Bob Rankin: Free Satellite TV on PC?

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By Bob Rankin

Can I Really Get Free Satellite TV on my PC?

Everything I’ve read about this type of thing tells me it’s a scam, or at least a waste of money. The software you get for your forty bucks is nothing more than a menu of free online television broadcasts. Most of the stations listed are foreign, and the list contains many entries that are obsolete or do not work.

If you’re considering buying a software package named “PC Satellite TV”, “Satellite TV Elite”, “Satellite TV on PC”, “Satellite TV for PC Elite Edition”, “TV on PC Elite”, “Digital TV 4 PC” or anything similar… they are ALL THE SAME type of scamware. You will pay $40 and in return you’ll get a crappy software program that does NOT deliver what it promises. You WILL NOT get any premium or pay-per-view channels for free. The only thing these packages offer is links to online video sites that you could find for free with a quick search on Google or Yahoo.

Sorry, but there’s no way to turn your PC into a satellite dish and get free HBO or MTV. But there is some good news… You CAN get lots of free satellite television programming on your TV, if you have a satellite dish and a “free-to-air” satellite receiver box. My companion article Free Satellite TV explains it all in detail.

You can also use your internet-connected computer to tune into a huge number of free television broadcasts. You can watch SOME programs from the BBC News, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, ESPN, and other broadcasts from around the world. I suggest that you first go to the official website of the TV station or broadcast that you’d like to watch and look for a link to view live or recent broadcasts.

Here are some links to popular TV network websites:

  • ABC
  • CBS
  • NBC
  • MTV
  • FOX
  • CNN
  • If you don’t see what you want there, try one of these sites that aggregate content from various video and TV sites across the Internet:

  • Joost
  • Hulu
  • Veoh
  • Exposing the “free satellite tv on pc” scam has not made me popular with some people.

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    3 thoughts on “Bob Rankin: Free Satellite TV on PC?

    1. If you know where to look, you can get virtually any scripted TV show off the net for free. You can usually get the talkshows and some reality shows as well.

      No, you can’t watch the actual channels like you can with cable, but if you just want to see the shows, that’s completely possible.

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