There is some good news if you do not get the Starz channel. If you have DirecTV you will be able to view the first 2 episodes of The Pillars of the Earth on Channel 101!
The first episode, Anarchy, will air on 21 July 2010 at 2000ET. The second episode, Master Builder, will air on 22 July 2010 at 2300ET.
I am not sure if DirecTV will air all episodes on Channel 101. I will keep you posted.