Earlier this week, we reported DIRECTV NOW appeared to be actively expanding its local channel availability. We can now say that this is definitely the case, as yesterday AT&T officially announced it has launched 13 new broadcast network affiliates on DIRECTV NOW in the following areas:
- Boston: WFXT (FOX)
- Charleston-Huntington: WCHS (ABC) & WSAZ (NBC)
- Dayton: WKEF (ABC)
- Detroit: WDIV (NBC)
- Fort Myers-Naples: WZVN (ABC) & WBBH (NBC)
- Green Bay: WBAY (ABC) & WGBA (NBC)
- Honolulu: KITV (ABC)
- Memphis: WHBQ (FOX)
- Roanoke-Lynchburg: WSET (ABC)
- Tulsa: KOKI (FOX)
This is especially great news for customers in Boston and Detroit, who can now get all of the Big Four networks (ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC) via DIRECTV NOW.
With the addition of these local stations, DIRECTV NOW is now able to deliver at least one local channel in 75% of markets nationwide. Again, this indicates that DIRECTV NOW is setting itself up as the premier service for cord-cutters trying to enjoy both local news coverage and major-network programming.