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Re: The Official TV Thread
« Reply #1515 on: January 02, 2019, 04:55:41 PM »
So, I'm pretty sure I'm cutting the cord on cable TV. I watch a lot of CBC programming, but that streams free on their website. The big question: how do I continue to watch non-CBC Leafs games, legally?

I think your only option would be to subscribe to both the Sportsnet and TSN streaming services.

Depending on the amount of non-hockey content you want, there are also a number of internet-based television services, though some are tied to specific ISPs.
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« Reply #1516 on: January 02, 2019, 05:02:38 PM »
By legally, I really just meant that I'm willing to pay for legit services.  ;) If I pay for GameCentre, damn right I'll find a way to by-pass the blackouts. I'm geographically closest to Winnipeg and Minneapolis, but am in the Leafs' region.


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« Reply #1517 on: January 02, 2019, 05:07:22 PM »
Depending on the amount of non-hockey content you want, there are also a number of internet-based television services, though some are tied to specific ISPs.

Currently, we subscribe to Netflix and my wife just joined Amazon Prime. We're trying to drop the amount we pay in internet/TV and the options are pretty limited up here in the great white north. It's basically Shaw or TbayTel (the local provider). Both are good, but just ultimately too expensive.

I could probably live with: internet, Netflix, and some means to watch Leafs games (I'm not against using "free" streaming options).

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« Reply #1518 on: January 02, 2019, 05:11:18 PM »
$20/mo for Sportsnet streaming? It would be cheaper to keep my TV package.

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Re: The Official TV Thread
« Reply #1519 on: January 02, 2019, 05:16:25 PM »
By legally, I really just meant that I'm willing to pay for legit services.  ;) If I pay for GameCentre, damn right I'll find a way to by-pass the blackouts. I'm geographically closest to Winnipeg and Minneapolis, but am in the Leafs' region.



I'd go with GameCentre/VPNs then. From my experience the quality is much better with that than using TSN/SN's streaming services too.

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Re: The Official TV Thread
« Reply #1520 on: January 02, 2019, 05:32:59 PM »
RIP Bob Einstein (SuperDave Osborne)

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Re: The Official TV Thread
« Reply #1521 on: January 02, 2019, 06:02:29 PM »
Einstein?

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« Reply #1522 on: January 02, 2019, 06:12:24 PM »
Einstein?

Yup. I know that because he's Albert Brooks' brother and Albert Brooks' real name is, well...
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« Reply #1523 on: January 02, 2019, 07:05:28 PM »
Epstein?

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Re: The Official TV Thread
« Reply #1524 on: January 03, 2019, 04:15:30 AM »
Rest In Peace Bob Einstein a.k.a..Super Dave Osborne.

I remember watching Super Dave and later the series "Bizarre", produced in Canada (in Toronto).


https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/bob-einstein-super-dave-dies-1.4963619

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« Reply #1525 on: January 03, 2019, 10:22:08 AM »
Thanks, newsbot.

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