I am not a big TV watcher but I do enjoy ending my day watching a few programs that pass the mindless drool test. As do many who live outside the service area of the hard wired cable companies I use Shaw Satellite service. Is is reliable and the few times I needed service I was satisfied. However it is expensive.
With true high speed Internet access and using IPTV technology it is possible to have 1,300 English channels and if multi lingual one can choose from over 8,000 channels. It is not perfect but it is very very close. The cost is $12.95 monthly.
It is easy to understand why the conventional content delivery companies are facing each day with a pucker as their customers cut the cord.