The short answer to the question in this post is: "No". You can use your internet connection to access hulu.com
and watch television series with minimal commercial interruption (typically commercials are at the beginning of segments and you cannot fast forward through them as with a Tivo type service.
Options such as Satellite Direct can provide you with over 3500 channels (including high definition programming) that are streamed directly to your home computer. There are drawbacks to all programming services, not the least of which being price, so diligent research is tantamount to finding the service that works best for your needs.