The lack of response is probably because the question is a bit too general. Its a bit like saying i'm going to buy a car, any suggestions! Films and football are not all that easy to get on a regular basis. You may still have to buy subscriptions.
Sat TV is a very complex subject. The best thing to do is make friends with your local or nearest dealer and begin at the beginning - but make sure that anything you buy is upgradeable so you do not end up throwing good money after bad.