ABC streams summer shows

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NEW YORK -- ABC.com will add all of the network's summer programming to its roster of streaming offerings.

Included in the lineup will be the reality shows "American Inventor," "Ex-Wives Club," "Fast Cars and Superstars," "Fat March," "National Bingo Night," "Shaq's Big Challenge" and "The Next Best Thing." Episodes of the new drama "Traveler" also will be available on the site.

Last month, ABC said that it will make high-definition broadband content available on its Web site starting in the fall. Beginning as a beta test in July, the network will show HD episodes of such series as "Lost," "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Ugly Betty," with an expanded lineup to be presented in the fall.

Also in the fall, ABC.com will begin to showcase national news and local content on its full-episode player. The content will be monetized with local ads and other individualized marketing.

According to comScore Media Metrix, the Walt Disney Co.-owned portal was the top entertainment TV site for May for unique visitors, with 14.6 million, up 110% from the same period a year ago. For the week ending May 25, ABC.com had more than 7 million episode starts, the most since the player launched in September.
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