AT&T’s DirecTV Now Adds Stations — With One Broadcast Network Conspicuously Absent

Jun 30, 2017  •  Post A Comment

The AT&T pay TV service DirecTV Now is adding more than 35 local broadcast affiliates starting next week, but Variety reports that the stations are affiliated with ABC, NBC and Fox — with CBS remaining absent from the over-the-top service’s lineup.

“CBS sells its own OTT service, CBS All Access, available in most U.S. markets starting at $6 monthly,” Variety notes.

The latest additions will more than double DirecTV Now’s local broadcast footprint since its launch back in November.

“AT&T claimed that with the expanded ABC, Fox and NBC stations, DirecTV Now provides live local coverage for nearly 70% of U.S. TV households,” Variety adds. “The latest rollout includes the addition of ABC affiliates in more than 30 new markets, including Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Boston, and NBC stations in Kansas City, Mo., Salt Lake City, Milwaukee, and West Palm Beach, Fla.”

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