ABC so as to add reside-streaming to its iOS app with rollout in NYC, Philadelphia
Beginning this week, ABC will stay-stream exhibits by way of its Watch ABC app for iOS. This comes lower than two months after The New York Occasions reported that the printed community was crafting up such a service, and ABC’s stay TV on the go is certainly a primary for the tv business. The brand new performance comes by way of a “stay” button within the cellular app, and it’ll initially be restricted to paid cable and satellite tv for pc subscribers within the New York and Philadelphia areas. With Hearst Tv on board as ABC’s first stay-stream affiliate, the community says it is going to increase the service to 6 extra cities by this summer time.
Whereas it might nonetheless be fairly a while earlier than this providing hits your zip code (or OS of selection), it offers loads of incentive for different networks to catch up — and shortly. CBS and Fox presently supply episode streaming by means of their cellular apps, however reside TV is a large differentiator. Notably, Aereo introduced the enlargement of its personal stay-streaming service immediately, however that firm is already embroiled in lawsuits with a number of networks over alleged copyright violations.