Great news if you're a Lost fan - you can now enjoy ABC shows through boxee including Lost (last night's season premiere went live this morning), Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, and many more.
The addition of ABC to an already robust content platform including Hulu, Joost, CBS.com, and WB.com means that the large majority of broadcast television shows available online are now included in boxee.
According to Torrentfreak Lost was the most downloaded TV Show on Bittorrent in 2008.. ABC has two other shows on that Top 10 list (Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy). It is clear ABC is doing a great job in producing great content, and it is no surprise that our users want to stream it on boxee.
We have released a new version of boxee for Mac that includes support for ABC click here to download. we hope to release an Apple TV version within the next few days (we're still working available for Windows and Ubuntu yet).
We strongly believe that given the option most users will opt to streaming a TV Show (with a reasonable amount of ads) rather than using a file-sharing service.
The online streaming offered by ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, etc. has made great progress over the past 12 months in terms of quality, breadth of selection and release windows (i.e. the time it takes for the show to be available online after it originally aired). in my opinion they are creating a great alternative to the file-sharing networks. if they want to really eliminate illegal downloads they should release it simultaneously online (in HD) and remove the geo-restrictions, but i'll save that discussion for another post.