Since we started our weekly Cord Cutters web series, viewers keep emailing us one question over and over again: How do you watch sports if you don’t have cable? Well, how’s this for an answer? Just buy a cheap rabbit-ear antenna, and you’ll get all the sports action available on major networks like ABC, Fox, NBC and CBS for free, in HD.
Antennas are also a great way to dip your toe into the water if you’re not quite ready to cut the cord. Spend $12 once, and try out over-the-air broadcast TV for yourself. In this week’s episode of Cord Cutters, we’re taking a closer look at what antennas can do for you.
Of course, a rabbit-ear antenna isn’t the right solution for everyone. Our reader Kelly Hodgkins shot a video about her own setup that we’re sharing on this episode. Apologies in advance for the sound quality, but we thought it was worth it to share a real-life story of how easy it is to survive without pay TV.
Finally, here’s something else to watch until the next episode of Cord Cutters comes out: Riese, a steampunk web series which Liz Miller reviews on this week’s episode.
Here are all previous episodes of Cord Cutters, in case you missed one:
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