ABC Becomes First Network to Unveil Full Screen "HD Streamer"

On the same day that EMI stripped its tunes of DRM protection, ABC quietly became the first broadcast network to feature a broadband "HD player" that lets you watch shows like Lost and Grey's Anatomy in full-screen mode. While NBC has had a full-screen player up and running for some time, ABC claims theirs looks closer to high-def. The above shot is what ABC's video looks like in full-screen mode. After the jump is a screen grab of NBC's player, which clearly doesn't....

ABC Becomes First Network to Unveil Full Screen "HD Streamer"

come close to the quality that ABC is offering. So what gives? Technology-wise, NBC relies on Adobe's Flash to stream their video, whereas ABC went with technology from Move Networks. I personally wouldn't say it's HD quality, but ABC clearly delivers a better, sharper picture.

Ultimately, our hats go off to both networks for bringing us full-screen video online, though we hope ABC's push for quality gives other networks a nudge to do the same.

ABC.com Unveils "HD" Video Player [Broadcasting Cable via Crave]