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ABC relaunches streaming app featuring full seasons of classic shows

13 July 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This morning, ABC announced that it has relaunched its streaming service with a new name and a ton of new shows. ABCd will not just have digital short series but also has full seasons of 38 "throwback" shows such as 8 Simple Rules, My So-Called Life, Felicity (which aired on The WB but is owned by ABC), Ellen, Ugly Betty, and more.  ABCd also has a whole new interface for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple TV and access to full episode of current shows on demand (such as Modern Family and Quantico). One of the most interesting elements is its collection of original digital series. Per the press release, here are descriptions of each series.  “All My Gay Friends are Getting Married” A celebration of gay marriage through the eyes of only mildly bitter single girl, Michelle Collins, who’s realizing that everyone is now getting married – except her. She’ll »

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ABC Relaunches Streaming Service With 7 Original Shorts, 38 ‘Throwback’ Shows

13 July 2016 6:21 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

ABC has relaunched its streaming service, complete with seven original digital short-form series — including ones starring former “View” host Michelle Collins and “Modern Family” star Ty Burrell — and full seasons of 38 older shows. Here are the dozens “throwback” series returning to the ABCd streaming service: “8 Simple Rules,” “Benched,” “Betrayal,” “Body of Proof,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Commander in Chief,” “Detroit,” “Dinosaurs,” “Dirty Sexy Money,” “Ellen,” “Felicity,” “FlashForward,” “Happy Town,” “Hope and Faith,” “I Survived a Japanese Game Show,” “The Knights of Prosperity,” “Less Than Perfect,” “Manhattan Love Story,” “Mixology,” “My Generation,” “My So-Called Life” (pictured above), “The Neighbors,” »

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ABC Streaming App Adds Brothers & Sisters, Felicity and More 'Throwback' Fare, New Ty Burrell Comedy

13 July 2016 5:40 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

ABC has relaunched its streaming service with not just a new name — ABCd — but a bevy of new bells and whistles.

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For one, full seasons of 38 “throwback” series — including Brothers & Sisters, Felicity, My So-Called Life, Body of Proof and Sports Night — will be available via the free, ad-supported service.

Other past programs now streaming include 8 Simple Rules, Benched, Betrayal, Commander in Chief, Detroit 1-8-7, Dinosaurs, Dirty Sexy Money, Ellen, FlashForward, Happy Town, Hope and Faith, I Survived a Japanese Game Show, The Knights of Prosperity, Less Than Perfect, »

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ABC Relaunches Free Streaming Service With 7 Short-Form Originals, Full Seasons of 38 Older Shows

13 July 2016 4:57 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC is not going down the subscription VOD route, at least for now: The Alphabet network is relaunching its video-streaming service with seven original digital short-form series, including shows starring Ty Burrell and Iliza Shlesinger, plus full seasons of 38 older shows — all available on the free, ad-supported service.

The network is launching the new digital shorts under the “ABCd” banner, an initiative that got under way last year as previously reported by Variety. Those, along with the “throwback” series, which include “Betrayal,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Felicity,” “My So-Called Life,” “School House Rock,” “Sports Night” and “Ugly Betty,” will be available to all viewers on ABC.com and the ABC apps for mobile and connected TV devices without signing in. Other broadcasters, by contrast, have introduced Netflix-style pay services, like NBCUniversal’s Seeso and CBS All Access (while The CW’s CW Seed is also a free, ad-supported service with original series and library content).

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