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San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA Local Channels

We recommend Hulu Live TV for most viewers in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA area.
You’ll be able to watch local channels and 22 of the Top 35 Cable channels.

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ABC Channel 7 (KGO)
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ABC
ABC Channel 7 (KGO)
CBS Channel 5 (KPIX)
CBS Channel 5 (KPIX)
CBS Channel 5 (KPIX)
Fox Channel 2 (KTVU)
Fox Channel 2 (KTVU)
Fox Channel 2 (KTVU)
NBC Channel 11 (KNTV)
NBC Channel 11 (KNTV)
NBC Channel 11 (KNTV)
Telemundo Channel 48 (KSTS)
Telemundo Channel 48 (KSTS)
Telemundo Channel 48 (KSTS)
The CW Channel 44 (KBCW)
The CW Channel 44 (KBCW)
The CW Channel 44 (KBCW)
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Univision
Univision National Feed
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Univision
A&E
A&E
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A&E
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AMC
AMC
AMC
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Animal Planet
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Animal Planet
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Animal Planet
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BET
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BET
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BET
Bravo
Bravo
Bravo
Cartoon Network
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Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network
CNN
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CNN
CNN
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Comedy Central
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Comedy Central
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Comedy Central
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Discovery
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Discovery
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Discovery
Disney Channel
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Disney Channel
Disney Channel
E!
E!
E!
ESPN
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ESPN
ESPN
Food Network
Food Network
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Food Network
Fox News
Fox News
Fox News
Fox Sports 1
Fox Sports 1
Fox Sports 1
Freeform
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Freeform
Freeform
FX
FX
FX
FXX
FXX
FXX
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Hallmark
Hallmark
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Hallmark
HGTV
HGTV
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HGTV
History
History
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History
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Investigation Discovery
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Investigation Discovery
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Investigation Discovery
Lifetime
Lifetime
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Lifetime
MSNBC
MSNBC
MSNBC
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MTV
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MTV
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MTV
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Nickelodeon
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Nickelodeon
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Nickelodeon
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OWN
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OWN
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OWN
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Paramount Network
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Paramount Network
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Paramount Network
Syfy
Syfy
Syfy
TBS
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TBS
TBS
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TLC
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TLC
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TLC
TNT
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TNT
TNT
truTV
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truTV
truTV
USA Network
USA Network
USA Network
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VH1
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VH1
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VH1
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ABC--^
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San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA Sports

Game availability can vary from game to game. We have schedules for your favorite teams.

Regional Sports Networks (RSNs)

These are the available RSNs in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA area.

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$40–$75$45–$50$40$16–$20$45–$80$25$25$40
NBC Sports Bay Area≥ $55-≥ $50-
NBC Sports California≥ $55-≥ $50-

Other Channels

Top Cable Channels

The DIRECTV NOW “Live a Little” $40 plan is by far the most comprehensive base plan of any of the services. It includes 34 of the top 35 cable channels (the one missing channel is OWN) and 45 of the top 50 overall channels.

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$40–$75 $45–$50 $40 $16–$20 $45–$80 $25 $25 $40
A&E - -
AMC -
Animal Planet - - - - -
BET - - - ^ $5 -
Bravo - -
Cartoon Network - -
CNN - -
Comedy Central - - - -
Discovery - - - - -
Disney Channel - - -
E! - - ^ $5
ESPN - - -
Food Network -
Fox News - - -
Fox Sports 1 - -
Freeform - - -
FX - -
FXX - -
Hallmark - - ≥ $50 ^ $5 ^ $5 -
HGTV -
History - -
Investigation Discovery - - - - -
Lifetime - -
MSNBC - - ^ $5
MTV - - - ^ $5 ^ $5 -
Nickelodeon - - - - - -
OWN ≥ $55 - - - - -
Paramount Network - - - ^ $5 ^ $5 -
Syfy - -
TBS - -
TLC - - - - -
TNT - -
truTV - - ^ $5
USA Network - -
VH1 - - - ^ $5 ^ $5 -

Sports Channels

Sports fans tend to have different needs; some want national sports channels like ESPN and TNT, but others want regional sports networks like YES Network and Comcast Sportsnet.

National Sports Channels

Most services include ESPN/ESPN2, NBCSN, FS1/FS2, TBS, and TNT in their basic packages. TBS and TNT are not offered by fuboTV.

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$40–$75 $45–$50 $40 $16–$20 $45–$80 $25 $25 $40
ESPN - - -
ESPN2 - - -
Fox Sports 1 - -
Fox Sports 2 ≥ $65 - -
NBC Sports Network - -
TBS - -
TNT - -

Pro Sports

Most services don’t offer pro sports networks in their base plan.

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$40–$75 $45–$50 $40 $16–$20 $45–$80 $25 $25 $40
MLB Network ≥ $55 - - - ≥ $50 - -
NBA TV ≥ $65 - - ≥ $50 ^ $5 ^ $10
NFL Network ≥ $55 - - ≥ $50 - -
NFL RedZone - ^ $9 - - ^ $10 - ^ $10 -
NHL Network ≥ $65 - - - - ^ $5 ^ $10 -

Other Sports Channels

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$40–$75 $45–$50 $40 $16–$20 $45–$80 $25 $25 $40
beIN Sports - - - - ^ $5 ^ $10 -
Eleven Sports - - - ≥ $60 - - -
ESPNEWS ≥ $55 - - ≥ $50 ^ $5 -
Fox Soccer Plus - ^ $6 - - ^ $15 - - ^ $15
Golf Channel ≥ $65 - ≥ $50 - ^ $10
Olympic Channel ≥ $65 - - -
Tennis Channel ≥ $55 - - - - - -

Premium Channels

Most of the streaming services offer premium channels like Cinemax, HBO, Showtime, and Starz as add-ons to your subscription.

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$40–$75 $45–$50 $40 $16–$20 $45–$80 $25 $25 $40
Cinemax ^ $5 - ^ $9 - ^ $15 ^ $10 ^ $10 -
EPIX - - - - - ^ $5 ^ $5 -
HBO ^ $5 - ^ $5 - ^ $15 ($80) ^ $15 ^ $15 -
Showtime ^ $8 ^ $11 ^ $10 - ^ $11 ($80) ^ $10 ^ $10 ^ $11
Starz ^ $8 - - - - ^ $9 ^ $9 -

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