How to Get Cheap TV (Sports Fans Need Not Apply) December 16, 2009Posted by pupfiction in Uncategorized.
Tags: cable, internet, sports, television, tv
Everyday, it seems, another one of my friends cancels their cable service, deciding instead to stream shows from the internet, join Netflix, or watch shows on their laptops. While I have watched with envy as my friends save over a hundred dollars a month, my husband’s love of SportsCenter (ESPN’s flagship program), not to mention everything else sports related, has kept us from joining their parsimonious ranks. Because I thought the movement to circumvent cable’s outrageous fees was an underground movement, I was surprised to see the New York Times Personal Tech section explain just such a move. Nick Bilton explains, in the Times column, how he and his wife have pieced together different technologies to create a fulfilling (if not slightly more labor intensive) method of watching the tube. Check out the full article to see if you are savvy enough to do the same. While I don’t see my family canceling cable anytime soon, perhaps at least this will cause the service providers to lower their rates.