NBC Will Stream Network Shows Online As They Air

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Not home in time for SNL? Doesn't mean you can't still watch it live. NBC is going to start streaming its broadcast network shows online, live and in real-time, as long as you have a cable subscription.

You won't have to pay extra for online access, like that dumb CBS streaming plan. It's free (ish)—you just have to prove that you're a cable subscriber. Then you'll be able to watch stuff as it's broadcast on your computer, tablet, or phone. The Wall Street Journal says the desktop portion debuts today, with mobile counterparts following in early 2015.

Now, most networks have places where you can watch stuff online, but live is a nice and frankly overdue touch. Not revolutionary, but nice. [WSJ]