ABC Online in HD


Anyone else worried about what online HD streaming from ABC is going to do to Internet connection speeds?

Multichannel News reports that ABC is claiming to be the first major TV programmer to stream HDTV online. The network will start its HD test in July with content (full episodes?) from Lost, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, and Ugly Betty. Broadcasting and Cable adds an interesting note that ABC is not detailing what bit-rate it will use to compress the HD video.

Um, bandwidth issues anyone?

2 thoughts on “ABC Online in HD”

  1. This is going to be an interesting time for service providers like Comcast. ABC/Disney has the technology in place to deliver content that appeals to a massive audience. We’re not talking about YouTube clips here. This audience is going lose it on such providers if they can’t get Lost.

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