The Disney/ABC Television Group has rolled out its “Watch ABC” authenticated service to Houston with a live 24-hour-a-day streaming feed from KTRK.
The app allows authenticated subscribers of multichannel operators who have cut TV everywhere deals with the programmer to get access to the station’s full 24 hour programming schedule on iOS and Kindle Fire mobile devices. Viewers can also watch online at WatchABC.com
The service has previously been launched in the New York City (WABC-TV), Philadelphia (WPVI-TV), Los Angeles (KABC-TV), Chicago (WLS-TV), San Francisco (KGO-TV) and Raleigh-Durham (WTVD-TV) markets.
Such operators as Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Midcontinent Communications, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse have inked deal with Disney/ABC for access to the service.
Prior to the start of the fall season, the company plans to launch the “Watch ABC” service in Fresno. That will make KFSN-TV the final ABC-owned station market to make offering available.
Hearst Television plans to launch it in their 13 ABC markets in coming months. Agreements with other station groups are expected to be announced prior to the launch of the new fall season, the company reports.