What is With Streaming Services & Local Channels?

Discussion in 'Cord Cutter Chat' started by olandir, May 30, 2017.

  1. olandir

    olandir Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    Richmond, VA
    This is getting beyond frustrating now.

    Today, I just saw that DirectTV Now has finally hit Roku. So I thought I'd check it out as an alternative to Sling. Even though it's base price is greater, I was willing to make a switch if we could get local channels.

    Again I was thwarted.

    I don't live in a small town. I live in Richmond, VA. I don't understand why no streaming service that offers local channels can get them for Richmond. Most of them seem to offer around 20 cities and it's the same 20 cities every time. Sling, CBS AllAccess, Vue, etc. They all have this limitation.

    Why is this such an issue? These are huge companies with a lot of influence. How come no one can get it done?
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  3. LeoIrish

    LeoIrish Community Leader

    Mar 28, 2015
    Hopefully, with the recent affiliate deals we have seen, there will be more locals available as well. I also live in a large metropolitan area (not the size of LA or Chicago), and locals are not available yet either.

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