ABC streams Warner Bros. TV

Two TV giants struck an unprecedented streaming deal last week. ABC and Warner Bros. Television Group did a two-year deal that allows ABC the streaming rights to four shows in the Warner Bros. stable--"Men in Trees," "Notes from the Underbelly," "Big Shots" and "Pushing Daisies."

ABC will make episodes of the shows available at ABC.com the day after they premiere on TV, and for up to four weeks afterward. ABC will also retain the revenue generated by online views. Under terms of the agreement, the network can also stream pilot episodes on alternative platforms. Streaming rights go back to Warner Bros. in year No. 2, as well as download and DVD rights.

ABC beta launched an HD media player in July provided by Move Networks in American Fork, Utah. The aspect ratio is 16:9, compared to the typical SD ratio of 4:3 for most players. ABC's online HD player is the first one to market, as far we know here at FierceIPTV, but an HD version of Flash is on its way.

For More:
- Time Warner carries the official announcement here
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Multichannel covers the HD ABC media player beta launch here

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