DirecTV adds Viacom, A&E, Scripps networks to TV Everywhere lineup

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DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) said Tuesday that it has added more than 30 networks to its DirecTV Everywhere platform, including programming from Showtime, A&E Networks and Viacom's (NYSE: VIA) Comedy Central and Nickelodeon.

But DirecTV still doesn't offer TV Everywhere content from Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) networks, including Disney's WatchESPN and WATCH Disney apps for Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPhone and iPad.

DirecTV secured the Viacom content through a multiplatform distribution deal it signed in July, after it went 10 days without MTV and other networks because it refused Viacom's demands that it pay increased license fees. The top satellite TV provider signed a distribution deal with Showtime parent CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) in October. That agreement will let DirecTV subscribers watch Dexter, Homeland and other Showtime originals on DirecTV.com or apps for the iPad, iPhone and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Android devices.

Networks added to the DirecTV Everywhere lineup also include Marc Cuban's AXS TV, Logo, BET, Smithsonian Channel, CMT, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, TV Land, HGTV, Shorts HD and Spike TV.

DirecTV said it has also expanded the number of networks that subscribers can stream to devices within their homes to 60.

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