ABC News is going the way of ESPN360 with its digital service ABC NewsNow: it is doing away with its online subscription service (offered through ABCNews.com website), and will focus on offering it to partner services on cable, broadband and mobile (it is free on certain broadband ISP subscribers as a value add). Sister company ESPN (NYSE: DIS) does that now with its ESPN360 video service, which is only available through certain ISPs, and not on open Web. More on its notice here. This doesn’t affect the video on ABCNews.com, which seems to have tons of video news clips.
There are some other nuances to it, and more here on Tyndall Report.