Free Legal TV: Cut Your Cable And Throw Out Your Satellite Dish

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Yes, you heard right! Free TV has officially arrived in Canada so there really is no reason for you to be spending up to $100 a month to feed content to your television. Here is an excerpt from our new guide to saving money on your television costs:

The TV is the centerpiece of the Canadian family’s living room and even with the increasing domination of the internet, people still look to their television as their primary source of entertainment. Spending a lot of money on cable, satellite, or fiber optic television is very common thing in Canada with many people having monthly bills approaching $100. Of course, this is very expensive, particularly if you end up with a busy life and don’t have much time to turn the TV on and make use of the service you are paying so dearly for.

The personal video recorder (PVR) was a great invention that allows people to take control of their TV again so they don’t have to conform to a schedule of when their favourite shows are being aired and stop worrying about other life events interfering with their television watching. Unfortunately, PVRs are also incredibly expensive too and just serve to increase the overall cost of TV viewing even more. There must be a better way, right? This guide will present a bunch of different ways you can cut down on your TV entertainment costs and maybe even eliminate them entirely with a little help from legal internet TV.

Even if you’re not ready to take the steps to embrace free TV just yet, the guide contains lots of other options for reducing the cost of your existing television service as well!

How To Save Money On TV >>

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Sean Conrad
Sean Conrad's picture

Very good information here on going to free TV!

I am SOOOOOO close to cancelling my cable. The ONLY thing I need a solution for is sports. Specifically motorsports. Is there any decent way to get Nascar and F1 races on the web?

I have to see if you can .torrent the F1 races within say a couple of hours of the race. That would rock. I would specifically like to see the Speed channel coverage of F1, but heck I am open to whatever.

Also - I am trying out Netflix. We have a Wii to do it, but it makes me so ready to cancel cable.

Any ideas on watching my racing would be appreciated!

March 15, 2011 @ 5:19 pm
SavingMentor's picture

Yes Sean, sports are definitely a problem; But there is good news and that is the situation is slowly improving!

Particularly in the USA, I think sports are starting to be delivered both live and on demand with high quality streams. For instance, there is ESPN3 which has a ton of content available online but unfortunately you need to be a subscriber to certain American internet providers to be granted access to the site. I'm sure there are other options as well.

In Canada, things are slowly improving as well. I believe CBC was the first to offer full length sports on their site. They stream Hockey Night In Canada live every time. They also have full length VODs of the hockey games. They also have a lot of live and full length coverage of Olympic and amateur sports. They also have curling, which is nice :)

TSN was a lot slower putting anything more than clips online. I believe I checked when I first wrote this article and I still didn't find much more than clips. However, I checked again right now and I see that they do have some full length stuff as well as online streams. For instance, I am able to stream an NCAA tournament basketball game as I write this. Unfortunately the quality is choppy and I don't know if that is because there are too many users on the stream or what. Hopefully that isn't something that happens all the time, but it is something to be aware of.

Watch sports live online on TSN

You do have to pick through a lot of their stuff to find the live stuff and the full length stuff because they don't have it clearly sectioned yet - but I'm sure that will come.

As for your request for racing. So far I don't have any real information for you but I will be sure to let you know if I discover anything. If you discover any more great and legal ways to watch sports online, please also let me know!

March 15, 2011 @ 10:09 pm
Koda's picture
Do you know if the "sports" problem has improved since your last post? Our family watches NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, MLS and English Premier League games.
April 23, 2014 @ 2:06 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture
No, I haven't really looked into it closely since then. The article is due for an update though and I'll try to get to it later this year. Let me know if you discover anything yourself.
April 28, 2014 @ 11:11 am

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