There are many choices these days to get a video signal to the home such as Shaw Cable, Telus Optic TV, Streaming Video, Smart Boxes etc. but all of these services require a hardwired connection to your home. There are some situations where either the cable is not available, the quality is poor or you just want another choice then you have Satellite direct services. The equipment is state of the art, the picture quality is second to none and you have the ability to watch local channels from across Canada.
One of the other advantages of having a Satellite Service in your home is that you may own a cottage at the lake or you have a motorhome that you spend a lot of time in, with Satellite you can transfer your services to the other location without having to pay for two or three separate accounts.