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Channels brings Khan Academy to Television

Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 11.41.07 AMKhan Academy was founded in 2006 by Salman Khan who started tutoring a cousin remotely using Yahoo! Doodle. After creating a few videos he decided to move them to YouTube. Today, Khan Academy’s mission is to “provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. All of our resources are completely free forever, regardless of whether you’re a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology.”

So why is this so important? The videos are hosted on YouTube and are free to anyone, anywhere, who has a computer or tablet and an internet connection. Most of the courses are pre-college and allow learners to take ownership of their education. Khan Academy is designed for computers and tablets, but with Mohu’s Channels, the lessons can be streamed directly to a TV, turning the TV into a vehicle for learning and the living room into a lecture hall.

The premise is simple. Khan Academy hosts, via YouTube, hundreds of mini-lectures on math, history, finance, Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 11.46.10 AMeconomics, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy and computer science. One of the simple, but most innovative features of many of the videos is that they abandon a traditional “lecture” format and instead the instructor walks the student through the  problem solving process using just a dark screen, colored “markers” and a voice-over. Listening and watching the instructor demonstrate his thought process (and make mistakes in real time) is less daunting to the viewer and the colored markers make the lectures more engaging.

Khan Academy also includes test prep for several standardized tests including the SAT. The latest development for Khan Academy is its partnership with the College Board to create free online test-prep materials for the redesigned SAT which debuts in 2016. With parents paying up to $900 for test preparation classes this next step could help close the income gap  among students often seen in standardized tests.

In future blogs Mohu will feature the weird and wonderful content available on YouTube. And with Channels coming out soon all this content can be streamed directly to your TV.

Mohu Continues to Gain Momentum With 700% Growth in 2012

Antenna Manufacturer Forecasts 300% Growth in 2013 as it Expands into Major Retail

Raleigh, NC. – March 5, 2013 – Today Mohu announced revenue grew 700% last year and is expected to increase 300% in 2013. Since introducing the Leaf antenna in March 2011, the company has quickly positioned itself as a leader in the “cord-cutting” movement currently underway in the United States. Mohu estimates it has saved its customers more than $220 million in monthly cable and satellite bills.

Yahoo!/CNBC recently released its annual Top 10 Gadget list, and in it named the Mohu Leaf among the top ranking products alongside the Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle. Throughout 2012, the Leaf ranked second in the Television and Video category on Amazon.com just behind the Apple TV. The technology behind the paper-thin Leaf antenna is a byproduct of research conducted for the United States Navy by Mohu’s engineers and was based on a discreet mud flap antenna designed for use on armored vehicles More →

Live Sports – Can you cut the cord without cutting it?

As the growing trend of cord cutting continues to escalate, many sports fans find themselves in quite a dilemma. Sports fans want to save thousands of dollars a year just like everyone else, but they aren’t willing to give up their live sports either.

Great news, sports junkies: You can still watch live sports without paying a ridiculous cable bill every month!

Watch Live sports on a Mohu Leaf HDTV Indoor Antenna

Live Sports

Although it’s easy to find websites online where you can stream live sports / games, it’s illegal. Even if you were able to find a decent streaming website, they are monitored so heavily that it would likely get shut down during the game.

“If you are cutting the cable bill and streaming content…we have discovered probably the best thing you will ever plug into your HDTV. It’s the paper-thin HDTV antenna from Mohu.”

-HDTV Magazine

Most of your favorite live sports events can be watched free over-the-air with a Mohu Leaf Antenna!

Check out the OTA(Over-the-air) TV Guide to see which networks and games are available in your area More →

Mounting an Antenna: Do's and Don'ts

Weighing in at only 3 pounds, the Sky HDTV Antenna is a powerful, amplified antenna solution that was developed from research for the United States military. The antenna design is unlike anything that you will find in texts, literature or competitor’s products. Similar to the Leaf and Leaf Ultimate, the Sky is multidirectional and does not have to be constantly readjusted for optimal signal strength.

Sky HDTV Antenna Mounting

1. DO perform a TV Fool signal strength reading to determine optimal placement More →

Ways to save money with Mohu

Do you wish you had more ways to save money? Do you ever dream about what you could do with all of the money spent paying for TV? With the original paper-thin Mohu Leaf antenna you can find out for yourself! Based on technology designed for the US Military, this best-selling antenna can definitely be put to the test.

Ways To Save Money

Ways to Save Money

Do you dread paying your TV bills? Since cable and satellite companies refuse to offer more manageable (pay-TV) bundles, consumers are now evaluating their options to determine if watching TV is really worth the cost. Our innovative lineup of antennas allow you to watch the top network shows, news and sporting events for free in full 1080 HD.

Most cable and satellite companies disregard the fact that consumers are exploring alternative methods to watching television in order to avoid high bills. Dish Network’s Chairman and co-founder Charlie Ergen admits that cutting the cord is in fact a reality.

“A lot of customers can live with Netflix, an antenna and YouTube and they’d be pretty happy,” Ergen said.

So, we did the math and after 5 years of just an antenna plus Netflix, you save over $4,000 More →

Mohu branches out to the Sky HDTV Antenna

The SkyHDTV Antenna is the newest addition to the Mohu family and offers a completely new take on the traditional rooftop or attic-mounted antenna. Developed from research conducted by Mohu’s engineers for the United States Navy, The Sky’s design is unlike anything available on the market today!

