More and more television viewers are beginning to utilize alternatives to cable TV to watch their favorite local channels and programs. In fact, only two out of three American households are currently paying for cable television subscriptions, while it’s estimated that by 2022, more than 55 percent of American households will cut the cord on cable once and for all.


One of the more accommodating means for ditching cable while still accessing local television channels is through over-the-air TV. As of 2018, around 16 million U.S. households use over-the-air TV instead of paying for costly cable television subscription services. If you’re interested in learning more about this popular method of cord cutting, let’s take a closer look at what exactly is over-the-air TV, and whether it’s the right cable alternative for you.

How Does Over-the-Air TV Work?

Over-the-air (OTA) TV is an accessible high-definition television broadcast of all the local TV networks in your region. In addition to your own television set, you need a digital TV antenna to access all the OTA TV stations, allowing you to be able to watch everything from the local news, sports broadcasts, and all your favorite primetime network television series, without dealing with the headache of expensive cable bills.


It’s easy to consider OTA TV and digital TV antennas as the modern version of picking up analog television broadcast signals through the old bunny-ear TV antennas. However, the picture and audio quality of OTA TV is far superior to any local broadcasts that are picked up by old, dated TV antennas. For television viewers that love to watch their favorite local channels and programs in crystal clear digital video format, OTA TV is an ideal, more affordable television viewing option compared to subscribing to cable.

Advantages of OTA TV

There are several distinct advantages OTA TV can provide for avid local television viewers, including:


●        Easy installation process

●        Simple equipment setup

●        No more monthly charges or fees

●        Access to all locally broadcasted TV channels

●        DVR-compatible to record your favorite television shows


While cable television requires expensive installation and monthly subscription fees, OTA TV essentially requires a one-time digital antenna installation cost to start channel surfing. Digital TV antennas are also extremely accommodating to install in various areas of a home, specifically any roof, attic, or accompanying tower area of a house.


For television viewers who prefer simple and immediate access to high quality local television broadcasting, OTA TV is just about as convenient as it can get.

Digital TV Antenna Installation From Cable Alternatives

If you’re eager to cut the cord on cable once and for all, it’s time to let the cord cutting experts at Cable Alternatives work their magic! We offer professional and affordable digital TV antenna installation services to help get you set up for top quality OTA TV viewing in no time.


Contact us today to get started on scheduling a consultation, or give us a call at 763-571-1037 to speak directly with one of our cable cutting specialists.