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DIRECTV NOW Just Added More Local NBC Stations

DIRECTV NOW is rapidly adding new locals to its live TV streaming service today. We already heard of several new ABC affiliates being added but today DIRECTV NOW has also added several NBC stations.

AT&T has informed Cord Cutters News that it will be adding 35 more local ABC, NBC, and Fox affiliates starting next week. Now it seems that they have already started to roll out these new markets.

Today several readers have told us Kansas City, MO; Salt Lake City; Milwaukee; and West Palm Beach, FL have added their local NBC affiliates. Here are the markets that ABC was added today: Dallas-Fort Worth, Sacramento, Orlando, San Diego, Detroit, DC, Columbus, OH, Indianapolis, and Kansas City starting today. We currently do not have a list of new Fox affiliates that will be added.

According to AT&T it plans to have agreements in place with even more locals by the end of August 2017.

AT&T’s addition of more locals to DIRECTV NOW comes a week after both Hulu and PlayStation Vue flood the market with more local channels. Fubo TV also struck a deal with CBS to add CBS-owned stations and locals to its live TV streaming service.

In total ABC said back in April that about 100 of its stations will be coming to DIRECTV NOW. NBC announced a similar deal to bring many of its affiliates to services such as DIRECTV NOW. The only question now is when that will happen.

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9 Responses to DIRECTV NOW Just Added More Local NBC Stations

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    Nathan John Ganiere July 1, 2017 at 11:25 am #

    got ABC in Minneapolis/St. Paul market today, FYI

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    WolfV1p3r July 1, 2017 at 11:45 am #

    ABC has been added to Phoenix, then NBC should coming shortly.

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    Brandon July 1, 2017 at 12:30 pm #

    Portland has ABC as of today!

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    paul July 1, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

    not seeing nbc live yet in detroit?

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    NCAviator July 1, 2017 at 3:02 pm #

    Got email from DirecTV Now. ABC WLOS in Asheville was added. Hope they can get NBC, FOX and of course CBS. Would have thought they would get PBS too.

    Not sure how they are determining which Affiliates you should get when you live in the sticks. If there is no local station, how/when do they decide the closest station to give you?

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    Jason Williamson July 1, 2017 at 11:51 pm #

    Is it really that hard to push the input button and change to TV? I don’t really want them to add this, because IMHO they will raise the price of the service for something that we already get for free and honestly with better quality.

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      AstroMonster July 2, 2017 at 10:50 am #

      Not everyone gets OTA.

      To be a full provider and compete against cable, they need to offer the locals.

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      Kravimir July 2, 2017 at 12:07 pm #

      Not everyone gets a strong enough signal with an antenna, or at least with an indoor antenna and can’t use an outdoor one for whatever reason. During summer with an indoor antenna in the attic I have reception issues for all channels at least some of the time. (I’m planning on installing an outdoor antenna on the side of the house soon.)

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      Zach Jones July 2, 2017 at 8:46 pm #

      I live in a rural part of West Texas, and even with an outdoor antenna, the closest IOTA broadcaster is over 100 miles away so picking it up would be near impossible most days. Until streaming services like Sling and DirecTV Now came along, our only options were either cable or satellite. My apartment doesn’t allow satellite dishes installed, and the local cable company is outrageous with their costs and their quality is sub-par. We are currently able to stream the regional CBS channel through the CBS All Access app, and I’m hoping the other major networks will be streaming live soon.