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Cordcutter Chronicles: News and Trends (Week of May 13th)

The Cordcutter Chronicles: Your weekly dose of what’s happening in cord cutting

Fall 2019 broadcast shows

This week, several networks announced their lineup for 2019-2020 primetime shows. The mega popular This Is Us was picked up by NBC for 3 more seasons. CBS’s The Big Bang Theory aired its series finale last night, but renewed the spinoff Young Sheldon. ABC renewed Grey’s Anatomy for two more seasons as well as Modern Family for its 11th and final season. Check out the full list of renewals and cancellations here.

New service streams local channels

Cord Cutters News investigated a new streaming service this week called SiMeTV. The service is available on Roku and Apple TV and somehow is streaming live broadcast channels. The CCN team was not able to connect with anyone from SiMeTV, raising questions about the service’s legality. It’s important to be cautious when trying new streaming services, especially ones with live broadcast channels. The only way to enjoy over-the-air content for free and legally is with an antenna!

Apple TV launches Channels

Apple TV became the third streaming platform to launch its own video subscription marketplace this week. Apple’s Channels app joins Roku and Amazon as services offering streaming video subscriptions in a single location. Now to wait for the Apple+ streaming service to launch…

Watch the PGA Championship

The PGA Championship teed off yesterday. Luckily for cord cutters, one of golf’s major tournaments is being broadcast on CBS and TNT so no Pay TV subscription is needed to watch the action! In fact, all you need to watch late round coverage on CBS is an antenna. Will Tiger win another major this year? Will defending champ Brooks Koepka hold his title? Tune in this weekend to watch!

Mohu’s blowout sale

To celebrate 10 years of being in the cord cutting business, Mohu has been running their biggest sale ever. While supplies last, you can save 40% on everything on the Mohu site. Our powerful outdoor antennas are down to only $40 and our award-winning Metro is at its lowest price ever: $10. Shop the sale now!