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DirecTV, DirecTV Now Add CBS Fare to VOD Vault

DirecTV Now also tacks on more live locals from NBC 10/30/2017 9:24 AM Eastern

DirecTV and DirecTV Now, AT&T’s OTT TV service, both added CBS VOD content on October 24, the MVPD confirmed.

DirecTV Now, which ended Q3 with nearly 800,000 subs, also added a handful of live local feeds from NBC affiliates serving Baltimore; Cincinnati; Orlando/Daytona Beach/Melbourne, Fla.; and Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto, Calif.

RELATED: AT&T Adds 296K DirecTV Now Subs in Q3

With those additions, AT&T estimates that DirecTV Now offers 180 live local stations to more than 75% of U.S. homes.

To spur more subscriber action, DirecTV Now also launched a promo last week that offers a free Roku streaming stick to customers wo prepay for two months of service. AT&T noted that it started to offer that deal in its retail stores over the weekend.

Elsewhere in the world of virtual MVPDs, fuboTV announced last week that two Fox affiliates – WFXT in Boston and WSVN in Miami – went live on the service prior to game one of the World Series.

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