Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Hiawatha Bray Globe staff August 27, 2018 They say it’s the Golden Age of Television. But it’s our gold, and some of us would rather hang onto it.Millions of viewers have given up on traditional cable or satellite TV; “cutting the cord,” as it’s known, can save you a nice piece of change if you do it right. Or you could end up spending as much as you did on your old TV service, and even much more. BRING ON THE BROADBAND For many cord-cutters, it begins with broadband. Much of the best TV is online these days, so you can bypass cable or satellite services if your Internet services is good enough. Unfortunately, about half of Americans have access to only one high-end broadband provider, so there’s little competition to keep them honest. Also, many have to make do with sluggish DSL services over old-school phone lines. To … [Read more...] about How to cut the cable cord and still be able to watch TV
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Want to watch Thursday’s Giants game? You’ll need a Facebook account. By Bruce Jenkins May 8, 2018 Updated: May 8, 2018 4:04pm Photo: Thearon W. Henderson / Getty Images Image 1of/4 CaptionClose Image 1 of 4 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 30: Nick Hundley #5 of the San Francisco Giants and his teammates celebrates after Hundley hit a pitch-hit walk-off two run rbi single to defeat the San Diego Padres 6-5 in the bottom of the ninth inning at AT&T Park on April 30, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) less SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 30: Nick Hundley #5 of the San Francisco Giants and his teammates celebrates after Hundley hit a pitch-hit walk-off two run rbi single to defeat the San Diego Padres 6-5 in the bottom ... more Photo: Thearon W. Henderson / Getty Images Image 2 of 4 SAN … [Read more...] about Want to watch Thursday’s Giants game? You’ll need a Facebook account.
Fans wanting to watch the LSU and Tulane baseball game Wednesday (April 18) without a ticket will need to pay. Unlike in recent seasons, the game in New Orleans will not be televised. The game will be available for viewing only through the Tulane website with a subscription. The cheapest subscription is $6.95 for 24 hours of all-access video. Tulane followers already with a subscription -- other options are $10.95 for a month or $89.95 for the year -- will not need to make an additional payment. This is a change from recent seasons. CBS Sports Network picked up the 2016 and 2017 games at Tulane through an agreement with the American Athletic Conference. The network did not pick up the game this season. Jana Woodson, the associate athletic director for external affairs for Tulane, said Cox Sports offered to televise the game this year but Tulane kept the broadcast for its in-house video streaming service. Woodson said Tulane holds the rights for home games in all … [Read more...] about Want to watch LSU-Tulane baseball without a ticket? You’ll need to pay
Television 2015 Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image iStockphoto iStockphoto This is one in a series of essays running this week and next about the state of television in 2015. The series is based on developments at the recent Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., where broadcast and cable networks, along with streaming services like Netflix, presented new and existing shows to TV critics and reporters. It is a secret only intermittently discussed that the anointed Golden Age Of Television is also very often The Golden Age Of Nobody Knowing What The Frosted Flakes Is Going On, and one of the reasons for that is that nobody even knows for sure what it means to watch television anymore. Let's take a quick romp through an existential crisis on which we touched previously: What even is television? (If you said "a vast wasteland," you may be watching the television of many years ago and I'd like to borrow your time … [Read more...] about Television 2015: With 25 Ways To Watch TV, Does The House Always Win?