More and more ppl are moving from traditional cable service to cheaper alternatives. I've been testing out an IPTV service for the last couple weeks called Setvnow. The channel selection and stream quality are pretty damn good even on my slower speed net. Large selection of movie stations, regular tv stations and sports stations. I don't think you could miss any sporting event with the number of sports channels they have. Over 500 channels in total, with more to come.
Check them out at: http://setvnow.com/#eyecu