OSCARS: ABC Unveils Streaming And Second Screen Plans For Oscar Telecast

By | Thursday February 27, 2014 @ 2:32pm PST

ABC says this is the first year when it will stream the full Oscar telecast, pre-show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars — though they’re just for pay-TV customers in certain markets. WATCH ABCBut anyone will be able to check out programming designed for tablets and smartphones to complement the TV broadcast, something that the network began offering in 2011. As for the telecast itself: It’ll be available live and, for three days beginning Monday, on demand online at Oscar.com, ABC.com, and WatchABC.com – and mobile users can tune in through the Watch ABC app. The streams will only go to markets where ABC owns the local station (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham, and Fresno), and they’ll only be accessible to those who subscribe to pay TV services that support the app (Comcast, Cablevision, Cox, Charter, Midcontinent, Verizon FiOS, Google Fiber, and AT&T U-verse).

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Disney Brings ‘WATCH ABC’ App To Four Cities Including L.A.

By | Monday July 1, 2013 @ 8:38am PDT

This is a big step in Disney‘s effort to bring its TV Everywhere app to all of the markets where it owns TV stations, and to Hearst’s 13 ABC affiliates, by the beginning of the fall … Read More »

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ABC Pitches Streaming And Audience Measurement Plans To Ad Buyers

By | Tuesday May 14, 2013 @ 2:06pm PDT

UPDATE, 3:00 PM: ABC has released some additional info about its role in the trial to expand Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings to mobile devices. The pilot will run through the summer, and tRead More »

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ABC To Launch First Live Broadcast Streaming App On Tuesday

By | Sunday May 12, 2013 @ 5:35pm PDT

The network will launch its new “WATCH ABC” live-streaming service on Tuesday during upfronts, available first to users in NY via WABC-TV and in Philadelphia via WPVI. Owner Disney launched three successful branded services last summer … Read More »

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