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Well the big consumer news story today the way you watch TV it's changing again.
For the first time ever -- major television broadcaster ABC is streaming its live signal to Smartphones and other mobile devices.
It's expected to announce the change in New York tomorrow here to break down what this means for all of us is Jeff Roberts from the tech website gave up on thanks for coming on the show again Jeff Kent Jones is so how is this gonna work is -- going to be all the -- only apple.
Starting with apple in your computers expects by the fall probably streamed to other devices to.
But what it means is you can be walking down the street was here iPhone and watch modern family -- an ABC shows in real time and that's what's the significance -- first time.
A major network has streamed directly to mobile devices.
Like this of course we've seen companies like aero -- to mobile devices but.
Not ABC CBS NBC there really breaking ground here now I understand that they may not be able to stream all their programming.
TV -- things very complicated it's chalked up in different formats everyone has licensed it to someone else.
So I don't think they're gonna have all the shows but it sounds -- -- most of them and this is a big step.
-- do you have a cable account that India have to have cable -- there's the -- -- question at first are gonna make it free for everyone from what we've heard.
It's going to be sort of a sample period for six straight weeks.
And then after that you're gonna have to show you have a cable account to plug into it you know I gotta think if ABC is doing -- that other networks may follow suit is this the start of something bigger.
I think you -- -- earlier we're seeing is they're trying to they're worried about aerial something -- stream any show.
Here iPhone for about eight bucks a month so now -- -- that consumers want and get their shows more places -- they want to get it live from.
Without commercials I think is another part of that equation.
I do you think -- ultimately going to be able to buy what we want when we wanted.
Consumers want and people are fed up when I was Senator John McCain has trying to introduce new bill.
To allow us to -- the channels we want because right now we have to what 200 channels so everyone knows well and watch but fifteen of them.
So we need more rational TV packages of consumers want what they want one.
-- we know it's interesting because some of this -- -- coming from places you wouldn't expect that like Netflix and house of cards.
How is that disrupting the status quo.
This is changing how we won't get her entertainment how we watch it where we watch a bit -- you're right those Amazon Netflix.
Services like that are putting more pressure on traditional broadcast TV Americans still love TV they just wanna get a morning -- On our TV that's actually true Jeff in -- technical question here how how -- networks measure ratings.
If if they don't have the usual cable box.
That's part of what's holding -- up -- -- Nielsen system is becoming less relevant as people watch.
Shows and more on more devices more ways so behind the scenes -- figuring out technologies to measure it.
But no one's quite agree don't want the standards yet announcement advertisers are waiting for the because signed Jeff thanks for coming -- tonight good to -- -- -- a pleasure.
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