I am not sure what you call pay-tv. Where I live a phone and Internet, plus a separate dish, is a better deal than the cable, phone, and internet bundle. The signal is much better too. -- Mac: No windows, No Gates, Apple inside
We have the ugly twins: small cable and small telco; both are expensive and both provide Internet. Direct-TV thru Telco is more expensive than Dish by subscription. -- Mac: No windows, No Gates, Apple inside
All in the eye of the beholder. Some things that US people consider wild, Japanese consider normal, and vice versa. There's a lot of stuff that is heavily censored when Japanese anime is exported to the USA for example.