Category Archives: cord cutter

The Golf Channel, the Masters and the Cord Cutter

I was getting ready to slam the Golf Channel again for making the Masters hard to stream. After all they still require cable credentials to access the live stream. But in the case of the Masters tournament that restriction doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Newsroom on HBO: A Case Study for Cord Cutters

A while back I wrote about how HBO offered us a rare freebie, a streaming version of season 1 episode 1  of HBO’s The Newsroom. Since then the series has gained some success and Season 2 is definitely in the … Continue reading

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Aereo Wins First Round for the Cord Cutters

Aereo, as you may have heard by now,  is a service that delivers over the air broadcast material to your PC or mobile device.  For $12 per month you get all the networks and all the local channels. Back in … Continue reading

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Simple.TV: New DVR for Cord Cutters

What is Simple.TV? Simple.TV is a new (“shipping summer 2012”) DVR/ATS Tuner/Video Server clearly aimed at the emerging cord cutter market.  The main focus of Simple.TV is to bring the convenience of the Cable DVR to the user who gets … Continue reading

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NFL 2012/2013: An Analysis for the Cord Cutting Sports Fan

​NFL 2012/2013 – An Analysis for the Cord Cutting ​ Sports Fan For die-hard NFL fans cutting the cable cord presents a real challenge. Although there is plenty of over the air and streaming content, many of the  games are … Continue reading

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The Cord Cutter Channel Plan Calculator

I’ve put together a spreadsheet with the most popular cord cutter options to provide a simple overview of choices and costs. Deliberately omitted is the cost of internet connectivity (required of course) and the many  individual sites that sometimes stream. … Continue reading

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Game Changer: Competing Content Sources for Cord Cutters

The cord cutting movement has often been compared to what happened in the music industry after Napster came along. But there are some major differences this time. The music model was broken when Napster  so influenced the market, that it led … Continue reading

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Cord Cutters: 6.6 Million Strong and Growing

Are cord cutters pioneers or a main stream trend? Trying to find precise numbers is not an exact science at the moment. One common technical definition of a cord cutter is a household that has a broadband connection but not … Continue reading

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Aereo is the new Napster

Those of us that follow tech history often compare cord cutting as the video equivalent of what happened to music. Napster, which ran between 1999 and 2001, challenged the industry by offering free downloads of single songs. Legal battles  eventually … Continue reading

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Free Online Streaming SuperBowl 46

As I write this I am stunned to see the streaming site wyziwig.tv still up and running. The screen shot below is  from NFL Network Gameday Morning, streaming live. This is very surprising following the recent news of the massive … Continue reading

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