ABC is Developing an App for Live Streaming TV
ABC is working on an app that will be able to live stream television to cable subscribers, reports the New York Times.
The app will live stream ABC programming to the phones and tablets of cable and satellite subscribers, allowing those subscribers to watch “Good Morning America” on a tablet while standing in line at Starbucks, for instance, or watch “Nashville” on a smartphone while riding a bus home from work. The app could become available to some subscribers this year, according to people briefed on the project, who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about it publicly.
ABC has already begun talking with stations about how to include them in the app. Executives at other networks are said to regard the plan with a 'mixture of awe and fear'. ABC was first to sell TV episodes via iTunes and to stream episodes on its website. It's said to the further along in its live streaming plan than any other broadcaster.
As seen in the screenshots below, an ABC Player app is available from the App Store for free; however, it does not live stream TV.
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