From my experience, after I bought the TV, I just paid monthly to Bell which was a telecommunication company in my country (Canada), and they connected a receiver (a black box) to my TV which allowed me to watch the channels. No antenna or cable box involved. So I’m just confused about how you can watch Network and Cable after you buy a TV.
Also, on smart TVs, Network and Cable channels have their streaming apps. We know they have to follow governmental rules (no nudity or profanity, etc.) due to the way they broadcast their content. But now that they are streaming their content on their apps, why do they still have to follow these rules? Because streaming services like Netflix don’t have to follow these rules.