Last night DIRECTV NOW added a large number of Nextstar locals including ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC local affiliates. This morning DIRECTV NOW sent Cord Cutters News an official list of all the locals they added.
Here are all the locals added to DIRECTV NOW as of August 14th 2018:
|NETWORK||DMA||STATION CALL LETTERS|
|CBS||Albuquerque-Santa Fe, NM||KRQE|
|ABC||Des Moines-Ames, IA||WOI|
|ABC||Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo, MI||WOTV|
|NBC||Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo, MI||WOOD|
|CBS||Green Bay, WI||WFRV|
|CBS||Greenville-Spartanburg, SC-Asheville, NC||WSPA|
|ABC||Hartford-New Haven, CT||WTNH|
|CBS||Las Vegas, NV||KLAS|
|NBC||Little Rock-Pine Bluff, AR||KARK|
|CBS||Mobile, AL-Pensacola, FL||WKRG|
|NBC||Norfolk-Newport News, VA||WAVY|
|CBS||Providence, RI-New Bedford, MA||WPRI|
|ABC||Salt Lake City, UT||KTVX|
|CBS||San Diego, CA||KFMB|
|NBC||Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL||WFLA|
|NBC||Wilkes Barre-Scranton, PA||WBRE|
Back in November 2017, Nexstar announced that their ABC, CBS, and NBC owned affiliates would be coming to DIRECTV NOW and PlayStation Vue.
When this deal with PlayStation Vue and DIRECTV NOW was announced Nexstar CEO said “Nexstar now has reached mutually satisfactory agreements with three of the big four networks for participation in OTT services,” CEO Perry Sook did not stop there and went on to stay “We are of a mind that we will have agreements with all the networks by year end and all of the participating OTT services by year-end, and we’ll see what it ultimately amounts to,”
If your local has still not been added it may still take a bit. Nexstar said a handful of NBC affiliates deals are not set to be renewed until sometime in 2018. These agreements will need to be renewed before they will be added to PlayStation Vue and DIRECTV NOW. If this deal is anything like the others we are still months away from most of these affiliates going live on DIRECTV NOW and PlayStation Vue.
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