All episodes of ABC’s new series from the current 2016-17 season along with several returning shows, will be made available on digital platforms. They include fall series American Housewife, Conviction, Dancing With The Stars, Designated Survivor, Notorious, Quantico, The Real O’Neals, Secrets and Lies, and Speechless, as well as its mid-season series: American Crime, The Bachelor, The Big Fan, Downward Dog, Imaginary Mary, Time After Time, and the mini-series event When We Rise. All will be available to authenticated viewers on ABC.com and the ABC app for desktop, mobile and connected TV devices. Episodes from most series will also be available on Hulu and via select MVPD On-Demand platforms, including Xfinity and DirecTV.
Today’s announcement stems from a stacking rights deal signed by ABC and Warner Bros. TV back in the spring, a deal the two companies called “unprecedented.” Stacking rights dominated the 2016 upfronts and have emerged as a leading issue in license fee deal negotiations between networks and studios.
“More viewers are watching shows on their own terms, and we want to continue pursuing ways to better meet their expectations. Whether they fall behind on their favorite show or are late in discovering one that is new to them, we want fans to easily find and connect with our content,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. “With the addition of in-season stacking of current shows, ABC’s digital platforms are now more than ever a true destination for discovering or catching up on many ABC shows, as well as reconnecting with full seasons of beloved Throwbacks.”
The five most recent episodes of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Modern Family and Scandal also are available on ABC.com and the ABC app.