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DIRECTV NOW Adds NBC Affiliate WVTM 13 in Birmingham Alabama

Birmingham area residents finally get access to local programming on streaming services, thanks to DIRECTV NOW and YouTube.TV

DIRECTV NOW Adds Birmingham’s NBC 13

We have learned and just confirmed that Birmingham NBC affiliate WVTM 13, a Hearst owned station, is now live on DIRECTV NOW.

This deal was finalized a couple of weeks ago, but the station just went live on DIRECTV NOW for the first time today.

The process of bringing a new local market channel live on streaming services only begins once the deal is signed. Their are numerous technical and hardware requirements involved in feeding the channel into the streaming services digital network and into the homes of the affiliate’s local coverage area.

Residents of Birmingham now have access to NBC and ABC on DIRECTV NOW as well as NBC and FOX on YouTube TV. As we recently reported, Google is working on making YouTube TV accessible to more devices before the end of the year.

We have also learned that the Raycom media, who owns the Birmingham FOX affiliate WBRC 6, has signed an agreement with DIRECTV NOW to bring WBRC Fox 6 to DIRECTV NOW subscribers in the Birmingham area. The service is expected to go live any day now.

Click the red bell icon at the bottom right side of the screen to be informed whenever one of your local channels are added to streaming services. 

  • Been a long time coming for the Birmingham market to finally get some local channels on the streaming TV services. DIRECTV NOW was first with ABC 3340, then Youtube.tv launched with NBC 13 and Fox 6. Things are looking up here. Hopefully we’ll get the big 4 on both services soon. Especially once Youtube.tv launches their Apple TV app.

    • Scott

      2 weeks later I’m still not getting ABC 33/40 or WVTM NBC. My I.P. addresss is correct with my billing address. Directv Now support is a joke. No help at all

      • I’m still trying to find the right person at their help center to refer you to. Really sorry you haven’t been able to get this sorted out after all this time.