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ABC O&O’s relaunch sites

WABC, KABC, WLS and the other ABC O&O sites relaunched today with a new look, and a huge Flash media window on their homepage. “We felt that the [old] Web sites looked more like newspaper Web sites,” said Bill Burton, executive vice president of digital media for the ABC-owned television stations in an interview with Broadcasting & Cable. “We tried to make them more like television.” I’ll give them that, but as Cory always says, the Web is not TV. A couple of nice things: the size of the video player in stories is great. The 16×9 video is Flash. I also like the rotating story tease in the navigation. I also like the Most Popular module at the bottom of the section pages. The sites also include user comments on story pages. What are your thoughts?

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TV EverywhereTV Everywhere is the technological ability to watch whatever you want, whenever, however you want it (from your phone, tablet, laptop, etc.). It’s included as part of your cable subscription service, so it comes at no extra charge to you. The best part is that it is easy. The TV Everywhere site (http://www.youcouldbewatching.tv/) by CTAM (Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing) will guide you through the log-in and authentication process online and direct you to the individual cable and networks apps so that you can start watching TV everywhere.