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I've got cable and netflix.

Cable runs me about $120 a month. We only watch maybe 10-12 channels.

Whenever there is a story about the high price of cable or satellite TV in the comment section people always say "you can get all that stuff for free if you know where to look"

So is there away to avoid a $100 a month bill but still get

Live sports

Cartoons

That's mainly what we watch. We don't watch sitcoms or many network shows. But will watch reality shows like Top Chef, The Profit, Bar Rescue, Gold Rush, etc.

But live pro sports are the main thing.

Is it possible? People say you can do it. But never say how.

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Why don't you just unsubscribe and stream/download everything?

.. If that's how you feel.

Eliminate those things in your house.

Snake - I know that bruh. I'm asking where or how do you find the places where you can stream them? You pretty much just did what I mentioned in the OP.

I believe through a streaming device like a Roku or Sling, Chromecast, you can pay for certain channels, like ESPN.

Thank you. That's the start I needed!

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Sling TV. $20/month ESPN, AMC, and some other channels in real time. I haven't had cable or satellite in over five years and I only had it then because my wife insisted on it. Apart from February 2009 to August 2010, I haven't had cable or satellite since 1999.

https://www.sling.com

You can also add HBO On Demand for $10 or $15 extra per month.

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I'm increasingly reluctant to pay the license fee because of the BBC's association with paedophilia.

Oi, don't have a go at the BBC, i love the BBC, bless em, the BBC have been enriching our culture for over half a century.

BBC is Institutionalised paedophilia. It is basically the world's biggest noncing ring. Saville committed many of his crimes in their studios. And everybody knew. Everybody - posthumously that is: ''yeh, Saville, we all knew he was a bit creepy'' - read (there is no delicate way to put this) ''rogering five year olds''. Just look at Johnny Rotten and how easy (or uneasy as it happens) it would be for one of these people to have spoken out before Saville's death, not post rem!

The whole institution is a disgrace.

It also has a left wing Guardian bias.

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I'm increasingly reluctant to pay the license fee because of the BBC's association with paedophilia.

Oi, don't have a go at the BBC, i love the BBC, bless em, the BBC have been enriching our culture for over half a century.

BBC is Institutionalised paedophilia. It is basically the world's biggest noncing ring. Saville committed many of his crimes in their studios. And everybody knew. Everybody - posthumously that is: ''yeh, Saville, we all knew he was a bit creepy - read (there is no delicate way to put this) rogering five year olds. Just look at Johnny Rotten and how easy (or uneasy as it happens) it would be for one of these people to have spoken out before Saville's death!

The whole institution is a disgrace.

It also has a left wing Guardian bias.

They also gave us Hancock, Steptoe, The Likely Lads, The Goon Show, writers like John Sullivan, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, Galton and Simpson, Dennis Pennis, Ab Fab, Alan Partridge, they gave us Johnny Speight, courageous producers like Dennis Main Wilson, it's a magical place, television centre (then again i think the originals not used no more is it?)...the people that must've walked down those hallways to be on shows like Ready Steady Go and what have you, the BBC have given us some of the greatest satirical work of post war culture, the BBC has had this country in stitches since the before our parents were born, it's a wonderful magical place thats steeped in history, it is not responsible en masse for the fact that there are some dirty sleazy bastards in the entertainment industry, i love the BBC, this country would be a lesser place without it.

If the BBC is institutionalised pedophilia then so's the Tory Party, if BBC are defined by Jimmy Saville then the Conservative Party of Great Britain should be defined according to Cyril Smith MP and Lord Boothby and any number of Tory nonces out there. Or perhaps the police service that ignored all the scores and scores of allegations, it's their job to nick people and mete out justice, why is the BBC taking the heat for all this? I mean it has something to answer for but no more than the rest of the nation. When a nation fails in it's duty to protect it's children it's the responsibility of more than just a television broadcasting institution.

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I'm increasingly reluctant to pay the license fee because of the BBC's association with paedophilia.

Oi, don't have a go at the BBC, i love the BBC, bless em, the BBC have been enriching our culture for over half a century.

BBC is Institutionalised paedophilia. It is basically the world's biggest noncing ring. Saville committed many of his crimes in their studios. And everybody knew. Everybody - posthumously that is: ''yeh, Saville, we all knew he was a bit creepy - read (there is no delicate way to put this) rogering five year olds. Just look at Johnny Rotten and how easy (or uneasy as it happens) it would be for one of these people to have spoken out before Saville's death!

The whole institution is a disgrace.

It also has a left wing Guardian bias.

They also gave us Hancock, Steptoe, The Likely Lads, The Goon Show, writers like John Sullivan, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, Galton and Simpson, Dennis Pennis, Ab Fab, Alan Partridge, they gave us Johnny Speight, courageous producers like Dennis Main Wilson, it's a magical place, television centre (then again i think the originals not used no more is it?)...the people that must've walked down those hallways to be on shows like Ready Steady Go and what have you, the BBC have given us some of the greatest satirical work of post war culture, the BBC has had this country in stitches since the before our parents were born, it's a wonderful magical place thats steeped in history, it is not responsible en masse for the fact that there are some dirty sleazy bastards in the entertainment industry, i love the BBC, this country would be a lesser place without it.

