It looks like once again DIRECTV NOW is adding more NBC Affiliates.
Today some readers to Cord Cutters news that WRAL-TV the NBC affiliate in Raleigh Durham North Carolina showed up on their DRIECTV NOW account. WRAL is the flagship station of Capitol Broadcasting Company. Capital Broadcasting Company owns just a handful of stations and the only other major network is the Raleigh Fox affiliate WRAZ. Hopefully, this means all of their locals will be added to DIRECTV NOW soon.
In total DIRECTV NOW offers locals in 155 markets around the United States and includes deals with ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, MyTV, and The CW. DIRECTV NOW also just added Showtime as an $8 a month add-on making DIRECTV NOW the cheapest way to get Showtime.
According to FierceCable AT&T plans to add 50 more CBS and The CW affiliates around the United States. This will bring the total number of markets that include CBS or The CW to 75.
We do not know all the affiliates DIRECTV NOW will add but it has been reported that Sinclair and AT&T have a deal to add Sinclair owned CBS affiliates to DIRECTV NOW. That would include KGAN-TV, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; KGBT-TV in Harlingen, Texas, and WGME-TV in Portland, Me., plus WTVH-TV in Syracuse. AT&T has also not stated when these new markets will be added.
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