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DIRECTV NOW Has Started to Add Meredith Owned CBS Affiliates


If you live in a market with a Meredith Owned CBS Affiliate you may want to check your guide. Today Cord Cutters News started to receive multiple reports from our readers that if you search for CBS shows in a Meredith market they now show up in the DIRECTV NOW guide.

Now the stations are not live yet but guide data is being uploaded to DIRECTV NOW starting December 1st, 2017. DIRECTV NOW has a history of uploading guide data about 24 to 48 hours before a channel goes live. (On rare occasions a little longer.) In this case that lines up perfectly with a December 1st or later launch.

Now, this may not mean all Meredith owned CBS affiliates will go live this week. Recently DIRECTV NOW has not been waiting to add every affiliate at once from a company but adding them as they are ready so its likely not all Cox Media and Tegna owned affiliates have been added.

DIRECTV NOW has made it clear that adding local affiliates is a priority. Every week they have been adding a few locals here and there. DIRECTV NOW is not alone in their efforts to add local TV to their streaming service. HuluPlayStation VuefuboTVYouTube TV, and others have all been rushing to add as many locals as they can.

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  • WolfV1p3r

    Meredith Corp owns CBS KPHO in Phoenix and I just checked the DirecTV Now local channels and I see it on the list.

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    So officially all of local Phoenix channels are now on DTV. Just give the DVR access and I’m all set! Plus access to the NFL network.

  • Danny Hensley

    The local CBS affiliate in Charlotte, NC is now live. It’s a Raycom affiliate

  • WolfV1p3r

    Meredith Corp owns CBS KPHO in Phoenix and I just checked the DirecTV Now local channels and I see it on the list.

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    So officially all of the local Phoenix channels are now on DTV. Now I just need DVR access and I’m all set! Plus the NFL Network would be nice.

  • Chuckster_64

    The local CBS affiliate here in Kansas City is live. It is a Meredith owned CBS affiliate.

  • John Brewton

    Just checked Atlanta (CBS46 WGCL-TV) still missing from Guide, but CBS shows are on demand.

    • Adam

      We’ve had on demand for a while now. Need to get the live Atlanta CBS feed.

  • David LaFond

    We get ABC, local Fox, and NBC from Atlanta (we live in Alabama). We still don’t get our local channels from Birmingham. We starting getting ABC, but we lost it, it came back, and now we lost it again.