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DirecTV Now Adds Reelz To Channel Lineup

Reelz is the latest network to launch on AT&T's OTT-TV service DirecTV Now.

DirecTV Now subscribers will now have access to Reelz documentary/unscripted programming including The Last Hours Of …, Under the Influence and National Enquirer Investigates, said company officials.

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Reelz is the latest network to join the DirecTV Now lineup, following the recent addition of broadcast network CBS and sister services CBSN and Showtime. Reelz also was added to Dish Network's Sling TV lineup recently.

“We’re thrilled to launch on DirecTV Now and show new viewers our diverse lineup of original programming including several new series and new episodes of returning series in our recently debuted summer and fall slate,” said John deGarmo, senior vice president of distribution at Reelz. “The DirecTV Now launch is another exciting milestone in the network’s momentum as we continue our commitment to expanding distribution.”

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.