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NBC Launches Live-Stream Broadcasts On the Web, But Only for Pay-TV Subscribers

NBC is now providing access to live broadcast feeds over the Internet -- but only if viewers already subscribe to a cable or satellite TV provider that has a deal with the Comcast-owned programming group, and only if they happen to be in the right part of the U.S. Initially, NBC's authenticated 24-hour live-streaming feeds are available via the Peacock's 10 owned stations, which include those in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth and the San Francisco Bay Area. NBCU said it is "working with its TV affiliates to offer additional local launches moving forward." ABC has launched a similar authenticated service for access to live TV in select...

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