Sometime in the last week, DIRECTV NOW added several affiliate stations to its coverage. Unfortunately, because DIRECTV NOW hasn’t made a formal announcement, we don’t have a list of what areas can now stream FOX and NBC, but considering this is the third time DIRECTV NOW added local affiliates this month, we’re hoping to see an official announcement soon.
From what we can tell, it looks like Raycom Media–owned FOX affiliates and Hearst-owned NBC affiliates are popping up on DIRECTV NOW. Between those two companies, there are 28 affiliates joining DIRECTV NOW, but that doesn’t mean they will show up all at once.
In case you’re keeping track, this puts DIRECTV NOW in close competition with Hulu Live TV and PlayStation Vue in terms of local affiliate coverage. No doubt whoever attains the most affiliates will have a huge advantage in attracting new customers. This is also good news for cord-cutters, since these services will make streaming local channels easier for a larger amount of people.
Let us know, DIRECTV NOW subscribers, if you all of a sudden have streaming access to FOX and NBC. Hopefully we can get a better idea of what markets now stream FOX and NBC.
For those of you who don’t use DIRECTV NOW, does the addition of new affiliate stations make you consider switching streaming services? Let us know what you think in the comments below.