Ok but you do realize you can watch the public broadcast news online right?
I don't know what part of the country you hail from but in the French speaking part we can watch the news broadcast from the RTBF online, I don't need cable to watch that. I have to assume it's the same in the Flemish part.
And to that you can add a lot of other news outlets broadcasting live online. Euronews, France24, BFMTV etc. You can even find live broadcasts of CNN, Fox News etc. And I won't even talk about radio broadcasts that are pretty much all available online and live.
I just find it more convenient to watch the public broadcast on TV. The news of 19 o' clock is just the right moment before dinner, so I just watch that.