ABC is reportedly planning a mobile app for live, streaming television in an attempt to keep cable and satellite TV subscribers from jumping ship.
Would-be cord cutters need not get too excited, though, as the New York Times reports that the app would require a pay TV subscription. The Times’ unnamed sources say the app could be available to some subscribers later this year.
ABC already offers on-demand streaming through Hulu, its own Website and apps for iOS and Windows 8/RT (shown in the screenshot above). But none of those options provide live streaming of on-air TV shows. If the Times’ report is accurate, ABC would be the first major American broadcaster to stream its programming to mobile devices in real time. I reached out to ABC to verify its plans, but the network declined to comment for this story.
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