If the BBC is institutionalised pedophilia then so's the Tory Party, if BBC are defined by Jimmy Saville then the Conservative Party of Great Britain should be defined according to Cyril Smith MP and Lord Boothby and any number of Tory nonces out there. Or perhaps the police service that ignored all the scores and scores of allegations, it's their job to nick people and mete out justice, why is the BBC taking the heat for all this?

I'm not faulting their output - NB Test Match Special. Good shows certainly however, shame about the noncing.

How come everybody, from the cleaner of the offices at HQ up to the head honchos, knew Saville was fiddling children, after the event so to speak? ''Oh yes, we all knew'' (said in a gossipy manner)?

Saville actually committed his crimes, using the resources of the BBC (their shows to groom children) and using their premises. If that is not institutional, I do not know what is?

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I'm increasingly reluctant to pay the license fee because of the BBC's association with paedophilia.

Oi, don't have a go at the BBC, i love the BBC, bless em, the BBC have been enriching our culture for over half a century.

BBC is Institutionalised paedophilia. It is basically the world's biggest noncing ring. Saville committed many of his crimes in their studios. And everybody knew. Everybody - posthumously that is: ''yeh, Saville, we all knew he was a bit creepy - read (there is no delicate way to put this) rogering five year olds. Just look at Johnny Rotten and how easy (or uneasy as it happens) it would be for one of these people to have spoken out before Saville's death!

The whole institution is a disgrace.

It also has a left wing Guardian bias.

They also gave us Hancock, Steptoe, The Likely Lads, The Goon Show, writers like John Sullivan, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, Galton and Simpson, Dennis Pennis, Ab Fab, Alan Partridge, they gave us Johnny Speight, courageous producers like Dennis Main Wilson, it's a magical place, television centre (then again i think the originals not used no more is it?)...the people that must've walked down those hallways to be on shows like Ready Steady Go and what have you, the BBC have given us some of the greatest satirical work of post war culture, the BBC has had this country in stitches since the before our parents were born, it's a wonderful magical place thats steeped in history, it is not responsible en masse for the fact that there are some dirty sleazy bastards in the entertainment industry, i love the BBC, this country would be a lesser place without it.

If the BBC is institutionalised pedophilia then so's the Tory Party, if BBC are defined by Jimmy Saville then the Conservative Party of Great Britain should be defined according to Cyril Smith MP and Lord Boothby and any number of Tory nonces out there. Or perhaps the police service that ignored all the scores and scores of allegations, it's their job to nick people and mete out justice, why is the BBC taking the heat for all this?

I'm not faulting their output - NB Test Match Special. Good shows certainly however, shame about the noncing.

How come everybody, from the cleaner of the offices at HQ up to the head honchos, knew Saville was fiddling children, after the event so to speak? ''Oh yes, we all knew'' (said in a gossipy manner)?

Saville actually committed his crimes, using the resources of the BBC (their shows to groom children) and using their premises. If that is not institutional, I do not know what is?

Yeah but no knew for a fact, as in knew to the point where they could or were in a position to make a case against him, it's not like he sauntered daily into the offices with his nob out going 'right, wheres the kids, wheres the kids?!?!'.

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I'm increasingly reluctant to pay the license fee because of the BBC's association with paedophilia.

Oi, don't have a go at the BBC, i love the BBC, bless em, the BBC have been enriching our culture for over half a century.

BBC is Institutionalised paedophilia. It is basically the world's biggest noncing ring. Saville committed many of his crimes in their studios. And everybody knew. Everybody - posthumously that is: ''yeh, Saville, we all knew he was a bit creepy - read (there is no delicate way to put this) rogering five year olds. Just look at Johnny Rotten and how easy (or uneasy as it happens) it would be for one of these people to have spoken out before Saville's death!

The whole institution is a disgrace.

It also has a left wing Guardian bias.

They also gave us Hancock, Steptoe, The Likely Lads, The Goon Show, writers like John Sullivan, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, Galton and Simpson, Dennis Pennis, Ab Fab, Alan Partridge, they gave us Johnny Speight, courageous producers like Dennis Main Wilson, it's a magical place, television centre (then again i think the originals not used no more is it?)...the people that must've walked down those hallways to be on shows like Ready Steady Go and what have you, the BBC have given us some of the greatest satirical work of post war culture, the BBC has had this country in stitches since the before our parents were born, it's a wonderful magical place thats steeped in history, it is not responsible en masse for the fact that there are some dirty sleazy bastards in the entertainment industry, i love the BBC, this country would be a lesser place without it.

