Cord Cutters: How to Watch Sports Online

The biggest question we get from potential cord cutters — and even from those who have already cut the cord — is how to watch live sports without paying for cable. Well, this week we talk about all of the ways that sports fans can access live Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and National Hockey League games online and even on Internet-connected TVs and other devices.

For many, live sports is one piece of programming that viewers are least likely to want to do without. Luckily for them, almost all the major sports leagues have been pretty aggressive in rolling out online access to their games. The MLB, NBA and NHL all have broadband services for viewing live and on-demand games, and all have moved to make those matches available across a wide range of connected devices.

Spring training games are right around the corner, and MLB is the poster child for making its games viewable online, with all matchups available on PCs, as well as Internet-connected TVs from Samsung and LG, Sony (s SNE) PlayStation 3 game consoles, Roku and Boxee Box set-top boxes, and the iPhone, iPad (s AAPL) and Android (s GOOG) mobile devices. Meanwhile, the NBA and NHL have initiated price cuts for their services now that they are halfway through their seasons.

Are you a big sports fan? If so, check out the video below, and let us know in the comments how you get your sports fix without cable.


Previous episodes of Cord Cutters:

Ep. 01: Cord Cutters: NewTeeVee’s First Web Series!

Ep. 02: Is the Xbox 360 a Good Cord-Cutting Device?

Ep. 03: Logitech Revue: Not Cutting It For Cord Cutters

Ep. 04: Wanna Try Cord Cutting? Buy A $12 Antenna

Ep. 05: Cord Cutters: NewTeeVee Live Edition, Cord-Cutting Activism

Ep. 06: Cord Cutters: Is The Boxee Box the Solution for You?

Ep. 07: Cord Cutters: The Gift Guide for Cable-Free Holidays

Ep. 08: Cord Cutters: Is Hulu Plus Enough to Replace Cable?

Ep. 09: Cord Cutters: Turn Your PC Into a Media Center

Ep. 10: Cord Cutters: Can You Entertain Your Kids Sans Cable?

Ep. 11: Cord Cutters Confessions: Why We Canceled Cable

Ep. 12: Cord Cutters: The WD TV Live Plus

Ep. 13: Cord Cutters: How to Optimize Your Netflix Streaming

Ep. 14: Cord Cutters: 3 Boxee Box Tips and Tricks

Ep. 15: Cord Cutters: The iFanboy Edition

Ep. 16: Cord Cutters: 3 Roku Tips & Tricks

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