Recently DIRECTV NOW started to add CBS owned and operated CBS affiliates. Yet a few for some reason never got added. Well recently DIRECTV NOW has slowly been adding the few CBS owned locals that have yet to show up.
It started recently with KCAL 9 the CBS affiliate in Los Angeles, California being added to DIRECTV NOW. Now CBS 13 in Sacramento, California has been added this week.
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 when all have been added.
“DirecTV Now has great momentum as we continue to bring our customers the content they want, on their terms,” said Eric Boyer, senior VP of product marketing for the AT&T Entertainment Group. “More people choose DirecTV Now each day and our new offerings only make that decision even easier.”
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.
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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