Report: ABC to stream live network and local programming to iOS devices
already offers live streaming sports via its Watch ESPN app and also makes available apps to view full episodes from the Disney Channel on-demand. But doing a live-streaming app for the ABC television network would have some special problems. Contracts with production companies were signed before live-streaming apps existed and ABC local affiliates might not be too happy about seeing network and local programming made available for mobile devices.
ABC first mentioned the possibility of a live-streaming app nine months ago when it announced a deal to bring several Watch Disney apps to Comcast subscribers. Here it is nine months later, and the plan to stream ABC content live over an app is moving at a glacial pace. The service is still expected to hit the Apple App Store before the end of the year.
1. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7005; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Typical no love for android. icbs
5. iphone5fornow (unregistered)
Lol I know right , that's that power of apple but don't worry one day you will be able to do that , have hope lol .
11. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
LOL, i Know right?? Too bad to "live-stream" that favorite ABC program of yours' you'll have to go on a hunting expedition for your favorite wi-fi signal.
Oh, and don't forget your sync' cable.
2. imkyle (Posts: 1046; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Yeah this is getting old. Release the apps for Android and iPhone at the same time.
3. tedkord (Posts: 6806; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
The only show on abc worth watching is Once Upon A Time.
12. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Agreed, it's the only show on ABC that I watch. Although, wish I'd gotten into Once Upon A Time from the beginning. I can't think of anything else on ABC worth watching.
7. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 410; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)
That would be fantastic! Too bad this is iOS only. ._. The current on demand ABC is only for iOS and has been out forever, so minimal hope
8. MartyK (Posts: 729; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
Please, a slingbox or vulkano and you can watch more then one stupid channel..lol
10. tedkord (Posts: 6806; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
I've got a slingbox hd, and it's great, but you're still tied to the networks schedule – you have to watch the show when it airs (unless you have a dvr booked up to it).
13. xmusicianguy (Posts: 96; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)
I can do this with my Android phone/tablet now. Its called a (Vulkano/Monsoon) Hava Streamer (like Slingbox).