Hubby and I purposely have never subscribed to cable TV ever, since we are not really much into "heavy" TV watching anyways. Besides, with the amazing internet technology nowadays, watching your favorite TV program can also be done now through the Net.
Just google "watch TV online" and you'll find many available options already for online TV watching - with a vast array of worldwide channels, I must add. When I'm in the mood for TV, I just normally tune in to the live news telecasts to keep abreast on the local news in the Philippines, the only thing is I just have to adjust to the time difference or watch the recorded ones if I cannot see the live broadcast.
If you are Filipino abroad like myself and would like to watch local Philippine channels on the net or perhaps you'd like to see other channels abroad (BBC, CNN, Discovery Channel, American TV Channels, etc), here are my favorite live TV sites which you can check out (please note that a broadband connection is a pre-requisite)...
ABS-CBN Live! Streaming
GMA Live! Streaming
Studio 23 Live! Streaming
QTV Live! Streaming
Enjoy and have a great day!