What are the advantages between cable and satellite TV?
Cable TV uses cable of fibre optic cables to send a direct connection to TVs and are less prone to disruption from the weather, but the cables can be disrupted by general wear and tear or being cut. Satellite TV doesn't have this problem as there are no cables involved, but they are more likely to be disrupted by storms.
Are there more flexible options, rather than being tied down to a long term contract?
Freeview is a great option when choosing what TV package to go for, and some services like NOW TV allow flexibility on a month by month basis on what channels to receive.