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AT&T’s streaming service DirecTV Now has bumped up its live local TV offering, tacking on an additional 25 stations including The CW and CBS.

With the latest additions, DirecTV Now offers 155 local channels to customers in more than 75 markets, covering more than 70 percent of U.S. households.

Additionally, AT&T is offering a Showtime add-on for $8 per month. 

The recent additions come on the heels of an August announcement that DirecTV Now was adding 25 new live local channels, including local affiliates of ABC, NBC, and Fox.

Local ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC stations are available in the six largest metros: Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

Later this month the CBS Sports Network will be available with certain packages, and Pop will be available for customers with the “Just Right” package.

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.

Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference in New York this month, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said the operator would begin beta testing software-based “wireless-centric” direct-to-home video service in the fourth quarter of this year, with a full launch expected at the start of 2018.

 

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