NBC bows out of iPad lineup, says it's not interested in streaming to the tablet

NBC has apparently hopped off the iPad bandwagon-at least for the moment-and won't offer an iPad app when the much-awaited tablet hits doorsteps in just a few hours.

ABC and CBS say their online video will be available, CBS via the iPad browser, and ABC on an iPad app, but NBC, which as of Thursday was indicating it was all in for the Apple iPad launch now says, according to an unnamed NBC official, that it won't make full episodes available "at this time."

The network's hesitance to join the iPad party may be in part due to it's involvement with Hulu-which is rumored to be preparing a subscription-based entry into the iPad ecosystem-or to its pending purchase by cable giant Comcast, which is a major player in the TV Everywhere movement.

For more:
- see this PC World report

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