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Comet TV (The Over The Air TV Network) Now Streams FREE Online & On Roku

Comet TV is a free over-the-air TV station owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. It is known for airing classic and newer sci-fi shows and movies from popular classics such as “Outer Limits” and “Mystery Science Theater 300” to lesser known shows such as “Men into Space.”

It even has rights to “Stargate SG-1” that its website says will be returning on April 5, 2017. It also has a huge list of movies such as the 1984 film The Terminator.

Now Comet TV is leading the way into a brand-new realm: streaming free online. This week Comet TV launched a live stream on its website and on a brand-new Roku channel. (Update: Also on Apple TV)

Hopefully Comet TV will set a trend for other networks, such as Me TV and Antenna TV, to start offering free live streams of their channels. Sinclair own other networks including the new Charge! TV network and the TBD TV network. Hopefully Sinclair launches these as free to stream channels.

Sinclair recently also agreed to buy the Tennis Channel. Hopefully for tennis fans Sinclair will launch a new streaming option for the Tennis Channel to cord cutters who don’t want to pay for a traditional pay-TV service.

You can add the Comet TV channel to your Roku here: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/140565/comet-tv

Update: Two more Sinclair Broadcast Group channels are also streaming now. CHARGE! and TBD TV both have free live streams.

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4 Responses to Comet TV (The Over The Air TV Network) Now Streams FREE Online & On Roku

  1. frankinnoho March 3, 2017 at 11:24 am #

    I’m not a fan of commercial television, but if you are going to place commercials, then free streaming is the way to do it. I was not happy when the CW pulled their programs from Hulu, but at least the app is free… though you do have to watch the same three commercials ad nauseam.

    Though, in an era when so many are willing to pay for content on demand, I can’t imagine it makes much sense to stream linear style with ads.

    • Jason Z March 3, 2017 at 12:57 pm #

      Thing is there are no commercials airing on the Comet app. Just channel bumpers and promos for Sinclair owned networks outside of that you just get a message telling you that they will be right back.

      • frankinnoho March 3, 2017 at 3:38 pm #

        Yeah, saw that. Hence the last sentence.

  2. KFC Owens March 3, 2017 at 8:58 pm #

    This is GREAT NEWS. Comet TV is just on the fringe of my DTV. Sometimes it comes in, sometimes not.