It's surprising how little attention has been paid to the number of '1000s of channels for one fee' services hugely publicised on Google and by dodgy email. For a fee of around $40 you'll get a list of links to web streams which may or may not work. Usually the latter.
With phishing mails the language usually gives them away, but many of these sites, such as this one, are well sorted. Until you go to the botom right hand corner of the site and read this for a laugh.