coincidentally just posted a comment in another FTA thread...
but for listings the best place to check would be Lyngsat. http://www.lyngsat.com/Galaxy-19.html
thats for G19, it has the most/varied free channels. For a very robust and complete data on satellites, http://www.satbeams.com/
is the de facto leader for information online.
FTA Ku is somewhat limited in that there are a plethura of foreign programming to view, but to me, it is way worth it. There are quite a few English language programs on, and even if you don't speak the language some of the non-English broadcasts are a hoot to watch. Media content research is a casual hobby of mine, and the FTA is a "must have". There have been many times I have watched a US broadcast news show and found total and complete contradictions when referring to another non-US program (not being political here, just making an observation!) which made my TV viewing, from that point when I first discovered this, um "factual errata", completely and utterly changed my outlook on television- forever.
FTA is fun. The commercials from Arab countries are a discovery: you will learn what their ad base is made up of: mothers, and mothers (the ads are mostly baby products and things to make housekeeping easier) as opposed to the multitude of varied products that are advertised in USA.
I am moving soon, and I am going to make my choice of location based on whether I can easily install the FTA dish, as I will be in another condo.