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All in the family

Feb 29, 20041 min
Data Center

I was checking out to see what time the Oscar broadcast started this evening when I noticed they offer ABC Motion, a pseudo-streaming service that highlights various ABC shows and events. It’s the same technology that powers ESPN Motion (not surprising, given they’re under the same corporate umbrella: Disney). One problem: You need two downloads if you want the content from ABC and ESPN, one application does not seem to support two ‘channels’ of content. You’d think Mickey’s R&D folks could manage to use one application to serve both channels, instead of making consumers load up one more memory hogging application to run in the background.