Selection: ABC is prepping unique content material for its streaming service
CBS is not the one main community stepping into the unique content material recreation. In accordance with Selection, ABC is planning on doing the identical. The programming will probably be obtainable via WatchABC and the primary present is claimed to be a scripted challenge starring slapstick comedian Iliza Shlesinger. You may keep in mind Shlesinger from her Netflix specials. What’s extra, the community does not plan to make use of the brand new platform solely as a way of retaining its properties to itself, however moderately a testing grounds of types. If a present does nicely there, it might make the bounce to primetime. In case you’ll recall, WatchABC offers stay TV broadcasts (in some markets) and entry to each to new and previous episodes of exhibits, a few of which require a paid subscription. Particulars are scarce on how a lot of the brand new unique content material would require a pay TV plan, however this report follows comparable strikes by different networks.
CBS just lately introduced plans for a brand new Star Trek collection that’ll solely be obtainable by way of its All Entry subscription. As Selection factors out, the technique for ABC could possibly be twofold: cater to younger viewers preferring to observe on a cellular gadget (like CW Seed does) and providing a lift to its personal streaming service. ABC’s exhibits can be found on Hulu, which its father or mother firm Disney-ABC Tv Group owns a bit of, in addition to a number of different locations. We’re positive to get extra particulars earlier than what’s been internally labeled as “ABC3″ launches, which can reportedly occur subsequent yr.
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