Q. Does DIRECTV Now carry WUSA, the CBS affiliate in the Washington, DC area? My wife loves the shows on CBS (especially Big Bang Theory) and I don’t think I could subscribe without it. — Paul, Washington, DC.

A. Paul, I am happy to report that DIRECTV Now, the live streaming service owned by AT&T, does carry WUSA-TV, the CBS network affiliate in the nation’s capital.

In fact, not only does DIRECTV Now offer CBS to DC area residents, it carries the Fox (WTTG-TV), NBC (WRC-TV) and ABC (WJLA-TV) affiliates as well.

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However, DIRECTV Now does not carry News Channel 8, the Sinclair-owned 24/7 news channel in Washington nor WDCW-TV, the CW affiliate there.

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The live streaming service, though, does offer WDCA-TV (channel 20), which has My Network TV programming.

Continuing the local theme, DIRECTV Now offers the two NBC Washington regional sports channels, but does not have MASN TV, the TV home of the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals.

If you would like to learn more about which local channels DIRECTV Now offers in your area, or any area, check out this ‘channel lookup’ page.

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— Phillip Swann