I'm sure you won't want to do this (b/c its a lot of work and i think expensive) but here in the US we use an Off-Air Antenna to get our local channels. I have Directv, and to get our High Def local channels we need one, but it also picks up the standard channels. An Off-Air ant is like bunny ears for the outside of your house. My boyfriend works for DirecTV, thats the only reason why i know this. For this also to work, you would have to live close enough to were the TV stations broadcast. Good luck tho!!