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The term ‘cord-cutter’ refers to households that have cut out cable or satellite television service in favor of Internet based services such as Netflix or Hulu Plus.

While cord cutters can save a boatload of money, they often have to give up access to first run content or live sporting events.

If you’re a hardcore sports fan, becoming a cord cutter has always been almost impossible until now.

The folks at the Dish Network introduced a new service at CES called Sling TV that may encourage more cord cutting.

For $20 a month, Sling TV allows you to stream 12 popular channels like ESPN, HGTV, The Travel Channel and CNN to any computer, tablet or smartphone.

You don’t get to choose your channels, but Sling TV combined with an HD antenna can provide most households with a pretty solid lineup of content.

There are no contracts, but it only works on one device at a time, so it may not be a great option for large families.

Sling TV is currently by invitation only at Sling.com