• Cord-Cutters to Get More Free HDTV Programming



    Good news, cord-cutters!
    Bounce, Escape, Grit TV, and Laff are coming to 43 new TV markets across the country.

    One of the many benefits to cutting the cord is the amount of free TV stations in each local media market. Bounce, Escape, Grit TV, and Laff offer niche programming on a variety of sub-channels throughout the country. These channels are coming to more TV markets across the country and renewing contracts in a many existing markets. Itís all thanks to a partnership between Nexstar Media, Mission Broadcasting, Inc., and White Knight Broadcasting, Inc. Because of this agreement, these channels will cover between 86-90 percent of the U.S. This is great for everyone who wants to make the most of their decision to cut the cord.

    Four Channels, Variety of Programming
    Bounce is unique as being one of the first African-American broadcast networks. Itís programming includes The Cosby Show, The Bernie Mac Show, and more. Escape is a crime and mystery network that airs movies and series such as Unsolved Mysteries and The FBI Files. As its name implies, Grit TV specializes in action programming such as Walker Texas Ranger, McLintock, and related shows and series. Laff offers comedy programming such as That 70s Show, Drew Carey, and Roseanne.

    Hereís a look at the programming thatís coming to or returning to your TV market thanks to the recent deal between the three media companies:

    Bounce (13 markets)


    • Austin
    • Albuquerque
    • Colorado Springs
    • Albany, NY (on a station owned by Shield)
    • Indianapolis (renewal)
    • Hartford (renewal)
    • Norfolk (renewal)
    • Grand Rapids (renewal)
    • Providence (renewal)


    Escape (16 local markets)


    • Tampa
    • Raleigh
    • Austin
    • Birmingham
    • Grand Rapids (renewal)
    • Albuquerque (renewal)
    • Dayton (renewal)
    • Topeka (renewal)


    Grit (Eight markets)


    • San Francisco
    • Raleigh
    • Nashville
    • Hartford (renewal)
    • Austin (renewal)
    • Grand Rapids (renewal)
    • Albuquerque (renewal)


    Laff (at least seven markets)


    • Washington, D.C.
    • Columbus, OH
    • Harrisburg, PA
    • Birmingham
    • Austin (renewal)
    • Grand Rapids (renewal)
    • Albuquerque (renewal)


    Note: Some local viewing areas scheduled to get these channels have yet to be named by Nexstar, Mission, and White Knight.

    Cord-Cutting and Programming Availability
    Some people believe that there arenít many channels available on OTA TV. This is one of the biggest myths about cord-cutting. The truth is that every TV market in the U.S. has all the major networks and a variety of sub-channels for each. These sub-channel feature Bounce, Escape, Grit TV, and Laff, as well as other niche stations. Most media markets also have some low-powered TV stations that cord-cutters might be able to access with a TV antenna. This means there is plenty of TV programming for cord-cutters to enjoy. Best of all, itís free!

    Solid Signal is Your Cord-Cutting Expert
    Solid Signal is a cord-cutterís best friend. We provide everything you need to cut the cord on cable so you can enjoy free HDTV. This includes the biggest online selection of indoor and outdoor TV antennas, as well as cable, receivers, and much more. More importantly, we also offer our knowledge and expertise to new and veteran cord-cutters alike. If you have questions, need an antenna recommendations, or installation advice, give us a call at 877.312.4547. Our team of product experts are happy to help you with everything you need to cut the cord and enjoy free TV.

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