TVShack remains to be one of the most sought after website for streaming TV that is seemingly not making a return. The website continues to generate interest to this day and some even have started up clone sites to replace the site. Regardless, it doesn’t look like the site survived to see the light of 2011, so we have compiled a list of alternatives to the famous streaming site.
Note: This is an article I wrote that was published elsewhere first. It has been republished here for archival purposes
TVShack.net, the original TVShack, had its domain seized back in July last year. Then, in what appeared to be an act of defiance, the website was back up under a different domain name a week later, namely TVShack.cc. Then, in November, the websites domain was seized again. Many were expecting the site to make a return like the last time, but as time went on, it gradually came clear that the only thing that would return is the numerous clone sites that have since popped up.
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We here at ZeroPaid have received numerous e-mails asking whether or not the site would make a return:
i was googleing around to shed some light on the recent closing of TV SHACK”CC . i read a previous article on the transition of domains from .net to .cc that you had written. i would be interested if you could shed some light on the matter, like you previously did.
Dear drew! im a big fan of tvshack and wish you a speedy recovery! please if you could keep me posted on any new domains it would be greatly appreciated!
hey there drew…i am very glad that you kept all of the fans and users of tvshack updated by informing the transformation of tvshack.net to tvshack.cc
but…now again it is taken over by the government people.can you please help the users once again….??
Well, we’ve looked and waited, but it looks like the last raid might have ultimately finished off the original site. There’s been many clone sites that have started up to take its place, but the original seems, at least at this point, gone for good. This doesn’t mean that there are alternatives out there though and we are happy to share our top 5 alternatives to TVShack:
From their ‘About’ page:
blinkx is the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine.
Founded in 2004 by Suranga Chandratillake, the company completed a tremendously successful IPO on the London Stock Exchange (AIM) in May, 2007 rising in the first week of trading to a market capitalization of US$350M, with headquarters in San Francisco, CA and the UK.
blinkx has built a reputation as the Remote Control for the Video Web. Now, with an index of over 35 million hours of searchable video and more than 720 media partnerships, including national broadcasters, commercial media giants, and private video libraries, it has cemented its position as the premier destination for online TV.
High quality TV-guide for web-TV and free movie channels on the internet. Nice clean site with Ã¥ huge number of links to web-TV sites nicely categorized. The site is very easy to use and a nice search engine makes it even easier.
Online free channels all over the world, by categories, languages and countries.
movies, tv shows, cartoons, sport and news channels!
From the FAQ:
TVduck.com is a site where you can simply browse and watch all of your favourite T.V. shows, movies, video clips online.