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DIRECTV NOW Just Added 25 ABC, NBC, and Fox Affiliates

Today AT&T announced that they have added 25 new local, ABC, NBC, and FOX affiliates.

“We’re giving DIRECTV NOW customers more live local channels to stay connected, with more channels coming,” said Daniel York, senior executive vice president, and chief content officer – AT&T Entertainment Group. “DIRECTV NOW is the best live streaming service and it just keeps getting better.”

This brings DIRECTV NOW’s total live locals to 130 available in 70 markets across the United States. AT&T did also announce that they will soon have over 170 live locals including 25 local CBS and The CW affiliates on DIRECTV NOW in “the coming weeks”.

Here are all the new locals they are announcing:

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y. NBC
Albuquerque-Santa Fe, N.M. ABC, NBC
Bend, Ore. FOX
Buffalo, N.Y. ABC
Butte-Bozeman, Mont. FOX
Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo. FOX
Evansville, Ind. FOX
Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo, Mich. ABC
Great Falls, Mont. FOX
Greensboro-Winston-Salem, N.C. ABC
Joplin-Pittsburg, Kan. FOX
Lafayette, La. FOX
Lima, Ohio FOX
Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Ark. ABC
Louisville FOX
Missoula, Mont. FOX
Myrtle Beach-Florence, S.C. FOX
Norfolk-Newport News, Va. ABC
Oklahoma City ABC
Palm Springs, Calif. FOX
Santa Barbara-San Luis Obispo, Calif. FOX
St. Joseph, Mo. FOX
Tulsa, Okla. ABC, NBC
Yuma, AZ-El Centro, Calif. FOX

*Some of these locals have been on DIRECTV NOW for a few weeks now. Yet today is the first time that DIRECTV NOW officially announced them as being added.

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35 Responses to DIRECTV NOW Just Added 25 ABC, NBC, and Fox Affiliates

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    AKarba August 30, 2017 at 12:34 pm #

    ah, they hate Florida. Can’t get over that Chads.

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      BrianH1972 August 30, 2017 at 10:29 pm #

      You gotta love the hanging chads.

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    ChanceDM August 30, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

    Wow, some locals in Tulsa now.

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    Soyntgo4it August 30, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

    Not in my area

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    Ryan August 30, 2017 at 1:09 pm #

    Still, 0 networks in New Orleans!

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    MacHead84 August 30, 2017 at 1:17 pm #

    Still at zero for my state

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    mnsportsgeek August 30, 2017 at 1:25 pm #

    A whopping 3 NBC affiliates.

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      Evan August 30, 2017 at 2:41 pm #

      Why would you have three NBC stations? That seems highly unusual.

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        mnsportsgeek August 30, 2017 at 2:43 pm #

        The list they posted today says of the 25 channels they added, only 3 are NBC.

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          Evan August 30, 2017 at 3:10 pm #

          Oh.

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    Carl Collie August 30, 2017 at 1:31 pm #

    Still nothing added in Raleigh/Durham

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    Scott Blanchard August 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

    A-aaaaaaaaaaaaaad, say it with me….

    Still no Birmingham. The Birmingham black-out continues.

    Top 50 media market with ZERO local stations carried on ANY streaming provider.

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      mau47 August 30, 2017 at 2:04 pm #

      Sounds like the owners of your affiliates are just slow to get the stations online. Most of them have only cut deals in the last 3 months or so to even have any of their stations on streaming services. So it will come but its not an overnight process especially if the stations need technical upgrades to make it happen.

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        Scott Blanchard August 30, 2017 at 2:28 pm #

        I understand it can be a slow process. However, I’m lamenting the fact that out of the 49 other top 50 media markets in the US, the city of Birmingham (which is the 50th largest media market in the US), is only 1 of 2 which has ZERO, let me say that again ZEEEE-ROW, locals on ANY, again Eeee-Neeee, streaming provider. Sad!

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          CJ August 30, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

          Sounds to me like a Birmingham issue, not necessarily a streaming service issue. Don’t you agree?

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            Daniel Richards August 30, 2017 at 7:38 pm #

            for sure, it sounds like the Birmingham TV guys don’t want to face the future and would rather die off completely.

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          Evan August 30, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

          Where is your list of the top 50 DMAs designated market areas? I want to know for moving.

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        Sam August 30, 2017 at 4:26 pm #

        Do you happen to know what the process is for getting a local station onto a streaming service? What actually has to take place? Does the station pay for being picked up by a streaming service or does the streaming service pay the station? I’d really like to understand how it all works. Thanks for any info you might have on this.

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      Evan August 30, 2017 at 2:38 pm #

      Same with Boston. Where is Fox? I know that Boston gets CBS in September? We just need Fox.

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    Joe in Virginia August 30, 2017 at 2:26 pm #

    Holy cow! This is the first streaming service to add a local in my area! When their DVR come out I may have to give them a try again!

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      Sam August 30, 2017 at 4:22 pm #

      Wondering… how big of a TV market do you live in? Is it near a major city? I live in Rapid City, SD – the middle of nowhere, actually – and we have yet to see any local stations added to our lineup. It’s a mountainous area and I live where there are no OTA signals.

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        MacHead84 August 30, 2017 at 4:39 pm #

        I live in the 2nd largest market in my state and we have zero

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        Joe in Virginia August 30, 2017 at 6:27 pm #

        I live in Hampton Roads which is in the top 50 largest markets in the whole country. So it is very strance it has taken this long.

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    Evan August 30, 2017 at 2:37 pm #

    This is great if I move to sales tax free Montana.
    I just wish they were tech hub that Denver is. Also I wish they got the new movies that Denver does. I hate movie ads only to find out that it is another limited release film ? that never shows.

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    Sam August 30, 2017 at 4:17 pm #

    Nothing in Rapid City, SD. harrumph.

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    Scott Blanchard August 30, 2017 at 6:21 pm #

    This spreadsheet is constantly updated to reflect locals for the top 160 media markets in the US for EVERY streaming provider:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yPrlSPtuksRczffFws7BATpoygk4FvBpRgj49-YA9bA/edit#gid=547353756

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      Brandon August 30, 2017 at 7:34 pm #

      Nice but why no CW?

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        Daniel Richards August 30, 2017 at 7:37 pm #

        no CW in his list or no CW on streaming services? if on streaming services it’s because it’s pointless to pay for, CW puts ALL there shows online for free via there app and website, no point in paying fro something that is FREE.

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    Zach Jones August 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm #

    Nothing in West Texas, but I am still hopeful!

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    Phuq_Me August 30, 2017 at 9:29 pm #

    Still nothing. just started my free month with the Roku promo. I doubt I will keep the service after 30 days with no locals. first one of these streaming services to provide all 4 locals gets my money.

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      BrianH1972 August 30, 2017 at 10:28 pm #

      PSVue may again soon be in my future.

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    BrianH1972 August 30, 2017 at 10:27 pm #

    I live in the Houston area and we have been devastated by recent events. It would be nice if DTVNow had local affiliates and programing for CBS and NBC so residents have access to all up to date information and channels. I guess that is why most still pay their cable/satellite services.

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    Bruce Wayne August 31, 2017 at 7:48 am #

    Another cord cutters post this week had several additions for the Detroit area. This one does not list any but does have 1 ABC addition for Grand Rapids area. Clean across state from Detroit. Not sure why the omission.