Satellite and Cable TV Alternatives

Get access to these money-saving TV options by switching away from your cable or satellite provider

Watching television without cable or satellite is not nearly as difficult as it may seem. Video on-demand means accessing the TV shows you want to watch digitally – or streaming – rather than going through a traditional media provider.

There are many satellite and cable TV alternatives available! If you’ve heard of Netflix or Hulu, then you’re already familiar with some of today’s online content providers. But you’re no longer limited to a small selection as there are more than one dozen different services providing easy access to on-demand content… And more are entering the market every day!

Switch away from cable or satellite and save money

Switching to an on-demand content provider will save you money each month because you won’t have to pay rental fees on your set-top box or DVR, nor will you be spending extra just to get channels in high-definition. Plus, depending on the model of SmartTV you’ll be streaming content on, you may not even need to buy extra hardware – except for those one-time purchases to enhance the viewing experience (like a Roku or Amazon Fire Stick).

You can still watch your local news and weather

We understand having access to local networks is important (because we wouldn’t want to miss hearing Mid-MO’s weather forecast during the six o’clock news either!) There are several digital providers who already offer local TV programming, including ABC 17 or FOX 22.

Watch TV without satellite or cable

*This channel lineup was last updated on May 15, 2018

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ABC - on demandYesYesYesYes----YesYesYesYes
ABC 17 - JCMO----Yes-------
CBS--------YesYesYesYes
FOX - on demandYesYesYesYes--YesYes----
Fox22 - JCMO----Yes---YesYesYesYes
NBC - on demandYesYesYesYesYes-YesYesYesYesYesYes
 
