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HD Report | August 19, 2017

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DirecTV Now to add CBS Local Stations, Showtime, the CW & more

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Sam Donaldson
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CBS and AT&T have inked a deal to bring their premium networks, cable channels, and local CBS stations to the internet-delivered DirecTV Now service.

The addition completes the circle of major networks known as the Big 4 (ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC) that are available on the streaming TV service.

“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,” President of Television Networks Distribution CBS Corp. Ray Hopkins.

The deal includes nationally-distributed CBS content from CBS, CBS Sports Network, Showtime, Pop, and The CW, as well as programming from 25 locally-owned CBS stations 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, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore.

Financial details of the AT&T/CBS agreement were not disclosed.

DirecTV Now recently announced Cloud DVR service, and, added more local ABC, NBC and FOX networks to their lineup.

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