This has been a great year to cancel cable TV and become a cord cutter. With a ton of new streaming services like Sling TV, HBO NOW, and Showtime Anytime not requiring cable subscriptions and now five new over-the-air networks—there is now more content available without cable than with. (Side Note: When writing this post, I found out COMET had come out where I live. I re-scanned for channels and found two other new networks. So make sure to re-scan every now and then to make sure you have all the channels now viable)
So we thought we would look into these five new networks so you can maybe check them out or lobby for them to come to your hometown.
Decades is a brand-new TV network that launched on May 25, 2015. They are owned by CBS and focus on classic television from the 1950s to the 1980s.
They are also known for their flagship show Through the Decades, a daily time capsule showing how television captured historically significant events on that day throughout history. This makes Decades a great network for classic CBS fans and history fans alike.
Do you love sci-fi? COMET may be the TV network you have been waiting for. Launched on June 29, 2015, this MGM-owned network is a sister to This TV and The Works TV network.
From cult classic sci-fi to big name shows like Star Gate SG1, COMET is a great network for cord cutters to get their sci-fi fix. They also have a fun tagline, “So much Sci-Fi you may need a clone to watch it all. (Clones not included.)”
Laff is a brand-new network that launched on January 18, 2015, and it focuses on comedy programming. Laff brings you some of the best comedy movies and TV shows from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s like The Bernie Mac Show, The Drew Carey Show, and Spin City! They also have educational programming including America’s Heartland and Skooled. You can find Laff in 50 media markets in 29 states.
Love classic game shows? If so, Buzzr has you covered! With a huge line of classic shows like I’ve Got A Secret and Card Sharks to new shows like What’s My Line? and The Price Is Right, Buzzr is a great network for cord cutters.
Buzzr launched on January 20, 2015, and it is in 20 states and 29 markets including 14 of the 20 largest US television markets. If you love game shows, make sure to check out Buzzr.
Do you miss classic Court TV? The Justice Network may be what you are looking for. With coverage of major crimes and original content plus content that originally aired on Court TV and TruTV, the new Justice Network is a great new network.
Justice Network launched on January 20, 2015, and it is partly owned by John Walsh—best known for hosting Americas Most Wanted. The Justice Network is currently available in 35 media markets in 23 states with more planned in the upcoming year.
Every year more great OTA networks come out, so make sure to get a good antenna so you can pick up as many channels as possible.
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