DIRECTV NOW Adds 34 Nexstar Local Affiliates

DIRECTV NOW viewers across the country now have more local TV affiliates to stream. DIRECTV NOW recently added 34 Nexstar ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC local affiliates. These added channels, and others that will be added, will be an incentive to people considering cutting the cord and switching to this streaming service provider. As it evolves, DIRECTV NOW continues to position itself as a great source of local and national channels available for streaming. This is one of many reasons why DIRECTV NOW will continue to attract more viewers.

Here are DIRECTV NOW’s newly added Nexstar locals, as of August 14, 2018:

Station Network Location
KRQE CBS Albuquerque-Santa Fe, NM
WIAT CBS Birmingham, AL
WIVB CBS Buffalo, NY
WOWK CBS Charleston-Huntington, WV
WCMH NBC Columbus, OH
WOI ABC Des Moines-Ames, IA
KSEE NBC Fresno-Visalia, CA
KGPE CBS Fresno-Visalia, CA
WOTV ABC Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo, MI
WOOD NBC Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo, MI
WFRV CBS Green Bay, WI
WSPA CBS Greenville-Spartanburg, SC; Asheville, NC
WHTM ABC Harrisburg-Lancaster, PA
WTNH ABC Hartford-New Haven, CT
WATE ABC Knoxville, TN
KLAS CBS Las Vegas, NV
KARK NBC Little Rock-Pine Bluff, AR
WMSN FOX Madison, WI
WATN ABC Memphis, TN
WKRG CBS Mobile, AL-Pensacola, FL
WKRN ABC Nashville, TN
WAVY NBC Norfolk-Newport News, VA
KOIN CBS Portland, OR
WPRI CBS Providence, RI-New Bedford, MA
WNCN CBS Raleigh-Durham, NC
WRIC ABC Richmond-Petersburg, VA
KTVX ABC Salt Lake City, UT
KFMB CBS San Diego, CA
WFLA NBC Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL
WBRE NBC Wilkes Barre-Scranton, PA

In November 2017, Nexstar announced that its ABC-, CBS-, and NBC-owned affiliates would come to DIRECTV NOW and PlayStation Vue. Nexstar CEO Perry Sook said that he expects Nexstar should eventually have agreements in place with all the networks. Don’t freak out if your local affiliate(s) aren’t added yet. A handful of deals with NBC affiliates are set to be renewed later this year. In order to add these stations to DIRECTV NOW, these agreements must be renewed. Based on similar deals in the past, these stations are likely months away from making it to DIRECTV NOW.

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