DirecTV Now Carries More Than 100 Live Local TV Channels

OTT service expects to triple the number of live locals offered at launch, though CBS still lacking from lineup
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DirecTV Now, AT&T’s OTT TV service, said it has notched carriage deals with broadcasters that enable it to offer 100 live local channels across the U.S. in individual markets, more than tripling the number it offered when it launched last November.

DirecTV Now said it now offers local ABC, NBC and Fox stations in the seven largest DMAs -- Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington D.C.

Still missing from the lineup is CBS, which also offers a stand-alone subscription service called CBS All Access.

DirecTV now said it now offers a lineup of more than 120 channels, plus a library of 25,000 VOD titles.

DirecTV Now added 152,000 subs in Q2, expanding its total to about 500,000.