If you haven’t already noticed, CBC is delivering a podium-worthy digital streaming experience to Canadians with the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, allowing fans to watch every second of every event without a cable subscription.
For anyone who’s already cut the cord on cable, CBC’s commitment to streaming the Games both live and on-demand has been a welcome gift, to be sure. But the network’s Olympic Games coverage isn’t the only streaming content CBC is offering these days.
In early December, CBC quietly announced it would begin live streaming its 14 live regional channels online at CBC.ca as well as through the CBC TV app, available for iOS devices, Android devices, and Apple TV. In addition, to live broadcasts, CBC is also offering most of its shows and content on demand, including lots of commercial-free kids programming.
The live streams and much of the on-demand content is available for free online and through the app. For a Premium Membership ($4.99/month) users can enjoy ad-free on-demand content plus the ability to stream CBC News Network 24/7.
For those who don’t want to hunker down on the couch with their smartphone, tablet, or laptop to watch The National or latest episode of Schitt’s Creek, streaming CBC’s online content to your HDTV is simple enough. Each version of the app supports Chromecast, and CBC’s online content has Chromecast functionality built into the Chrome web player by default.
If you’re a cord-cutter (or soon-to-be-cord-cutter) CBC’s forward-thinking digital streaming efforts provide a welcome alternative to the high-cost of a monthly cable subscription.