week we've got a Q&A on streaming content from other countries, deals, short cuts, must-see TV including the Olympics, and more!

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Q&A > Is There a Replacement for This App Removed from Roku?
Canada Entertainment

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This week's question comes from John who says, "I had a subscription to 'Canada Entertainment' on Roku to watch Hockey Night in Canada and the East coast feed of NFL games on CTV. I noticed that Roku has removed it altogether. Is there an alternative?"

We can totally understand why John, who lives in the US with his Canadian wife, would want to access a little slice of 'home'.

Unfortunately, regional content restrictions and Roku's decision to ban and remove all 'private' channels starting next week is going to throw a wrench in that plan.

While it looks like 'Canada Entertainment' has rebranded itself as 'The Canada Leisure Channel' and now has an official Roku channel, we'd wager it's at risk of being removed again.

Why? There are no legal ways to access Canadian channels and programs like Hockey Night in Canada outside of the country because of content licensing. The developer of this app — which a quick Google revealed is based in India — isn't licensing the content but instead pirating feeds and reselling them to cord cutters.

Sorry John, there just aren't any legal alternatives that we can suggest aside from asking Canadian friends/family to host a Tablo in their home for you to access remotely.   
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! 

DEALS > Save $30 Off Refurbished Tablo DUAL LITE & More
Tablo DUAL LITE refurbished sale

This week's deals on cord cutting gear and services include: 

SHORT CUTS > FuboTV Ends Quarterly Pricing Experiment & More
Fubo TV

'Short Cuts' delivers all the cord-cutting news you need to know about, including: 
  • FuboTV has ended its 'quarterly only' pricing plan experiment less than two weeks after rolling it out, returning to monthly subscriptions. Perhaps this was a roundabout way to mitigate churn from customers signing up just to watch the Olympics and the Super Bowl.  
  • Many of this year's Oscar-nominated movies can be streamed at home.
  • NBC/Universal is finalizing plans to move some content from Hulu to its own streaming service, Peacock.
  • As it focuses even more on streaming, ViacomCBS has rebranded to Paramount.
  • A new Over-the-Air subchannel with history-based content is coming in late March.
  • 10 million Americans have signed up for a government program to offer discounts on internet plans, but tens of millions of households are still eligible and haven't jumped on board.
  • And speaking of internet access, the FCC has voted to ban agreements between telecom companies and landlords that currently lock consumers in apartments and condos into dealing with a single provider.
  • CANADIAN CORNER: If you watched the Super Bowl on a Canadian channel and missed some of the big US ads, you can catch them online



As always, there's lots of great TV coming to you FREE with an antenna this week including:
Law & Order
  • As the 2022 Winter Olympics wrap up, check the SPORTS section of your Tablo for details on the closing ceremonies, but you can also see the remaining TV schedule for NBC for folks in the US, and CBC for folks in Canada
  • Enjoy the Oscar-nominated music documentary Summer of Soul (... Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) - February 20th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC
  • Canadians can check out the new historical drama The Porter - February 21st @ 9:00 p.m. ET on CBC
  • Tune into America's Got Talent: Extreme - February 21st @ 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC
  • Followed by the new crime drama The Endgame - February 21st @ 10:00 p.m. ET on NBC/CityTV
  • Catch the spinoff drama series All American: Homecoming - February 21st @ 9:00 p.m. ET on CW
  • It's been 12 years since the last episode aired but Law & Order returns for its 21st season - February 24th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC/CityTV
Don't forget to regularly check the TV SHOWS > PREMIERING tab on your Tablo app to find and set new and old favorites to record.  


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