Last week DIRECTV NOW added 8 Tegna NBC affiliates and now it looks like they are moving on to start adding Nexstar owned NBC affiliates to their live TV streaming service. Now they are not live yet but in several Nexstar owned NBC markets are starting to show up in DIRECT NOW’s search this morning. Typically this starts happening about 24 to 48 hours before the channels go live. (Sometimes longer but typically they show up in search 24 to 48 hours before they go live.)
In total Nextstar owns over 30 NBC affiliates across the United States. Now that does not mean all of them will be added as recently DIRECTV NOW has been rolling out affiliates as they are ready instead of waiting till all of them are ready.
You won’t find these new NBC affiliates on the DIRECTV NOW website yet. If you want to see if NBC is being added in your market you go into your DIRECTV NOW app and search for an NBC show. If it is being added you will see it show up in your search and it will ask you to subscribe. Don’t worry they will be added to your current subscription once the live stream is ready to go live.
This is the second time this month that DIRECTV NOW has added more affiliates. Earlier this month AT&T officially announced that they added more ABC, FOX, and NBC affiliates. AT&T did state that they plan to add more locals from ABC, NBC, and FOX but at this time they have not listed what markets will see new local affiliates added.
If you find a local that is being added please leave us a comment and let us know what you found.
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