For the first time since ESPN took over the college football championship and most bowl games, cord cutters will now be able to legally watch most bowl games this year. With Sling TV offering a legal option to watch 38 of this year’s 40 bowl games, cord cutters can sit back and really enjoy their college football.
Even the playoff games and national championship game will be on ESPN this year, making this the first time cord cutters have legal access to watch the college football playoffs and national championship game.
CBS will carry The Hyundai Sun Bowl national over the air for free. FOX will be carrying the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl free on Fox in the home markets for each team.
This means between Sling TV and free over-the-air television every college football bowl game, playoff, and the national championship game will be available for cord cutters to legally watch.
This is a huge turning point for cord cutters. For years sports was the number one reason people kept paying for cable even when they wanted to leave. Now with services like Sling TV and CBS College Sports Live cord cutters get access to a wide range of sports content.
Hopefully this is just the start as there is talk of MLB ending blackouts and the NFL offering a streaming service for the NFL Network. While it is all rumor, as cord cutting grows the pressure to offer content to cord cutters will continue to grow.
Sling TV packages start at $20 a month with no contract. You could subscribe just for bowl season and cancel when it is over. You can subscribe to Sling TV by clicking HERE.