Both Bell (Satellite only in my area) and Cogeco have been sending me some good offers lately - even when the promo period ends, they are a little enticing for my family.
I cancelled my Bell Satellite service just over 3 years ago now. I have been using a combo of OTA, an OTA DVR, free online content, and now TSN GO.
I was paying $95 a month for Bell Satellite to get everything I wanted - now I pay just under $30 for TSN (with taxes) which will be cut-off after CFL/F1 ends in November, and I am paying $30/month more for internet because I previously was on basic service with a 20GB download limit. I also spent about $750 in equipment (antenna, grounding, mounting, amplifiers, OTA DVR, laptop, better router/wifi to keep up) to replace the Bell box I had.
At this time, I'm at $45/month average in new expenses before I cut off Bell, plus amortizing my new equipment (about $20/month for how long it's lasted) for a total of $65/month. I've saved well over $1000, but with the ease of watching TV more complicated with the various boxes and services.
The most expensive package I would want now would be basic/locals + TSN and a DVR rental. I can get that on promo for $35 from Cogeco (goes up to just under $80 after 36 months), and long term on Bell is about $70/month - plus I would get more channels where I am more reliably.
In a few years, my OTA equipment will be a brick when ATSC 3.0 is introduced - do I go back to a provider, or invest in a new OTA DVR, and possibly other equipment again?