When you promise 100 channels, not all of them will be must-see TV. And two of them are going to be Comedy.TV and JusticeCentral.TV.
According to Multichannel News, both will join the stable of upcoming internet TV service DirecTV Now, which touts 100-plus live TV channels and a starting price of $35 per month. The service will offer them alongside bigger names confirmed earlier, including channels from Fox, Starz, Walt Disney, Viacom and Scripps Networks Interactive.
If you haven't heard of either one, that might be because they're tiny, relatively new channels offered by Entertainment Studios, an independent production company founded by comedian Byron Allen. Comedy.TV offers "hilarious stand-ups and sitcoms" while JusticeCentral.TV is "home of the best court shows on television," according to their web sites.
DirecTV Now's full details are still under wraps, as are details about exactly which channels will be included for the base $35 amount, which devices will be supported, and what kind of restrictions exist. It will compete against traditional cable and satellite as well as existing online upstarts like Sling TV from rival satellite provider Dish. It will also compete against its own U-Verse TV and DirecTV pay-TV services.
We should find out full details at DirecTV Now's press event Monday November 28.