If some people have not “cut the cable” it is still due to the fact that not all channels are available on all platforms to watch live TV content by streaming. In addition, certain users want to see specific channels and in their language. Well, to satisfy, as far as possible, its customers, the DirecTV service that offers streaming television content has announced the incorporation of new channels in DirecTV Now, local and Hispanic.
And, according to the firm, more than 80% of households in the United States have access to at least one local live channel and more than 40% have access to the 4 main local channels. But that is not enough for the company.
Thus, DirecTV Now has wanted to increase, even more, this access, with local coverage that now includes local Telemundo stations in the following markets:
- Telemundo KVEA – Los Angeles, CA
- Telemundo WNEU – Boston, MA
- Telemundo KDEN – Denver, CO
- Telemundo KTAZ – Phoenix, AZ
- Telemundo KTMD – Houston, TX
- Telemundo WSCV – Miami-Ft. Lauderdale. Florida
- Telemundo KTLM – Harlingen-Brownsville, TX
- Telemundo KVDA – San Antonio, TX
- Telemundo WNJU – New York, NY
- Telemundo WWSI – Philadelphia, PA
- Telemundo KBLR – Las Vegas, NV
- Telemundo KNSO – Fresno-Visalia, CA
- Telemundo KSTS – San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA
- Telemundo KHRR – Tucson, AZ
- Telemundo KXTX – Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX
- Telemundo WSNS – Chicago
Can you ask for something more? Probably yes, and surely DirecTV is thinking and working on it.
AGREEMENT WITH THE CBS
Also, in order to please its client base , DirecTV Now also offers access to CBS, as well as other channels of the network such as Showtime, The CW, Pop and CBS Sports Network. And DirecTV Now users have access to the programming that is available through the “On-Demand” service, which allows you to watch programs that have been broadcast hours or days before.
According to the network, Ray Hopkins, the President of CBS Television Networks, assures that “for these packages to be successful, it is crucial to have the CBS content and we are happy that AT & T take our programming to DirecTV Now”. The agreement also gives subscribers access to local CBS stations and popular television series such as The Big Bang Theory. But undoubtedly one of the best news is the Thursday Night Football program, which broadcasts the most watched sport in the United States, football.
CBS stations will be available in 14 major markets in the United States such as New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
With this new content, DirecTV Now is on par with the competition as PlayStation Vue, Hulu and YouTube TV. For now, the only one of these services that do not have CBS is Sling TV. DirecTV Now’s basic service costs $ 35 per month.