On Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 1995, ABC's World News Now became the first television show broadcast over the Internet, using the CU-SeeMe videoconferencing software. This was the beginning of Internet Protocol Television IPTV. The show was simulcast on the Internet daily for a six month trial period.
Between 1999 and 2001 World News Now was one of the first shows to webcast; the program was streamed live for free on the ABC News website.
Also, on September 22, 2009, World News Now became the first network overnight newscast to begin broadcasting in high definition.