“We are pleased we have reached a deal to make the CBS Television Network, The CW and our cable networks available on DIRECTV NOW,” said Ray Hopkins, President, Television Networks Distribution, CBS Corporation. “For any bundle to be truly successful, CBS is must-have content, and we are happy that AT&T will bring our hit programming to their DIRECTV NOW offering. This agreement fits perfectly into our strategy to deliver industry-leading content to viewers across multiple platforms and screens.”
Entertainment from CBS and The CW will be available on all DIRECTV NOW packages. Pop will be included starting on "Just Right" and CBS Sports Network starting on "Go Big." DIRECTV NOW subscribers can choose to add Showtime for $8 more a month, the lowest monthly rate from any streaming provider, and access it either through the DIRECTV NOW app, Showtime Anytime app or online at ShowtimeAnytime.com.
As part of the agreement with CBS, DIRECTV NOW customers will also have access to live local coverage on nearly 25 live local CBS and The CW stations. Initially, local CBS stations will be available in: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas – Ft. Worth, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Denver, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, CA, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore.
In the coming weeks AT&T plans to launch at least 30 additional ABC, FOX and NBC affiliates on DIRECTV NOW. This will bring the total to over 170 live local channels available across more than 80 metro areas.
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