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The trend of adding local broadcast feeds to OTT offerings continues, as AT&T announces the addition of more than 25 new live local channels through its DirecTV offering.

The new additions include local affiliates of ABC, NBC, and FOX, bringing DirecTV’s local station offerings to 130 channels across more than 70 markets.

Nearly 70 percent of U.S. TV households can stream live local channels from NBC, FOX, and ABC, including the seven largest metros: Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. 

In the coming weeks AT&T indicates DirecTV Now will also launch almost 25 local channels from CBS and The CW.

DirecTV Now has more than 500,000 subscribers, according to AT&T.

The platform, which was plagued by reports of outages, errors, app crashes, and log-in issues during its launch, has been steadily getting upgrades to improve user experience.

In July AT&T announced the streaming service would finally include a cloud DVR feature, a common component found in vMVPD competitors like Sling TV and Sony PlayStation Vue.

Additional features like TV pausing, parental controls, and 4K HDR compatibility are also reportedly in the works.

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