3)England has 3 satellite providers and they are much more urban than Canada. Sky TV , Freesat from Sky, is a free satellite service owned by Sky plc., and Freesat. Freesat is a free satellite service created jointly by the BBC and ITV. Like Sky, it provides high definition content, digital recording and video on demand via a broadband connection.
FreeSat is nothing more than an EPG, it uses licensed Receivers to decode the EPG data, otherwise FreeSat is EXACTLY the same as FTA from the same birds, nothing more.
It is the EXACT same signal, same birds, so how can it be classed as a 2nd provider? Sky being number 1.
Then the example you use as the 3rd provider reads the same as the 2nd? FreeSat?
Do you mean FreeView? If so this uses NO Satellites at all but is in fact a Digital Terrestrial OTA Service, which carries most of the same programming as FreeSat. It is ostensibly available via an Antenna, or can be obtained via a STB connected to a Broadband Feed.
As for Channels available;
Sky TV has the most, followed by FreeSat, then FreeView.
Almost all TV's come with built-in Tuners for FreeView (some with a PVR function), and others have FreeSat or FTA Tuners, again, some with PVR capabilities.
So, England actually only has 1 Satellite Service Provider, it had a second one but that merged with Sky many years ago, AFAIK