The Sky HDTV Antenna is a powerful, multidirectional, amplified antenna solution that can provide an entire house with free over-the-air broadcast television in full 1080. Despite its compact size, the Sky boasts a reception range of up to 60 miles. Similar to the Leaf and Leaf Ultimate, the Sky is multidirectional and does not have to be readjusted for optimal signal strength. It is even small enough to easily be mounted in an attic. It is also very inconspicuous when mounted very closely to the side of a house.

The Mohu Sky HDTV Antenna
Mohu Sky HDTV Antenna

  • 1 inch thick and weighs only 3 pounds
  • Multidirectional: Does not have to be pointed
  • Based on technology developed for the US Navy
  • Antenna Mounting Kit Included
  • 30 ft. high performance cable included
  • Dual powering options: USB or power cube
  • CleanPeak filter technology: Low noise, state-of-the-art digital amplification
  • 60 mile range

Watch free TV with a Mohu Leaf Antenna

Thanks for the mention, GQ! People need to know that they can still watch free TV with over-the-air content in full high definition. Depending on where you live, you can have access to the biggest sporting events, broadcast news and other local affiliates, all in uncompressed 1080!

We are no longer reliant on always-increasing cable bills in order to watch TV! GQ noted that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings refers to this imprisonment as managed dissatisfaction.

“The traditional entertainment ecosystem is built on it, and it’s a totally artificial concept,” says Hastings. “The point of managed dissatisfaction is waiting”… “And waiting is dead.”

So, wait no further! If you cut the cord with a Mohu Leaf antenna, you can watch top rated TV shows, sporting events, news and other local broadcasts for free! You can always add a streaming device if you want access to movies and other TV shows that might not be available over-the-air More →

Broadcast TV can simplify your life

Did you know, with a Mohu HDTV antenna, you can watch broadcast TV for free? How much could you and your family benefit from simplifying and switching over to broadcast TV? Don’t we all strive to work smarter and not harder? Well, at Mohu we sure do! Even if you aren’t ready to fully break up with your cable or satellite provider, you can still significantly benefit from using a Leaf antenna in your home or when you travel (vacation home, RV, etc.) You can watch over-the-air broadcast TV for free with a Mohu HDTV antenna.

Broadcast TV

The Leaf Ultimate Indoor HDTV Antenna enables you to watch over-the-air broadcast TV channels without having a monthly cable bill. The airwaves are filled with high-definition TV signals just waiting to be caught and enjoyed by you, for free with broadcast TV. The antenna’s paper-thin, low profile design allows it to receive broadcast TV while blending into your home’s decor.

Our team just spent the last week in Vegas attending the 2013 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) and simplicity was definitely at the forefront of the event.

“Keep it simple, CE makers,” says Scott Hess, Senior VP of Human Intelligence at Spark Communications, in an interview with Beet.TV. Manufacturers, then, would be wise to avoid too-much complexity and instead go for the idea of “the big easy” he told Beet.TV.

At CES we embraced the world’s most exciting and innovative electronics by some of the most successful companies in the world. 20,000 new products were launched this year at the Las Vegas Convention Center, which took up enough space to cover 393 basketball courts, just to give you an idea More →

How to Watch TV for free!

Watch TV for Free

Name one cable or satellite provider who is not increasing their rates next year. Don’t worry, we’ll wait Smile for Free TV

Whenever a contract is up for renewal between a cable or satellite provider and its broadcasters, you can pretty much count on an increase in your bill. Watch TV for free on your terms and don’t let money hungry corporations control your TV viewing experience. Not only does free broadcast TV still exist, it’s available in full HD without the need for an ugly pair of rabbit ears.

By using an indoor HDTV antenna, you can watch broadcast TV over-the-air, which by the way, produces a better quality picture than cable or satellite providers can offer. There are many ways to cut the cord with your cable or satellite provider so that you can watch TV for free.

Contrary to popular belief, you do not need a computer science degree or a collection of nerdy gadgets to successfully cut the cord and watch tv for free. Join the 54 million Americans who are now watching FREE TV in full HD More →

Cutting the cord

If you are considering cutting the cord with your cable provider, you aren’t the only one.  2.65 million Americans have cancelled cable subscriptions from 2008-2011, according to a Convergence Consulting Group report. It is projected that by the end of the year, the number of people cutting the cord will reach 3.58 million.

Cutting the Cord

For the price that most Americans pay for cable every year, they could delight in a weekend getaway. The average cable bill in the U.S. is over $80 a month and the annual price increase exceeds 5%. For many of us, the cost outweighs the value, and that’s why we created the Leaf® indoor HDTV antenna. Check out how much you can save here! It’s time to take control of how you watch TV by cutting the cord today!

Cutting the Cord
Overall, the number of U.S. households subscribing to pay TV services declined by 1.5% or 1.5 million in 2011, according to Nielsen. That is particularly interesting because the pay TV industry has never posted a quarterly subscriber decline until 2010. According to a marketing research firm in Texas, about 5% of pay TV subscribers said they have downgraded their cable package and are watching more content online.  Aside from the free local TV broadcasts you can receive over-the-air with an antenna, there are other options available that offer your favorite shows and movies. Media streaming set-top boxes such as Boxee, Roku and Simple.tv allow you to watch TV and movies via subscription based internet applications. Popular applications such as Netflix and Hulu Plus will cost you about $8/month, but there are free options available such as Hulu, Crackle and Popcornflix More →

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