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Q&A on Streaming OTA Subchannels

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Happy Friday Cord Cutters!

This week we have a Q&A on streaming options for Over-the-Air subchannels, lots of pre-Prime Day deals, short cuts, must-see TV, and more!

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Q&A > What Happened to the App for Streaming OTA Subchannels?

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This week's question comes from Denise who says, "There was a Roku app for streaming OTA channels such as MeTV. A couple weeks ago some of the channels disappeared from the selection and now the whole app is gone from my Roku. What happened?"

Some cord cutters like Denise were using an app called Free2View TV which, among other content, offered streams of a half-dozen Over-the-Air channels owned by Weigel Broadcasting, including MeTV, Story Television, Heroes & Icons, Start TV, and Decades.

Unfortunately, this was being done without the consent of Weigel and the operator of the Free2View app has shut down the illegal service.

If you're not able to access these neat subchannels with an Over-the-Air TV antenna, some are available on an app called LocalBTV if it's available in your market.          

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DEALS > Tablo DVR Summer Sale & More
Storage Included DVR Sale

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

SHORT CUTS > Fall TV Premiere Dates, & More
Fall TV Premieres

'Short Cuts' delivers all the cord-cutting news you need to know about, including: 


As always, there's lots of great TV coming to you FREE with an antenna this week including:
Who Do You Think You Are
  • Check out the documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? - July 10th @ 7:00 p.m. ET on NBC/CTV
  • Canadians can enjoy season 2 of the sandcastle competition Race Against the Tide - July 10th @ 8:30 p.m. ET on CBC
  • Followed by the premiere of the drama Sky Med - July 10th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on CBC 
  • Celebrity Family Feud returns for season 8 - July 10th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC/CityTV
  • Followed by the new giant Jenga-style gameshow The Final Straw - July 10th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC/CityTV
  • And season 6 of The 100,000 Pyramid - July 10th @ 10:00 p.m. ET on ABC/CTV 
  • Catch season 7 of Grantchester on Masterpiece - July 10th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS
  • Followed by season 2 of COBRA - July 10th @ 10:00 p.m. ET on PBS
  • The Bachelorette returns - July 11th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC/CityTV
  • Followed by the new reality competition show Claim to Fame - July 11th @ 10:00 p.m. ET on ABC/CTV
  • Documentary series POV returns - July 11th @ 10:00 p.m. ET on PBS
  • Canadians can tune in to season 2 of Departure - July 13th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on Global    
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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