If the BBC is institutionalised pedophilia then so's the Tory Party, if BBC are defined by Jimmy Saville then the Conservative Party of Great Britain should be defined according to Cyril Smith MP and Lord Boothby and any number of Tory nonces out there. Or perhaps the police service that ignored all the scores and scores of allegations, it's their job to nick people and mete out justice, why is the BBC taking the heat for all this?

I'm not faulting their output - NB Test Match Special. Good shows certainly however, shame about the noncing.

How come everybody, from the cleaner of the offices at HQ up to the head honchos, knew Saville was fiddling children, after the event so to speak? ''Oh yes, we all knew'' (said in a gossipy manner)?

Saville actually committed his crimes, using the resources of the BBC (their shows to groom children) and using their premises. If that is not institutional, I do not know what is?

Yeah but no knew for a fact, as in knew to the point where they could or were in a position to make a case against him, it's not like he sauntered daily into the offices with his nob out going 'right, wheres the kids, wheres the kids?!?!'.

Yes they did.

They covered it up because of the institution and their own positions (and because they were fiddling themselves).

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I think people like to have a singular target and put it all down to the BBC because they're easy, 'we pay our lisence fee for this!', no one wants to start poking around the Tory Party because they'll get shut down and also it's in no ones interest because it will expose something really ugly about this countries past and perhaps a thing or two about it's present too, so fuck it, have a go at the light entertainment industry, fire a few people, re-jig some infrastructure and all is forgiven, it's easy.

You got me whistling 'Fiddle About' over here :lol:

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I think people like to have a singular target and put it all down to the BBC because they're easy, 'we pay our lisence fee for this!', no one wants to start poking around the Tory Party because they'll get shut down and also it's in no ones interest because it will expose something really ugly about this countries past and perhaps a thing or two about it's present too, so fuck it, have a go at the light entertainment industry, fire a few people, re-jig some infrastructure and all is forgiven, it's easy.

You got me whistling 'Fiddle About' over here :lol:

I love the fact that the BBC is forced to self censor itself, its own reruns of Top of the Pops 2 for instance because Saville was on everyone of them basically, yet every now and then he appears!!. Every now and then footage of Saville leaks through the censorship and causes a big ruckus in the media. A little five seconds of him presenting Slade causes much undue trauma and stress.

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See now thats just farcical but at the same time i can see their point, damned if you do and damned if you don't, if you cut him out it becomes a bit like...i dunno, there's something weak about editing history...but if you don't it casts a horrible shadow over it all.

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I havent paid for a TV licence in 2 years and I dont have to because I dont have cable, satellite or even freeview. Got my PC hooked up to my living room TV and an Amazon Prime/Netflix subscription. Add to that torrents and why would anybody need live TV?

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I havent paid for a TV licence in 2 years and I dont have to because I dont have cable, satellite or even freeview. Got my PC hooked up to my living room TV and an Amazon Prime/Netflix subscription. Add to that torrents and why would anybody need live TV?

I don't have fuck all, catch Eastenders on iplayer, the rest of what i watch is all aincent anyway, most of it's for free on youtube.

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Just streaming. Gave up on cable. Just dl motd and watch games in the bar.

Bill Maher, ugh, what a smug cunt, I'd love to see someone peel off a right hander on him. I actually agree with a lot of what he says but as a person he's just odious.

U know thats just his tv persona. He probably a twat in real life too but maybe not as smug. Like Angus Deaton guy. He might have been a good lad in real life.
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I don't have cable, just good internet. I have a Roku which is my main TV source. I pay for Netflix ($8.50 per month), Hulu ($8 per month), and MLB.TV ($150 per year) and that gets me 90% of what I need. I can watch ESPN on Roku for free because I work for Disney, their parent company, but you can get that on Sling. I order Sling for one month a year, which is October because the National League playoffs are on there and are blacked out on MLB.TV, so that's $20 once per year for me, or once per month if you want it year-round. It has other live channels like TBS, AMC, and many others which more or less amounts to a basic cable package. I don't like football, but if you're into college football there is a Roku channel that broadcasts tons of free college football games live. On Roku you can get CBS News and FoxNews for free, plus several other national and international 24 hour news. If you live in a decent sized city, there will probably be at least 2 local news stations that you can watch on Roku, too. However, I bought a digital antenna so I get my main channels (NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, PBS) over the air for a one-time cost of $30. All in all, it adds up to having cable, or at least a very, very close approximation of cable for a small fraction of the astronomical price of cable. Also, Roku is cool because there are hundreds of niche interest channels. For example, I am a space/astronomy geek and I have several free channels pertaining to those, which each have several weekly programs. I'd never have that if I just had cable.

Apollo, I know you're a sports guy which is probably your biggest concern. If you do what I did you will be satisfied 90% of the time anyway. MLB, NBA, and NHL all have subscription services online and through Roku/AppleTV/whatever that you can watch live, out-of-market games, and all games archived. It's a little bit of a pain when your team is playing in your broadcast region, but then Sling or an over-the-air channel will usually get it. The only thing I can't attest for is the NFL since they do not do a streaming service. But Sling and over-the-air will probably still get you a fair amount.

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