AT&T’s live TV service DirecTV Now has just upped the ante for cord cutters debating their various options. The company announced this morning it has reached an agreement with CBS that will allow it to live stream from local CBS and The CW stations in nearly 25 U.S. markets.
As part of the agreement with CBS, DIRECTV NOW customers will also have access to live local coverage on nearly 25 live local CBS and The CW stations. Initially, local CBS stations will be available in:
- New York
- Los Angeles
- Dallas – Ft. Worth
- San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose
- Minneapolis-St. Paul
- Miami-Ft. Lauderdale
- Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, CA
In the coming weeks they also plan to launch at least 30 additional ABC, FOX and NBC affiliates on DIRECTV NOW. This will bring the total to over 170 live local channels available across more than 80 metro areas. But even though antennas provide free access to their stations, they’re not convenient to use. Signals often come in spotty, and there’s no easy way to record programs without an over-the-air DVR, or watch them across devices, or out of the home.
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