edicated to expanding its network and channel brands across multiple platforms and connecting viewers with their favorite shows, Disney/ABC Television Group announced the recently launched “WATCH ABC” authenticated service, which allows viewers access to 24/7 live viewing in more ways than ever before at home and on the go around town, is now available to viewers with participating TV subscription services in Fresno.
The service launched earlier this summer in the New York City (WABC-TV), Philadelphia (WPVI-TV), Los Angeles (KABC-TV), Chicago (WLS-TV), San Francisco (KGO-TV), Raleigh-Durham (WTVD-TV) and Houston (KTRK-TV) markets.
Currently Disney/ABC Television Group has agreements in place for its authenticated WATCH products with a variety of MVPDs, including Comcast, AT&T U-verse, Verizon FiOS, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications and Midcontinent Communications.
The WATCH ABC app is available on iOS and Kindle Fire devices, as well as select Android tablets, including Samsung Galaxy devices. Viewers can also access WATCH ABC online at WATCHABC.com.
The new WATCH ABC service is the only linear broadcasting service to provide authenticated viewers with live access to their favorite ABC shows and local market programming, as well as a variety of on-demand content, at home and on the go around town. In addition to allowing live linear streaming of viewers’ local ABC stations, the new authenticated WATCH ABC service includes on demand access to full episodes of ABC’s daytime and primetime programming nationwide, online and via tablets and phones.
Hearst Television also plans to launch the WATCH ABC service in their 13 ABC station markets, which include Boston, Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Milwaukee, in the coming months. Agreements with other station groups are expected to be announced soon.