In a Variety exclusive, the company announced the stations would be added as of Monday, April 17 to the existing 17 Fox-owned and operated stations.
According to Fox Network president of distribution Mike Biard, the new additions “will allow DirecTV Now to deliver the full experience of our industry-leading news, entertainment and sports brands, while affording consumers the convenience and flexibility to watch whenever and wherever they want.”
DirecTV Now has a lot of potential, but after using the service for a few months we couldn’t give it a 4 or 5-star review. Given some time, however, DirecTV Now could be a viable alternative to traditional satellite/cable TV service.
DirecTV’s satellite TV service recently launched local HD Programming for customers in Bangor, Maine, bringing their local HD coverage to 122 cities nationwide.