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Papa bear

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Can I get broadcast television from another market?
« on: October 06, 2015, 06:43:12 PM »
For all of the smart mustachians out there... Is there a way to get the broadcast television from a television market that you don't live in?  Legally of course.

For instance, if I want to watch a NFL game from another city, but don't want to go to a bar or get Sunday ticket, can I get the signal from another city? 

My particular circumstance: I live in Columbus, OH and I want to get Cleveland Browns games when they play other area teams instead on our local stations.  My family lives in Cleveland - can they stream the broadcast? 

Would love any ideas!


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Re: Can I get broadcast television from another market?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2015, 07:11:03 PM »
Do any members of your family have cable or satellite service that is accessible via tablet or computer? If so, you need their login and password and you can see their channels.

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Re: Can I get broadcast television from another market?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2015, 07:16:10 PM »
the bfg promises me that using kodi for streaming and I'm not going to jail. A quick Google search seemed to back it up. Ethical? No. I can feel my heart trusting over and turning to coal.

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Re: Can I get broadcast television from another market?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2015, 07:34:20 PM »
Ok. I'm going to ask about the cable/satellite login to see what they have.  That could solve all of my problems. 

I haven't heard of kodi, I'll have to look it up


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Re: Can I get broadcast television from another market?
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2015, 05:31:32 AM »
Depending on the distance, if you point your TV antenna towards the other tower you might be lucky.

I know people used to do that where I grew up because you could get live sports that weren't telecast on the local TV tower. I think the other tower was maybe 60-70 miles away.

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Re: Can I get broadcast television from another market?
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2015, 05:47:44 AM »
Go Browns!

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Re: Can I get broadcast television from another market?
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2015, 06:28:13 AM »
You could have your family get a Slingbox (http://www.slingbox.com/DiscoverSling.aspx) and then hook up/register a device to it - as long as they are watching the Browns, you can watch it too on a device of your choice.

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Re: Can I get broadcast television from another market?
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2015, 07:18:45 AM »
Warning--a lot of the services can see your geographic location, so even if you get access to someone else's account the service will say "this device is (wherever)" and black you out.

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Re: Can I get broadcast television from another market?
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2015, 07:35:09 AM »
You could have your family get a Slingbox (http://www.slingbox.com/DiscoverSling.aspx) and then hook up/register a device to it - as long as they are watching the Browns, you can watch it too on a device of your choice.
+1 on the SlingBox.  I've used one to watch US TV around the world.