A&E----YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
ACC Network Extra-----Yes-Yes----
AHC (American Heros Channel)--YesYes------YesYes
AMCYesYesYesYes-YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Animal PlanetYesYesYesYes----YesYesYesYes
Aspire----------YesYes
Audience--------YesYesYesYes
AWE---------YesYesYes
AXS TV-----YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
BabyFirst--------YesYesYesYes
BBC AmericaYesYesYesYes-YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
BBC World News--YesYes------YesYes
BET------YesYesYesYesYesYes
BET Her----------YesYes
Bloomberg Television----YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Boomerang--YesYes-------Yes
BravoYesYesYesYesYes-YesYesYesYesYesYes
BTN (Big 10 Network)-YesYesYesYes----YesYesYes
C-Span--------YesYesYesYes
C-Span2--------YesYesYesYes
Cartoon NetworkYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
CBS Sports Network-YesYesYesYes-----YesYes
Centric----------YesYes
Cheddar----YesYesYesYes----
CMT--------YesYesYesYes
CNBCYesYesYesYesYes---YesYesYesYes
CNBC World--YesYes-----YesYesYes
CNNYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
CNN International----Yes-------
Comedy Central-----YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Comedy TV---------YesYesYes
Cooking-YesYesYes-----YesYesYes
CW--------YesYesYesYes
DecadesYesYesYesYes--------
Destination AmericaYesYesYesYes------YesYes
Discovery ChannelYesYesYesYes----YesYesYesYes
Discovery Family--YesYes------YesYes
Discovery Life--YesYes------YesYes
Disney ChannelYesYesYesYesYesYes-YesYesYesYesYes
Disney JuniorYesYesYesYesYes---YesYesYesYes
Disney XDYesYesYesYesYes---YesYesYesYes
DIY-YesYesYes------YesYes
E!YesYesYesYesYes---YesYesYesYes
El Rey Network------YesYes---Yes
Epix Drive-In-----YesYesYes----
Epix Hits--YesYes--------
ESPNYesYesYesYesYesYes-YesYesYesYesYes
ESPN Bases Loaded----Yes-------
ESPN Deportes--YesYes--------
ESPN Goal Line----Yes-------
ESPN U-YesYesYesYes----YesYesYes
ESPN2YesYesYesYesYesYes-YesYesYesYesYes
ESPN3-----Yes-Yes----
ESPNews-YesYesYesYes----YesYesYes
Flama-----YesYesYes----
FM Network----------YesYes
Food NetworkYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Fox BusinessYesYesYesYesYes---YesYesYesYes
Fox Deportes--YesYes--------
Fox NewsYesYesYesYesYes---YesYesYesYes
Fox Regional Networks-YesYesYesYes-YesYes----
Fox Sports Midwest - Plus-YesYesYesYes-------
FreeformYesYesYesYesYesYes-YesYesYesYesYes
FS1YesYesYesYesYes-YesYesYesYesYesYes
FS2YesYesYesYesYes-YesYes--YesYes
Fuse-----YesYesYes-YesYesYes
Fusion--YesYes-----YesYesYes
FXYesYesYesYesYes-YesYesYesYesYesYes
FXM--YesYesYes-----YesYes
FXXYesYesYesYesYes-YesYesYesYesYesYes
FYI----Yes-----YesYes
Galavision-----YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
GINX Esports TV--YesYes--------
Golf-YesYesYesYes-----YesYes
GSN---------YesYesYes
Halmark Channel-YesYesYes----YesYesYesYes
Halmark Drama--YesYes--------
Halmark Movie Mysteries--YesYes----Yes---
HBO---Yes--------
HGTVYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Hi-Yah--YesYes--------
History----YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
HLNYesYesYesYesYes---YesYesYesYes
IFC-YesYesYes-YesYesYes-YesYesYes
Impact--YesYes--------
Investigation DiscoveryYesYesYesYes----YesYesYesYes
Justice---------YesYesYes
Lifetime----YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
LMN----------YesYes
Local Now-----YesYesYes----
Logo----------YesYes
MGM HD--YesYes--------
MLB Network-YesYesYes-----YesYesYes
MSNBCYesYesYesYesYes---YesYesYesYes
MTV--------YesYesYesYes
MTV Classic----------YesYes
MTV2--------YesYesYesYes
National Geo Wild--YesYesYes-YesYes--YesYes
National Geographic ChannelYesYesYesYesYes-YesYesYesYesYesYes
NBA TV-YesYesYes------YesYes
NBC RSNs------YesYes----
NBCSNYesYesYesYesYes---YesYesYesYes
Newsy-----YesYesYes----
NFL Network-YesYesYes--YesYes----
NHL----------YesYes
Nick--------YesYesYesYes
Nick Jr------YesYesYesYesYesYes
Nicktoons---------YesYesYes
Olympic Channel-YesYesYesYes-----YesYes
One America News--------YesYesYesYes
Ovation--------Yes-YesYes
OWNYesYesYesYes-----YesYesYes
OxygenYesYesYesYesYes-----YesYes
Paramount Networks--------YesYesYesYes
PopYesYesYesYesYes----YesYesYes
Reelz--------YesYesYesYes
Revolt----------YesYes
RFD TV--------YesYesYesYes
ScienceYesYesYesYes-----YesYesYes
SEC ESPN Network-YesYesYesYes----YesYesYes
Showtime---Yes--------
Smithsonian Channel----Yes-------
Sony Movie Channel--YesYes--------
Sportsman Channel----------YesYes
Starz Encore Action-----------Yes
Starz Encore Black-----------Yes
Starz Encore Classic-----------Yes
Starz Encore East-----------Yes
Starz Encore Family-----------Yes
Starz Encore Suspense-----------Yes
Starz Encore West-----------Yes
Starz Encore Westerns-----------Yes
Sundance TV YesYesYes-----YesYesYes
SyfyYesYesYesYesYes-YesYesYesYesYesYes
TBSYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
TCM-YesYesYesYes---YesYesYesYes
TeenNick--------YesYesYesYes
TelemundoYesYesYesYesYes---YesYesYesYes
Tennis Channel---------YesYesYes
TLCYesYesYesYes----YesYesYesYes
TNTYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
TravelYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes-YesYesYes
Tribecca Shortlist ----YesYesYes----
TRU TVYesYesYesYesYes-YesYesYesYesYesYes
TV One---------YesYesYes
TVG----------YesYes
TVLand--------YesYesYesYes
UniMas------YesYes-YesYesYes
Universal--YesYes--------
Universal Kids----Yes-----YesYes
Universo-NBC----------YesYes
Univision------YesYesYesYesYesYes
Univision Deportes-----------Yes
UP---------YesYesYes
USAYesYesYesYesYes YesYesYesYesYesYes
Velocity--YesYes----YesYesYesYes
VH1--------YesYesYesYes
Viceland----YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
WE tvYesYesYesYes----YesYesYesYes
Weather Channel---------YesYesYes
Weather Nation--------YesYesYesYes

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