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TV Is Moving Away From Binge Watching

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Happy Friday cord cutters!

This week we're talking about a trend back to weekly TV instead of binge-watching. 

Also: Q&A on (literally) hot gadgets, short cuts including TONS of deals, 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 > Data Shows Preference Towards Weekly TV Versus Binge-Watching 
Loki Disney Plus
A recent report from Axios and media data firm Parrot Analytics shows a clear trend and preference towards weekly episodes both from consumers and streaming services.

Weekly episode drops help steaming services build buzz around new programs and reduce churn, aka subscription cancellations. On the consumer side, viewers seem to like a more casual viewing pace which prevents season finale spoilers from appearing on the internet before they can even watch a single episode. 

Disney+ is one of the streaming services leaning heavily into the weekly release concept. The streamer has even moved all of its new shows to a Wednesday versus a Friday release schedule after Loki's record-setting premiere, perhaps hoping to catch more viewers at home on a weekday as the pandemic winds down. 

Do you prefer to binge a whole season of a show, or would you rather enjoy one episode at a time? Tell us on Facebook or Twitter.  

Q&A > Where Is This Heat Warning Coming From?
Roku Heat Warning

Send us your most pressing cord cutting questions via email so we can answer them in an upcoming issue.

This week's question comes from Ron who says, "We were using the Tablo app on our Roku yesterday when a message appeared on the screen about the device overheating. Not sure if it was the Tablo or the Roku so we turned both off for a bit and it went away. What can I do to fix this?"

Since Tablo OTA DVRs don't have a message like this, it's very likely that it was Ron's Roku that was getting too toasty.  

Both devices are passively cooled, meaning they're designed to be warm to the touch even during normal operation. But if passively cooled gadgets aren't given enough 'breathing room' they can get too warm. When this happens, Roku units will show the 'your device is overheating' message. Tablo DVRs have an internal sensor that will turn the device off.

To solve this, you don't need a laptop cooler or fan. Simply avoid stacking electronic gadgets on top of other heat-generating things like A/V receivers or cable boxes, shutting them away in a closed cabinet, or placing them in direct sunlight.            

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 > Hot Deals on Cord Cutting Gear & More
Storage Included DVR Sale

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 of great TV coming to you FREE with an antenna this week including:
When Nature Calls
  • Catch the special Juneteenth: An Evening of Celebration & Resilience — A Soul of a Nation Special Event - June 18th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC
  • Peyton Manning hosts the return of the collegiate quiz show College Bowl - June 22nd @ 10:00 p.m. ET on NBC
  • Documentary series Mysteries of Mental Illness premieres - June 22nd @ 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS  
  • Drama In the Dark returns for season 3 - June 23rd @ 9:00 p.m. ET on CW
  • Tune in to the premiere of When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren - June 24th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC/Global
  • Or enjoy the season 3 premiere of Making It - June 24th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC/CTV
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.  


CANADIAN CORNER > Amazon Channels 50% Off 
Acorn TV

While Amazon Channels aren't down to 99 cents in Canada, many popular options are 50% off. Plus, the deal here lasts for 3 months of service instead of 2.

Discounted channels include Acorn TV, Stack TV, Nick+, and Starz. 


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