DIRECTV NOW Announces Plans to Add 55 More Locals


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AT&T’s live TV streaming service DIRECTV NOW has had a busy week. The biggest announcement was a deal to bring 25 CBS affiliates to DIRECTV NOW as part of a new deal with CBS; however, it did not stop there. It also added several ABC and NBC stations this week without a lot of fanfare.

To top it all off DIRECTV NOW at the same time it announced the CBS deal also announced a deal to bring more locals to DIRECTV NOW.

“In the coming weeks we also plan to launch at least 30 additional ABC, FOX and NBC affiliates on DIRECTV NOW. This will bring the total to over 170 live local channels available across more than 80 metro areas,” AT&T said in a statement sent to Cord Cutters News.

Now don’t expect one big announcement that all 30 channels showed up one day. Recently we have noticed that DIRECTV NOW has started to add a local here and a local there as soon as it is ready. That means that all 30 will come but two may show up today and five may come next week, for example.

Some of these locals may have already been added as just today DIRECTV NOW added the Fox affiliate KADN in Lafayette, Louisiana.

DIRECTV NOW over the same time will also be adding 25 CBS affiliates but hinted that more are on the way. (DIRECTV NOW already has deals with many CBS affiliate owners for its other local stations.)

We will have to wait and see when these channels are added to DIRECTV NOW.

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