DIRECTV NOW is Adding More FOX & NBC Affiliates




Over the weekend Cord Cutters News heard from several readers that more FOX and NBC affiliates have been added to DIRECTV NOW.

As best as we can tell more Nexstar Media Group-owned NBC stations went live on DIRECTV NOW. We are not sure how many, but we can confirm Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida was one of the markets to be added.

We can also confirm that more FOX-owned and -operated FOX stations have been added. Now we thought most had already been added but several readers sent in photos of emails from DIRECTV NOW stating their local FOX affiliate has been added, and they all went back to FOX-owned and -operated FOX stations.

Did you find any locals added over the weekend? Leave us a comment and let us know what you found.

We also recently learned that CBS and Sinclair have agreed to renew four new CBS affiliates that Sinclair owns. According to reports these four new CBS affiliates will be streaming soon on DIRECTV NOW and YouTube TV. (What does soon mean? We have no idea—it could be months from now.)

That deal with Sinclair includes KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; KGBT-TV in Harlingen, Texas; and WGME-TV in Portland, Maine; plus WTVH-TV in Syracuse, New York. (Note: Sinclair recently struck a deal with CBS for many of its other CBS-owned stations.)

DIRECTV NOW has yet to add any non-CBS-owned and -operated CBS affiliates that we know of.

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