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SuperBowl Options for Cable Cutters?

Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:35 am

Hello,

As the subject suggests - I recently dropped my cable TV subscription, and have access to only one local OTA channel (which isn't covering the SuperBowl, BTW).

Any recommendations for viewing on-line?

Bill

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Re: SuperBowl Options for Cord Cutters?

Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:54 am

Williamt100 wrote:
Hello,

As the subject suggests - I recently dropped my cable TV subscription, and have access to only one local OTA channel (which isn't covering the SuperBowl, BTW).

Any recommendations for viewing on-line?

Bill

:?:


The "CBS Sports" channel in the Roku channel store will be streaming the Super Bowl live. See http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/superbowl/live/player

Direct link to add "CBS Sports" to your Roku @ https://channelstore.roku.com/details/17112/cbs-sports

Enjoy the game.

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Re: SuperBowl Options for Cord Cutters?

Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:41 am

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Re: SuperBowl Options for Cord Cutters?

Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:43 am

Williamt100 wrote:
Hello,

As the subject suggests - I recently dropped my cable TV subscription, and have access to only one local OTA channel (which isn't covering the SuperBowl, BTW).

Any recommendations for viewing on-line?

Bill

:?:


Where in Pittsburgh are you?! You should get KDKA/Channel 2(Channel 25 on UHF for HD) pretty easily. If not, you should get the Wheeling, WV CBS station. Depending on where you are.

Hard to believe you cannot get KDKA, unless you are located nowhere near PIT. I live 50 miles North of the KDKA tower, and I can get KDKA EASILY with a MOHU Amplified Leaf Antenna. Indoors!
 
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Re: SuperBowl Options for Cable Cutters?

Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:46 pm

KDKA (2.1 and 2.2) is sporadic -- really hit and miss.

I use an RCA amplified indoor antenna and can receive channels 4.1, 4.2, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 29.1, 29.2, 53.1, 53.2 and 53.3

...but not KDKA.

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Re: SuperBowl Options for Cord Cutters?

Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:09 pm

I have the CBS Sports app running as I type. It's flawless. Kudos to CBS for this!
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Re: SuperBowl Options for Cable Cutters?

Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:20 pm

Thanks everyone,

Just installed the CBS Sports channel and looking forward to the game!

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Re: SuperBowl Options for Cable Cutters?

Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:44 pm

I watched all of Super Bowl 50 on the "CBS Sports" app on my Roku and I enjoyed a wonderfully stable stream for the entire game. Not one re-load/re-buffer. Not one. Great picture, clear sound. I could not be happier with the performance of the CBS Sports app on my Roku today.

And, the fact that there was not one complaint or problem about the stream posted anywhere in this forum during the game speaks volumes.

Thank you.

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Re: SuperBowl Options for Cable Cutters?

Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:13 am

Same experience here -- I was very pleased with the channel and had no problems at all viewing the game.
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Re: SuperBowl Options for Cable Cutters?

Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:24 am

Add me this list...as others stated, CBS Sports channel via Roku made my day of 'Super Bowl'. Not one problem thruout game...and it was a good one.

CBS took a chance and broke the ice big time. Many thanks to all involved. I believe that the TV industry is finally understanding that 'internet' users of entertainment is just another venue of viewers who do not need (nor should), a 'activation' in order to watch something. :D
 
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Re: SuperBowl Options for Cable Cutters?

Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:00 am

Add me as well.
At first not seeing the Pre-game festivities as being available on CBS Sports, I signed up for the 'free' offer at CBS All Access and for some reason, live streaming was listed as 'not avaialable in my area (Phila./South Jersey) ....
Just about ready to make an OTA attempt when I gave CBS Sports another try and saw that the pre-game coverage started at 2PM.
From there on out no problems.

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