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ABC Expands Live App To Four More Markets

Hearst to Roll Out Watch ABC in 13 Markets 7/01/2013 5:18 AM Eastern

Disney/ABC Television Group said it was expanding its Watch ABC, which allows viewers to stream network and local programming, to four more markets.

The new markets are Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Raleigh-Durham. The service continues to be available in New York and Philadelphia.

Disney/ABC said it also plans to roll out Watch ABC is the remaining markets where it owns stations—Houston and Fresno—before the start of the Fall TV season. In addition, the company said Hearst TV plans to launch Watch ABC in the 13 markets where it owns ABC affiliates.

Watch ABC allows authenticated subscribers of participating distributors to watch live programming on computers, tablets and phones. Disney/ABC said it has Watch ABC agreements in place with Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Midcontinent Communications and AT&T U-verse.

In addition to Apple and Kindle Fire devices, there is now a Watch ABC app for some Android tablets.

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