Chris Brantner

Chris Brantner



University of Houston


Streaming Services

Internet Technologies

Streaming and Streaming Services

Cord Cutting

Company Info


  • Founder of Streaming Observer, a comprehensive database of online streaming providers of cable television.
  • Formerly owned CutCableToday, a "cord cutting" advocacy website for accessing the internet without a phone or cable.
  • Over 10 years of experience writing about cord cutting for Vice Magazine's Motherboard, The Houston Chronicle, Business Insider, and US News & World Report.


Chris Brantner is a former Lifewire writer who wrote about cutting the cable, social media networking, and streaming services for under a year. Brantner is also the founder of Streaming Observer, a database of where to watch cable television online.

Brantner also once owned CutCableToday, an advocacy resource website for cord cutting, but closed it in 2017 to start Streaming Observer. Since founding the site, Branter has cemented his status as one of the web's primary cord cutting experts. His work has also appeared on Vice Magazine's Motherboard, The Houston Chronicle, Business Insider, and US News & World Report. He has also been interviewed for USA Today, Fortune, and other large publications.


Chris attended the University of Houston, where he double majored in Finance and Management. After college, he became a certified teacher in the State of Texas.

Lifewire and Dotdash

Lifewire is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by comScore, a leading internet measurement company. We reach more than 10 million readers per month with our trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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