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ABC’s Apple TV App Features Full-Length Episodes for Cord Cutters ➝

Ann Clark, writing on ABC Updates:

All Apple TV viewers can now access full episodes a week after they air. Like WATCH ABC for mobile devices and desktop, viewers can now watch such shows as Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, Modern Family, black-ish, Once Upon A Time and Castle, among others, a week after they air.

My fiancé recently started watching Once Upon a Time on Netflix and will be caught up with the series very soon. She’ll be happy to know that the latest episodes will be available to her on the Apple TV without having to purchase them on iTunes. It’s a bit of a bummer that episodes aren’t available sooner, but at least ABC is showing some progress.

(Via AppleInsider.)

New Channels Added to Apple TV ➝

ABC News, AOL On, Willow, and PBS Kids.

Netflix to Stream Disney-ABC Television Content ➝

Netflix has announced a deal with Disney-ABC Television Group that will allow Netflix to stream television show episodes from ABC Television Network, Disney Channel, and ABC Family.

Here’s some of the shows they’re highlighting:

  • Lost
  • Scrubs
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Desperate Housewives
  • Good Luck Charlie

Netflix’s library is slowly growing and that $7.99 streaming-only membership has to be looking pretty attractive to potential cord-cutters.

Apple Likely to Announce Apple TV Tomorrow ➝

Ronald Grover and Peter Burrows reporting for Bloomberg:

Apple Inc., preparing to announce a new set-top box that delivers video to consumers’ TVs, will include programming from Netflix Inc., according to three people with knowledge of the plans.

The big question remaining is whether Netflix streaming will be built into the OS or if it will be an app?

But for those who aren’t Netflix subscribers, the Wall Street Journal’s Shira Ovide reports that ABC and Fox are on deck to offer 99-cent TV show rentals through iTunes.

I guess 99-cent rentals from two major networks is better than none but this isn’t going to make me go all-in on iTunes quite yet. Add NBC, CBS, and a few major cable networks to the list and I’ll get really interested.

Another bit worthy of note regarding tomorrow’s Apple event is that Apple will be live streaming it on their website using HTTP Live Streaming. You’ll be able to watch the event live on either a Mac running Safari on Snow Leopard, an iPhone, iPod touch, or an iPad. My initial reaction to this announcement is that there is no reason for Apple to deal with the headache of live streaming for any reason other than to show off the technology that will be used to stream TV shows and movies through iTunes.