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DirecTV Now Adds CBS, The CW, Other Channels

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Aug 7, 2017, 11:11 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e

AT&T today improved its DirecTV Now television service with the addition of CBS and other channels. DirecTV Now has offered content from ABC, FOX, and NBC since launch, but not CBS. Today's news means DirecTV Now subscribers in 25 metro regions will have access to live CBS and The CW programming. The initial batch of markets includes New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas – Ft. Worth San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Boston, Detroit, and others. In addition to CBS, DirecTV Now also gains CBS Sports Network, Showtime, and Pop. AT&T said it plans to add 30 more live ABC, FOX, and NBC channels to markets around the country. The new content rollouts to DirecTV Now are scheduled to begin this week. AT&T allows its wireless customers to stream an unlimited amount of DirecTV Now over the mobile network without impacting their monthly data limit.


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Aug 7, 2017, 11:36 AM


With these over the top cable alternatives, what happens with the local channels when you travel. Do you still get your home market due to your account settings? Do you get the local city's version, assuming they are one of the supported markets?

I pretty much see this being the main way people consume TV in the future. As much as people claim to want a la carte, I think more people prefer a single app and interface for all their channels instead hopping between each network's app. Also, the content providers force the bundles on the distributors. You want NBC? You have to take USA, SyFy, MSNBC, etc.
My exp. with YouTubve TV is that you have access to the basic service no matter where you are. I had to sign in within the NYC metro area when I registered for the service, and I can access "live" service from any of the supported markets. If the live...
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